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Steamy Miami clings to Florida's shoreline, washed by ocean waves and cooled by Atlantic breezes...
Book a Miami city break, fly into Florida’s coolest city and unpack your most stylish holiday threads for the experience of a lifetime. In Miami Beach, priorities include playing in the surf and looking good in a bikini. Further inland are Miami's best museums. A causeway leads south-east to Key Biscayne with its sandy beaches and varied sea life. Then there’s the zoo, the immaculate gardens, family parks, the nearby Everglades. If you thought Miami was just about the beaches and the dance clubs, think again.
Of course the beaches are some of the best in Florida, so you must spend some time on the sands and get acquainted with the daily rituals of life by the ocean. Miami Beach and South Beach are the undoubted stars of the show, where iconic pastel-coloured lifeguard stations stand watch over white sands and bronzed bodies. But don’t forget some of the area’s other fantastic seaside spots, such as Sunny Isles Beach, Virginia Key Beach and Bal Harbour Beach.
When you’ve soaked up enough sun for the day, take a look at Miami’s other attractions. The Art Deco district around Ocean Drive in South Beach is a wonderful spot, while families enjoy time at Miami Zoo, Seaquarium, the Miami Children's Museum and Monkey Jungle. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, HistoryMiami and the Ancient Spanish Monastery are also worth a look. Shoppers will want to explore the rails in the cool interiors of shops in Bal Harbour, Aventura Mall and the Miracle Mile.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is a mere 10-minute drive from central Miami so getting into the city is easy and cheap. There are plenty of taxis to take you to your hotel, as well as public transport options. Car hire in Miami is another option worth considering. You can collect rental vehicles at the airport. With car hire, day trips to more beaches, islands and the famed Everglades can be taken at your leisure during Miami city breaks.
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Use our brief climate guide to find out when to book Miami short breaks...
It’s hot all year round in this sensational city by the ocean. Many holidaymakers avoid the hottest months between June and September, however, as the heat is accompanied by heavy rainfall. On most days an afternoon storm is all that’s required to clear the skies, though some days can see hours of torrential rainfall.
With temperatures in the low 20Cs throughout the winter months and lower levels of rain and humidity, breaks to Miami are popular between November and April. April is, on average, the driest month of the year.
Find out what’s on when and add a little extra colour to your break in sultry Miami...
Art Deco Weekend; January: As well as great weather, January dishes up one of the highlights of the events calendar in Miami. Learn everything you wanted to know and much more during this weekend dedicated to the famed Art Deco style of Miami.
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival; March: You’re going to taste many amazing flavours during your holiday in Miami, especially when this event brings talented national and international chefs to the outdoor kitchens. Jamie and Nigella have cooked for the crowds here in South Beach. Parties whirl around this culinary feast.
Ultra Music Festival; March: Thousands of electronic music fans arrive in Miami for this three-day feast of tunes from some of the best DJs and artists in the world. Past performers include Dizzee Rascal, David Guetta and Calvin Harris. Expect hotels, especially around South Beach, to be very busy.
Bored in Miami? Never! This city buzzes all year round and has an infectious energy. Discover some of the best things to do…
Families: Why just watch dolphins swimming when you can jump in and join them? Swim with Florida's favourite marine creatures and view sharks and sea lions at the Miami Seaquarium.
Active types: Strap on your tank and sink beneath the waves at Jupiter Beach, where scuba divers spy sunken Spanish galleons alongside colourful fish.
Shopping: Cuban culture reigns in Spanish-speaking Calle Ocho, Miami's Little Havana. Bring your Spanish dictionary and shop for hand-rolled cigars and Latin dance music.