Miami, FL

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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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
4 out of 5
711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL
The price is $169 per night from Jan 12 to Jan 13
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dolphin Mall, Miracle Mile, and University of Miami. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,127 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $395 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 10
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...
3.7/5 Good! (5,313 reviews)
"The concert was very nice"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Radisson RED Miami Airport
Radisson RED Miami Airport
3.5 out of 5
3401 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL
The price is $179 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Magic City Casino, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, and Miami VA Healthcare System. LoanDepot park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (647 reviews)
"None of the staff were wearing masks during a peak in Coronavirus spreading in Miami - absolutely unbelievable and unforgivable"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Radisson RED Miami Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
7500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $65 per night from Jan 12 to Jan 13
Located in North Beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Shore Open Space Park and Surfside Beach. Miami Beach Boardwalk and Bal Harbour Beach ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,767 reviews)
"The room was very large and clean, and the woman at front desk who took me in a 2 o’clock in the morning was kind and accommodating."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
2.5 out of 5
7500 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL
The price is $121 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from CityPlace Doral and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dolphin Mall and Mall of the Americas. Waterford ...
3.9/5 Good! (162 reviews)
"Great Stay friendly staff"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Av Suite # CU15, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $158 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Miami Beach Boardwalk, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Miami Beach Convention Center. ...
3.3/5 (876 reviews)
"Extremely convenient located at the beach. We stayed in one of the deluxe 2 bedrooms with kitchen and washer and dryer. Good for a big family travel! Huge deck shared with 4 units. We love it! Parking is valet parking for free"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2021

New Point Miami Beach Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Miami

Rent a car to explore Miami and Miami Beach if you can, as they are much easier to access when you have your own wheels. However, there is a good public transportation system too. Local buses and the Miami Metrorail cover most of the popular areas, while the Metromover is a driverless rail system that takes in downtown Miami and Brickell. Take the Tri Rail for destinations beyond Miami and Miami Beach. Visit the Miami-Dade Transit website. Browse Miami rental cars.

Best time to visit

A Miami visit is a delight in any season. Temperatures are at their hottest between June and October, climbing to around 85 F (29 C). Seeing Miami in the summer is a great experience if you don’t mind the heat. In winter through spring expect highs of up to around 79 F (26 C). Make sure you consider the festivals held throughout the year, too. Art Basel Miami Beach, in December, is a big one.

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