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Once you’ve been to Miami, you’ll understand why Americans fly south for the winter – permanently! “Magic City” offers year-round suntans, sands like sugar icing, a cuisine influenced by its Latina culture, and the sweet taste of a Cuban molasses espresso. Too good to be true? Sure is.

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Things to Do in Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami


Picasso once said that art washes the dust from the soul. PAMM’s edgy installations and international collections are the perfect place to purify yours. Grab your sketchbook and line up with other budding artists and culturephiles. This utopia of contemporary sculptures, prints, paintings, photographs and films are spread both indoors and out.

Accommodations near Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Tuesday–Wednesday 10:00–18:00, Thursday 10:00–21:00, Friday–Sunday 10:00–18:00.
American Airlines Arena

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This Arena brings the HEAT. Literally. It’s home to the Miami Heat, NBA’s super-darling of sports teams. When 3-pointers and free throws swish through the hoops, the auditorium booms with claps and caws of approval. Grab a foam finger and a hotdog and feel right at home. Not a sport fan? Catch a concert, and dance your heart out.

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Bayfront Park


What used to be dubbed “Miami’s front porch,” is now park of reclaimed coastline. You’ll find plenty of quirky activities to partake in amidst the palms, twisty trails, and tropical almond trees. Take a break from your flying trapeze class or athletic boot camp to nosh on a gourmet food truck lunch – or check out the rotating rounds of beer festivals and art shows.

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens


Picture this most elegant of landscapes. Manicured lawns, sun-kissed fountains, limestone statues, and Italian-style villas topped with terracotta roofs. Sound good? Peruse the preserved mansion nestled in beautiful Biscayne Bay, which was once the summer estate of business tycoon James Deering. The garden’s European influence might make you forget that you’re in still in subtropical Florida.

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Miami Museum of Science


Time to unlock your inner Einstein. There’s a host of activities inside this science museum. Explore marine environments at the Sea Lab, learn basic coding at Teen Tech, and stargaze for days at the Planetarium. Older geeks can drop by Scientist Sundays for schooling on the field’s latest research in climate change, marine biology and the like. Can you feel your IQ elevate?

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Jungle Island


Animal lovers, look no further. This wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary and botanical garden is for you. Inside the gates you’ll open up a treasure trove of parrots, pink flamingos, potbelly pigs and pygmy goats. Opt in for the VIP tour and learn to love up a lemur up close. Or choose to roam the grounds, specked with sausage trees, cycads, and coconut palms.

Accommodations near Jungle Island
  • 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday–Sunday 10:00–18:00.
Miracle Mile

Popular Areas

Miamians will always vouch for Miracle Mile as the city’s best place to shop. The buildings showcase Mediterranean Revival style at its finest, with designer boutiques, famed restaurants, live shows, endless stores, and cute markets inside. Stay long enough and you might hear the local phrase “It’s so Gables!” – in reference to the surrounding ‘hood.

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Venetian Pool


More than just a pool. It’s a freshwater oasis that overflows with lush palms, tropical gardens, small islands, rock quarries, and storybook bridges. This mini-paradise garnered inspiration from the real Venice, giving the aquatic complex an Italian village vibe. The turquoise hue of the artesian well water will quench your thirst for luxury. Sunbathe in style.

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Miami Seaquarium


There’s no place quite like Florida to learn about the sea. At this oceanarium, you’ll watch dolphins eat lunch, be dazzled by killer whale acrobatics, explore vast coral reefs, and swim alongside seals. The Seaquarium’s prime goal is to raise awareness about endangered species, conserve marine ecosystems and rehabilitate animals. So splash around with a clean conscience!

Accommodations near Miami Seaquarium
  • 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
  • Open Monday-Sunday 10:00–18:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Zoo Miami


Lions and tigers and bears – oh my! The usual suspects reside at Zoo Miami. However, what makes this “Noah’s Ark” extra special is its tropical environment – it’s the only tropical zoo in the USA! Line up to feed parrots, but don’t be surprised if a bird perches on your arm. Next door, the giraffes are also a peckish bunch. Don’t forget to feed them, too.

Accommodations near Zoo Miami
  • 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 Southwest 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
  • Open Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday–Sunday 09:30–17:30.

Accommodations and Hotels in Miami

Doral Inn & Suites Miami Airport West

8.7 Excellent

Score from 267 ratings.


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  • 1212 Northwest 82nd Avenue, Doral, Miami
EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

8.8 Excellent

Score from 448 ratings.


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  • 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami, Miami
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

7.8 Good

Score from 4889 ratings.


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  • 3900 Northwest 21st Street, Miami
Provident Doral At The Blue

8.7 Excellent

Score from 701 ratings.


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  • 5300 North West 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
Best Western Plus Airport Inn and Suites

8.1 Very good

Score from 1619 ratings.


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  • 3875 North West 107 Avenue, Doral, Miami
Euro Suites Hotel Miami Doral

8.4 Very good

Score from 612 ratings.


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  • 1750 Northwest 107th Avenue, Miami
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1640 ratings.


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  • 50 Southwest 12th Street, Downtown Miami, Miami
YVE Hotel Miami

7.9 Good

Score from 2763 ratings.


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  • 146 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

8.8 Excellent

Score from 223 ratings.


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  • 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, Miami
Discover Miami

Popular Neighborhoods in Miami

Downtown Miami

55 properties

Before asking what you can do downtown, ask what downtown can do for you. Downward dog your way through a free yoga class in Bayfront Park. Drop by a farmer’s market and peel back the skin on one of the world’s juiciest oranges. Catch a concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena, or practice your Spanglish by ordering a taste bud-slaying Cuban.


35 properties

Brickell is Miami’s only district where the ties outsell the swim trunks. The office scene is one of breezy-board meetings, where high rollers in pin-stripped suits sip one too many cups of espresso. After hours, follow the 9-5ers to happy hour at M-Bar and imbibe on your choice of martini, served with a side of stunning cityscape views.

Miami Springs

15 properties

The 9th hole called and it wants its balls back. But there’s more to Miami Springs than teeing off. It’s an easy drive to the 1001+ beach escapes that put this city on the map. After a day seaside, unlock your inner foodie, and take your taste buds on a flavour-ride of empanadas, fried plantains, or tres leches in Miami’s lauded Caribbean restaurants.

Coral Gables

14 properties

Coral Gables is what happens when “cosmopolitan” collides with “casual” living. This must-live area for wealthy Miamians brims with gourmet Palm d’Or and glittery nightlife, plus the luxurious Venetian Pool. Miracle Mile is a palm-filled pedestrian walk edged with hundreds of specialty shops, art galleries, and teeny boutiques. When can we move in?

Coconut Grove

7 properties

Coconut Grove: the name conjures images of afternoons laying in a hammock, sipping juice beneath the palms. Sounds nice, right? Add a heap of University of Miami students, a dash of laidback artists, a sprinkle of Florida-fresh markets, some banyan trees and you’ve nailed it! Head to LoKal and try the sinful combo of a burger between two donuts.

Local Tips for Miami

Wynwood Arts District
by Monica

Monica can often be found in the artsy Wynwood district relishing the graffiti art and craft brews.

Formerly a manufacturing area, Wynwood has been revived as an art district where galleries, food trucks and eclectic bars reside. Characterized by colourful graffiti murals, Wynwood also hosts a monthly Art Walk every second Saturday where people watching is as interesting as gallery hopping.

Bayfront Park
by Marilyn

Orlando resident Marilyn eats and shops her way across Miami every chance she gets.

On any given night, a stroll through Bayfront Park and Bayside open-air mall can include free live Brazilian music or salsa dancing along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a meal out on the terrace with a stunning view of passing yachts, then browse through the funky little souvenir shops.

Miami Critical Mass
by Isis

Brazilian-born, South Florida-raised Isis feels at home in Miami’s lively Latin vibe.

On the last Friday of each month, Miami Critical Mass gathers for a bicycle ride around the city. Hordes of bikers take over the road and what ensues is a pleasant, social and free tour of beautiful Miami. City bikes are available for rent and a route map of each ride is posted.

Sunset Drive
by Anthony

Tony grew up in South Florida and still visits Miami regularly to enjoy the shopping and dining.

Some of my favourite stores, boutiques, and restaurants line either side of Sunset Drive in South Miami. You can spend the morning people watching while sipping coffee, then head to Sunset Place open-air mall for a shopping spree. You can also catch a movie, play arcade games or go bowling.

  • Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143
Hollywood Beach
by Kion

A perfect day for Kion is spent on the beach, where he fosters a spiritual bond with the water.

I enjoy taking day trips to Hollywood Beach, about 20 minutes north of Miami. It’s used mostly by locals, and, in my opinion, is the most beautiful beach in South Florida. Restaurants and local shops line the boardwalk. On Fridays, you can catch live reggae music at the amphitheatre.

by Yohani

The ocean is Yohani’s happy place. He loves being part of Miami’s multicultural melting pot.

Protected by Biscayne National Park, Stiltsville is a small group of homes sitting on stilts in the middle of the ocean. Spy on one of these floating homes from a distance at Bill Baggs Cape State Park, or get a closer look by booking a one-day boat tour at Crandon Marina or Bayside.

Freedom Tower
by Edgar

Edgar likes the view from Bayfront Park and witnessing travellers enjoy their tropical vacation.

The Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami serves as a symbol of liberty for countless Cubans, as it was once a processing centre for newly arrived Cuban refugees. It has a beautifully designed Mediterranean-style steeple and is currently used as an exhibition space for an art museum.

  • 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–17:00.

Yes, there are many things to do in Miami.

Wide beach, great for yuppies. Lots of young people. Difficult parking

Easy of access to and from the malls as free bus service is provide - drop off at 10am and pick up at 4pm. Very good if you are staying for more than one night.

Wynwood (North Miami), Little Havana (East Miami), and Miami Beach near Lincoln Road Mall for unique bistros.

Make the trek to little Havana. Find a highly rated deli. Look for a food-truck event during your stay. asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Miami for food?

Beacause of its great quality

more affordable parking spaces near the beaches.

There for The Kiss Kruise so we had three pre parties to attend and catch up with old friends so really not about Miami but entertainment provided courtesy of The Kiss Kruise

Hop on Hop off bus, highly recommende


Miami Transportation


The easiest way to get to and from Miami International Airport (MIA), and around Miami in general, is by car. The MIA Mover located on level 3 of the airport takes passengers to the Rental Car Center’s customer service lobby. The most affordable transport from MIA is the Orange Line on the Metrorail (USD 2.25) which connects to key points in the city. You can also order a flat-rate taxi on the lower arrival level. Most city trips cost between USD 18–32.


Fort Lauderdale Airport is about 35 minutes north of Miami. The most economical way to reach Miami is by Shared Ride service, which departs every 10 minutes or so. Shared Ride service costs USD 21-45, depending on your destination. Alternatively, a Taxi costs about USD 40-85, and a Luxury Sedan can be hired for USD 55-100. Each transportation service can be found outside of baggage claim areas on the lower level. Expect up to a 90-minute commute during rush hour.

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

The Tri-Rail system connects Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the stations' ticket machines. Fares vary according to length of trip, with the longest one-way trip costing USD 6.90. Most trains run from 04:00–23:30 on weekdays, but be sure to check the schedule online. Two-wheeled bicycles are allowed on board.


The Metrobus connects to the Metrorail, Metromover and the city’s main business, shopping and entertainment centres. One-way trips cost USD 2.25 and must be paid on board (exact change required). Bus stops are marked with a green sign with a route list. Some routes run 24/7, while others provide overnight services. The Miami Beach Airport Flyer costs USD 2.65 and connects the airport to Miami Beach between 06:00–23:40 daily. Most buses only run every 30 minutes.

Miami Trolley

Seven free trolley services are available in Miami. They service routes in: Coral Gables, Biscayne, Brickell, Coral Way, Allapattah, Health District and Overtown. Hours of operation vary per route so be sure to check the schedule beforehand. The green and orange trolleys are air conditioned and come equipped with a bicycle rack at the front of the vehicle. Routes and real-time tracking for the trolleys are available through the city’s app.


Driving in Miami is tricky, but it’s the most efficient way to get around. Use of a GPS is suggested as there are numerous intersecting highways, and streets stop following a grid pattern once I-95 ends and becomes US-1. Avoid driving during rush hour (07:00–10:00 and 15:00–19:00), especially on US-1, the 826 and the 836. Parking can be hard to find and parking garages can be pricey, particularly on weekends and by the beach. Most street meters take credit cards.


Flat-rate yellow taxis are available on the lower arrival level of the airport. Rates vary according to zones. A trip to downtown will cost USD 21.70, while a ride to South Beach, USD 32.00. The normal starting tariff is USD 2.50, with an additional USD 0.40 per 1/6 mile. Several taxis can be found around South Beach, but if you need transport in other areas, it’s best to call and pre-book; hailing one on the streets may be difficult.


The Metromover is an above-ground transport system that loops around downtown Miami and Bayside, and branches northward to the Adrianne Arsht Center. The route may be limited, but use of the Metromover is free and provides connections to the Metrorail. It runs from 05:00–00:00 daily. A digital display in the platform’s centre shows each car’s destination. The Metromover runs every 90 seconds during rush hour, and every 3 minutes during off-peak hours.

Food in Miami

Top Restaurants in Miami

Cheap Eats
Top Burger
  • 109 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Monday–Saturday 11:00–17:00.
Cheap Eats
La Camaronera Seafood Joint & Fish Market
  • 1952 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135
  • Open Monday–Thursday 10:30–17:30, Friday–Saturday 10:30–21:00, Sunday 10:30–16:00.
Upscale Dining
Seasalt And Pepper
  • 422 Northwest North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128
  • Open Wednesday–Sunday 11:30–3:00.
Cheap Eats
Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market
  • 398 Northwest North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128
  • Open Monday–Sunday 11:30–22:30.
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Casablanca Fish Market Seafood Bar & Grill
  • 404 Northwest North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 07:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 7:00–23:00.
Cheap Eats
La Lupita
  • 1057 Southeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 12:00–22:30, Thursday–Saturday 12:00–06:00, Sunday 12:00–22:30.
Mid-Range Fare
Casa Juancho Spanish Restaurant
  • 2436 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
  • Open Monday–Thursday 12:00–24:00, Friday–Saturday 12:00–1:00, Sunday 12:00–24:00.
Mid-Range Fare
MC Kitchen
  • 4141 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 101A, Miami, FL 33137
  • Open Monday–Sunday 11:00–23:00.
Cheap Eats
Rincon Criollo Restaurant
  • 2601 Northwest 39th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–20:30, Friday 6:00–21:00, Saturday 6:00–20:00, Sunday 7:00–15:00.
Mid-Range Fare
  • 3470 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
  • Open Monday 12:00–24:00, Tuesday–Wednesday 12:00–3:00, Thursday–Saturday 12:00–5:00, Sunday 12:00–24:00.
Cheap Eats
Latin American
Tinta y Café
  • 268 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
  • Open Monday–Friday 7:30–19:30, Saturday 9:00–18:00.
Upscale Dining
Latin American
  • 415 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Monday–Thursday 18:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 18:00–22:30
Cheap Eats
The Filling Station & Garage Bar
  • 95 Southeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Saturday 11:30–23:30, Sunday 11:30–22:00.
Mid-Range Fare
Steak Basil Churrascaria
  • 190 Southeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday 11:30–17:00, Tuesday–Friday 11:30–22:00, Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 12:00–19:00.
Mid-Range Fare
Latin American
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar
  • 2550 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:30–15:30 and 17:30–23:00, Friday–Saturday 11:30–15:30 and 17:30–00:00.
Mid-Range Fare
Latin American
Hereford Grill
  • 782 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Suite 5, Miami, FL 33126
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:30–23:00, Friday 18:00–24:00, Sunday 14:00–22:00.
Mid-Range Fare
Fratelli Milano
  • 213 Southeast 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–23:00.
Mid-Range Fare
  • 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Tuesday–Wednesday 11:00–17:00, Thursday 11:00–21:00, Friday–Sunday 11:00–17:00.
Cheap Eats
Latin American
Al Carbon
  • 2280 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–23:00, Friday 11:00–1:00, Saturday 12:00–1:00, Sunday 12:00–23:00.
Mid-Range Fare
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
  • 130 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–23:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–00:00, Sunday 17:30–22:00.
Mid-Range Fare
  • 105 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:30–22:00, Friday 11:30–23:00, Saturday 12:00–23:00, Sunday 12:00–22:00.
Mid-Range Fare
  • 638 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–23:00, Friday 12:00–24:30, Saturday 12:00–24:00.
Cheap Eats
La Sandwicherie Brickell
  • 34 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
  • Open Sunday–Wednesday 9:00–5:00, Thursday–Saturday 9:00–6:00.
Upscale Dining
  • 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–15:00 and 18:00–00:00, Saturday 12:00–14:00 and 18:00–00:00, Sunday 11:30–14:30 and 18:00–23:00.
Upscale Dining
DB Bistro Moderne
  • 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–23:00, Saturday–Sunday 18:00–24:00.
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