Miami is home to the busiest cruise port in the world. It accommodates 5 of the leading cruise lines, and with millions of passengers travelling through the port each year it is easy to see why it has been dubbed the ‘Cruise capitol of the world’.
This popular holiday destination has all the amenities of a beach-town resort with it’s 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.
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 1940’s and 50’s.
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 the 1920’s invites you to take in its lush tree- lined avenues and architectural marvels and stands out as a real gem in Florida’s history.
Other must – see attractions include Coconut Grove, Little Haiti, Doral, Bal Harbour and The Everglades.