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Miami Holidays 2014

Miami is best for...

Sun-seekers

Miami’s fabulous tropical climate gives you year-round blue skies and sunshine.

Night owls

After dark, the club scene brings the already energetic city to even more vibrant life.

Culture lovers

Museums, music and festivals, plus beaches, equals an irresistible combination.

Fast Facts

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 GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Miami International Airport (MIA), which is 7 miles northwest of downtown Miami.

Flight time from UK: 9 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Miami tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Miami.

Weather & Climate

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.

Getting Around

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 area.

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.

Events

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.

Holidays in Miami

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Sun-kissed Miami, Florida is one of the USA’s great beach destinations. Here is the perfect backdrop to a metropolis that pulses with the rhythms of its diverse population: year-round sunshine, top-ranked beaches, and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay. Boasting Art Deco architecture and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, plus renowned nightlife and world-class dining, Miami draws an eclectic mix of visitors, from celebrities to families seeking fun in the sun.

A man-made island off the Miami mainland, Miami Beach was purposely created to be a glamorous winter getaway. To the north you’ll find Miami Beach itself, where you can take in panoramic views of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean while on its lovely soft sands. At the southern tip of the island is the famous South Beach (and its nightlife), not to mention the Art Deco hotels of Ocean Drive. Hotels in Miami place you near shopping destinations like Collins Avenue; Miami’s world-class boutiques, stores, restaurants and galleries are waiting to be explored.

South Beach

Nicknamed the ‘American Riviera’, lively South Beach draws you in with its beautiful white sands and historic, iconic buildings – if you’re not already, you’ll definitely go home an architecture buff. Hang out on Lincoln Road, sipping cafecito (strong and sweet espresso) and watching the beautiful people stroll by.

Ocean Drive

This iconic street in the South Beach neighbourhood is the heart of the Art Deco District. A silent star of countless movies and music videos, come here to see and be seen at the clubs, bars, restaurants and shops – it’s 24-hour living at its best.

Miami Beach

Set in the middle of the island is the more residential Miami Beach. Here you can take romantic strolls along the boardwalk, or tee off on the local golf course; if you’re after a peaceful and laid-back holiday, relaxed Miami Beach is the perfect place.



Recommended offers in Miami

Miami

Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
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4 nights

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Miami

Hotel Urbano
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5 nights

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Fashionhaus Hotel at South Beach
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