The indisputable gem of the highly coveted southern Florida coast, Miami is one of the most vibrant urban destinations in America.
The “Magic City” is blessed with miles of stunning coastline edging the warm waters just shy of the Atlantic’s tropical zone. Yes – everything here starts at the beach. But between the strong Latino cultural influence and Miami’s legendary nightlife, something is always going on here all day and well into the evening. The foodie scene alone is astonishing. And there’s plenty of entertainment, from music to museums to major league sports franchises.
Miami proper is home to about a half-million people, while the overall metro area swells to over 6 million strong. Watersports are a major allure by day. Nightclubbing rules the night. In between, there are wonderful attractions – from a fan-boat tour of the Everglades to art galleries to vibrant Cuban festivals throughout the year. Colorful neighborhoods abound here: Little Havana, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Wynwood and the Miami Design District. A great scenic drive through the Florida Keys will give you an unforgettable seaside view from your car. Drive north a little while and you’ll arrive in the famous party town of Fort Lauderdale.