Marvellous Miami: 6 Places You Must Visit

Got plans to visit Miami? Known for its beautiful beaches and glamorous nightlife, Miami is a popular vacation hotspot, but many people never venture much further beyond their resort. Here are six places you must explore whilst in Miami.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is the most famous resort in the city and is often heralded as having the best beach in the world. On top of taking the opportunity to work on your tan, Miami Beach is fantastic for trying out all kinds of watersports. If you’re looking for yacht charter in Miami, this is also the place to find it – by hiring out your own yacht for the day, you can explore the city from the water and feel like a millionaire.

Fort Lauderlale

Sometimes referred to as ‘the Venice of America’, Fort Lauderlale is known for its canals and historic waterfront. It’s possible to book a gondola ride around the waters – perfect for those on a romantic getaway. Fort Lauderlale also has some great beaches, as well as some great shops and bars to explore.

Biscayne Bay

Also known as Key Biscayne, this area of Miami is great for sightseeing. You can take a scenic drive over the Rickenbacker causeway and take in views from Cape Florida Lighthouse. It’s also home to Vizcaya museum and gardens – an Italian renaissance style villa containing many historical antiques and incredible gardens full of subtropical flora. Biscayne Bay also has no shortage of bars and restaurants with great views over the bay.

Little Havana

Little Havana is a taste of Cuba in America. It’s the perfect place for drinking a Mojito, trying some salsa dancing or buying a Cuban cigar. There are some impressive wall murals around this district and the architecture is distinctly Latin in some places. It’s also worth visiting in March when the Calle Ocho festival is on – this is a one day street festival in which you can get involved in everything from dancing to food sampling.

Art Deco District

Miami’s Art Deco District is unique for its largely art deco architecture. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping back in time to the thirties whilst exploring its streets and there are there are plenty of famous buildings here including Park Central Hotel and the home of Gianni Versace. This district comes alive at night – there are plenty of restaurants for enjoying some fine dining as well as bars for grabbing a cocktail.

Jungle Island

Jungle Island is an eco-adventure park in Miami – once known as Parrot Jungle. Here you’ll find wildlife from around the globe including the world’s only tame cassowary, twin orangutans and an array of lemurs and parrots. It’s also a great place for seeing some Florida’s natural wildlife and flora including crocodiles, alligators and various tropical plants commonly found in the Everglades. This park makes a great escape from the urban hustle and bustle of Miami if you want to reconnect with your natural side.


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