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Miami

Known for Shopping, Beach and Live Music

From sexy South Beach to jet-set Brickell, Miami is a city that’s made for the spotlight. 

How do you get to Miami?

Welcome to Florida’s ultimate hot spot. Situated on the state’s southern tip, this so-called Magic City sizzles with jaw-dropping beaches, world-renowned architecture, and some of the wildest parties this side of the Atlantic. Marvel at the severely beautiful landscapes. Sample of mix of Cuban delicacies and Michelin-starred delights. Dance ‘til dawn at a downtown club, or get your late-night kicks at one of the buzzing beach bars. With a Miami vacation package, everything is within your reach.

Miami is known for its fiery combination of scenery and style, and travelers have adored this mix since the city's initial boom in the 1920s. Think of it like an American version of the French and Italian Rivieras; Miami travel offers a similarly cosmopolitan charm, but with a spicy attitude all its own.

For the most concentrated taste of the local vibe, start your Miami vacation in South Beach. This seaside paradise is glamorous as all get out, but you’ll see just as many Art Deco stunners as you will skimpy bikinis. Slide down Ocean Drive for a peek at the neon-framed hotels, and then hop over to the luxury shops on Collins to give your credit card a workout. Keep your eyes peeled for Miami deals and discounts; you might just find the cheap treat of your dreams.

Singles can head to the condo-dotted Brickell from here — its scene-stealing bars are the buzz of the town — but family trips to Miami require something a touch tamer. Channel a different sort of wild side at the Everglades Alligator Farm, let your little ones explore the tropical species at Jungle Island, or go for a swim at the limestone Venetian Pool. The up-and-coming MiMo Boulevard may not appeal to children at first sight, but this newly revived design district is a great spot to enjoy a kid-friendly meal. Whether you’re planning the perfect family getaway or want to revel in the party scene, the best holidays begin in Miami.

Things to do in Miami

The villa, horticultural displays and courtyard of this National Historic Landmark provide a serene oasis in central Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay.

One of the first free-range zoos in the United States is home to animals, exhibits, amusement rides and a strong focus on education and conservation.

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Jump into a tropical reef and swim with fish and marine mammals at this large oceanarium, known for its dolphin and sea lion shows. 

Play with tiger cubs and walk among free-flying exotic birds at this tropical zoo.

Chic boutiques, fine dining and cultural attractions make this glamorous boulevard one of Miami’s favorite places to be seen.

This family-oriented attraction has a hands-on approach to science, nature, astronomy and technology.

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Spend the day checking out some of the best Florida has to offer by seeing alligators in the Everglades and touring Miami, one of the state's most beautiful cities. First, visit the Everglades where nature is bountiful and the wildlife run free.

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Experience a day trip to Key West and let the sunshine melt away your worries. Enjoy roundtrip transportation to and from your Miami hotel on your way to exploring the amazing sites and taking a memorable Trolley Tour around the Southernmost city.

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Soak up the sun-drenched scenery and electric atmosphere of Miami aboard an open-air double-decker bus. At your own pace, cruise through downtown and take in the sights, hopping off whenever you'd like to roam the sands of South Beach and uncover vibrant neighborhoods like Little Havana.

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Miami on the water will soothe you Smooth sailing Get up close to the celebrity homes Come boating with us! Get your celebrity fix on a relaxing cruise that takes you past the homes of silver screen stars and millionaires.

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Get up close with all forms of sealife at Miami Seaquarium, look for gators on a thrilling Everglades tour with transportation from downtown, or look for tropical fish on a glass bottom boat and snorkeling adventure.

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With an expert naturalist guide, go on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park.

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