If you're looking for a destination that'll provide you with the break of a lifetime, then think about Florida holidays. Located inside America's sunshine state, Miami is the largest city within the Southern Florida metropolitan area, with a population of 5.4 million people. Fantastically hot, this premier location plays home to some of the greatest attractions in the world! From the crocodile-filled Everglades, to its sun-kissed beaches, and the massive Dolphin Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins, Miami is filled to the brim with sights and sounds to excite absolutely everyone.
Miami holidays are fantastic for families, as this is where the ultra-famous Walt Disney World resort is located, but party-animals and elderly people needn't be put off; Miami has an amazing nightlife, and is hospitable to absolutely everyone. So if you're thinking of taking a break in America then you'll love the sunshine offered by a cheap Miami holiday!
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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!
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!
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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!
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.
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.
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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!