Wednesday, December 7, 2022
By Zev Freidus − On Monday, November 29, 2021, 10:40:42 In Local Guide
There’s something for each one of the 24.2 million (and still counting) visitors arriving in Miami every year.
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Gorgeous beaches, restful parks, vibrant nightlife, art galleries, museums, concerts, theater, excellent local and international cuisine, entertainment, luxury real estate, leisure and fun for kids, accommodation at all price points, and much more. 

The Magic City is a significant financial, commercial, leisure, arts and entertainment, and international tourist hub, attracting visitors from the US and globally. 

Miami: Quick Facts

  • Other names for Miami include "Cruise Capital of the World" and "Capital of Latin America".
  • Coastal metropolis is the 44th largest city in the US.
  • The word "Miami" comes from the Mayiami, a Native American people who lived in the area around a lake formerly named Lake Mayiami.
  • The present-day City of Miami is the only city in the US to be founded by a woman: Julia Tuttle, the land's original owner. 
  • Tropical monsoon climate. Warm, dry winters and sweltering, humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. Spring is the best time to visit.
  • A significant center of finance and commerce
  • Port Miami is one of the largest ports in the US.
  • One of the largest television markets in the US
  • Tourism is one of the biggest and oldest private sector industries.
  • The unique Miami accent is called the "Miami dialect".
  • Get around by train, Metrorail, buses, free trolley, taxi or car, and limo service.

10 Best Things To Do In Miami

With winter, Miami's best season, just around the corner, this is a great time to be planning a trip. There is a dazzling array of attractions here, and finding the best things to do in Miami can be a fun task. But before you pack your bags, it's a good idea to have a bucket list of things you want to do. 

Whether you're traveling as a group of friends, a couple, family with kids and pets, or just solo, why not make a checklist of all that's bright and beautiful in this amazing city? 

Don't waste a single moment of your fabulous Miami vacation. That way, you won't spend time in endless discussions and debates, reviews, and regrets. So here's the lowdown on the real Miami and what's hot here right now:

  1. Hit The Beach: Miles of warm sands, sparkling waves, and bright sunshine make Miami one of the world's favorite and most famous beach destinations. Beyond, there's exciting nightlife, renowned art galleries, designer togs, luxury hotels and spas, unique architecture, and fantastic cuisines.

  2. Hang Out In Bayside Market: With hundreds of shops selling local arts and crafts, toys, apparel, and more, lots of restaurants, bars and cafes, boutiques, and specialty stores, you won't know where the time went in Bayside Market.
     
  3. Jaw-Dropping Art at Wynwood Walls: Vast outdoor museum featuring incredible works of art by world-famous graffiti and street artists. It's free to explore the 80,000 sq ft of old warehouse walls, with nearly 100 art galleries, restaurants, shops, and bars, and you can take a paid guided tour too.
     
  4. Little Havana: For a glimpse of cool Cuban culture, head west of downtown Miami. Explore, take a leisurely walk through the neighborhoods, stop for a game of chess or dominoes, and if you're here in March, don't miss the Carnival with lots of dancing, music, and finger-lickin' good food.
     
  5. Everglades National Park: The world-famous national park is just 30 miles away from downtown Miami. The "River of Grass" is the most extensive subtropical wetland in the US. Enjoy a boat safari, eco-adventures, interactive alligator shows, wildlife trails, and more. This is one unforgettable trip for nature lovers.
     
  6. Miami Design District: If you're a fashionista, head for this creative neighborhood and shopping destination that's often compared to Rodeo Drive. You'll find everything that screams "designer" here – art and architecture, fashion, dining, and more. The fantastic murals and backdrops offer some brilliant photo ops. 
     
  7. Relax at South Pointe Park: Situated on the scenic southern tip of Miami, this place gets you holding your breath as you take in the stunning views. The 450-foot pier seems to go on endlessly, while the park's charming walking trails are peppered with BBQ areas and picnic spots, a mini water park, and a play area for the kids.
     
  8. Lincoln Road Shopping District: Shopaholics, head for this exciting pedestrian thoroughfare. You'll find art galleries, boutiques, trendy shops, restaurants, and more amid some of the loveliest Art Deco architecture in the country. Plan to spend the day and some of the night here, as the district seamlessly segues into nightlife.
     
  9. Historic Overtown: This is an excellent option for history buffs. Originally known as "colored town" in the bad old days, this was home to the African American workers who worked on the city's construction. There are some beautiful historic churches and landmarks that have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. While you're here, sample some of the delicious soul food available.
     
  10. Lavish, Stylish Neighborhood Tours: Coral Gables and Coconut Grove are two of the luxurious neighborhoods of Miami. The 33133 zip code of Coral Gables is the 2nd most expensive area in Miami. Celeb watchers could catch a glimpse of their favorite sports or movie star and perhaps grab a selfie with them!

Real Estate For Sale In Miami

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