Miami Vacation Packages
With glorious beaches, art deco architecture and hot nightspots, Miami, Florida, is a true “Magic City.” This nickname took hold in the 1920s, after a construction boom seemed to transform Miami overnight. Today the city’s tropical climate and easy access to the glistening waters of Miami Beach and South Beach attract everyone from honeymooners, to families, to celebrities. As well as the beaches, water and warmth, you'll find high-end shops, fine eateries and museums, beautiful gardens and plenty of night life.
Stroll through the 10-acre (four-hectare) Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Biscayne Bay. Here you'll find a European-inspired estate established in the 1910s that boasts a beautiful collection of rare orchids. The Miami Seaquarium is a great family outing. Spend a day with hundreds of marine creatures and watch the spectacular killer whale and dolphin shows. Jungle Island is another winner for families. Nestled between downtown and South Beach, the zoo houses some of the world’s rarest animals and is home to Pinky, the bicycle-riding cockatoo.
Once you’ve soaked up the sun, explore some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, such as the Miami Beach Architectural District. Nicknamed the “Art Deco District”, it has the largest collection of 1920s and ’30s resort architecture in the U.S. Get an umbrella drink, relax, and enjoy the ocean view at one of these pastel-colored retro buildings. Take the opportunity to admire them from the inside too, as many have been converted to restaurants, bars and hotels.
Each winter the Little Havana area hosts one of the world’s biggest festivals. The Calle Ocho street festival draws more than one million people annually. If you're in Miami around the beginning of March, don't miss this no holds barred celebration of the music, folklore and food of Miami’s Latin American culture.
After you’ve ticked off the city’s key attractions, do as the locals do. Watch the Miami Heat basketball team play, or eat fresh crab at South Beach’s iconic eatery Joe’s Stone Crab, which has been serving up fresh seafood since 1913. Grab your towel and relax with some sunbathing and swimming at Miami Beach, or Grab your towel and relax with some sunbathing and swimming at Miami Beach, or enjoy an air tour if you're feeling adventurous. At days end, watch the sunset from South Beach, or head out and dance until dawn at one of Miami's legendary nightspots.
For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Miami page.
Accommodation in Miami
Miami is much loved by tourists, and boasts a fine range of accommodation options. Expedia's hotels in Miami page has all the details.
The Provident Luxury Suites Fisher Island, at 13 Fisher Island Dr, and the Fisher Island Club and Resort, at One Fisher Island Drive are two of the higher-end lodgings in Miami. Stay at either and you'll be sure to have the nicest guest amenities in town. Alternatively, The Acqualina Resort and Spa, at 17875 Collins Ave, and The Setai, at 2001 Collins Ave, are some recommendations that might be preferable if you're traveling on the cheap.