Famed for pastel Art Deco styling at South Beach, party nights, beach days, a soaring skyline, and an eclectic jumble of Latin and Cuban influences, Miami is a spicy and scintillating holiday hotspot and a gateway to the greater Miami area and some of the natural wonders of Florida's south.
With its tempting shopping malls, vibrant beaches, cutting edge bars, and great architecture, holidays to Miami will have you hooked...
Holidays in Miami start the minute you step off the plane at Miami International Airport (MIA) and
into the heat of the USA's southernmost resort.
The city on Biscayne Bay is crammed with attractions for visitors and it's a pleasure to simply wander around and savour the unique flavours of this city. South Beach (SoBe) is the place to see and be seen in a huge number of cool bars and restaurants. Cameras click away at sights in this part of town, including some of the famed Art Deco buildings in Ocean Drive.
Flash the plastic at the shopping malls, take a break in beautiful Bayfront Park, entertain the kids at Miami Zoo, or enjoy the architecture of the Italian Renaissance Vizcaya property in Coconut Grove. Or simply take to the white sands of Miami's beaches and soak up the sun.
Miami holidays offer adventures outside of the city too, as some major Florida attractions lie within easy reach of the southern city.
The subtropical wetlands known as the Everglades are an hour away from Miami. Visitors enjoy airboat rides in the swampy land in an attempt to spot Florida's crocodiles and alligators.
The Florida Keys, around 1,700 islands dotted off the southern tip of the state, draw lots of holidaymakers who are seeking the peace and quiet of island life.
Fort Lauderdale is also easily accessible from Miami. There's a more relaxed feel here for holidaymakers and plenty of great beaches. And, of course, the entertainment hot spot Orlando is only a four-hour drive away from the city.
Holidays in Miami offer sun, sea, sand and oodles of style. For a beach holiday with a difference, check out Miami, and get your holiday booked as soon as possible to find a great price. TravelSupermarket offers an easy-to-use holiday search service to help you find your perfect break at the best price.
Whether you want to sizzle on the beach in sky-high temperatures or would prefer something slightly cooler, find out the best time to travel for you…
Summer temperatures can be fierce in Miami, with the mercury reaching past 30°C on an almost daily basis between July and September. Combine that with high humidity and a 50% chance of rain and you begin to understand why Miami is massively popular during winter months, when temperatures above 20°C are the norm, the humidity level is lower and there is less chance of rain.
Miami has so much to offer, whether you’re looking for some relaxation time or activities to keep the kids amused…
Relaxing: Hire a car, drive out of Miami and on to the Florida Keys. On these islands you can soak up the sun as you relax on sandy stretches away from the chaos of the city.
Romance: Just one hour away from Miami lies the wild and rugged Everglades National Park. You and your other half can take a tour around this tropical habitat and enjoy spotting animals such as crocodiles, panthers and alligators.
Kids and teens: The family will have hours of fun at the Miami Science Museum which includes a planetarium and wildlife centre.
Grown up families: Take a trip to Ocean Drive with its world-famous art deco architecture.
Shopping: There are a number of shopping malls in Miami whether you want high-end designer gear or are looking for a bargain. Just make sure you remember your wallet!
Nightlife: Miami is famed for its nightlife, and you’ll find a huge selection of restaurants, bars and clubs. Head to South Beach and you may even be able to do a little celeb spotting!
There are a variety of events on in Miami throughout the year, from cultural festivals to sports competitions. Find out what will be on when you travel…
Art Deco Weekend; January: Tours, lectures, films and parades make up just some of the highlights of this weekend, which celebrates all that is great about Art Deco style in Miami.
South Beach Comedy Festival; March: Have your funny bone tickled in SoBe at this annual event. It showcases some of the best acts on the comedy circuit.
Miami Sailing Week; March: The sailing community enjoys a week of regattas and parties.
Miami Beach Gay Pride; April: Miami's thriving gay and lesbian community are at the centre of this friendly event, which includes parades and parties around the city.
Festival Miami; October: Local, national and international artists come together every year to bring even more music and rhythm to Miami.