Welcome to Miami, from colourful Art Deco hotels to sparkling white sand beaches, vibrant Latin American flavours and glamorous nightclubs, Miami is an explosion of sights, sounds, and tastes. Throw in warm sunny weather, a diverse population and an anything goes vibe, and you’ve got the perfect city break in Florida for those who like to live a little.
Miami it used to be called “God’s Waiting Room” because of the many octogenarians eking out their last moments by the pool. Today the old folks mingle with fashion designers, bikini models, Cuban émigrés and totally smitten holiday-makers.
Greater Miami is a melting pot that would make America’s founders swell with pride. Half of Miami’s population is Hispanic, creating a city peppered with the flavors of Latin American food, language and music. Here in Miami, the Everglades and the Keys, the weather is warm and humid, and it feels like vacation time all the year round.
What to see and do on a Holiday to Miami
Miami Beach is a focal point of action both day and night. This long strip of white sand on the Biscayne Bay is home to the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world, and a great place to join the bronzed bodies on the sands for some sun tanning, beach volleyball, swimming, or dining at the many food stalls and restaurants that overlook the water. By night, the beach comes alive with the neon lights of pulsating nightclubs and sophisticated hotel bars that draw in the crowds with their creative cocktails and live music.
Families on a holiday to Miami will find countless activities to keep kids entertained. Take a boat tour through the wetlands of the Everglades, where you can see interesting wildlife such as otters, eagles, and alligators. Jungle Island is a pleasant place to spend a day for its beautiful gardens and interesting animal shows. Sea aquarium lets you get up close and personal with the dolphins and killer whales that put on acrobatic shows in the giant pools.
Gastronomes will also find much to get excited about on the streets of Miami. Head to a trendy restaurant for some Nuevo Latino cuisine, a mix of Latin American, Caribbean, and European flavours and cooking styles. Snack on tasty Cuban sandwiches with roast pork, ham, and melted Swiss cheese in Little Havana, or dig into a plate of succulent crab, prawns, mussels and grilled fish at a laid-back seafood eatery on the beach. You can also find plenty of places in Miami to enjoy refreshing Mojitos, Caipirinhas, or a Martini.
- Miami City tour with Bayside and Biscayne Bay cruise
- Visit Port of Miami, Little Havana and Calle Ocho, South Beach Art Deco district, Coconut Grove and more
- Experience the open-air market of Bayside with more than 100 shops and 30 restaurants
- Narrated sightseeing cruise of Miami
To get the quintessential Miami experience, visit the lovely open-air market of Bayside, where you can browse the artist’s carts, sip an iced drink and stroll along the pier. Here, there are more than 100 shops and 30 restaurants which make this a wonderful place to stop. This is more than just a mall; it is a sweet slice of south Florida life, where you will enjoy Miami’s beautiful skyline along the Biscayne Bay and delight in the fresh ocean breeze.
Complete your day with a journey aboard a unique, narrated sightseeing tour of Miami and the homes of the rich and famous on “Millionaire’s Row”.
Miami Everglades Airboat
Visit the Everglades National Park and Biscayne Bay Boat Tour all in one day!
- 30-Minute Everglades Airboat Ride
- Enjoy an alligator show and demonstration with time to wander through a jungle walking trail
- See the fabulous Miami skyline by boat
- Cruise around Fisher Island, Star Island and more on your Biscayne Bay Cruise
Leave Miami behind, head to the Everglades in your air-conditioned bus, and start the day with your Everglades Airboat Adventure. A trip to Miami is not complete without touring the Florida Everglades by airboat – it’s nature at its best.Your 30-minute airboat ride through the Everglade wilderness includes full narration from your airboat captain-guide.
In the unique ecosystem of the Everglades, you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views, lush vegetation and enjoy complete tranquility. After the airboat ride, visit the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to take a wander along the jungle walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits. The Everglades airboat tour is truly a memorable and exhilarating adventure!
Return to Miami for the second part of your day and step aboard your Biscayne Bay Cruise. The cruise is an unforgettable way to see Miami from the tropical waters of Biscayne Bay. During this 90-minute cruise, you’ll see the city skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and the port of Miami’s cruise ship and cargo districts. You’ll also see the homes of the rich and famous including Gloria Estefan, Shaquille O’Neal, Diddy and many more. With plenty of seating both inside and out, the boat’s lower salons are enclosed, air-conditioned and have full facilities. Upper decks are open air with partial awnings. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails and snacks are available for purchase on board.
Key West Day Trip
No visit to South Florida is complete without a journey to Key West! The 12-hour day trip from Miami to Key West is a mesmerizing trip not to be missed.
- Take a scenic ride to Key West from Miami
- In Key West be sure to visit Mallory Square by the historic waterfront
- Upgrade and add a 2 -hour glass-bottom boat ride visiting the Coral Reef
- Add on a Hop-on hop-off, fully narrated Trolley Tour to your Key West adventure
- Snorkeling cruise to the coral reef via catamaran is also an upgrade option
- Add on parasailing and soar above the emerald blue waters of Key West
On your way to Key West you’ll cross 42 bridges, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge, whose film credits include True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious, the James Bond film Licence to Kill, CrissCross and Up Close & Personal. You will also hop 32 islands before reaching Key West to experience its Caribbean atmosphere, complete with street artists, outdoor cafes and restaurants. During your visit be sure to check out the Hemingway House and Mallory Square by the historic waterfront. Lunch is not included but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Key West during your trip.
Upgrade and combine your Key West visit with a hop-on hop-off tour, glass bottom boat ride, a snorkeling cruise or parasailing to your Key West trip.
Key West Glass-Bottom Boat
Discover the 3rd largest reef in the world on this Key West Glass-Bottom Boat ride. The reef is home to a variety of plants and animals.
Key West Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Enjoy a fully narrated guided hop-on hop-off, Trolley Tour of Key West! The trolley makes stops at all the must-see places in Key West. You can jump off, visit the sights and re-board all day long.
Key West Snorkeling Cruise
Take 3-hour snorkeling cruise in a 65-foot catamaran to the coral reef for a chance to discover a whole new world underwater. You can even snorkel this reef year round because of its warm and tropical waters. Snorkel gear and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on the catamaran are included.
Key West Parasailing
Soar above the emerald blue waters of Key West while enjoying breathtaking bird’s eye views of this island paradise. Float on a tropical breeze as one of our state-of-the-art, parasailing boats of 12 passengers glides you past amazing panoramic sights of the southernmost city that can only be seen from the air. Minimum age: 6 years old.
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