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

Radisson RED Miami Airport
Radisson RED Miami Airport
3.5 out of 5
3401 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL, 33142
The price is $131 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Miami. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,351 reviews)
"The front desk folks were great! The bartenders, on the other hand, were not friendly at all. And seriously?? $19.00 for a single drink?!?"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Radisson RED Miami Airport
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $329 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 9 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (5,349 reviews)
"Great staff"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is $297 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,192 reviews)
"Staff was nice. The bathrooms was clean but the shower leaked water all over the bathroom. The fridge in the room didn’t work. The balcony looked like it hasn’t been clean for months."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
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.
Castle Beach Aparthotel
Castle Beach Aparthotel
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is $107 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Miami Beach Boardwalk and Lincoln ...
3/5 (45 reviews)
"Great experience!"

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Castle Beach Aparthotel
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, 33141
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,828 reviews)
"The whole experience was wonderful, and upon retuning to Miami Beach I would most certainly stay at this property, I enjoyed my stay and service was awesome, Thank you"

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is $261 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
3.3/5 (1,237 reviews)
"Great location, great views of the ocean,. Amazing pool for the kids. Staff was a little on the so-so side at the pool area for food and beverage. Check-in was very easy and accommodating."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Hyde Resort & Residences
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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