Often, it's the people of a city that make it unique. In this part of Southeast Florida, you'll find 400,000 of them.
Florida's capital, Tallahassee, is 410 miles away from Miami, while Biscayne National Park lies 20 miles away.
Not sure where the best place is to start your adventures in this fascinating travel destination? The PortMiami and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens would be the obvious choice.
If you're holidaying with the entire family, outings to the Tower Theatre and Grapeland Water Park will no doubt put smiles on everyone's faces! If that isn't enough to wear the young ones out, why not make the trip to Everglades Alligator Farm and the Miami Children's Museum as well?
Press your hand up against the glass and watch the different underwater creatures go about their daily business at Miami Seaquarium.
Acquaint yourself with the animals, big and small, that call the Zoo Miami and the Jungle Island home. You can also learn about the world of our furry and feathered friends at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and the Monkey Jungle.
Watch fearless drivers fly around the track at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Afterwards, if you haven't yet scratched the itch, follow the oil fumes to the Miami Exotic Auto Racing.
There's nothing like a night out at a casino to kick start the festive spirit! Take on the baccarat dealer and watch the high-stakes gamblers or simply walk around and soak up the sights at the Magic City Casino and the Miccosukee Casino. The Casino at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and Aquasino are also highly recommended.
This area takes its plant collecting seriously, so there are plenty of places where you can go and see botanic specimens from both local and international environments. A wander through the beautiful gardens at the Pinecrest Gardens and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a must. For those who are more dedicated, the Kampong and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden also have some incredible displays.
From tossing a ball around to simply chilling out on the grass, there are plenty of reasons to head to a green spot like Biscayne National Park or Oleta River State Park. You can also sit down with your favourite read and watch life go by at Tropical Park and Bayfront Park.
It doesn't matter if you want to know the best cafe or where to venture after dark, you'll find the help you need at Art Deco Welcome Centre or Shark Valley Visitor Centre. Ernest F. Coe Visitor Centre and LGBT Visitor Centre Miami Beach are two more excellent places to get the inside scoop on things to see and do around town.
Find some peace of mind and see if you can spot the colourful birdlife at Bear Cut, a picturesque natural waterway.
If the ocean beckons, grab your shades and spend some time at Lummus Park Beach or Surfside Beach. You can also enjoy a leisurely walk along Crandon Park and Indian Beach Park.
Miami has a number of natural reserves, such as Flamingo Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. For those who haven't quite had their fix, Barnacle State Historic Park and Old Cutler Trail are a couple more worth checking out.
Interesting displays are waiting to be seen at the Frost Art Museum and Patricia And Phillip Frost Museum Of Science. They're calm sites to unwind or escape a rainy day. Want more? Also go to the Perez Art Museum Miami and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The awesome scientific gizmos and gadgets on exhibition at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science could keep you stimulated for days on end. To get stuck straight into the most impressive stuff, you might like to check out if there are any upcoming guided tours.
Nowadays you don't need to travel the globe to experience the many wonders of the natural world. You can stop into places like the Jewish Museum of Florida and the Haitian Heritage Museum instead, where an incredible variety of weird and wonderful objects and specimens are concentrated all in the one place.
Whatever style of art floats your boat, there's a chance you'll find it in Miami. Why not start your day of gallery hopping at the Bass Museum of Art and the World Erotic Art Museum? If you're feeling inspired, also feast your eyes at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and the Wolfsonian Museum.
Learn about the influence that Miami's past people and events had on the country, and sometimes the world, at the Coral Gables Museum and the HistoryMiami. The Historical Museum of South Florida and the Sanford L Ziff Jewish Museum are also worth a trip for an even greater insight into yesteryear.
Travel back in time by visiting the University of Miami and Freedom Tower. They're excellent places to get a real sense of Miami's history. If you're still looking for more, the Holocaust Memorial and the Deering Estate at Cutler should be next on the list.
Make sure you take a few minutes to wander around Brickell Ave Bridge. This timeless structure has proudly stretched over the water for what seems like an eternity, adding a bit of old world atmosphere to Miami.
Get your fill of both spirituality and history at Ancient Spanish Monastery and Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux. Our Lady of Charity National Shrine and Life Pointe Church also interest lots of spiritually curious travellers.
You'll probably think there's nothing left to do after exploring Miami's most impressive attractions, but don't check in for that flight home just yet. There are still plenty of surprises left. Why not spend time at the La Gorce Country Club and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Centre? The Miccosukee Golf and Country Club and the Hialeah Racetrack also promise a great day out.
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We booked this for the closeness to airport after arriving at Miami from UK as we had two flights that day and didn't want to pick up our rental car until the following day. It was difficult to find at first but airport staff helped us. It's right in the middle of a check in area so we were surprised ...
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Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Collins ...
Location is perfect, 2 min walk to South Beach and on Collins Avenue for the shops and restaurants. Hotel was much bigger than we thought and even though we had a city view rather than beach view the view over Miami was really nice and it was an extra bonus having a balcony which I havent found much ...
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Our customers tell us they enjoy Newport Beachside Resort's beach location. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Oleta River State Park. Features ...
The hotel met all our expectations. Nice rooms, lobby, restaurants, beach and pool. Rooms cleaned every day and towels changed daily. All staff very polite and helpful. Good value for money. Great location too, but need to rent a car if you want to explore Miami. Thanks for the great stay.
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Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the quiet rooms at Eden Roc Miami Beach. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Miami Beach Boardwalk. ...
Visited this hotel for 3 days in September as part of our month long honeymoon. Arrived early at this hotel after flight from Washington - Room wasn't quite ready when we got to hotel but we were given some 6 free drinks vouchers, so we headed straight for bar (cocktails we approx $14 so the vouchers ...
Eden Roc Miami Beach€166Eden Roc Miami Beach€166
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Our customers tell us they enjoy Pullman Miami Airport's good location. During your stay, you'll be close to Miracle Mile. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public ...
The hotel is in a great location although close to Miami International airport (5 mins on hotel shuttle bus) the rooms are soundproof and quite, excellent for overnight travelling when on business. cannot fault anything will stay again!
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24 Nov-25 Nov
The spacious rooms at 1 Hotel South Beach get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Free ...
1 hotel is the place to stay in Miami. It's gorgeously presented (think w hotel but better). Room sizes are fab which is not the norm in Miami beach. Ten minute walk to all the action.
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Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Regency Hotel Miami's central location. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Magic City Casino. ...
Ideal spot and at a good price via discount site. Free shuttle to and from Miami airport. Shuttle to Port costs $10 per person but does not pick up from there. Best deal is with Uber. Nice bar area just off the lobby with a limited but nice choice of food at very good prices and also has a drinks ...
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