Miami Florida Holidays
Holidays to Miami
Miami lies on the south east coast of Florida and is a hugely popular place to go on holiday. It has a distinct Latin feel thanks to the Cuban, Central and South American influences, making it a fascinating destination.
If you're looking for a beach holiday and city adventures combined then Miami could be your perfect choice. With hundreds of attractions for all the family, miles of soft sand and shopping and nighttime entertainment to suit all tastes, a holiday to Miami is an ideal option for many holidaymakers.
What are the beaches like in Miami?
Year-round sunshine, white sand and warm blue sea make Miami beaches among the best in America. South Beach is the most popular along the coast and so can be busy at weekends. Public facilities are readily available and lots of restaurants and cafes line the beaches, providing somewhere to while away the hours if you've had enough sun for one day.
Hollywood Beach, found in North Miami Beach is another popular choice due to its boardwalk lined with shops and restaurants.
Culture & history in Miami
Miami has a strong mix of international cultural influences including Cuban and Haitian; this can be seen especially in areas like Little Havana.
The Art Deco architecture of South Beach is a designated National Historic District. Local residents have restored many of the pastel coloured buildings to their former 1930s and 40s style.
In North Miami Beach you'll find a 12th century Spanish monastery and further afield the Biscayne National Park.
Nightlife in Miami
South Beach has a huge variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It tends to be classed as more of a 'couples and singles' crowd than for families.
Throughout Miami there are quieter areas with restaurants as well as ballets, music concerts and casinos for those who don't want the party atmosphere of South Beach on their Miami holiday.
Eating Out in Miami
Thanks to its diverse cultural mix of inhabitants, a holiday to Miami boasts a wide variety of dining options. From Cuban to Indian and French to Brazilian the choice is pretty much endless. The unique blend of American, Latin and Caribbean influences has even gained its own cuisine name - Floribbean.
Seafood is in abundance and flavour is key to Miami residents. So expect lots of options and lots of taste!
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