A popular United States holiday destination, Miami is the second biggest city in Florida. Nestled between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, this diverse city offers a huge range of things for tourists to see and do. Ogle the celebrity homes of Star Island, shop until you drop in famous South Beach, or dance until sunrise at Space Miami or Gloria Estefan’s Bongos Cuban Café. The kids will love Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami, while dance music fans should time their visit for Ultra Music Festival or Winter Music Conference in March. When hunger strikes, you’re in for a treat – Miami is known as a fantastic foodie destination. Famed for its Latin American cuisine, you could be forgiven for wondering whether you’ve been magically transported to a festive restaurant in Cuba. If you choose a self-catering Miami villa or apartment you can also take advantage of the city’s fabulous farmers markets, including Coral Gables, Pinecrest Gardens Green and Coconut Grove. Stock up on gorgeous, seasonal produce here and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but get to shop amongst the eclectic locals for a true taste of Miami life.
When to go to Miami
The best time for a holiday in Miami is between December and May, with gorgeous weather and very little rain. Most tourists avoid the summer months between June and September, which can mean great deals on Miami accommodation.
Getting to and around Miami
Most tourists arrive in Miami via flights to Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. Once in Miami, public transport options include the Metromover and Metrorail.
Where to stay in Miami
When choosing accommodation in Miami, apartments and villas make great alternatives to more expensive, impersonal hotels. Not only will renting your very own villa or apartment in Miami save you money, you’ll get far superior space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality Miami apartments and villas, many available to book in as few as six clicks.