Rising above the aquamarine seas of Southern Florida, Miami is a unique oceanfront city with a decidedly cosmopolitan character. While the white sand and crashing waves of Miami Beach are the city's most famous assets, Miami has something for everyone. If you want to spend your days gliding across the ocean on a sailboat or skimming over Biscayne Bay on a jet ski, Miami tour companies can hook you up with every imaginable adventure sport. If you'd rather soak up the glamorous life, head to the famous Lincoln Road Mall for some shopping or check into one of Miami's famous spas for some serious pampering. Artists and art collectors won't want to miss the city's top-notch museums, while nature-lovers will find a paradise in the many nature reserves dedicated to South Florida's unique botanicals.
With a huge Latin influence and famously lively nightlife, there's always something happening in this sunny town. Miami is home to some of the most important arts and fashion festivals in the United States, ongoing music events, and top-rated restaurants. Along Miami Beach, the famous strip of South Beach is home to the world's hippest clubs.
A trip to Miami wouldn't be complete without visiting:
-Miami Beach: Miles and miles of white sand and turquoise water
-Coconut Grove: Miami's artsy district and a great place to stroll or shop
-Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens: An impressive tropical plant botanical preserve
-Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: A nearby nature preserve, perfect for watching the sunset over the Atlantic
-MOCA: Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art
-Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: A huge museum housed in the former villa of industrialist and art collector, James Deering
For a fabulous Miami-style getaway, you can rent a magnificent villa with ocean views, patios, and a pool. If you are looking for a more laid-back vibe, Coral Gables is the perfect place to seek out a luxury apartment rental or beach house in South Miami, where you can have a little bit of paradise to yourself. Near the famous Biltmore Hotel, beautiful Coral Gables is one of the city's most famous and attractive districts. While you're there, check out the Venetian Pool, an enormous swimming pool and one of Miami's most unusual attractions. On the opposite end of town, snagging a beach vacation rental, a Florida beach condo, or a cabin for the family in North Miami Beach will put you close to some of the region's natural attractions. Whether you are looking for all-out luxury or a fun beach vacation on the cheap, you can find discounts with short-term or weekly rentals in Miami.
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