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Miami
Travel Guide

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

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is AU$579 per night from 5 Apr. to 6 Apr.

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...

3.9/5Very Good! (4,487 reviews)

"Drinks are too expensive and they didn’t have room service so they never clean our room they should’ve gave us a discount but they didn’t"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Hilton Miami Downtown
Hilton Miami Downtown
4 out of 5
1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
The price is AU$174 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.

Located in Downtown Miami, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Perez Art Museum Miami ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,439 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and welcoming. Rooms were comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2021

Hilton Miami Downtown
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
4.5 out of 5
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is AU$252 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive ...

3.8/5Good! (1,792 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. I will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2021

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
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.
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
The price is AU$568 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Nestled on the beach, this Hollywood Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino is ...

3.4/5Good! (1,046 reviews)

"Property was beautiful would recommend for another stay just didn’t like the parking service"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

Hyde Resort & Residences
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2365 Pine Tree Dr, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
The price is AU$260 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in South Beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miami City Ballet, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Miami Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (1,734 reviews)

"The apartment hotel was very spacious, i loved the fact that me and all my guest could fit comfortably in the room"…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2021

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport
Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport
3 out of 5
3651 NW 25th St, Miami, FL
The price is AU$167 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marlins Park, Museum Park and Downtown Miami Shopping District. Brickell City Centre and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (618 reviews)
Hotel Stay

"It was a nice stay. Peaceful quiet & most important clean."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2021

Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport
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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Reviews of Miami

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Dec. 2019

Very helpful staff at the desk i had to make phone call and she enabled it even though it took some time really appreciated her help as phone did not work in the room.

5/5 - Excellent

Mata

5 Dec. 2019

Miami is a treasure especially for a vacation.

5/5 - Excellent

Mata

5 Dec. 2019

The diversity of Miami reminds me of home. I highly recommend Miami for travel. I just need to brush up on my Spanish for my next trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jul. 2019

Very cool place, warm and plenty to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jun. 2019

Will share more about my stay and places when I stay again or if I extend my stay today due to some changes with my pet about some places here in Miami but at this stage I didn’t arrive until late and haven’t had a chance to have a look around yet.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 May 2019

Did feel slightly concerned when friend told me to be careful about the area however she recommend this hotel as a nicer part of Miami. Advised not to walk round at night. Could walk to the mall, namely Target from this hotel.

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