Miami has long been one of USA’s favourite holiday destinations, especially in the winter months, as the city stays consistently warm; although it has been known to have the occasional cool snap. With some of the best beaches in the country, impressive Art Deco landmarks, world-class cultural sights, stunning coral reefs and aquatic life of Biscayne Bay, there's no shortage of exciting places to visit during your Miami holiday. Whether you’re a beach lover or here with the family, holidays here have it all.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.
Things to do
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.
Miami Beach is where you’ll find the majority of Miami’s sandy shore locations. The manmade island was created to be a glamorous holiday retreat, with art deco hotels, bustling nightlife and world famous beaches. Enjoy the long stretch of soft sand, decorated with a string of palm trees along the promenade of Miami’s South Beach. Recline on a sun lounger in the heat and enjoy the views of the glistening turquoise seas. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at water sports or join the locals and roller skate down the paved boardwalk. South beach has an upbeat atmosphere and great things to experience nearby like, golf, street performers and plenty of restaurants and bars.
Art Deco History
Miami’s oldest neighbourhood, Coconut Grove was founded in 1873, but most of the historic buildings can be found near South Beach in the Art Deco District. The area contains more than 800 buildings dating from the 1920s to the 1940s that were traditionally white with subtle pastel and gold trims. The buildings were only painted in their iconic bright colours in the 80s to grab the attention of tourists. Walk along the streets of Ocean Drive to enjoy the striking geometric architecture in all its glamour and elegance.
There is lots going on both day and night in Miami so you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes. After dark, the iconic South Beach comes alive with a fantastic club scene, infused by a range of music styles, from dancehall and reggae to house, rock and R&B. If you want to sample a delicious cocktail or have a relaxing glass of wine, head Downtown to one of the vibrant bars, jazz clubs or salsa venues. Enjoy live music and a range of delicious cuisine from a variety of themed restaurants.