Miami, FL

Travel Guide
Miami showing outdoor eating, a hotel and street scenes

From the untamed Everglades to the wild samba of Calle Ocho, nature and the beautiful people party side-by-side in Miami. 

With glorious beaches, art deco architecture and hot nightspots, Miami, Florida, is a true “Magic City.” This nickname took hold in the 1920s, after a construction boom seemed to transform Miami overnight. Today the city’s tropical climate and easy access to the glistening waters of Miami Beach and South Beach attract everyone from honeymooners, to families, to celebrities. As well as the beaches, water and warmth, you'll find high-end shops, fine eateries and museums, beautiful gardens and plenty of night life.

Stroll through the 10-acre (four-hectare) Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Biscayne Bay. Here you'll find a European-inspired estate established in the 1910s that boasts a beautiful collection of rare orchids. The Miami Seaquarium is a great family outing. Spend a day with hundreds of marine creatures and watch the spectacular killer whale and dolphin shows. Jungle Island is another winner for families. Nestled between downtown and South Beach, the zoo houses some of the world’s rarest animals and is home to Pinky, the bicycle-riding cockatoo.

Once you’ve soaked up the sun, explore some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, such as the Miami Beach Architectural District. Nicknamed the “Art Deco District”, it has the largest collection of 1920s and ’30s resort architecture in the U.S. Get an umbrella drink, relax, and enjoy the ocean view at one of these pastel-colored retro buildings. Take the opportunity to admire them from the inside too, as many have been converted to restaurants, bars and hotels.

Each winter the Little Havana area hosts one of the world’s biggest festivals. The Calle Ocho street festival draws more than one million people annually. If you're in Miami around the beginning of March, don't miss this no holds barred celebration of the music, folklore and food of Miami’s Latin American culture.

After you’ve ticked off the city’s key attractions, do as the locals do. Watch the Miami Heat basketball team play, or eat fresh crab at South Beach’s iconic eatery Joe’s Stone Crab, which has been serving up fresh seafood since 1913. Grab your towel and relax with some sunbathing and swimming at Miami Beach. At days end, watch the sunset from South Beach, or head out and dance until dawn at one of Miami's legendary nightspots.

Best time to visit MiamiWinter (December–April) is the ideal time to visit South Florida—the weather is warm, but not hot. During the summer, South Florida practically comes to a standstill as far as special events, cultural activities, and overall pace is concerned. If you feel like braving the heat, plan your travel from June through October and enjoy a less congested, less expensive travel experience.

Peak Season: Winter (December–April) is the peak travel season in Miami, with perfect weather and sunny skies. Plus, everything happens here in the winter; visitors will enjoy a wide array of special events and activities.

Value Season: The summer months bring a slower pace, humid weather, fewer crowds, and lower hotel rates. In addition to high temperatures during the summer, you should also expect rain daily (though often just a quick shower). The official hurricane season runs from June to November.

Where to stay in Miami

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
4 out of 5
711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL
The price is NT$3,530 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dolphin Mall, Miracle Mile, and University of Miami. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,034 reviews)
"Clean facilities. Only thing was fold out sofa bed was broken."

Reviewed on 2021/11/25

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is NT$9,980 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (5,274 reviews)
"Everything was perfect"

Reviewed on 2021/11/25

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
4 out of 5
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL
The price is NT$3,648 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Miracle Mile, University of Miami, and loanDepot park. Dolphin Mall and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,816 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/11/19

Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
3 out of 5
5500 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL
The price is NT$3,397 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Miracle Mile, University of Miami, and CityPlace Doral. James L. Knight Center and Vizcaya ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,020 reviews)
"The property was conveniently located. It was clean and staff were friendly. Enjoyed the brief stay."

Reviewed on 2021/11/10

Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences
4.5 out of 5
4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
The price is NT$8,245 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Nestled on the beach, this Hollywood South Central Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Gulfstream Park Racing ...
3.3/5 (1,196 reviews)
"I was at 40 floor Ocean view, spectacular the view and the apartment. Pool was amazing. I will come back soon."

Reviewed on 2021/10/11

Hyde Resort & Residences
Home2 Suites by Hilton Florida City, FL
Home2 Suites by Hilton Florida City, FL
3 out of 5
77 NE 3rd Street, Florida City, FL
The price is NT$3,815 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
Situated in Florida City, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Prime Outlets Florida City and Pioneer Florida Museum and Village. Florida Keys Outlet ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (780 reviews)
"Very impressive hotel - clearly deserves high ranking."

Reviewed on 2021/11/1

Home2 Suites by Hilton Florida City, FL
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