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

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Miami Airport North
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Miami Airport North
2.5 out of 5
7401 Nw 36th St, Miami, FL, 33166
The price is $109 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$109
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Miami. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.1/5 (1,494 reviews)
"Room was clean, lobby was nice out side is a little dated"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Miami Airport North
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is $399 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$399
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
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 ...
3.5/5 Good! (4,973 reviews)
"First timer! I stayed here 3 nights on a solo trip. The resort is overwhelmingly big & was a lot busier than I expected. Gorgeous decor, very modern & chic. Staff overall were friendly however the only negative I would mention is each night I crossed over to the main hotel (I was staying at Sorrento) ..."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
The price is $499 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$499
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,350 reviews)
"Love it"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
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, 33141
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,928 reviews)
"Hotel is clean and staff was friendly. Nice kitchenette in our room, but no amenities like coffee, so bring it with you."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2023

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
4.5 out of 5
5445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
3.1/5 (887 reviews)
"Excellent location"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Av Suite # CU15, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.3/5 (1,025 reviews)
"Muy buena ubicacion, ballet parking muy amables, en general muy agusto, si volveria a hospedarme aqui"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

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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