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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
3.5 out of 5
711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL
The price is $94 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dolphin Mall, Miracle Mile, and University of Miami. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science ...
3.7/5Good! (953 reviews)
"My first experience at this hotel, I was greeted quickly. The staff was welcoming and kind. It was a comfy place to stay"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 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 $269 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
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 ...
3.7/5Good! (5,022 reviews)
"Thanks great hospitality!"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $299 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 13
Located in Brickell, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Brickell City Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of American Airlines Arena and Florida Grand Opera. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,387 reviews)
"I absolutely loved this property this is the cleanest I repeat the cleanest property I have been to in all of my visits to Miami and I come to to three times a year again this is the cleanest property I have been to the only complaint I have and I can’t even say it’s a complaint when it comes to ..."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

EAST Miami
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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall
3 out of 5
1695 NW 111th Avenue, Miami, FL
The price is $95 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 13
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall. Florida International University ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (923 reviews)
"Something happened or mixed up and the room make up was not made in day 1 and day 2, day 3 was checking out."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2365 Pine Tree Dr, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Located in South Beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miami City Ballet, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Miami Beach ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,841 reviews)
"I loved how clean the place was, the people there were very friendly and welcoming and all the fun places were very close by!!"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
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
Located in North Beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Shore Open Space Park and Surfside Beach. Bal Harbour Shops and Miami Beach Boardwalk ...
4/5Very Good! (1,710 reviews)
"Clean place. Size of room was good. Laundry machine didn't work. Guests slammed the entrance gate was disturbing."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
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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