Miami BeachUnited States of America

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Visit Miami Beach

It’s known for glamorous restaurants and designer boutiques, but this city also offers pristine beaches, fabulous old hotels and family-friendly activities.

Famous for sun, sand and surf, as well as its glittering nightlife and glamorous restaurants, Miami also offers a wide range of activities for families and nature trails to explore.

Start your holiday at one of Miami’s beaches to enjoy the warm waters and soft sand. Most of the action is at South Beach, but further north you can avoid the crowds and find some great spots for surfing.

For families, Surfside Beach is perfect, as it has a long, quiet stretch for children to play. Find yourself a comfy spot and relax or go for a dip. If you are looking for something more exciting, rent out a Jet Ski, go waterskiing, or grab a snorkel and check out the local marine life. Those who don’t mind going "au naturel" should make their way over to the nudist beach at Haulover Beach Park.

See how some of the locals live with a stroll around Bal Harbor Beach. Admire the landscaped gardens and pristine waters of one of the city’s more elegant areas.

Boutiques, restaurants and bars are plentiful, but many of the biggest and best are clustered around South Beach, which is the city’s social and cultural center. Here you can see a show, explore an art gallery, or dance the night away in a club.

Architecture lovers will notice the huge number of art deco buildings. Drop by the Art Deco Welcome Center for more information and to organize a tour of the city’s best districts.

Those with families should take a visit to Zoo Miami, one of the first free-range zoos in the country. Animals are grouped together based on their geographic territory, and animals that live peacefully together in the wild are placed in the same exhibit area. The Miami Seaquarium is another great family attraction with regular dolphins shows.

For a city with a reputation as a party destination, Miami also offers a lot for families and architecture and art lovers.

Where to stay in Miami Beach

South Beach
South Beach which includes landscape views, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

Known for Beaches, Culture, Sea

4.5/5(347 reviews)

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

Mid Beach
Mid Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
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Mid Beach

Known for Beaches, Sea, Skyscrapers

4/5(81 reviews)

Miami Beach Boardwalk and Indian Beach Park are just a few worthwhile attractions to visit in Mid Beach. Travellers also love the stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife and popular shops.

North Beach
North Beach, Florida, United States of America
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North Beach

Known for Beaches, Sea, Ports

4/5(35 reviews)

North Beach is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Surfside Beach and Bal Harbour Shops.

Bayshore
Bayshore, Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
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Bayshore

Known for Beaches, Family-friendly, Shopping

5/5(1 review)

Bayshore is known for its pristine beaches, and you can make a stop by Miami Beach Boardwalk and Miami Beach Golf Club while in the area.

Flamingo/Lummus
South Beach which includes a sandy beach, landscape views and swimming

Flamingo/Lummus

If you're spending some time in Flamingo/Lummus, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Art Deco Welcome Center are top sights worth seeing.

South of Fifth
South of Fifth, Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

South of Fifth

While visiting South of Fifth, you might make a stop by sights like Miami Beach Marina and Ocean Drive.

Top hotels in Miami Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
£210
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Indian Beach Park, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Mount ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8,098 reviews)

"Great location and food choices, and solid choice for Miami Beach!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
£226
per night
10 Dec-11 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk and Espanola Way and Washington ...

4.4/5Excellent! (4,610 reviews)

"The hotel is in a Great location. Private access to the beach with sun loungers and safety locks was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
£178
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Indian Beach Park and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Mount ...

4/5Very Good! (2,391 reviews)

"Did not like overpriced food and drink everywhere !! Loved all Else ."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Popular things to do in Miami Beach

PortMiami
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PortMiami

4/5(131 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Miami Beach with a trip to PortMiami. Amble around this vibrant area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

4/5(109 reviews)

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Jungle Island
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Jungle Island

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Play with tiger cubs and walk among free-flying exotic birds at this tropical zoo.

Lummus Park Beach
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Lummus Park Beach

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Lummus Park Beach, a popular beach in Miami Beach. Discover the area's lively bars and its acclaimed art galleries.

Ocean Drive
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Ocean Drive

4.5/5(203 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Ocean Drive, a popular green space in Miami Beach. Discover the area's lively bars and its acclaimed art galleries.

Miami Beach Boardwalk
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Miami Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(145 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Miami Beach Boardwalk, a favourite shopping spot in Miami Beach. Discover the lively bars and acclaimed art galleries in this walkable area.

Top activities in Miami Beach

Miami To The Max! & Everglades Tour in a Luxury Bus (Combo)
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Miami To The Max! & Everglades Tour in a Luxury Bus (Combo)

£58

Start Time:10 am (hotel pickups start at 9 am) End Time: 5:30 pm See The Best Places In One Day: Book now and get FREE Wi-Fi Charge your phone at your seat Store your luggage on the bus Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels 30-minute airboat tour in the Everglades Visit two National Parks on the same day FREE bottled water, sunscreen, maps, dining guide, kids safety ear muffs, and more As you can see, this is not an ordinary tour.

Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£19

Soak up the sun-drenched scenery and electric atmosphere of Miami aboard an open-air double-decker bus. At your own pace, cruise through downtown and take in the sights, hopping off whenever you'd like to roam the sands of South Beach and uncover vibrant neighborhoods like Little Havana.

Miami To The Max! The Top Sightseeing Tour In The City
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Miami To The Max! The Top Sightseeing Tour In The City

£35

Start Time:10 am (hotel pickups start at 9 am) End Time: 2 pm See The Best Places In 4-Hours: Book now and get FREE Wi-Fi Charge your phone at your seat Store your luggage on the bus Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels FREE bottled water, sunscreen, maps, dining guide, and more As you see, this is not an ordinary tour.

South Beach Food & Art Deco Walking Tour
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South Beach Food & Art Deco Walking Tour

£46

Join the top rated South Beach Food & Art Deco Walking Tour in Miami. Experience the Art Deco district with a passionate and enthusiastic local guide who will uncover the magical stories of this very unique neighborhood while tasting some of the best local comfort food found in the area.

Private Dolphin Cruise and Snorkeling Tour
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Private Dolphin Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

£440

Bring your sunglasses, towel, snacks, and other things you'd take to the beach. Arrive at the slip 15 minutes before departure time. Before heading out, your Captain will give a short safety briefing. Your drinks and snacks will be stowed in coolers with complimentary ice and bottled water.

Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink
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Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink

£22

Miami on the water will soothe you Smooth sailing Get up close to the celebrity homes Come boating with us! Get your celebrity fix on a relaxing cruise that takes you past the homes of silver screen stars and millionaires.

Reviews of Miami Beach

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 53.6764705882353%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.0735294117647%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.147058823529412%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.7352941176470589%
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1 - Terrible 0.36764705882352944%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Dec 2019

I had an amazing time in Miami. I definitely think I'll be back again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

Somewhere to experience, but on balance I preferred staying Downtown and dropping into Miami Beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Nov 2019

It has a great chilled out party vibe. Lots of great food around. Not cheap, but a fabulous experience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

Bars are expensive along the front. Drinks are much each in Bars in Collins Avenue or beyond.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Nov 2019

It’s a wonderful place, it you can visit, do it, you won’t be disappointed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Nov 2019

So much to do , catch an American football , baseball or basketball game, going to the Everglades and see and hold an alligator, or just visit the local malls and shop then hit the beach and relax .

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