Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Made legendary during the whimsical Art Deco era, and again when Crockett and Tubbs of “Miami Vice” thrilled us as they raced across our mysterious streets, Miami has evolved into the world’s premier playground – so much more than it ever was before. Officially called Greater Miami and the Beaches, our destination offers a fascinating blend of cutting edge of urban chic and Old World Florida, its tropical beauty calling to Ponce de Leon like a siren in 1513.

Great year-round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are the backdrops for a cosmopolitan metropolis, pulsing with the rhythms of its diverse population. Boasting a now “grown up” yet playful arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife scene and world-class dining and entertainment, Miami invites an eclectic mix of visitors to come out and play — from celebrities to families seeking fun in the sun.

Glorious weather has always been the main attraction, with yearly temperatures in Miami averaging 76°F. Sun-kissed days feature bluer than blue skies, dotted with surreal cotton candy clouds. Gentle breezes keep things cool throughout the day, while sultry temperatures heat up clear “Moon over Miami” evenings.

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Located a few degrees above the Tropic of Cancer, Miami comprises a network of barrier islands, coral rock and mangrove swamps, connected by manmade additions of soaring bridges and causeways with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. Miles and miles of white sand beaches with sultry Caribbean blue ocean waves hug the coastline. To the south and west, Everglades National Park, the third largest in the U.S. National Park System, is a unique 1.5 million-acre eco-system of sawgrass prairies, mangrove swamps, subtropical jungle and the warm waters of Florida Bay. Nearby, the primarily underwater Biscayne National Park is teeming with sea life and plants, and features living coral reefs as well as the longest stretch of mangrove forest left on Florida’s east coast within its 173,000 acres.

With an unparalleled mix of ethnic and cultural groups spread throughout the sprawling city (more than 100 languages are spoken here), Miami offers a live and let live philosophy — an essential attitude in a large city with so many different points of view. Visitors instantly pick up on the local laid-back mood; and stress melts away upon arrival at the newly revamped Miami International Airport, a short drive to most major destinations and an inspiring collection of hotels, from casual and chic boutiques to the world’s leading luxury properties. A meandering collection of more than 35 distinct municipalities spread out over 2,000 square miles, Miami is home to over 2 million people, many of whom came here to play and never went home. Some areas, like South Beach’s Art Deco District, are internationally renowned, while other less-heralded burgs like Coral Gables, Little Havana and Coconut Grove are hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered by intrepid explorers.

Beaches in Miami

Once in South Beach, the Art Deco District pulls you in with an imaginative collection of more than 800 architecturally protected buildings from the 1930s and 1940s — the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world. Anointed the “American Riviera,” South Beach is crowned by Ocean Drive, a worldwide catwalk of see-and-be-seen boutique hotels with models, alfresco cafés, bikini-clad in-line skaters and beaches packed with beautiful young sun seekers.
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Metropolitan Miami

Downtown Miami: Downtown Miami is a hub for international business and finance, with soaring office towers and ultra-modern condominiums lining Brickell Avenue. Culture vultures young and young-at-heart flock to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, Florida’s largest performing arts center, a symbol that Miami has firmly established itself as a sophisticated arts destination.
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Biscayne Bay, Miami

Key Biscayne: This secluded paradise is just a few miles from downtown yet worlds apart, with miles of hiking and biking trails, boating and water sports, beaches that continually rank in the top ten, top-notch tennis and golf facilities and upscale resort properties. It is home to Miami Seaquarium, which features the Dolphin Harbour which includes the Dolphin Odyssey and Dolphin Encounter programs.
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Miami’s Natural Wonders

With a year-round mild climate and unrivaled water access, Miami is the perfect international destination for families that like to spend their time enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s lounging on one of Key Biscayne’s family-friendly beaches, snorkeling in Biscayne National Park or canoeing through the Everglades National Park, visitors can escape artificial theme parks and get real in a wonder-filled natural paradise.
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Miami`s Family Attractions

Families who want to play with a mix of history and education will find many unique attractions in Miami. Jungle Island, located on the scenic MacArthur Causeway overlooking the Port of Miami between mainland Miami and Miami Beach, is a 18.6-acre tropical island theme park that is home to more than 3,000 exotic animals and 500 species of plants.
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Shopping in Miami

In recent years Greater Miami and the Beaches has become one of the most fashion-forward destinations in the world, flaunting a red-hot shopping scene that’s a regular stop on every fashionista’s circuit. Miami’s shopping scene has changed dramatically from the days when a bag of grapefruit and a Greetings from Miami Beach snow globe were typical tourist purchases. Today Miami offers a treasure of trendsetting items
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Miami`s Hidden Gem Attractions

As visitors check off the items on their Miami “must do” list, it is easy to find the road less traveled, even in the midst of some of the city’s most popular destinations. Deep in the heart of bustling Coconut Grove, the Barnacle Historic State Park houses the oldest home in its original location in Miami, designed and built by Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Miami’s early pioneers. Here in this peaceful spot overlooking Biscayne Bay, one can imagine life in South Florida’s nascent days, before any roads had been built.
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Tours of Miami

Miami Duck Tours offer a decidedly unique way to explore Miami by land and sea. As you glide through downtown Miami and South Beach aboard “vesicles” that look like ducks on wheels, your guide quacks on about landmarks and encourages you to interact with the locals. Next thing you know you are cruising into Biscayne Bay, passing celebrity mansions from the water. Experience Miami GoCar Tours, the worlds first GPS-Guided, Storytelling Cars and zip all over town while this little yellow car takes you on a GPS-guided tour. Your talking GoCar navigates and shows you the way – but that’s not all..
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