Miami’s fabulous tropical climate gives you year-round blue skies and
After dark, the club scene brings the already energetic city to even
more vibrant life.
Museums, music and festivals, plus beaches, equals an irresistible
Language: The language spoken in
Miami is English.
Currency: The currency used in Miami
is the American Dollar ($).
Local time: Miami is 5 hours behind
Fly to: Miami International Airport
(MIA), which is 7 miles northwest of downtown Miami.
Flight time from UK: 9
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Temperatures: A mild average of 20°C
in January, and up to 33°C July-September.
Best time to visit Miami: Between May
and December, when you’re promised less crowded beaches for sunbathing, warm seas for swimming,
and balmy temperatures in the mid to high 20°Cs.
Miami’s weather is generally warm all year round (with only the odd cold
snap), thanks to its subtropical climate. Watch out for the daily light shower, but that’ll
only last the time it takes to continue leisurely eating your ice cream.
Golf carts Zip around in a hired golf
cart and enjoy the sea breeze in your hair.
SWOOP These taxis aren’t like the
regular ones – they’re golf carts, and free to use. Pre-book for journeys in the South Beach
By bus Within the Miami Beach area
the bus connections are good; it’s easy to get to downtown Miami.
By car Hire a car for getting around
other parts of Miami, especially from South Beach.
By rail Miami Metrorail and Metro
Mover systems are great for getting around.
Parties Practise those salsa moves -
between the Pride celebrations in April, Latin Carnaval in March and the Caribbean Carnival in
October, Miami rocks with the party spirit it’s famed for.
Culture Music lovers are spoiled for
choice, from the Miami Beach Jazz Festival in November to the Ultra Music Festival in March.
Literary stars descend every November for the International Book Fair, and the art scene bursts
into life come December for Art Basel. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival and the Miami
International Boat Show are also other popular events.
Sports The Sony Open takes over the
courts in March, while November brings NASCAR’s Ford Championship to Miami for the speedway
fans. The Doral Golf Classic is a great event for golf enthusiasts.