The coastal resort of Miami Beach is rich in what it has to offer, from beach yoga, a stroll across the boardwalk to scenic trips through the botanical gardens. The arts are well represented too, particularly throughout early December with the Art Basel. The event is one of the largest art shows in the United States, with guests able to muse at private collections amongst critics, collectors and artists.
The assorted population of Miami is reflected through its food as well as culture. Caribbean and Latin American infused cuisine is highly popular, with Cuban foods topping the menu. Be sure to try a cortaditos espresso if you’re looking for an afternoon boost.
A cortaditos may come in handy if you’re planning on indulging in the buzzing nightlife on your holidays to Miami. Choose between a mixture of live music, bars and clubs across Miami Beach, Wynwood and Midtown. The ubiquitous Latin influence will have feet moving and hips shaking deep into the night, with local and international acts providing the soundtrack. The glamorous mega-clubs of South Beach such as LIV and Mansion will inject some sophistication in to proceedings, along with Mokai and Wall, providing an alluring dose of style and hedonism.
Some of the main reasons that visitors come here are quite simply for their stunning beaches. The most famous of these are South Beach and of course Miami Beach. Spend your day lazing on the beaches or for the more adventurous, try your hand at some water sports.
There are some great opportunities to hop on a jet ski and explore the shoreline from the water at an exciting speed! If you prefer something a little slower paced then there are also lots of opportunities for sailing.
For fishing enthusiasts, why not take a day trip out to sea and fish in one of the best spots on offer.
Surfers are also in luck as there are several beaches offering perfect surf to catch those waves, Hobie Beach is a very popular area for surfing.
Children will be able to enjoy the lifeguard patrolled beaches, with beautiful golden sands whilst the adults can take a moment to lay back and bask in the glorious sunshine. For families with older children and active adults there are endless water sports and activities on offer including snorkelling.
Go to the Seaquarium and see some amazing shows and a great assortment of animals and marine life including; Killer Whales, sea lions and of course dolphins. For a little extra go swimming with the fantastic dolphins for an experience you'll remember forever.
Take a day trip out of Miami to the Everglades and visit an alligator farm, or if you want to try something a little more up close then you can discover them by speed boat for an exciting day out that the whole family are sure to remember.
For any sports fans in the family, take them to see the world famous Miami Dolphins football team and experience the passion of the local fans.
Choose from one of the many chic beachside hotels in Miami and wake up to some amazing views. A deluxe beach front hotel which is perfect for couples is the Acqualina hotel, sitting over the Atlantic on South Florida's fabled coastline, Acqualina is an oceanfront masterpiece. Offering luxurious rooms and restaurants you will be sure to have a fantastic stay.
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Charter a yacht and spend the day with your loved one at sea and watch the sunset from the water for a romantic evening together.
There is some great shopping for all budgets so make sure you head to the ever popular shopping malls or try some of the unique shops on the sidewalks to pick up some souvenirs and gifts for a relaxing day out.
Another relaxing afternoon is a visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which are beautiful to take a relaxing afternoon stroll around and admire the greenery at the heart of Miami.
There is some of best night time entertainment available in Florida. Miami Beach features some great Latin clubs, DJ’s and trendy cocktail bars for a great atmosphere. There’s also an array of comedy clubs, theatres and concerts.
The resort has a great selection of restaurants, some owned by the rich and famous. Go to South Beach Brassiere, owned by Sir Michael Caine which is famous for serving some great English food.
The diversity of cultures within the area are reflected in its cooking and flavours. Latin, Caribbean and US influences mean there is a fantastic selection of food to suit every palette.