Miami is home to the busiest cruise port in the world. It accommodates 5 of the leading cruise lines, and with millions of passengers traveling through the port each year it is easy to see why it has been dubbed the ‘Cruise capital of the world’.
This popular holiday destination has all the amenities of a beach-town resort with its boutique hotels and small family run shops but also the feel of a thriving city with some of the best hotels in the world, huge malls for hours of endless shopping and art festivals for those creative types.
Miami is also famous for its beaches, more notably, Miami Beach in which thousands flock to soak up the sun and people watch in average temperatures of 28 degrees in the summer months. Miami can be easily reached from your Orlando villa making it a great option if you are wanting to escape the theme parks and see a different area of Florida that you may not have seen before.
The Southern end, South Beach is home to Miami’s bustling nightlife and is a famed destination for celebrities offering a multitude of trendy bars, clubs, and fine dining restaurants. Ocean Drive which runs through the historic art deco district boasts the centre of Miami’s nightlife, set against an iconic backdrop of more than 800 stunning restored art deco buildings from the 1940s and ’50s.
If this isn’t enough visit Calle Ocho, the main street in Little Havana where you can expect to experience a slice of Cuban Culture. Coral Gabels known as ‘The city beautiful’ founded by George Merrick in 1920 invite you to take in its lush tree-lined avenues and architectural marvels and stands out as a real gem in Florida’s history.
Some other must-see attractions include Coconut Grove, Little Haiti, Doral, Bal Harbour, and The Everglades.
A few hours drive from Miami is the fantastic Florida Keys where you can see some of the best beaches and scuba diving that Florida has to offer.