The modern, beachfront city of Miami has a strong Latin vibe thanks to its large Hispanic population, and is a bright, colourful city that’s friendly and welcoming. If you’re planning a Florida holiday in 2016 0r 2018, then a trip to this laidback city is essential. Whether you want to soak up some culture at art galleries and museums, laze on the sandy beaches, or party until the small hours, there’s something for everyone.
Kids love the sunny city of Miami, and while it’s not the first destination you might consider for a family friendly break, it’s actually a great place to bring young travellers. Many hotels now offer family friendly amenities such as activities and games, and some offer childcare for when you need a night out. During the day you could take them to the Miami Seaquarium, which has Orca whale and dolphin shows, as well as lots of exotic sea creatures on display.
Zoo Miami is the only tropical zoo in the USA, and covers 750 acres of land covered in palm trees and colourful plants. As you wander around, you’ll be able to spot creatures from zebras to flamingos, and can enjoy kid-friendly rides and playparks along the way.
Jungle Island is also a great attraction for animal lovers, and is set on an island just off the coast of Miami. Here you’ll see animals of all sizes in a natural habitat, and can get up close with monkeys, kangaroos, and exotic reptiles, and can enjoy a more interactive experience.
Miami Children’s Museum is also a great indoor destination if you get caught in the rain, with colourful exhibits about science and the world around us, suitable for the youngest of visitors.
Cultural AttractionsMiami has become the unofficial capital of culture for Florida, and hosts many of the state’s biggest art galleries and museums. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an Italian style villa built in the 1910s and 1920s which has been converted into a beautiful museum full of antiques and art from the early 20th century. You can also stroll around the well-manicured gardens which feature statues, vases, and fountains, and enjoy the views over the sea.
If you prefer more contemporary art works, then head for Pérez Art Museum Miami, which is part of a larger cultural centre. From the pleasant outdoor seating areas surrounded by trees, to the huge galleries full of colourful artworks from around the world, it’s a great place to stroll around for a couple of hours and enjoy the laidback atmosphere. If you book a Miami holiday in 2018 you will enjoy the upcoming calendar of events, from art exhibitions to live performance.
Nights OutThe city of Miami is famed for its nightlife, and whether you enjoy partying until the small hours, or watching a show, there’s always something to do. Venues such as the American Airlines Arena often have gigs from big name music acts around the world, while smaller venues such as the historic Olympia Theater host musicals, movie screenings, and other shows.
If you’re looking for bars and nightclubs, then you really are spoilt for choice. From chic rooftop bars, to huge, packed clubs, there’s something for everyone. South Beach is the main destination for clubbers who’ll enjoy Icon, a huge LED lit club famous for playing dance music until the small hours, and celebrity haunt Rockwell, which has different music each night.
Whether you want a holiday that’s laidback and relaxed, or want to explore the fascinating city of Miami, there’s plenty to do whatever your tastes. Miami attracts all sorts of visitors, from families to groups of friends, and you’ll never run out of things to do in this beautiful city.