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Miami

Known for Shopping, Beaches and Live Music

One of America’s most beautiful cities - both in nature and people – Miami is the perfect place to experience the uniquely Latin flavour of the Southern East Coast.

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Taking in everything from the untamed Everglades to the wild, raucous samba of Calle Ocho, the city of Miami attracts millions of visitors each year to drink in its incredible fusion ambiance.

Known as the Magic City after the extraordinary building boom of the 1920s which transformed the city seemingly overnight, the Miami of today is a tropical paradise of exquisite beaches, striking art deco architecture and voracious nightlife. Packed with high end shopping, a superb fine dining venues, fascinating museums and – of course – incredible Oceanside stretches such as Miami Beach and South Beach, Miami is popular with all kinds of visitors ranging from families to those seeking a romantic getaway. Needless to say, with such a hot nightlife, the city is also popular with the rich and famous.

Despite its reputation as a part town, Miami is an extremely family friendly destination. The Miami Seaquarium boasts literally hundreds of marine animal exhibits, including the extraordinary dolphin and killer whale shows the venue is famous for. Zoo Miami close to South Beach is also hugely popular with families – not least as its status as the US’ only tropical zoo means that it has a number of particularly rare species on display. For even more animal fun, Jungle Island on Watson Island offers fantastic walking trails that are sure to delight.

Miami itself is a very striking city and nowhere more so than at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a European-inspired estate brought alive by its exceptional collection of rare and beautiful orchids. The city is also famous for its Art Deco influences, which can be viewed most spectacularly at the Miami Beach Architectural District which boasts the largest collection of original 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in America. With the stunning beach just metres away, this is an ideal place to grab a cool drink at one of the many bars and enjoy the Miami sunset.

Whilst many consider Miami a summer city, one of the area’s most interesting events takes place in Winter when the Little Havana district plays host to the Calle Oche street festival – one of the largest in the world. A riotous celebration of Latin America culture, it is impossible not to be swept into the swirl of colour, food and music. Miami truly is a city that makes people come alive!

Things to do in Miami

The villa, horticultural displays and courtyard of this National Historic Landmark provide a serene oasis in central Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay.

One of the first free-range zoos in the United States is home to animals, exhibits, amusement rides and a strong focus on education and conservation.

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.

Jump into a tropical reef and swim with fish and marine mammals at this large oceanarium, known for its dolphin and sea lion shows. 

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

Chic boutiques, fine dining and cultural attractions make this glamorous boulevard one of Miami’s favorite places to be seen.

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 great live music.

This family-oriented attraction has a hands-on approach to science, nature, astronomy and technology.

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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.

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Go Deep Into The Everglades On The ONLY 45-Minute Airboat Tour In Miami Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels Store luggage on the bus Charge your phone at your seat FREE bottled water, sunscreen, map, airboat ride, wildlife show, and more Journey away from the city for an informative and relaxing ride through the beautiful Everglades.

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With an expert naturalist guide, go on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park.

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During a tour of the Everglades, fresh air, unmatched nature, and exciting wildlife sightings await on this airboat ride. Take advantage of roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel on this excursion and get an up-close view of alligators in the Everglades.

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See The Best Places In Half-A-Day: Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels Store luggage on the bus Charge your phone at your seat FREE bottled water, map, sunscreen, and more As you can see, this is not an ordinary tour.

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Take a break from your Orlando adventure with a visit to the vibrant city of Miami. Enjoy shopping and entertainment at the Bayside Marketplace and explore the Art Deco Architecture District. Get ready for some bargain hunting with a visit to the Bayside Marketplace shopping mall.

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