Miami, known as The Magic City, houses around 5.5 million people in its’ metro area and is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts and international trade. With a tropical monsoon climate, Miami has hot and humid summers, short and warm winters, and relatively great weather in the spring and fall. Miami has recorded a triple-digit temperature only once (100°F in July 1942). Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, although hurricanes can develop outside these dates. The most likely time for Miami to be hit is during the peak of the Cape Verde season which is mid-August through the end of September.
The Magic City offers visitors many fun and exciting options to pursue on their vacation. Miami flaunts South Beach, the quintessential hot spot for shopping and partying. The scene certainly lives up to the stereotype of Miami. You'll find surfers catching the waves in a beautifully clean ocean, models wandering along golden sands and roller-bladers gliding down Ocean Drive. Hipsters roam the sidewalk cafés, designer boutiques, lounge bars and dusk-til-dawn clubs where you may catch the occasional celebrity partying like its 1999. If you want to forget the sand, check out Art Deco District and take a stroll around the over 800 art deco buildings to catch its golden era of architecture. For those looking for the international vacation experience, light up your Cubans in Little Havana for a taste of Cuba. Here, you’ll find many restaurants and shops that are replicas of the ones in Cuba. For a vacation in a vacation, step into a fairytale at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. This Italian Renaissance-style palace on the Biscayne Bay is full of European antiques and décor from the 16th to 19th centuries, making you feel like you just entered a wonderland.
With all of the awesome attractions in Miami, you’re bound to get famished. The cuisine of Miami is a reflection of its diverse population with a heavy influence from the Caribbean and Latin America. The combination of these tastes along with American cuisine has created a unique South Florida style of cooking known as Floribbean cuisine.
Miami’s penchant for beautiful people, delicious food, powerhouse partying, and gregarious flare makes it a top vacation destination for anybody. Visit the official city website for Miami at: www.miamigov.com
for up to date information on where to go and what do see.