Miami awaits: its beaches, art, oceanfront, and more!

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.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Live Music

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Where to stay in Miami

South Beach
South Beach featuring skyline, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

Known for Beaches, Culture, Sea

4.5/5(9,119 reviews)

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

Downtown Miami
Downtown Miami which includes a river or creek, night scenes and boating

Downtown Miami

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Live Music

4.5/5(3,487 reviews)

Known for its stunning beaches and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Miami. Check out top attractions like Downtown Miami Shopping District and Bayfront Park, and jump on the metro at First Street Metromover Station or Knight Center Metromover Station to see more of the city.

Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove which includes a marina and tropical scenes

Coconut Grove

Known for Gardens, Shopping, Dining

4/5(532 reviews)

Immerse yourself in the arts culture of one of Miami’s quaintest towns. Step back in time on Charles Avenue or visit the finery of Villa Vizcaya.

Wynwood Art District
Wynwood Art District showing street scenes and outdoor art

Wynwood Art District

Known for Culture, Urban, Family-Friendly

Explore over 70 different galleries, studios and performance spaces in this sensational creative hub for artists in downtown Miami’s former industrial neighborhood.

Little Havana
Little Havana showing a bar

Little Havana

Known for Baseball, Sports, Urban

3.5/5(50 reviews)

Explore this quirky part of Miami to find art galleries, murals, hand-rolled cigars, meat markets, herbal stores, Cuban music and dance.

Midtown
Wynwood Art District featuring outdoor art

Midtown

Known for Culture, Urban, Family-Friendly

4/5(178 reviews)

Art galleries, beaches, and shopping are just a few things travelers enjoy about Midtown. Check out The Shops at Midtown Miami or Miami Design Shopping District while you're exploring the area.

Top Hotels in Miami

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
$279
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
4.1/5Very Good! (7,715 reviews)

"Outstanding service, wonderful staff and amazing Amenities‼️"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

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
$199
per night
Oct 23 - Oct 24
4.4/5Excellent! (4,412 reviews)

"Very nice resort, Did not like to pay for beach umbrella after already paying a resort fee."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Miami International Airport Hotel
Miami International Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
N.W. 20th & Lejeune Road, Miami, FL
$118
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
3.3/5 (7,785 reviews)

"Comfortable bed and hot shower are great! Very noisy tho when people are leaving entering other rooms and talk in hallway. Needs somesoundproofi g"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Miami International Airport Hotel

Popular things to do in Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4/5(1,411 reviews)

The villa, horticultural displays and courtyard of this National Historic Landmark provide a serene oasis in central Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay.  

Zoo Miami
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Zoo Miami

4/5(578 reviews)

One of the first free-range zoos in the United States is home to animals, exhibits, amusement rides and a strong focus on education and conservation.

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

4.5/5(3,160 reviews)

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Miami Seaquarium
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Miami Seaquarium

4/5(704 reviews)

Jump into a tropical reef and swim with fish and marine mammals at this large oceanarium, known for its dolphin and sea lion shows. 

Jungle Island
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Jungle Island

4/5(521 reviews)

Encounter animals from around the world, hang around with cheeky lemurs and enjoy daily educational shows at this exciting bayside zoo park.

Miracle Mile
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Miracle Mile

4.5/5(661 reviews)

Chic boutiques, fine dining and cultural attractions make this glamorous boulevard one of Miami’s favorite places to be seen.

Top activities in Miami

Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink
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Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink

$28

Miami on the water will soothe you Smooth sailing Get up close to the celebrity homes Come boating with us! Get your celebrity fix on a relaxing cruise that takes you past the homes of silver screen stars and millionaires.

Little Havana Cuban Food Tour in Miami
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Little Havana Cuban Food Tour in Miami

$59

Experience Little Havana with a passionate and enthusiastic local guide who uncovers the magical stories of this very unique neighborhood while tasting some of the best Cuban comfort food in the area.

Miami Seaquarium Tickets
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Miami Seaquarium Tickets

$50

Get up-close views of a variety of marine wildlife including dolphins, orcas, and penguins at the Miami Seaquarium. Explore this dynamic 38-acre (15-ha) park renowned for dolphin, sea lion, and orca shows.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Miami

How to Spend a Weekend in Miami
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How to Spend a Weekend in Miami

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Top 10 beach activities
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Top 10 beach activities

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America’s Favorite Cheap Places to Eat

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