Miami is one of the most vibrant and colorful cities in the United States. Miami has a unique cultural history, due to immigration by people from all over the word, but the most apparent culture is probably that of Miami’s Cuban population. There are so many things to do in the city that it may be hard to decide where to start. Here are a few tips to get you started on your Miami, Florida vacation. The best part is that most of these things are free!
The Biltmore Hotel
This famous hotel is located in Coral Gables and they offer free tours of the grounds on Sundays. The hotel has hosted many famous people including Judy Garland, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Al Capone. Professional storytellers act as guides to show visitors all around the beautiful hotel.
This section of Miami is home to city’s Cuban culture and roots. You can take a walk along the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame, which is like the Hollywood Walk of Fame but for the city’s Cuban population. The Eternal Flame commemorates the heroes of the Bay of Pigs battle. You can also try all different types of Cuban food while you’re here. Delicious!
Biscayne National Park
This is a very popular place for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. It’s also perfect for bird and wildlife watching, hiking, boating, and more. Park rangers are on hand to assist visitors in spotting the dolphins and manatees that live here, as well. Come to Biscayne Park to get an incredible glimpse of South Florida outside of its cities.
Of course Miami is famous for its beaches and there are many to choose from. There is the famous South Beach where you can lie on the sand, keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings, and check out the beautiful Art Deco buildings. Several of the area’s beaches are perfect for body boarding, surfing, and jet skiing as well. You could do a lot worse than to spend a day on a beach in Miami!
Miami is famous for its nightclubs so you definitely check some out while you’re here. Many offer Latin music and dancing, like salsa, flamenco, tango, and more. Others feature electronic dance music, hip hop, and more. Or you could try one of the late night supper clubs that feature live jazz music. Either way, you’re bound to have a good time in Miami when the sun goes down!
Regardless of how you choose to spend your time, you’re going to have a great time in Miami. And because it’s such a convenient city to much of the United States, getting there is quite easy. Book your ticket and arrange the legalities of your Visa with ESTA as soon as you can and get away to a tropical vacation in Miami!