Miami

Travel Guide
Miami featuring skyline, a sunset and a lake or waterhole
Sunshine, soft white sand and a leisurely vacation atmosphere draw people of all ages to this exciting city on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Whether you want an exciting spring break, a relaxing beach vacation, a honeymoon getaway or a chance to spot celebrities, come to Miami, one of Florida’s most popular destinations. Enjoy warm beaches, museums and galleries and great dining and nightlife.

Miami has long been a destination for visitors escaping the cold of points north. Shed your jacket and don a swimsuit to relax on Miami’s beaches, which stretch for 35 miles (56 kilometers). Cross Biscayne Bay from Miami to Miami Beach for great sandy shores and plenty of hotels, shopping, restaurants and bars.

South Beach is the spot to see celebrities. Lounge on hard-packed sand during the day, admire art deco architecture and party in nightclubs every evening.

Away from the beaches, visit Pérez Art Museum Miami, filled with fascinating modern and contemporary international art. Wynwood Arts District has dozens of galleries and hundreds of restaurants. In Miami Beach, see the poignant Holocaust Memorial, a giant arm reaching skyward and covered with gaunt figures representing holocaust victims. Read victims’ names on the large memorial wall.

Observe exotic animals in the free-range Zoo Miami and hundreds of monkeys at Monkey Jungle. Be entertained by dolphins, tropical fish, manatees and seals at Miami Seaquarium.

Head south along the coast to admire sailboats in Coconut Grove’s marina. Shop on the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Returning north, stop at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a large Italian-style villa with elaborate gardens.

Drive to the Everglades National Park in less than 1 hour. Boat along the 99-mile (160- kilometer) wilderness waterway and look for alligators, crocodiles and panthers in the lush wetlands.

Enjoy professional sports with Miami HEAT basketball, Dolphins football and Marlins baseball. The Marlins play in Little Havana, where you can observe Cuban and Hispanic influences on the city and the nation.

Bring the family or a crowd of friends to enjoy the beaches and residential districts of metropolitan Miami. You’re almost certain to have fun in the sun.

Where to stay in Miami

South Beach featuring skyline, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5(1,171 area reviews)

Major entertainment destination with numerous nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques. Stroll along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, admire Art Deco buildings, and enjoy easy access to public transportation.

South Beach
Downtown Miami which includes night scenes, a city and a river or creek

Downtown Miami

4/5(331 area reviews)

An urban city center with a rich cultural scene, Downtown Miami offers shopping at Flagler Street, Bayside Marketplace, and Mary Brickell Village. Explore Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami Children's Museum, and enjoy the pedestrian-friendly area with extensive public transit options.

Downtown Miami
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Brickell

4/5(8 area reviews)

A dense, high-rise residential area with upscale condos, Brickell boasts popular Miami restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Explore Mary Brickell Village or catch the Metromover for easy transportation.

Brickell