Overview Miami

Visiting Miami

Located on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, Miami is home to an exuberant nightlife, glistening beaches, and a diverse population that make it a favorite travel destination for thrill seekers, night crawlers, and beach bums alike. Those in search of cultural stimulation have come to the right place. More than half of Miami’s residents are foreign born, and this city is as close as you can get to Cuba and the Caribbean without leaving the Unites States. The result? Bustling cultural enclaves like Little Haiti and Little Havana where Creole and Spanish are the common tongues and reasonably priced ethnic foods are the delicious norm. One of Miami’s biggest draws are the bikini-lined shores where tanning regulars congregate. With white sands, warm waters, and infinite people-watching potential, Miami Beach is often considered one of the world’s top notch spots to catch some rays. Places like ... Read More Located on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, Miami is home to an exuberant nightlife, glistening beaches, and a diverse population that make it a favorite travel destination for thrill seekers, night crawlers, and beach bums alike. Those in search of cultural stimulation have come to the right place. More than half of Miami’s residents are foreign born, and this city is as close as you can get to Cuba and the Caribbean without leaving the Unites States. The result? Bustling cultural enclaves like Little Haiti and Little Havana where Creole and Spanish are the common tongues and reasonably priced ethnic foods are the delicious norm. One of Miami’s biggest draws are the bikini-lined shores where tanning regulars congregate. With white sands, warm waters, and infinite people-watching potential, Miami Beach is often considered one of the world’s top notch spots to catch some rays. Places like Biscayne National Park let water babies take advantage of Miami’s salty surroundings with diving, snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours. With established centers like the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and The Miami Art Museum as well as burgeoning areas like that of the Wynwood Arts District, the art scene in Miami is not to be missed. Neither are the slew of restaurants and shopping hubs that pepper the city. So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who have had their share of tan lines and Cuban café. See you on the beach.    Close

Stories and Tips Miami

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Coral Gables

Written by Joy S on 22 Jun, 2011

This part of Miami is famous for its wide boulevards lined with magnificient Mediterranean style mansions, coral rock pool, graceful fountains, tropical gardens, quaint shops and charming restaurants.It is a very wealthy and luxurious area with a strong emphasis on conformity. The houses are…Read More


Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 21 Jun, 2011

* Hurricane season is June to November. Ideal weather conditions exist between December and May with average temperatures ranging from 16 to 30 degrees centigrade and not much rainfall. Summer tends to be hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms. August is the…Read More


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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 21 Jun, 2011

Sunny Florida skies, buzzing nightlife, the rhythm of Cuban culture and celebrity drenched South Beach - this is Miami.Miami has a hedonistic reputation. There are lots of nightclubs, blaring Latino beats and steamy weather with plenty of neon swimsuits. Look beyond all this…Read More


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Miami Overview

Written by RoBoNC on 24 Sep, 2009

Miami is the 2nd largest city in Florida after Jacksonville with over 400,000 residents. When it is combined with other cities such as Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, the metro population is 5.4 million people, making it the 7th largest metro area in…Read More


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Landing on a Travel Hub

Written by SeenThat on 04 Jun, 2008

Few things compare to the excitement of landing in a truly (for the traveler) unknown place without making any preparations. Would I find an hotel before sunset? Is the place dangerous? Is the local food acceptable? Will the locals speak a known language? Are there…Read More


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Delano Hotel South Beach, Miami

Written by jenandfrank on 04 May, 2005

Delano Hotel South Beach – 1685 Collins Ave, South Beach, Miami. 800-555-5001, www.ianschragerhotels.com Once known as the place to stay in South Beach it has recently lost that status. With the new construction of the Ritz Carlton and the renovation of the Shore Club…Read More


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The Quiet Key West

Written by deeMunk on 03 Apr, 2005

Key West is about 160 miles from Miami along US Route 1 and is the southernmost tip of the U.S. With traffic and an average speed limit of about 40 miles/hour, though, the drive to Key West from Miami takes around 4 hours or more.…Read More


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Spa at Doral

Written by Whiterabbit79 on 09 Jun, 2006

While staying at the Doral Spa & Resort, I took part of the Doral Your Way Package. If you would like to check out what services are included, just check out the Doral's main website. As for the services I took part of, all of…Read More


Standing On The Edge Of The World, Part 1

Written by Desiree Koh on 11 Mar, 2001

Some travelers who have seen the world and have begun to tire of the spring in Paris/summer in Maine/fall in Hong Kong/winter in Zurich scene, lament on their failures at achieving the Impossible Dream -- exploring so much of the world, that you feel like…Read More


Standing on the Edge of the World, Part 2

Written by Desiree Koh on 13 Mar, 2001

THE UPPER KEYS In Miami, we were walking a fine line between reality and tourist fantasy; in the Keys, that's where we really teetered on the edge of the world, and here's why: The Seven-Mile Bridge. The Keys are a string of islands, like scattered pearls,…Read More


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