Miami has its own way of doing things, and that’s a good thing. People who visit Miami come to have a good time, take in the sun and enjoy the nightlife. But in terms of culture, the city has more to offer than art deco buildings and bikinis. It has a dazzling fashion and arts scene, vibrant events and more things to do than there are grains of sand on a beach. Stick with Hyatt’s suggestions and people will be asking you where the hottest places are in Miami.
Events in Miami
If it can be done outdoors, you can do it in Miami. The average temperature is 76 degrees and the sun shines all year long. With more than 800 parks, some of the best beaches in the United States and ocean views as far as the eye can see, the more than 2.3 million inhabitants of this beach-front city have it made.
While the city is known for its Latin influence, that’s not all it has to offer. It’s a melting pot of cultures, from Vietnamese to Bahamian. The city covers about 1,955 square miles—a pretty big swath of land—and has the neighborhoods to match. Coconut Grove has a European flair, while South Beach has the hot restaurants and art deco buildings on Lincoln Road, not to mention the sexiest beaches. The Hyatt Regency Coral Gables is in the heart of Miami’s sophisticated neighborhood. Little Havana is Cuban to the bone: speaking Spanish is appreciated and the coffee is the strongest in the city. However, if you’re going to tour the neighborhoods, you’d be best served by renting a car. Public transportation in Miami isn’t always reliable.
With plenty of things to do and fun to be had, a poolside party to attend or a cocktail to be sipped, Miami is a beach town at heart. But that doesn’t mean flip-flops and a t-shirt will get you into the finest restaurants and nightclubs. Miami is known for its style, so don’t be afraid to show yours and you’ll fit right in. A pair of cool sunglasses never hurts.
Metromix has all the up-to-date information on Miami events and nightlife.
Miami New Times
An alternative publication, the Miami New Times isn’t afraid to tell the truth about Miami restaurants.
Ocean Drive Magazine
If it’s got glitz and glamor, this magazine will tell you all about it.
Miami Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau
If you want to know the places to go, you’ve got to go to a local source.
Getting Around Miami Ft Lauderdale
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Known as the gateway to the United States for Latin American travelers, Miami International Airport is about 20 minutes from downtown Miami.
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
About 45 minutes from Miami, this airport is a greatalternative to Miami International.
723 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
You can always find a taxi in Miami, but it’ll cost you. The first mile is $4.90 and $2.40 for each additional mile. A trip from the airport to downtown Miami is about $22, while going to Miami Beach is a flat rate of $32.