About

A city of culture

A world-renowned resort, Miami is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations in Florida and even the United States! In fact, last year alone, Miami welcomed 11.5 million tourists from all over the world, and this figure grows every year!
Miami, named for a Native American word meaning “sweet water,” is considered “The Gateway to the Americas” for its important economic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America. These historic links have made this port city one of the largest Hispanic centers in the United States.

Miami Florida Downtown Skyline Sunset

With its tropical climate and never-ending activities, Miami has something to please everyone! Water sports fans will not be disappointed: the shores of South Beach offer many activities such as kitesurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving.

Miami Florida South Beach Lincoln Road

The more adventurous can visit the Everglades National Park. The largest subtropical park in the United States, it offers a collection of more than 350 species of birds, and approximately 300 freshwater and saltwater fish, 40 mammals, and 50 reptiles live in the park. The Art Deco District is without a doubt the place you cannot miss when visiting Miami.

Enjoy the unique architectural style while walking along the famous streets of Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue or Lincoln Road, with their bright, beautiful, multi-colored buildings.
This lively area is also known for its splendid hotels, shops and famous restaurants—but above all for its nightlife! Make no mistake, Miami is perfect for young people who want to go out and party in trendy places! Every year the city welcomes the most celebrated DJs on the planet who shake the floors and make crowds dance all night. The vibrant downtown—Downtown Miami—is the third most influential business district in the United States, after New York and Chicago. Here tourists can admire the lavish buildings and visit Bayside Marketplace, a huge mall where even power shoppers will meet their match! Those who would like to practice their Spanish can visit Little Havana, where they will find themselves transported to the Cuban capital. You’ll find the perfect mix of Latin ambience and rhythm to accompany a good meal and a Cuban cigar!
There’s a reason that tourists from around the world stop in Miami—this city knows how to treat its visitors right!

Miami Florida Beach Lifeguard Cabin Ocean Rescue
Miami Florida Wyynwood Painted Mural Wall
Miami Florida Bayside Marketplace Boat Dock
broken clouds
85°F | 29°C
Humidity: 70%
Wind (SSE): 13 m/s
85 80
Tue
81°F | 27°C
Wed
66°F | 19°C
Thu
74°F | 23°C
Fri
79°F | 26°C
Sat
82°F | 28°C

When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
75°24°
JAN
2.01
6
76°24°
FEB
2.08
6
79°26°
MAR
2.39
7
83°28°
APR
3.03
9
85°29°
MAY
6.21
10
88°31°
JUN
9.33
12
89°32°
JUL
5.70
12
89°32°
AUG
7.58
11
88°31°
SEP
7.63
9
85°29°
OCT
5.64
8
80°27°
NOV
2.66
7
77°25°
DEC
1.83
6

Events We Love

FestivalFood
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
February

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities.

Boat Show
Miami International Boat Show
February

Enjoy your day at the Miami International Boat Show and experience the boating lifestyle in a whole new way. On-the-water boating workshops, daily seminars, and much more.

Getting Around

Transportation Ratings

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Bus

The Metrobus system provides service throughout Miami-Dade County year-round. A great way to get around town!

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Train

Broward County Transit (BCT) is the county bus system providing transportation in Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach Counties.

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Subway

The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that provides service throughout Miami.

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Subway

Metromover is a free 4.4-mile electrically powered mover system that runs throughout downtown Miami.

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Car

Miami is a car-friendly city served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and several major highways. State Road A1A provides a scenic drive along the beach.

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Bike Share

Citi Bike has over 100 stations and is available every day of the year, from Bal Harbour to Miami Beach along the coast and Biscayne Blvd.

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