Miami is located in South-eastern Florida on the Atlantic Ocean. Besides being a coastal city, the Miami metropolitan area is the county seat of Miami-Dade County, which has the biggest population in Florida. The city has 326,470 residents, but the Miami metro area is home to approximately 5.4 million people, living in 13 different neighbourhoods. Miami is located between the Florida Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and Lake Okeechobee.  

Miami, also known as the “Magic City” and the “Gateway to Latin America”, includes barrier islands is known throughout the world for its sandy beaches, nightlife and the Everglades. Almost half of the population is Hispanic and Spanish is spoken almost everywhere.  

Miami has tropical weather that allows people to vacation all year round. The summer months are hot and humid and the winter months are dry and warm. A very low winter temperature would be mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit, while in summer the average temperatures are 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain mainly falls in the summer, which is the wet season and also the hurricane season.

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Why visit Miami ?

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The Magic City

The Gateway to Latin America

A unique feature of Miami is that it has two national parks. The Everglades National Park is the biggest subtropical park in the United States and is home to the American crocodile, Florida panther and West Indian manatee. The Biscayne National Park features a live coral reef where visitors can experience boating, snorkelling and camping.  

Sixteen beaches dot Miami’s coastline. USA Today, Travel Channel and Surfrider Foundation have recognised them as being amongst the top beaches in the world. Perhaps the two best known of them all are South Beach and Miami Beach.  

Miami supports many theatres, museums, parks and performing arts centres. The Greater Miami Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts is the second largest performing arts centre in the U.S. and is located in downtown Miami, where opera, Broadway, drama, dance and jazz, amongst other art forms, are staged regularly. For an educational experience, the Miami City Ballet showcases classical and a variety of other forms.  

The sports enthusiast can rent a variety of water sport equipment from wave runners to parasailing boats and surfboards to kayaks. Several glass bottom boats will take you out snorkelling or fish watching. There are over 180 tennis courts, which are open to the public. Miami boasts the only public golf course on the beach, anywhere in the US and has some of the most challenging courses in the world.  

Miami is a sports fan’s dream and is where a variety of professional sports are played. The Miami Dolphins football team plays at Dolphin Stadium, Florida Panthers hockey team plays at the BankAtlantic Center, the Miami Heat basketball team plays at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Florida marlins baseball team also plays at Dolphin Stadium and the Miami FC soccer team plays at the Tropical Park Stadium.  

Offering fresh seafood dining on the waterfront, Miami also is home to casual and extravagant restaurants where Caribbean, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean or Floribbean cuisine is available. Miami Beach nights are filled with neon lights illuminating its renowned nightlife. South Beach is a favourite hangout for celebrities at boutique hotels and nightclubs.  

Shopping in the Miami area includes 30 shops at Prime Outlet mall, while the Dolphin Mall has over 200 stores. In addition there are the many small shops at Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue Shopping District, Washington Avenue, Espanola Way or Lincoln Road.  

Miami is also home to Port Miami, which accommodates the biggest volume of cruise ships in the world. Over 3,000 cruises leave for the Caribbean, Europe or other interesting places, annually.  

The sun-drenched beaches are not the only place to have fun. The nightlife, the entertainment venues and the people will help make many lasting memories of Miami.

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