Miami

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Miami featuring street scenes, outdoor eating and a hotel

Sunshine, soft white sand and a leisurely vacation atmosphere draw people of all ages to this exciting city on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Few cities live up to their reputations for sexiness and style, but Miami's Latin rhythms and tropical climate are sure to get your heart pumping. The city's beach rates alongside Sydney's glistening waters: Miami Beach and South Beach are the places to go for world-class people-watching – the sheer numbers of bronzed, bikinied babes and muscle-bound men playing volleyball a la Baywatch will amaze.

But it's not all about a festival of flesh – there are plenty of cultural highlights too, such as the 4-hectare Italian-style Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Biscayne Bay with its ornate Main House built for a wealthy Industrialist and stunning collection of rare orchids. Architecture buffs flock to the Miami Beach Architectural District. Known as the Art Deco District, the neon signs, pastel colours and clean lines are as appealing now as they were back in the 20s. Many of the best examples along Ocean Drive have been converted into fabulous restaurants and hotels so you can admire them with a cocktail in hand, too.

When it comes to entertaining the kids, the Miami Seaquarium will wow the whole family. Home to aquatic superstars Flipper the dolphin and Lolita the killer whale, both take part in shows throughout the day. Jungle Island is another must for animal lovers. Located near South Beach, the zoo houses rare animals such as white lions and orang-utans that communicate with their keepers using iPads...

If you're in the city in March and love Latin culture, you're in luck. This is when the Little Havana neighbourhood struts its stuff at the Calle Ocho street festival. More than a million people flock to the loud and lively celebration of the music, history and food of Miami's Latin American culture, and it should not be missed.

Away from the beaches and the city's other major attractions there are plenty of other things to do. Flash the plastic at designer boutiques at theMiracle Mall - Miami or rub well-tanned shoulders with celebrities at cutting-edge bars and dusk-til-dawn clubs. Sports fans should catch a Miami Heat basketball game while foodies will drool over the offerings of the city's fashionable and glamorous restaurants. There really is something for everyone.

Where to stay in Miami

Radisson RED Miami Airport
Radisson RED Miami Airport
3.5 out of 5
3401 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL, 33142
The price is AU$258 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Miami. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,351 reviews)
"The front desk folks were great! The bartenders, on the other hand, were not friendly at all. And seriously?? $19.00 for a single drink?!?"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Radisson RED Miami Airport
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is AU$538 per night from 13 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 9 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (5,345 reviews)
"They kept you safe"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is AU$481 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,201 reviews)

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Castle Beach Aparthotel
Castle Beach Aparthotel
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is AU$162 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Miami Beach Boardwalk and Lincoln ...
3/5 (45 reviews)
"Great experience!"

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Castle Beach Aparthotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
7500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33141
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,828 reviews)
"The whole experience was wonderful, and upon retuning to Miami Beach I would most certainly stay at this property, I enjoyed my stay and service was awesome, Thank you"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33019
The price is AU$635 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hollywood. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their ...
3.3/5 (1,237 reviews)
"Great location, great views of the ocean,. Amazing pool for the kids. Staff was a little on the so-so side at the pool area for food and beverage. Check-in was very easy and accommodating."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Hyde Resort & Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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