If you’re dreaming of a destination that effortlessly combines cityscape and seaside charm, look no further than the dazzling gem of Florida – Miami! With its blend of stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and glamorous lifestyle, Miami offers a one-of-a-kind experience that caters to every traveler’s desires.
Miami is a city of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor. From the Art Deco splendor of South Beach to the trendy Wynwood Arts District and the cultural melting pot of Little Havana, Miami’s attractions are spread out across a wide area. Renting a car is the ultimate way to navigate this sprawling urban oasis. With a car at your disposal, you’re free to explore at your own pace, stopping whenever and wherever your heart desires. Whether it’s catching a mesmerizing sunrise over the ocean or impulsively discovering hidden art installations, a car rental gives you the flexibility to savor every moment. You can see pricesfor rental here.
Miami isn’t just about cityscapes – it’s a world of islands, celebrity homes, and luxurious lifestyles intertwined with the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay. Embarking on a boat trip through these turquoise waters is an absolute must. Imagine cruising past the opulent mansions of millionaires and rubbing shoulders with the homes of renowned artists. This delightful voyage allows you to witness the grandeur of Miami’s waterfront, offering a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the bay.
Key Biscayne: Amidst the liveliness of Miami’s urban life and diverse culture, you’ll find, at the south of Miami, Key Biscayne – a serene island retreat. Situated close to the coast, this island offers a calm environment characterised by unspoiled beaches, green scenery, and a peaceful ambiance that contrasts with the city’s hustle and bustle.
Bill Baggs Cape: located on Key Biscayne, is a place of both historical significance and natural beauty. The park features a historic lighthouse and offers opportunities to explore its trails, which provide scenic views and a chance to connect with the area’s natural surroundings. It’s a spot where visitors can learn about the past while enjoying the present-day landscape. Address: 1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne
Lummus Park: located at the South Beach in the Art Deco District, the park is a popular destination for those desiring a laid-back beach experience. The beach has crystal turquoise waters and beautiful palm trees. The park offers a casual environment where visitors can unwind, take leisurely strolls, or simply enjoy the gentle ocean breeze. It is within walking distance of Ocean Drives.
Ocean Drives: is a famous road with loads of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and shops. I can’t believe that I had not taken a single picture of it. But in my defence, it is hectic and quite tricky to get a good angle with so many trees, cars, art deco buildings, people, etc. So, you can guess that it is a place to get to know and you can not leave without walking around there.
This iconic route allows travelers to enjoy views of the ocean while driving past a mix of vibrant architecture, stylish hotels, and trendy eateries. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely drive by the sea or a glimpse of the area’s unique atmosphere, Ocean Drive provides a outstanding Miami experience with its unique charm and seaside sceneries.
Sunny Isles Beach: a beautiful, calm and clear sandy beach and away from the hustle and bustle of the South Beach. Great for families and for those who seek tranquillity. There are loads of restaurants and shops on the main road just across the beach. It is located at the north of the town.
We didn’t go there, but we’ve heard great things about it:
– Haulover Beach Park: seafront park and the beach has blue waters, soft sand and plenty of picnic areas. There is a tennis court, golf course and the park regularly hosts kite-making workshops and sells kites. There are beach wheelchairs to rent. It is located in the north of the town.
– Crandon Park: is a 2-mile beach and a popular recreation destination as it has picnic areas with tables and the beach is sandy and has calm waters. It is located on the way to the Key Biscayne.
Matheson Hammock Park: this beach is famous for kiteboarding because of calm, shallow waters. It is at the south of Metropolitan Miami.
Just outside Miami:
– Fort Lauderdale: it is only 28 miles from Miami and one of the most famous towns around. The beaches are lovely with palm trees and the sea is warm enough to swim at any time of the year. Fort Lauderdale’s beaches are trendy, especially the famous Hollywood Beach. From here you will get on the cruises to the Caribbean.
– Hollywood Beach: the celebrities’ favourite beach.
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