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Miami Holidays

Miami Holidays

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A melting pot of culture, Miami holidays offer something for everyone - delicious cuisine, toasty temperatures, huge sandy stretches and plenty to do.

Destination highlights

  • 20 miles of beautiful coastline
  • World-class art scene
  • Urban edge city
  • Year-round sunshine
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Miami?

    Beach holidays in Miami offer something for everyone, from sun-worshipper to adrenaline-junkie, with over 20 miles of Atlantic coast to explore. Take a look at these top beaches in Miami:

  • South Beach – the most famous hotspot in Miami - a white-sand paradise bordered by Ocean Drive, which is a hub for restaurants and bars
  • Mid Beach and North Beach – for a low-key vibe and a quieter beach spot, these sands are more secluded and away from the main bustle
  • Haulover Beach – feel free at Florida’s oldest nudist beach, also a prime spot for swimming
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida Beach – popular with families, this beach is renowned for its shallow waters and calm vibe
  • Matheson Hammock Park Beach – a favourite for those travelling with young children, this beach offers a manmade pool
  • Hobie Island Beach Park – a welcoming beach spot for your four-legged friend


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    What are the top hotels in Miami?

    Whether you’re planning a relaxing couples break or getting the kids together for a family holiday to Miami, there's bound to be a perfect hotel for you. Here are a few noteworthy choices:

  • Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel - this beachfront hotel is an idyllic pitstop with its gorgeous facilities and location.
  • Delano - a five-star hotel for a five-star trip. This hotel offers everything you need for a taste of relaxation and luxury.
  • Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel - this beachfront accommodation puts relaxation first with its laidback vibe.
  • Riu Plaza Miami Beach - set on the iconic Miami Beach, this hotel is where paradise is found, featuring top-notch facilities.
  • 1 Hotel South Beach - if you fancy a five-star holiday with non-stop entertainment and facilities for all ages, then this is the hotel for you.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach - this landmark hotel has been restored and modernised, wowing every guest who stays there.
  • W South Beach - experience the high life in this hotel with its amazing Miami Beach location and a wide range of facilities.


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    What’s the food like in Miami?

    Miami is known for its multicultural food choices, so you can take your taste buds on a trip around the globe. Here’s a list of some of the best eats around:

  • Stone crabs - this seasonal dish is the most tender and succulent meat of the crustacean family, served cracked and chilled on ice
  • Fish sandwich - a staple in the seafood heaven that is Miami - served grilled, blackened, or fried, but always delicious
  • Cuban sandwich - this decadent sandwich is made up of roasted pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and yellow mustard
  • Chicharron - the crispy pork dish we all need: fried pork belly or pork rinds, fresh out the pan
  • Key lime pie - a delicacy in Florida, this sweet, heavenly pie is made using limes from the Florida Keys, hence the name!


  • Looking for places to eat in Miami? Check out these top dining spots:

  • Makoto - known for serving up the freshest modern Japanese food, this restaurant always leaves diners coming back for more.
  • Boia De - this charming restaurant puts a creative twist on traditional dishes for a fine-dining experience.
  • Mignonette - the place to be for all seafood fans, this restaurant is known as oyster heaven.
  • Joe's Stone Crab - the most established restaurant on Miami Beach since it first opened in 1913 - as you might have guessed, it's famous for its local stone crabs.


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    Where's the best nightlife in Miami?

    Holidays to Miami aren’t complete without visiting its world-class nightlife scene. Check out some of the spots below for a night out you’ll never forget:

  • Do Not Sit On The Furniture - this quirky club offers some incredible DJs and attracts the most epic people.
  • Liv Miami - the most famous club in the city, and a VIP hotspot for celeb-spotting.
  • Basement - nicer than it sounds, this place has everything a remarkable night out needs: bowling, ice skating, top DJs, and two bars
  • E11even - there’s something for everyone at this venue, which is a nightclub, performance venue and restaurant in one
  • The Oasis - a top nightclub spot that also offers the best cocktails, live gigs and non-stop fun


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    What events can I go to in Miami?

    Miami is a dynamic place to be with its endless events and entertainment with something for everyone. Here are some of Miami’s events to watch out for:

  • South Beach Jazz Festival (January) - a festival showcasing musicians with disabilities, with a combination of classic, Latin, and New Orleans style jazz music
  • Art Deco Weekend (January) - a celebration of the vibrant Art Deco buildings of South Beach, packed with endless entertainment, art, culture, and fun
  • Miami International Boat Show (February) - the largest boat and yacht show in the world, with a selection of the best boats to learn about and test drive
  • South Beach Wine and Food Festival (February) - a four-day culinary extravaganza bound to leave you wanting more, packed with the city’s best food, wine and entertainment
  • Winter Party Festival (March) - a vibrant and fun week-long celebration of music and dance in aid of raising funds for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Miami Fashion Week (May) - experience the high fashion scene with the best designers and fashion icons
  • Miami Beach Pride (September) - a multi-day event to celebrate love and acceptance in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Miami Book Fair (November) - bookworms unite at this eight-day literary party, bringing together readers, writers, and authors to discuss all things books
  • Art Basel Miami (December) - the art show of the year, featuring significant works by masters of modern and contemporary art from five continents


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    Live it up on South Beach

    Miami is renowned for its diverse and buzzing atmosphere on South Beach. The soft sands, bustling bars, established restaurants, and lively art deco scene offer plenty to fill your boots, so you can experience the city’s culture and highlights.

    Visit the Little Havana neighbourhood

    As one of the most colourful and high-spirited areas in Miami, the Little Havana neighbourhood is populated with Spanish-speakers from all across Latin America. Experience the vibe as you order a classic mojito at one of the lively bars and dabble in the authentic taste of Cuban food.

    Experience Wynwood Gallery scene

    A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without going gallery hopping. Wynwood is a popular hotspot, with quirky street art and countless galleries celebrating classic work and new pieces from rising stars.

    Admire the Art Deco style

    Miami and Miami Beach do art deco like nowhere else. The best place to experience the colourful and cool sights is the Art Deco Historic District.

    Book a boat tour and see Millionaire’s Row

    The city is famous for Millionaire’s Row, which has tons of celebrity houses. Hop on a boat tour and see how the other half live.



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    What's the weather like in Miami?

    Temperatures in Miami stay mild all year round, so whether you're off for your annual summer break or looking for a winter holiday, you can leave the chunky knits at home. With plenty of sunlight and up to 12 hours of sunshine per day in peak season, there's plenty of time to explore.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 20 °c 24 °c 6 h
    Feb 20 °c 24 °c 6 h
    Mar 22 °c 24 °c 7 h
    Apr 23 °c 25 °c 9 h
    May 26 °c 27 °c 10 h
    Jun 27 °c 29 °c 12 h
    Jul 28 °c 29 °c 12 h
    Aug 28 °c 30 °c 11 h
    Sep 28 °c 29 °c 9 h
    Oct 25 °c 28 °c 8 h
    Nov 23 °c 26 °c 7 h
    Dec 21 °c 25 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Miami

    How long does it take to fly to Miami?

    Flights from the UK to Miami take around 11 hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Miami?

    The local time in Miami is five hours behind the UK.

    What currency do they use in Miami?

    The official currency used in Miami is the US Dollar (USD).

    What language do they speak in Miami?

    The official language of Miami is English, however many of the locals speak predominantly Spanish.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Miami?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to the USA on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Miami?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Miami?

    British passport holders will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter Miami as a visitor. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    Miami Weather

    If you're looking to go on holiday in July or August then pack plenty of light clothing because Miami's weather will be hot; it has a tropical climate, so during these months you can expect an average temperature of around 31° Celsius with about 10 hours of sun per day. Miami owes this temperature to its location on the Gulf stream, which ensures plenty of heat all year round.

    Miami holidays from October to January ensure a temperature of around 25° Celsius, which is still very warm. At this time rainfall levels will be around 2 centimetres per month, so if you like the sound of a warm and relatively dry winter then this'd be a great time to visit!

    Jan 21ºC
    Feb 22ºC
    Mar 24ºC
    Apr 26ºC
    May 30ºC
    Jun 31ºC
    Jul 31ºC
    Aug 31ºC
    Sep 31ºC
    Oct 29ºC
    Nov 25ºC
    Dec 23ºC

    Landscape

    Miami's landscape is truly something to behold, as it contains so many different features it's almost impossible to list them all. The centre of town, with its skyscrapers, million dollar homes and sights recognisable from movies you've seen on TV, is as unbelievable as it is impressive; it is huge and constantly thriving, and so huge and awe-inspiring it will dizzy your senses. You can contrast this brilliant metropolis against the Everglades too with its marshes, swamps and animals, the difference is astounding. Naturally unspoilt and wild, it's the antithesis to downtown Miami, and will provide many a snapshot.

    South Beach and Miami Beach meanwhile are idyllic; clean and safe, whilst lazing on the golden sands you'll constantly admire the vast blue sea ahead, while a quick glance around will reveal family-friendly promenades and walkways populated by some of the most trendy bars, stores and restaurants in America. A holiday in Miami will certainly guarantee you the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of landscapes!

    Things To Do on Miami Holidays

    Where to start? Sun-seekers will want to begin with a long day relaxing on South Beach, which has world famous celebrity hangout Ocean Drive located just behind it - ideal for people-watchers! The Miami Seaquarium will enthral youngsters too; located on Biscayne Bay, it's home to 10,000 aquatic creatures. A visit to the Everglades, one of Miami's two National parks, might provide a rare sighting of a crocodile as you speed on an air-boat through the swamps!

    Sports fans on holidays to Miami will want to head to Dolphin Stadium in the suburb of Miami Gardens to watch the awesome Miami Dolphin American Football team in action. Basketball fans will be thrilled to watch Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena.

    One thing that everyone will want to visit though is Walt Disney World; located in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, a day out here offers thrill-rides and shows like nowhere else on earth!

    Culture

    Miami was officially incorporated into Florida as a City in 1896, though before that it enjoyed a history that is hugely contributory to the amazing mix of cultures it has today. Miami was originally home to Tequesta Indians more than a thousand years before that, and was claimed as Spanish territory in 1566 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. In the 1920's, Miami flourished due to a growth in population and infrastructure, so that by 1940 it had over 172,000 residents, and was well on the way to becoming the amazing city it is today. In 1896 however, Miami had a population of just 300!

    When World War 2 began, Miami was home to a fleet of American submarines that were well placed to battle German forces due to Miami's coastal location. With such a magnificent history, it's no wonder Miami retains its status as a hugely respected, and important, financial and cultural centre.

    Holidays to Miami are just not complete without enjoying some of the many cultural options on offer. If you're heading out in July, head downtown to enjoy the fireworks as America celebrates the Declaration of Independence with music, partying, and a massive fireworks display! It's also well worth visiting Little Havana to explore Miami's Latin culture. Try to visit local restaurants, where you'll be able to listen to music and enjoy the wonderful dialogue of the Latin people.

    If you are coming on Miami holidays during May to late September, head down to Miami Beach and you can visit the Lincoln Theatre to enjoy America's amazing orchestral academy, which plays a range of concerts. Theatre-lovers will enjoy The Jackie Gleason Theatre of Performing Arts on Washington Avenue on Miami Beach, which showcases Broadway shows, concerts and dancing.

    Walt Disney World can also not be denied status as a cultural hotspot, after all this is the reason so many people choose Miami holidays. Make sure to visit this world famous attraction to view the immeasurable impact Disney's Mickey Mouse and company have made on the world.

    Nightlife

    Whether you're looking to party or relax, Miami holidays offer everyone a great evening of entertainment. For the young and trendy, South Beach is where its at; Ocean Drive is home to some of the most exclusive bars and clubs in the world and is frequented by the cream of Hollywood and huge music stars, so make sure your clothing is chic and cool so you'll slot right in! Bars are open until around midnight, while nightclubs are open until around 6am, but remember your ID as alcohol may only be purchased by those who are 21 and over.

    Families and elderly people are guaranteed a thrilling night out on their Miami holidays too. Food-wise, Ocean Drive has an array of restaurants from Mexican to Italian, so everyone's palette will be catered for. For live music, Kaffe Krystal on 72nd street possesses a band that plays the finest Latin rhythms, and it also has a dance floor for you to groove the night away. On Miami Beach meanwhile the laid-back Cafe Van Dyke offers jazz and blues music for a considerably cool and chilled out evening.

    Book a Miami Holiday now!

    A holiday in Miami is simply one that every member of the family is guaranteed to enjoy regardless of age! From restaurants, beaches, theme parks and natural beauty, Miami has everything. With simply so much to see, do and admire, every day will be a fun-packed adventure, so book now with On The Beach's live booking system to secure bargain flights and hotels for a holiday like no other you've had before!