Miami Mini Guide
Miami, the “Magic City”. Set in the southern part of Florida
, is very well known in the tourist industry and very popular with travellers. Miami is steeped in American history as well as being the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation. The ancient Spanish Monastery, as seen on the history channel, has seen some upheaval over past years, it was originally built in Segovia, Spain. Then moved to The United states and remained in the New York
Harbour until it was re- built in Miami. For a true cultural experience and to gain a better understanding of the city’s history, a visit to any of its fine museums is essential.
The city has two main shopping districts, Collins Avenue has stores for all tastes and somewhere you can pick up a bargain to remind you of your stay. Lincoln Road is slightly more upmarket and offers many fine dining restaurants. There is also a Farmers market every Sunday. The Aventura Mall is huge and is home to many nationwide chains. If the fine dining is out of your price range, the city has many Cafes and beach restaurants to suit your budget.
There really is so much to do in Miami, whether you want to take in a show or just relax on one of its fabulous beaches. Getting around can be made much easier, by hiring your own rental car. Doing so ensures you get the most from your vacation as you are not tied to public transport timetables and you can explore the city at your own pace. Miami is served by two major airports. Miami International Airport, located west of the city, predominantly served by American Airlines and direct flights all over the U.S. Fort Lauderdale International Airport
is about thirty miles north of Miami.
Vast beaches, superior weather and pulsating nightlife, Miami has all the ingredients for an amazing American holiday. With more than two million residents Miami is one of the busiest cities in America and is extremely cosmopolitan with a huge Hispanic population. The city is a massive financial centre and home to banks like the US Century Bank and companies like Bacardi. At the Civic Centre you can also find a hive of activity in terms of scientific research institutes.
Tourist attractions there are aplenty, whether you want to go roller-blading in the parks and on the beach boulevard or visit the Miami Winter Music Conference. Of course many visitors also come to Miami to board the mass of Cruise ships that wait to take you around the Caribbean.