So you want to know what Miami is like? Well have you ever seen Miami Vice or the movie Scarface, especially those scenes of Tony and Manny near the beach? Then you know, sort of. Miami equals sunny weather, turquoise waters, palm trees lining the white sand at Miami Beach, and something that can only be called a hedonist lifestyle. Miami in a nutshell.
So what are you going to do when coming to Miami? First and foremost you will of course want to enjoy the pleasures and sights of Miami Beach. Situated on a series of (some man-made) barrier islands in front of the mainland, Miami Beach is actually its own municipality. This has been a premier beach hotspot in the country for a very long time, and some of the best beaches here are (from north to south) Haulover Beach, South Beach and Virginia Key Beach. The former is a surfing hotspot, the second offers the stereotypical Miami beach experience including all the party hotspots, and the latter has some more secluded beaches.
Once you've gotten your party (and swim or sunbathe) on at the beach however, there is more. Make a move to Downtown Miami and explore the fantastic Bayfront Park with views over Biscayne Bay, or head the Miami Art Museum, do some luxury shopping and finish it all off in style with some Latin cuisine. Look a little further outside of town and you find the Florida Everglades, a huge area of swamps, jungles and sawgrass prairies. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Miami is a city in United States's region of Florida. It has a population of 419,777, is situated at an altitude of 10ft and the best airport to fly into is MIA (Miami International Airport, Miami)
- The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)
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- We lived in South Florida for 2 years. The perks mentioned above were fantastic. The weather was ideal for us for 9 months of the year, meaning 60s over night lows and 80s daily highs. Then for August-September-October the humidity is very high and there usually is a down pour of rain anytime from noon to 6pm almost daily. The beach are great to check out, although they are almost always packed with spring break college party types or tourists. Their is some options for art (MIA art museum, Art Basel) and ability to experience the Latin and Cuban culture. However beyond that, there's isn't much for museums, architecture, history, or interesting culture. You have the Heat for sports entertainment, plenty of shopping and dining if you want to empty your wallet, and the Everglades or the Keys if you want to get out of the city for a few days and experience some nature. Overall, it's a great place to visit if you want to party, be seen, lay on some well maintained but busy beaches, and spend a lot of cash. Stay away if you don't like humidity, tons of traffic, or materialism at it's worst. (MurkTravels)(+1)