Miami Holidays

Your Miami holiday

On the southeastern tip of the otherwise conservative state of Florida, Miami does everything with a unique multicultural flare.

With its mix of sunny beaches and skyscrapers, vibrant Caribbean and Latino immigrant culture, endless nightlife, and happening gay scene, spend holidays in Miami and you will see that the city is a place where cultures come together ... more often than not to party.

Book a flight to Miami today and let the heat go to your head. In this town, the eccentric is not out of the ordinary, it’s a way of life.

From around 500BC until Spanish contact in the 1500s, the area around what is now Miami was home to the native Calusa people. The name of the city itself comes from the Calusa name for the region, “Mayami”.

Spain lost possession of Florida to the British in 1763, though regained it after the American Revolution and in 1819 sold it to the United States. After the Civil War and two wars between the US Army and the Seminole Indians, investors began flooding the area. Leading the way was Julia Tuttle, the wife of a wealthy businessman, who conceived the city of Miami as a resort town and convinced others to invest. The first railroad reached Miami in 1896.

In 1915, Miami Beach was established. Though nearly destroyed by a hurricane in 1926, the city bounced back with new buildings and neighbourhoods in 1935.

World War II expanded Miami’s economic and population growth as a major outpost against German submarines. Cuban immigration boomed with the Fidel Castro’s rise to power in 1959, forever transforming Miami into a bilingual city with strong Latino and Caribbean connections. Miami became hugely important in the international world of finance and its rapid population growth earned it the nickname “The Magic City”.

Racial tensions in the 1990s and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 caused a “white flight” in Miami’s non-Latino community, emptying out Caucasian populations and making the city the largest in the United States with a Latino majority.

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Miami Holidays

Room Mate Waldorf Towers

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews
Room Mate Waldorf, is a lovely boutique hotel with sea views, located in the heart of South Beach, a few meters from the beach, in the internationally known Ocean Drive. A few steps away you will find the most famous restaurants, Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center.
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Nightly rates from £85.52

Gale South Beach

5 stars
3.9 / 5 26 reviews
Located on South Beachs famed Collins avenue across the street from the Atlantic Ocean this 87 room brand new hotel offers a multitude of new amenities. From State-of-the-art technology, Gym, Italian themed restaurant, (2) lounges and rooftop pool and restaurant. Located in the world famous Art Deco District of South Beach, Gale is walking distance to Miami Beach Convention Center, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Fillmore, New World Symphony, night clubs, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Convenient to Port of Miami, MIA & FLL international airports. Hotel is completely non-smoking. A resort fee of $25.00 per day for 2 people is collected directly at the hotel upon check in. The fee includes a $15.00 Gale credit toward any food & beverage outlet, high speed Wifi and 2 lounge chairs at The Beach Club. Cash Policy: If paying in cash, the hotel must receive payment in advance of $500 for incidentals for the 1st night and $150 per night for any additional nights.
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Motel Bianco

3 stars
3.1 / 5 46 reviews
Renovated in 2009, Motel Bianco is located in the heart of Miamis Modern Design District. Surrounded by a variety of culinary delights, our Boutique Miami Motel uniquely combines the concept of the classic American drive-up motel with trendy interior decoration and ambience. But what makes Motel Bianco truly unique is that our neighborhood has become the new hotspot of Miami, and we have immersed ourselves in the local scene and made lots of friends nearby so that our guests can enjoy everything that the area has to offer
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Boulan South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews
Located on Collins Avenue between the W South Beach and The Setai South Beach, the all Suite 52 Room Luxury Boutique Property offers oversized one and two bedroom units and penthouse units with roof-top access. Amenities include 24-hour valet, concierge, boutique lobby and common areas, a meditation garden and courtyard, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, landscaped roof-top oasis with pool, Jacuzzi and cabana beds, private beach. The Rooms have a minimalist ultra chic design that is every bit as alluring as the mesmerizing city and ocean views. And the lavish luxuries in every kitchen and bath may give you little reason to ever leave. You Must be 21yrs Old to check in. The hotel has no smoking policy. Valet Parking is $35.00 per night. Internet Access is available throughout the property at a charge of $12.99 for 24 hrs
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Loews Miami Beach Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 86 reviews
Full-service resort with zero-entry pool and seven restaurantsMajestic palms line a promenade leading to this white palace in the heart of South Beach. The full-service, 790-room resort woos with sweeping views of the Atlantic, bay and Miami skyline. There is an onsite spa and several restaurants and bars. Opulent and updated, the contemporary hotel attracts couples, singles and families. The hotel was honored by Parents Magazine as one of the Top 10 Beach Resorts. HighlightsDirect beachfront access, plus an oceanfront swimming pool, Jacuzzi and private cabanasSeveral restaurants and bars, including Sushi SoBe Named one of the Top 10 Beach Resorts for Families by Parents MagazineElemis Spa and Fitness CenterMore than 65,000 square feet of event space RoomsRooms are available with city and ocean views. Patterned carpets juxtapose nicely with oversized tropical prints and bold splashes of lime green or turquoise. Choices include balcony rooms and suites. In every room, guests are pampered with luxury bath products, Frette linens, HD flat-screens and Keurig coffee makers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in guest rooms and lobby. Guests can order room service 24/7.   Traveling with a pet? For an extra $25 per day, keep cats or dogs happy with gourmet room service, toys, bedding and pet walking and pet sitting services (call for details). Features The property sits on the hotbed of South Beach nightlife, dining and shopping. An organized children's program covers cool activities, such as free SushiSkool on Saturdays, an interactive class for kids and parents, and music download cards for teens. Guests of all ages can enjoy the zero entry pool (a pool whose entry is gradually sloped). Poolside perks include chilled hand towels, Evian misting, smoothies and frozen grape kabobs. VIPs: Request a cabana for maximum relaxation. These private areas have plasma TVs, fresh fruit, drinks and the latest magazines. Transportation Miami International Airport (11 miles)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles) Attractions Art Deco DistrictCollins AvenueLincoln RoadOcean DriveMiami Beach Convention CenterMiami Beach Convention Center Business More than 65,000 square feet of meeting and event space for up to 3,000 guests Catering servicesAudiovisual equipmentWi-Fi access Policies and fees The hotel charges $100 a day for early departures.
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Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

4 stars
3.8 / 5 91 reviews
Exuding resort-like charm in a gorgeous tropical setting, the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect retreat for business or pleasure. Step into our bold new look of art deco themes and contemporary furnishings, accomplished by multimillion-dollar renovations, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and avant-garde designer touches. Our complimentary shuttle can quickly transport you to and from Miami International Airport (MIA), historic Coral Gables, or exciting Coconut Grove. Once youre at the hotel, settle into one of our 405 comfortable, modern guest rooms and suites. All are non-smoking and feature patented PURE™ technology, which improves air quality by dramatically reducing allergens. Throughout our hotel youll find all the amenities you need, like High Speed Internet Access. You can print boarding passes and check real-time flight statuses in our chic lobby. At the Rickenbacker, youll enjoy globally-inspired cuisine and championship golf course views; you can also relax in our lounges or by the outdoor pool, overlooking the Miami River with its habitat of native birds and manatees. Here on business? Boasting an International Association of Conference Centers certification, our Executive Meeting Center has 17,000 square feet of premier event space, multilingual staff, and first-class service. Just next door is the Melreese Golf Course, and downtown, shopping, nightlife and beaches are minutes away. We guarantee youll never run out of exciting things to do while youre here.
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Stay with ME at Cynergi

4 stars
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Independently owned and operated, RealLiving offers travelers a truly comfortable, home feeling stay. Beautifully appointed, artsy rooms and state of the art amenities makes RealLiving at Cynergi a one of a kind extended stay hotel. Built in 2007, the stunning architecture of Cynergis lofts and art/design packed surroundings makes RealLiving a distinct place to stay when visiting Miami.Our apartments are equipped with a fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, plates, tupperwares, cups and glasses, silverware, pots and pans, DirectTv, Apple TV, free WiFi, blackouts, and everything youll need to feel as or more comfortable than in your own home.
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Element Miami International Airport

3 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews
With intelligent and intuitive design, weve created an open, energizing environment with more room to think, work, socialize, call your own­—more space to live your life. Our central Miami setting provides the utmost convenience for reaching the Magic Citys central business areas and corporate campuses, as well as the citys respected Design District. Excellent transportation options—including Miamis new rental car center featuring the future site of Miami's Central Station—simplify your arrival and departure. And for a change of pace, stroll the beach off Ocean Drive, or sample the bountiful boutiques and tempting dining options of pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road. Weve designed our guest rooms to be spacious, airy, and bright, thoughtfully outfitted with the signature Heavenly® Bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. Modern conveniences include fully-equipped kitchens, a flexible workspace, and an impressive entertainment center complete with a 32 LCD TV. Maintain your balance with our state-of-the-art fitness center, refreshing pool, and multi-functional lobby set up for work or play. A free breakfast, 24/7 gourmet pantry, and weekly evening receptions let you personalize your stay to your style. Breathe in the fresh air. Element Miami International Airport is smoke-free throughout.
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Blanc Kara Hotel Miami Beach

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews
In the district of South Beach, a few minutes from the beach, close to the luxury boutiques and to Miami's most exciting nightlife locations but far enough from the agitation, Blanc Kara is ideally located. Whether you are here to shop, to rest, to party or to relax, you will enjoy a symphony of pleasures in an island of serenity. The consciously designed apartments and the thorough choice of every small detail are the assets of Blanc Kara. The strength is the quality of the personalized service, they will be happy to share with you all the best that Miami has to offer. Blanc Kara is a place dedicated to trends, design and creation, a place where elegance is a lifestyle.
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New Yorker Boutique Hotel Miami

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews
New Yorker Boutique Hotel is a unique blend of modern decoration within the shell of an original 1950s motel. MiMo Boulevard has become famous for its post World War II modern architecture and the New Yorker is a historic protected landmark along the boulevard. MiMo Boulevard is home to some of Miami's best restaurants. Michy's by world-renowned chef Michelle Bernstein, Balans, Uva, Metro Organic Bistro, Moonchine, and many more are within walking distance of the New Yorker. For hotel guests the New Yorker has negotiated discounts and giveaways with most local restaurants. A local laundry and dry cleaning service is available with free pickup and delivery, but you can also use the hotels washing machine and dryer at your convenience. WiFi is available throughout the hotel at no extra charge. The hotel has a swimming pool, which is open 24 hours a day and is for hotel guests only. Free parking is also available. Continental breakfast is included in the daily rate as well as complimentary Coffee Service in the lobby. New Yorker Boutique Hotel is pet-friendly. 1 dog up to 15 pounds per room is allowed (surcharge and deposit applies). Legion Park is located in front of the Boutique Hotel offering free Yoga classes every Saturday at 10 am, as well as jogging trails, volleyball and basketball courts. You may also practice your serve at the tennis courts or enjoy a quiet BBQ at available picnic areas. Biscayne Boxing & Fitness Club is only a few steps away from the property and also offers special rates to hotel guests by presenting the room key. If you want to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, facial or any other Beauty or Spa treatment you may do so at Soma Lounge and Spa only 2 blocks away from the New Yorker. For a small charge, New Yorker Boutique Hotel offers a convenient shuttle service anywhere within ten miles of the hotel. The hotel's central location puts it within ten miles of Miami's airport and cruise port, as well as Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, Downtown Miami and the Design District. For shoppers Aventura Mall and Bal Harbor Mall are located only about 15 minutes from the hotel. Find great deals at Sawgrass Mills Outlet, about 20 miles away.
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Hotels

Miami Hotels

Nightly rates from £85.52

Room Mate Waldorf Towers

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews
Room Mate Waldorf, is a lovely boutique hotel with sea views, located in the heart of South Beach, a few meters from the beach, in the internationally known Ocean Drive. A few steps away you will find the most famous restaurants, Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Value Advance Purchase 15% NRF
Nightly rates from £110.13

Gale South Beach

5 stars
3.9 / 5 26 reviews
Located on South Beachs famed Collins avenue across the street from the Atlantic Ocean this 87 room brand new hotel offers a multitude of new amenities. From State-of-the-art technology, Gym, Italian themed restaurant, (2) lounges and rooftop pool and restaurant. Located in the world famous Art Deco District of South Beach, Gale is walking distance to Miami Beach Convention Center, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Fillmore, New World Symphony, night clubs, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Convenient to Port of Miami, MIA & FLL international airports. Hotel is completely non-smoking. A resort fee of $25.00 per day for 2 people is collected directly at the hotel upon check in. The fee includes a $15.00 Gale credit toward any food & beverage outlet, high speed Wifi and 2 lounge chairs at The Beach Club. Cash Policy: If paying in cash, the hotel must receive payment in advance of $500 for incidentals for the 1st night and $150 per night for any additional nights.
Nightly rates from £44.65

Motel Bianco

3 stars
3.1 / 5 46 reviews
Renovated in 2009, Motel Bianco is located in the heart of Miamis Modern Design District. Surrounded by a variety of culinary delights, our Boutique Miami Motel uniquely combines the concept of the classic American drive-up motel with trendy interior decoration and ambience. But what makes Motel Bianco truly unique is that our neighborhood has become the new hotspot of Miami, and we have immersed ourselves in the local scene and made lots of friends nearby so that our guests can enjoy everything that the area has to offer
Value Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Nightly rates from £147.15

Boulan South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews
Located on Collins Avenue between the W South Beach and The Setai South Beach, the all Suite 52 Room Luxury Boutique Property offers oversized one and two bedroom units and penthouse units with roof-top access. Amenities include 24-hour valet, concierge, boutique lobby and common areas, a meditation garden and courtyard, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, landscaped roof-top oasis with pool, Jacuzzi and cabana beds, private beach. The Rooms have a minimalist ultra chic design that is every bit as alluring as the mesmerizing city and ocean views. And the lavish luxuries in every kitchen and bath may give you little reason to ever leave. You Must be 21yrs Old to check in. The hotel has no smoking policy. Valet Parking is $35.00 per night. Internet Access is available throughout the property at a charge of $12.99 for 24 hrs
Value Complimentary Breakfast for 2
Nightly rates from £166.09

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 86 reviews
Full-service resort with zero-entry pool and seven restaurantsMajestic palms line a promenade leading to this white palace in the heart of South Beach. The full-service, 790-room resort woos with sweeping views of the Atlantic, bay and Miami skyline. There is an onsite spa and several restaurants and bars. Opulent and updated, the contemporary hotel attracts couples, singles and families. The hotel was honored by Parents Magazine as one of the Top 10 Beach Resorts. HighlightsDirect beachfront access, plus an oceanfront swimming pool, Jacuzzi and private cabanasSeveral restaurants and bars, including Sushi SoBe Named one of the Top 10 Beach Resorts for Families by Parents MagazineElemis Spa and Fitness CenterMore than 65,000 square feet of event space RoomsRooms are available with city and ocean views. Patterned carpets juxtapose nicely with oversized tropical prints and bold splashes of lime green or turquoise. Choices include balcony rooms and suites. In every room, guests are pampered with luxury bath products, Frette linens, HD flat-screens and Keurig coffee makers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in guest rooms and lobby. Guests can order room service 24/7.   Traveling with a pet? For an extra $25 per day, keep cats or dogs happy with gourmet room service, toys, bedding and pet walking and pet sitting services (call for details). Features The property sits on the hotbed of South Beach nightlife, dining and shopping. An organized children's program covers cool activities, such as free SushiSkool on Saturdays, an interactive class for kids and parents, and music download cards for teens. Guests of all ages can enjoy the zero entry pool (a pool whose entry is gradually sloped). Poolside perks include chilled hand towels, Evian misting, smoothies and frozen grape kabobs. VIPs: Request a cabana for maximum relaxation. These private areas have plasma TVs, fresh fruit, drinks and the latest magazines. Transportation Miami International Airport (11 miles)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles) Attractions Art Deco DistrictCollins AvenueLincoln RoadOcean DriveMiami Beach Convention CenterMiami Beach Convention Center Business More than 65,000 square feet of meeting and event space for up to 3,000 guests Catering servicesAudiovisual equipmentWi-Fi access Policies and fees The hotel charges $100 a day for early departures.
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Flights

Flights to Miami

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
London Miami Tue, 10 Jun - Tue, 1 Jul £496
New York Miami Wed, 14 May - Fri, 16 May £162
Manchester Miami Thu, 24 Apr - Thu, 8 May £542
Edinburgh Miami Wed, 21 May - Mon, 2 Jun £574
Birmingham Miami Thu, 22 May - Thu, 29 May £627
Zurich Miami Sun, 27 Apr - Fri, 2 May £550
Aberdeen Miami Wed, 11 Jun - Wed, 25 Jun £595
Newark Miami Mon, 28 Apr - Thu, 1 May £179
Geneva Miami Thu, 8 May - Wed, 21 May £520
Helsinki Miami Fri, 13 Jun - Sun, 29 Jun £551
Glasgow Miami Sat, 26 Apr - Sat, 10 May £619
Bristol Miami Thu, 15 May - Thu, 22 May £638
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Best time to take a holiday to Miami

  • The weather in Miami is subtropical and is generally warm year-round. Summers can be blazing hot, with an average temperature of 37°C. Spring is considerably cooler, with an average temperature of 33°C. Travellers tend to visit Miami in the high season, which starts from September to December. These months are cooler and more comfortable. The average temperature in the fall is 24°C, while the average temperature in the winter is 21°C.

Miami highlights

  • Beach Time

    Whether you’re into sunbathing and celebrity watching or ocean swimming and exploring, Miami has a beautiful turquoise beach for you. The flashiest of these is South Beach, a hub for Hollywood stars and sculpted beach bodies, lined with hundreds of restaurants, shops, and clubs. You will also find a concentration of Miami’s gay population, colourful lifeguard posts, and European tourists taking advantage of legal topless sunbathing.

    For a bit more private beach time try the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, the Oleta State River Park that features 15 miles of bike trails, or Virginia Key Beach. Clothing is “optional” at Haulover Beach, which also has great surfing.

    Scuba, Surf, Sail

    Don’t just admire the pristine waters of Miami’s beaches from the shore – take a swim! Snorkel through a coral reef and feast your eyes on tropical fish, or scuba down to a number of sunken freighters and even an army tank off the coast of Miami Beach.

    Surfers around the United States agree that Miami Beach is one the top spots to catch a wave. There are numerous places from which to rent equipment and take lessons in both surfing and scuba diving, like the South Beach Dive and Surf Center or the South Beach Surf School. Or rent a sailboat from the Aquatic Rental Center in Key Biscayne and tour the barrier islands.

    Shop ‘til you drop

    Despite its dress code of minimal beachwear, Miami is a fashion hub. For high-end shopping, head to Aventura Mall or the upscale Bal Harbour Shops where you’ll find shops like Coach, Diesel, and Miss Sixty, and luxury department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, in addition to many fine restaurants and cafes.

    Lincoln Road in Miami Beach offers a more bohemian open-air shopping experience. It is great for people-watching as well, and will tantalize all palettes with its diversity of eateries.

    No life like nightlife

    There will be no going to bed early in the city known for its vibrant nightlife. Dance at one of Miami’s many clubs like The Vagabond in downtown, where each night a different DJ brings you a unique mix of their best.

    The funky and down-to-earth Purdy Lounge in Miami Beach features hip hop, reggae, and dancehall music, with cheap drinks and no cover charge. For a more relaxed evening and great beer, head to The Abbey Brewing Company near Lincoln Road or Clarke’s Irish Pub that offers excellent pub food like shepherd’s pie and mac ‘n cheese.

Top Miami attractions

  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Enjoy this museum that offers historic artworks from Spain. Enjoy the beautifully maintained garden.

    Housing the history of the Canary Islands, this museum is actually a complex of three different museums.

    Zoo Miami

    Explore this sanctuary for endangered and rare animals, including tigers, crocodiles and the Komodo Dragon.

    Lummus Park Beach

    Enjoy this popular park and beach that offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Design District

    Explore this up-and-coming neighbourhood that offers local galleries, museums, and trendy shops.

    Bayside Marketplace

    Bayside offers quaint shops, restaurants and galleries overlooking the Bay of Biscayne.

    Miami Children's Museum

    Take your little one to this popular museum. This museum has over 56,500 square feet of space that offers an abundance of hands-on exhibits.

    Wynwood

    Wynwood is a section of Miami that offers the cuisine, art, and cultural attractions of immigrants from the Caribbean.

    Miami Seaquarium

    Take your kids to the Miami Seaquarium to learn about all of the exotic sea life in the area.

    Little Havana

    Visit this historic Cuban neighbourhood that offers food, shopping, and cultural attractions.

    Miami National Golf Club

  • Little Havana

    See Miami’s Cuban and Latino culture in all its glory in the neighbourhood known as Little Havana. Through thick cigar smoke old men play dominoes on sidewalks in front of friendly storefronts and Caribbean restaurants, while Latin beats play in the background.

    The Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) festival is held the last Friday of every month along Calle Ocho (Eight Street), where musicians, artists, galleries, and restaurants come together to give live performances, show art exhibits, screen films, and offer Latin and Caribbean cuisine tasting to tourists and locals alike.

    Every March Little Havana hosts the Calle Ocho Festival, a huge block party that is part of Miami’s Carnaval celebrations, where different ethnic communities parade their countries’ flags, music, and food.

    Fruits and Spices Park

    Take a break from the partying and enjoy more natural pleasures like Miami’s Fruit and Spice Park.

    Located 35 miles south of Miami in the Redland community, this 37-acre tropical botanical garden park is a tribute to this lush and fertile area and features over 500 varieties of local and international fruits, spices, herbs, and nuts.

    But don’t just look, taste! After a tour, sample everything the park has to offer.

    Everglade Adventure

    Miami Beach might be wild, but it is nothing in comparison to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades, the subtropical wetlands that stretch 160km long and 97km wide.

    Tour them at Billie Swamp Safari Wildlife Park where an airboat takes you through 2,000 acres of untamed Everglades preserved by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

    On the way you’ll see alligators, bison, water buffalo, and ostriches in their natural environment.

    Take the day or spend the night in a traditional Seminole house or “chickee” and stay up listening to traditional campfire stories.

Miami holiday travel tips

  • Transportation

    For the maximum freedom and ability to explore the city and its surroundings, consider car hire in Miami. Many hotels also offer their own airport shuttle services or the Super Shuttle fleet located can take you to Miami Beach for $32 or Key Biscayne for $40.

    Miami is known for its rude drivers so get a map and plan your route. The city is on a grid system divided into four areas: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. Flagler street divides North from South and Miami Avenue divides East from West.

    Getting around the city is easy with the Metrorail, which services downtown Miami, Hialeah and Kendall. The Metromover is also an option – an elevated track that traverses downtown and the Brickell and Omni business districts with individual motorized cars. Metrobus operates 60 routes throughout Miami-Dade County, and the commuter train Tri-Rail has stations throughout Dade and Palm Beach counties for those going farther out.

    When taking a taxi, make sure that is legitimate: the words “taxi” or “cab” or both along with the company’s phone number must appear on both sides of the vehicle, and there should always be a metre inside displaying the fare.

    For tourist information, the Greater Miami Convention and Vistor’s Bureau is located at 701 Brickell Ave, Suite 700, in downtown Miami. For telephone assistance call (800) 933-8448.

Insider tips for Miami travel

  • Ola at the Sanctuary

    This popular restaurant serves authentic South American dishes in a romantic, upscale atmosphere.

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

    A favourite for locals, this restaurant serves American fare with local ingredients.

    Zuma

    Zuma offers exquisite contemporary Japanese cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

    South Beach

    South Beach stretches from 14th Street and Collins to 1st Street. A playground of the rich, the area offers shopping, dining, and entertainment.

    Parrot Jungle Island

    Visitors can enjoy and learn about local tropical birds in their natural habitat.

Where to stay in Miami

  • Book a hotel in Miami today to experience all of the luxury, convenience and style that the city has to offer.

    Enjoy a view of Miami Beach from your hotel room at the South Beach Marriott hotel. Situated on trendy Ocean Drive, the hotel blends in perfectly with its art deco lobby, Deco Blue restaurant, and spacious rooms fully equipped with boutique-style amenities. Take a dip in the heated infinity-edge pool with an expansive view of the ocean. A personable concierge staff will direct you to some of the best dining, shopping, and activities in town.

    Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach hotel has been a favourite resort and spa for celebrities and politicians alike since 1956. Swim in one of four pools and savour Italian cuisine and fine wine of Cabana Beach Club, a hotel restaurant. With oceanfront views from its contemporary suites and amenities like an indoor meeting space, Starbucks cafe, and a marina, a stay at Eden Roc is a classic and timeless Miami experience.

    On the private island of Grove Isle of the Biscayne Bay lies the small elegant Grove Isle Hotel and Spa. It features a 500-metre spa complete with a salon, a meditation room, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a yoga platform, and outdoor massage areas. Each room has a view of the bay and a mix of British Colonial and island style.

    For superb service and a peaceful stay, head to Sea View Hotel located on the Atlantic Coast of the Bal Harbour Village. With cosy and clean bedrooms, a gorgeous pool area, and friendly staff, this hotel is an outpost of relaxation with class and taste.

Miami restaurants

  • Mai Tardi (63 Northeast 39th Street), a modern though casual Italian restaurant located in Miami’s Design District, blends a chill atmosphere with great food for a pleasurable dining experience. Come for the thin-crust pizza, of which there are twenty kinds, the cured meat platter, or signature dishes like the seafood lasagne. Sit outside and enjoy the mosaic-tiles, modern furniture, and oak trees of the restaurant’s handsome patio.

    When in Miami, eat Cuban food. Las Culebras is a friendly Cuban-Spanish cafe with a knockout menu and reasonable prices located in Coconut Grove. Dishes include the classic rice and beans as well as the more exotic chickpea and chorizo tapas, alligator, vaca frita, palomilla a la balsera (pork and yuca filled steak), goat stewed in Coca-Cola, and sautéed frogs legs. With big portions and great service, Las Culebras is a place to experience and taste an essential part of the city’s culture.

    Eating at Tap Tap (819 5th Street) is nothing less than an experience in the culinary Haitian heritage of Miami. Located in South Beach, the spot is a tribute to home cooking from Haiti complete with colourful murals and tables. Appetizers include pumpkin soup, grilled goat, and herring-stuffed avocado. For the main course try the fried fish in lime sauce, shrimp in coconut or Creole sauce, or stewed goat with okra. Come on a Thursday or Saturday when there is live jazz and sip a Soley, the house cocktail made with passion fruit juice and Barbancourt rum.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and Hygiene

    There are no compulsory vaccinations to visit the United States in general, but boosters for standard vaccinations are recommended, including: tetanus, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and measles. For people planning to stay for extended periods, a Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended as well.

    The tap water is fine to drink in Miami.

    Safety

    Assaults are infrequent in Miami, but visitors should follow common sense precautions. Do not walk alone at night, in poorly lit areas, or in neighbourhoods with which you are not familiar. Do not wear flashy jewellery or objects that may draw attention to you, like MP3 devices or cell phones. Do not accept offers of food or drink from strangers.

    Another tip is to make a photocopy of your passport and travel documents to keep with you in case you lose the originals or they are stolen. You can ask your hotel concierge about the potential of storing valuable items in a safe in your room or in the hotel itself.

    When driving, make sure to obey the speed limit, as enforcement in the United States is stringent and fines for speeding can be steep.

    Call 911 in case of an emergency, a free number from any payphone.

    Natural Risks

    Miami experiences frequent hurricanes, especially in June through the end of November. Stay attuned to weather reports for up-to-date information.

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