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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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! (1,083 reviews)
"Nice place to stay for the night."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

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 $389 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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! (5,301 reviews)
"Beautiful lobby in a historic hotel."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

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 $142 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
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 Excellent! (553 reviews)
"I like it. I would like shower curtains."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Radisson RED Miami Airport
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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 $149 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 9
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 (864 reviews)
"Like the balcony beachfront view. Vallet parking is more convenient."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

New Point Miami Beach Apartments
Sentral Wynwood
Sentral Wynwood
4 out of 5
51 NW 26th St, Miami, FL
The price is $162 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Wynwood Art District, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Miami Design Shopping District and 1.9 mi (3 km) from FTX Arena. Lincoln Road ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"Amazing rooms! So clean and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Sentral Wynwood
Icon Residences By Sunnyside Hotel and Resorts
Icon Residences By Sunnyside Hotel and Resorts
4 out of 5
485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL
The price is $277 per night from Jan 10 to Jan 10
Located in Brickell, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Downtown Miami Shopping District, Brickell City Centre, and Bayfront Park. James L. Knight ...
3.9/5 Good! (540 reviews)
"I will definitely stay here again. The apartment was amazing - great views, spacious and clean. 10/10!"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2021

Icon Residences By Sunnyside Hotel and Resorts
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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