Miami Beach

To reach the capital of Latin America without ever leaving the United States, visit Miami. Known for its large Hispanic culture, including Cuban, Miami offers visitors the colorful sights, exotic sounds, and spicy tastes of the Latin community, all while located in the warm tropical Florida sun.

The southwestern tip of Florida and Miami metro area consists of the city of Miami, and the surrounding areas of Miami Beach, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, among others. The weather in Miami is warm year round, with the highest temperatures and rainfall between July and September. Active hurricane season falls between August and September so plan accordingly.

Ocean Drive, Miami

Beaches are everywhere in Miami and its barrier islands. The Inter-coastal waterway between the mainland and the islands is a popular way for sailboats and yachts to travel from hot spot to hot spot. Rent a boat to dive or fish in Biscayne Bay and watch for dolphins and manatees swimming alongside you. The largest and most popular beaches are in South Beach, the southern part of Miami Beach. Located across the bay from Downtown Miami, South Beach offers hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants and resorts, along the soft sand and warm waters. Ocean Drive in South Beach is well known for its historic Art Deco hotels and buildings. Eclectic, glamorous and modern designs mixed with soft pastel colors line the street here.

Biscayne Bay National Park, at the southern portion of Biscayne Bay, is one of the top diving spots in the US. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, making it the perfect place for deep-sea exploration of the coral reef. Fishing, kayaking, and sailing are also popular here.

Cuisine in Miami is different from many US cities with Latin roots. Mix Caribbean, Latin and American flavors and you have “Floribbean,” popular in south Florida. Mild to spicy flavors in fresh ingredients, especially seafood, are well balanced with mango, papaya, key limes and honey.

Miami's Little Havana

No mention of Miami would be complete without the cultural impact the city has. From food to dancing, music to fashion, the additions to the Miami scene are numerous as they are varied. Little Havana, just west of Downtown, is home to many Cuban immigrants and offers all the tastes of the island. Try sofrito flavored dishes, stay for a round of cigars and dominos, both a popular pastime. Enjoy dancing the conga or rumba, sway to the samba, reggae, or calypso, jam to rock or rap: you’ll find all have a home in Miami. Hear all these sounds pouring out of the nightclubs, from street performers, or at a larger entertainment venue featuring a local artist, many of whom you may have heard of.

In recent years, Miami has a huge impact on the fashion world. Hosting its own fashion week, the Wynwood Art District is also home to over 70 galleries and museums as well as high-end luxury shopping.

With four major sports franchises in Miami, no sports fan will miss a minute of the action. Take in a Dolphins football game, a Heat basketball game, a Marlins baseball game and even the Panthers hockey. Depending on the time of year, there is sure to be a game or two in season.

The best time to visit Miami is in late fall, when rains begin to diminish and temperatures cool slightly, but still comfortable enough for beach goers. There are two major airports here, in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, increasing your chances of finding an affordable flight. Stay in luxurious style at The Setai in South Beach, an Art Deco replicated landmark building.

Escape to a distinct Latin American city, without using your passport. Miami says “Bienvenido!” Call 1-866-365-8747 for more information.

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