Miami is one of the state’s – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area offers multiple enticements for everyone: The trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball. Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this – and so much more.
See below for some of Miami’s attractions.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
One of the world’s preeminent botanic gardens,with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruit trees, vines, and succulents. Opened in 1938, the 83-acre garden is among the region’s most popular visitor attractions and offers tours along with a variety of programs in environmental education, conservation and horticulture.
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- About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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- Food and shopping
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The Miracle Mile Coral Gables
A stretch of designer shops, art galleries, live theatre, great restaurants, bridal bliss, and houseware heaven. It’s all here. Relax, shop and dine with style, only at Miracle Mile. Find out more
Village of Merrick Park
The South Beach
The quintenssential Miami hot spot. From shopping to partying, this area of Miami Beach is well-known for being a trendy locale.
Everglades National Park
With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. A large portion of the park is primitive, explored only by adventurists and researchers – but visitors have ample opportunity to walk, camp and canoe. Find out more
An island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles (53 km) long, the largest of the Keys. Known as the world’s diving capital, Key Largo is also home to two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary. Find out more
An island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. Famous for its beaches, bars, shipwrecks, cottages and a leisurely pace found no other place in the country.Find out more
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- The Original Miami Tour
- The Original Miami Tour + Everglades Adventure
- The Original Miami Tour + Boat Cruise
- Everglades Adventure + Boat Tour
- Boat Tour in Miami
- Key West 1-Day Tour
Take a day or a weekend Bahamas cruise getaway aboard major cruise lines. Cruise ships depart from the Port of Miami, the “Cruise Capital of the World” located near downtown Miami. Full list of options available from the Metro-Dade Seaport Department, 1015 N. America Way, Miami, FL 33132 (Tel. 305/371-7678).
- Carnival Cruises (Friday-Monday)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises (Friday-Monday)
- Norwegian Cruise Line (Friday-Monday)
- MSC Cruises (Friday-Monday)
- Resorts World Bimini (Daily)