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Miami BeachUnited States of America

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

Top hotels in Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is £342 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...

3.9/5Very Good! (4,490 reviews)

"Always a great time staying at the Fontainebleau. Never disappoints."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is £218 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miami Beach Boardwalk and 41st Street. Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,635 reviews)

"Good and clean we enjoyed our stay nice view on the beach and easy access to the beach and great pool"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Eden Roc Miami Beach
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
4.5 out of 5
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is £147 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive ...

3.8/5Good! (1,771 reviews)

"My stay at this hotel was excellent and the service, beach bar and hotel staff was friendly and attentive."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2021

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Miami Beach

Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
4 out of 5
1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is £199 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in South Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is in the historical district, just steps away from Lummus Park Beach and Art Deco Welcome Center. Lincoln ...

3.5/5Good! (489 reviews)

"This was my first time to Miami. I did my research and read many reviews as to where to stay, walking distance, beach access, etc. I stumbled upon this and reserved immediately and I am so glad I did. Unlike other hotels on the stripe, this one was very updated and had a wonderful kitchen and balcony. ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2020

Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2365 Pine Tree Dr, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Located in South Beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miami City Ballet, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Miami Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (1,731 reviews)

"Nice, quiet and clean. Slightly removed from the bustle of South Beach but still very close to the Beach. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Spacious rooms and nice decor."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Av Suite # CU15, Miami Beach, FL
The price is £105 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Miami Beach Boardwalk, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach Convention Center. ...

3.4/5 (728 reviews)

"The place is excellent, it has a beautiful view and everything was perfect!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

New Point Miami Beach Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Miami Beach

Top things to do in Miami Beach

Reviews of Miami Beach

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 51.25%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.25%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.5625%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.625%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Unfortunately, I got there just before the flu farce - so remember ht e Miami Cops are ALWAYS wound a little tight / not approachable, especially in a group - females are a bit easier to ask things.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

It’s a mad mad place with so much to take in.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Miami beach is amazing. The hotel we stayed in wasn't!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Expensive but nice

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Miami Beach itself is excellent , clean and safe. Less problems with algae than Sept 2019, when the beach was covered. They need to keep on top of this.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Lot of areas under construction

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