USA Holiday Destinations
A great destination with hip hotels, innovative cuisine, unstoppable night-life and unparalleled weather. No wonder Miami is referred to as The Sun and Fun Capital of the World. Miami is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States offering a mix of cultures that compliment this colourful and very tropical city. It is unlike other US cities as it is open planned, with neighbourhoods connected by bridges and open causeways, spanning for miles and miles. Miami has an endless number of famous attractions and few nice places to shop. Also, dinning, sporting, cultural, and recreational activities to keep you entertained during your holidays.
Read a recent blog from Kathleen who traved from Miami's Eveglades to Orlando
The Miami area offers great beaches, world class shopping and incredible malls. You will find Miami teeming with Latin atmosphere from the lively streets of Little Havana to the new sophistication of downtown Miami. Miami has an endless number of sporting, cultural, and recreational activities to keep you entertained during your holidays. Plus, there are excellent shopping and nightlife activities that include ballet, theatre, and opera (as well as all the celebrity-saturated hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs that have helped to make Miami so famous).
Miami is home to a diverse array of outdoor activities, lush tropical parks, and many family attractions. Explore Biscayne National Park for picnicking, kayaking, scuba diving, walking trails, fishing, camping and much more. Also, visit the Everglades National Park. This expansive ecosystem is the third largest national park in U.S. Obviously, this Miami attraction is like no other in the world and offers endless sites. One of the park’s major draws is its impressive array of rare and endangered species such as the American Crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian Manatee. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a Miami attraction for the flora and fauna. This magnificent assortment of tropical plants, a National Palm Collection, cycads, flowering trees, vines, and fruit trees is a stimulating outdoor abundance. Another great attraction, the Fruit & Spice Park is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the US. It hosts more than 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. This incredible Miami attraction must be seen to be believed.
If you are looking for more wild adventures try Cooperstown Airboat Rides and Restaurants. Their always professional guides will lead you on a boat tour through Hardwood Hammock to see national wildlife in its native Everglades environment. After this fascinating and educational Miami tour through the Hardwood Hammock and beyond, relax and taste some down-home, Everglades-style cooking at the Coopertown Restaurant. You’ll enjoy such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more. Another must see attraction is Edverglades Safari Park. It features a professional tour guide will narrate your thrilling airboat ride as you glide through this jungle of wilderness: the legendary Florida Everglades. Recognised as the most unique ecosystem, tour guides will lead you through this natural wonder where you’ll encounter lush vegetation and tranquillity. You’ll also see alligators, native flora and fauna, as well as other exotic wildlife.
Check some amazing videos of Miami below:
It's so Miami Eat Like a Local : Culinary insider, Jackie Gutierrez Jones, takes you on a personal food tour of her hometown.
Other most popular Attractions in Miami:
Captain Jimmy's Fiesta Cruises, Grapeland Water Park, Island Queen Cruises Inc., Miccosukee Indian Village, Ocean Force Adventures,Thriller Miami.
Key West Bike Adventure, Day Bike Rental and Multi- Three Day Bike Rental, Art Deco South Beach Bike Tour, Miami River Segway Tour, Art Deco South Beach Segway Tour.
Miami is well known for ethnic diversity and the dining choices. From fine steaks to authentic Cuban specialties, you'll find it somewhere in town. If you find yourself in South Florida during stone crab season (October 15th - May 15th), a stop at Joe's Stone Crabs on South Beach is absolutely mandatory! This former lunch counter opened in 1913 and claims to be the original discoverer of the delicious stone crab. Another great place to dine is Capital Grille. Ranked by the Zagat's survey as one of the top ten steakhouses, the Capital Grille offers delicious steaks and a celebrated wine list to discerning patrons. They're located in the heart of downtown right near the Brickell Bridge. Also, The Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscaine, Ph 305/361-38 18) offers fresh seafood including a wonderful view of Miami. If you want to try the up to date US kitchen creations, plan a stop at the Pacific Time (915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Ph 305/534-59 79).
Miami is well known for its fabulous variety when it comes to shopping. Located right on the water in downtown Miami, Bayside Marketplace offers a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Lincoln Road Mall also has many stores, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Seven blocks of this ten-block mall are closed to auto traffic. The Dolphin Mall, located just west of Miami International Airport, offers shoppers over 200 restaurants and stores. Miracle Mile in Coral Gables is one of the Miami area's most exclusive shopping locations. It hosts over 170 upscale shops and 40 gourmet restaurants, all within walking distance of each other.
Miami Beach doesn't disappoint as well.. Sexy South Beach is a shopper's paradise. Soak up the sun and atmosphere of Ocean Drive, then stroll over to Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue, Española Way or Lincoln Road for one-of-a-kind fashions and accessories.When the sun sets, your bags will be filled with the perfect ensemble for hitting the hot nightclubs and elegant eateries of Miami Beach. And fashionistas will love annual fashion shows like Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim and Salon Allure and SwimShow where international designers show off their latest creations from haute couture to hot bikinis. Bal Harbour Shops is probably the best place for luxurious brands in Miami.
It is tropically warm from May until October. From December to April the weather in Miami is dry and clear. As there is no real winter in South Florida it is always the right time to go there and feel the summer.
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