There is something for everyone in Miami, from it's iconic beaches, stunning art deco buildings and funky Latin vibe. It is home to world-class entertainment, hotels and nightlife. Miami ticks all the boxes to a perfect holiay, laze around on sandy beaches or in private poolside cabanas before heading to the enormous shopping malls and outlets. Come back to your hotel for a relaxing spa treatment before hitting the trendy South Beach bars for an evening sipping cocktails.
As well as sunbathing, there are plenty of sports to try in Miami so there is no reason to be bored. Golfers will be impressed by the variety of world-class golf courses and for everyone else beach volleyball, cycling and tennis are all available. With the warm sea on your doorstep, water sports are a must. Hire a boat and sail on the clear waters of Biscayne Bay, and for something a bit different, take a guided fishing trip and hunt for snapper and marlin. Snorkelling or diving in the tropical waters is a must, with a vibrant coral reef full of marine life. Miami comes alive at night, and South Beach is the place to be seen in the evening, with plenty of trendy bars and nightclubs to visit. Dance to Latin beats and Salsa rhythms while sipping mojitos in Little Havana, where a distinctly Hispanic flavour spices up the night. For a more relaxed, bohemian vibe, head to Coconut Grove where you can take your pick from upscale hotspots and laid back tiki bars.
Things to do in Miami
South Beach is the quintenssential Miami hot spot. From shopping to partying, this area of Miami Beach is well-known for being a trendy locale. In the linked article, we outline a weekend trip to this fabulous destination.
Zoo Miami is fast becoming one of the best zoos in the nation. Its climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa like no other zoo in the country. One of the first free-range zoos in the country, the exhibits are entirely cageless. Animals are grouped according to their geographic territory and animals that live together peacefully in the wild are placed in exhibits together.
Miami’s beaches offer a great opportunity to get some exercise or just enjoy some time in the sun! I take a look at a few of my favorite beaches, including a couple of lesser-used spots where you’ll be able to avoid the tourist crowd.
With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. A large portion of the park is primitive, explored only by adventurists and researchers – but visitors have ample opportunity to walk, camp and canoe.
Miami's eclectic residents have transformed the city into a museum of epicurean wonders, ranging from Cuban and Argentine fare to fusion haute cuisine.