Greater Miami is a rare destination where the cutting edge of urban chic co-exists with the beauty and splendour of a tropical paradise. Great year-round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are the backdrop for a cosmopolitan metropolis, pulsing with the rhythms of its diverse population. Boasting a vibrant arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife and world-class dining, Miami draws an eclectic mix of visitors from sizzling celebrities to frolicking families seeking fun in the sun.
Where locals go to relax
A historic landmark carved out of coral rock, the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables features caves, stone bridges and waterfalls.
Put these events on your calendar
The world-renowned Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the United States, is held each December.
Want to stay up late?
Famous for its trendy restaurants and sizzling nightclubs, South Beach offers a nightspot to suit all tastes: options include great reggae, jazz, pop, merengue and salsa venues, to name but a few.
- Devoted to the decorative, design and architectural arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU contains nearly 50,000 objets d’art and rare books from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a Renaissance-style bay-front villa, houses a priceless collection of 15th-to-19th-century furnishings and decorative arts. Outside are 10 acres of formal gardens, graced by several ornate fountains.
Your child will always remember...
At Jungle Island, you'll encounter exotic animals and birds from all over the world in a natural habitat—such as Hank, a 20-foot-long, 2,000-pound crocosaurus, a liger (he's half lion, half tiger) and twin orangutans, Peanut and Pumpkin.
- Lincoln Road Shopping District in South Beach is home to a myriad of performing arts organisations, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants
- Bal Harbour Shops contains specialty boutiques and restaurants in a tropical-garden setting. Browse through Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue
- The Mediterranean-style Village of Merrick Park has an attractive garden setting, highlighted by Neiman Marcus and the first Nordstrom department store in Miami, along with 115 other retailers and a variety of upmarket restaurants
- One of the area's oldest neighbourhoods, Coconut Grove charms visitors with an elegant, old-fashioned village ambiance. In the heart of 'The Grove' is CocoWalk, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
Whether you prefer the excitement of jet-skiing and diving, the challenge of deep-sea fishing or would rather take it easier in a kayak or canoe, Miami has a water sport for you.
Trip Ideas Near Miami
Official Miami Travel Site
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau