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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

Miami International Airport Hotel
Miami International Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
N.W. 20th & Lejeune Road, Miami, FL
The price is $159 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Situated in Miami, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Magic City Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of Miracle Mile and Marlins Park. Jackson Memorial Hospital and ...
3.5/5Good! (3,930 reviews)
"Hard to find out after arrival"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Miami International Airport Hotel
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $299 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (4,866 reviews)
"Great location to get away! Hotel was clean and comfortable. pools were live and fun to hangout. LIV night club was fantastic with celebrity guests weekly. We spent to day at the best Spa in Miami, great 5 star service and relaxing hot tubs and showers."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
The price is $339 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 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. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,192 reviews)
"The perfect hotel in a great location."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 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.
WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
2.5 out of 5
7500 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL
The price is $118 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from CityPlace Doral and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall. Mall ...
3.9/5Good! (93 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay! I was really glad that the area was so quite! I was recovering from a surgery and I got all the required rest and more. There were pets and children there and it was still quiet!"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

WoodSpring Suites Doral Miami Airport
Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
4 out of 5
1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $225 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
Located in South Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is in the historical district, just steps from Lummus Park Beach and Art Deco Welcome Center. Lincoln Road ...
3.4/5 (554 reviews)
"The place was clean, nice and cold air conditioning, friendly staff. Room was ready early and the housekeeping staff was helpful and friendly location was good! I would definitely recommend this place to others"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
2.5 out of 5
8079 Nw 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL
The price is $125 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from NW 57th Avenue Shopping Area and within 6 mi (10 km) of Palmetto General Hospital and ...
3.9/5Good! (622 reviews)
"I like that have a lots restaurants near"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
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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