Miami Travel Guide
United States Of America

From: World Travel Guide

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Miami, United States Of America
Miami is well known for its stunning South Beach with its perfect white sand, clear blue sea and for its palm trees gently waving in the background. There is plenty to see and do here in Miami with historic buildings, unique and colorful architecture, wonderful parks and fun animal attractions. Miami also offers plenty of upmarket shops and restaurants as well as a vibrant and diverse nightlife to keep you entertained, you will find that there is always something going on in this popular and very fashionable city.

Miami has a humid and subtropical climate which averages between 22 and 35 degrees C with the months of July and August often seeing the hottest and most humid temperatures. Most heavy thunderstorms are found in June, July, August and September and during the winter months of November, January and February temperatures are often around 18 to 25 Degrees C and usually with plenty of sunshine.

Travel Guide
Miami is an easy city to navigate around with plenty of travel options available, the public transport is both modern and efficient and can efficiently take you around the city;

Areas Of Miami
Miami has seven main areas of interest, each of which has its own unique charm and areas of interest:

Downtown Miami
Within Downtown you will find the financial centre of Miami which contains many high-rise office buildings and hotels as well as shops and restaurants. The area also contains several sites of interest such as the Miami Art Museum, The American Airlines Arena, The Margulies Collection, The Rubell Family Collection and the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts... more about Downtown Miami

Coral Gables
Coral Gables has plenty to offer with its upmarket shopping and dining experiences at Merrick Park and Miracle Mile, there is also a great piece of history at Merrick House which was the Merrick family's home and there is also the well known Lowe Art Museum which has plenty of contemporary and modern pieces of art. For recreation Coral Gables offers the incredibly popular Venetian Pool and the delightful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens... more about Coral Gables

Bal Harbour
This little village on the northern most tip of Miami Beach is one a very popular destinations to visit and contains a beautiful beach as well as several cafe's, restaurants and designer shops with collections such as D & G, Channel and Armani on display... more about Bal Harbour

Coconut Grove
Within Coconut Grove you will discover many historic buildings such as the beautiful Barnacle State Historic Park, Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the renowned Kampong Gardens. Coconut Grove is situated next to Biscayne Bay and there are plenty of shopping venues such as CocoWalk and plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained... more about Coconut Grove

North Miami
North Miami is not only filled with restaurants, bars and nightclubs but also contains the impressive Oleta State Park and Arch Creek Park which are located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, Miami's North Beach is only moments away its impressive long sandy beach it is just as popular as South Beach but a touch less crowded... more about North Miami

Key Biscayne
It is within the village of Key Biscayne and surrounding areas that you can discover some of the most luxurious hotels and scenic stretches of beach in Florida, situated next to Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park you can find many of the best beaches in Miami as well as the well known landmark of the white brick Cape Florida Lighthouse... more about Key Biscayne

Art Deco District
Situated just off Miami Beach this is one of the most colorful and historic districts in Miami, with its uniquely designed and well preserved art deco buildings combined with its bustling nightlife, cafes and restaurants the art deco district is a must see tourist attraction... more about the Art Deco District

Miami Travel Attractions Guide
Miami has a surprising variety of sites of interest that range from its famous golden beach to its historic buildings and gardens.

Miami Art Museum
The Miami Art Museum has an extensive collection of contemporary and modern art, with plenty of art collections and exhibitions on display... more about Miami Art Museum

Villa Vizcaya Museum And Gardens
The magnificent Villa Vizcaya and formal gardens are one of the most popular historic buildings in Miami to visit. The Villa contains wonderful architecture and interior design with a wide range of fine furniture and artwork on display and the formal gardens are very impressive with a wide range of flowers, trees, fountains and statues around every corner not forgetting a beautiful view out onto Biscayne Bay... more about Villa Vizcaya Museum And Gardens

The Kampong
The beautiful Kampong Gardens are located in Coconut Grove at the edge of Biscayne Bay and contain many species of tropical plants and trees with winding paths and open lawns that lead you around the garden to the a wonderful view out onto Biscayne Bay... more about The Kampong

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Here you can learn all about the fascinating history of Florida and view the many permanent exhibitions and collections. There are many activities and events that occur during the year for adults and children such as the historic guided tour with Dr Paul George... more about the Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium
This little museum has a selection of temporary exhibitions and several hands on displays that are very popular with children. There is also a small wildlife centre which has animals such as snakes and birds and also a separate observatory... more about the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium

The Wolfsonian Museum is located in the Miami Beach area and contains a very unique collection of objects gathered from 1885 onwards... more about the Wolfsonian

Jungle Island
Jungle Island is a fun packed animal and plant adventure that the whole family can enjoy. There are many animals on display, with regular shows available for you to learn more about some of the animals who live in the park... more about Jungle Island

Miami Metrozoo
The Miami Metrozoo is set in a beautiful park close to Miami Beach and contains many wonderful exhibits filled with a huge selection of animals such as Bengal Tigers, Koalas, Monkeys, Camels and Pythons to name but a few of the many animals that you will see on the site. There are regular tram tours around the zoo and a monorail that goes up into the trees and also has several stops around the park... more about the Miami Metrozoo

Bass Museum Of Art
The Bass museum was founded by John and Johanna Bass who donated their collection of beautiful works of art, sculptures and tapestries, with works from artists such as Rubens and Botticelli... more about the Bass Museum Of Art

Blue Moon Outdoor Center
The Blue Moon Center can be found within the Oleta State Park and it is from here that you can hire kayaks, bicycles and canoes from as well as other beach equipment. There are instructors available who can teach you haw to safely kayak and canoe and provide the relevant safety equipment that is required to venture out into this beautiful setting... more about the Blue Moon Outdoor Center

Museum Of Contemporary Art
Within the museum you can discover a large collection of contemporary artwork as well as visit the ever changing exhibitions and various workshops that the museum holds on a regular basis... more about the Museum Of Contemporary Art

Miami City Ballet
The Miami City Ballet is one of the most well known and respected Ballet companies in Florida and have inspiring contemporary and classical performances held during their show season.

Miami Beach
Miami's South Beach is well known for its beautiful stretch of beach which contains an excellent stretch of clean sand and sea and has numerous top quality restaurants, bars and nightclubs within it making Miami South Beach one of the most vibrant and popular areas of Miami... more about Miami Beach

Miami Sports
There are plenty of sports to partake in both on land and at sea from surfing on Miami beach, wind surfing in Biscayne Bay and bike riding in Oleta River State Park, Miami can certainly offer a diverse range of sports with many centres offering both equipment for hire and qualified tuition to get you started... more about Sports

Safety in Miami
Although Miami is relatively safe use your own common sense when it comes to walking around the city late at night especially if you are in an unknown area, off the beaten track or on your own. Try to keep personnel possessions to a minimum when going to the beach and when out and about in general and where possible keep them locked away them away somewhere safe. Look at the lifeguards flags when it comes to surf safety as they will be able to tell you if there are any conditions that you should be aware of.

Miami Festivals and Events
There are a wide range of festivals and events taking place throughout the year which range from the unique mango festival to a gruelling marathon... more about Miami Festivals and Events 2016-2017