Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Travel & Destinations

5 Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Miami, Florida

Rich with cultural diversity, natural beauty, and a glamorous beach scene, Miami is an iconic holiday destination that welcomes over 15 million visitors from all around the world every year.

When planning your tip to this vibrant and diverse city, you want to make sure you explore it like a local. Perched on the southern tip of Florida, Miami is a must-visit destination for beach lovers. Here are some of the essential things every Miami vacationer should know.

The Sun Shines all Year Round

The State of Florida enjoys a subtropical climate. Though the sun shines all year round and there’s never a bad time to visit Miami, spring (mid-February to May) is the best time.

The hurricane season hasn’t started and the weather is warm at this time of the year.  Hotel prices and flight rates are low as well. The crowd sizes are smaller too. Winter is relatively warm with average temperatures of 22°C or 72°F. The summer season is warmer with average temperatures of 25°C to 32°C. 

Miami is a Late-Night City that Loves to Party

Miami is one of the American cities that never sleep. While some of the leading nightclubs in Miami stay open around the clock, most don’t open their doors until nearly midnight. So if you’re planning on going clubbing, don’t show up earlier than 11 pm. Don’t forget to be part of some of the seasonal parties than take place along the Miami Beach. 

Choose the Location of your Hotel Carefully

Miami is home to some of the best hotels in the world. It’s important that you take time to research before choosing a hotel with the facilities you need.

What are you looking to experience during your dream vacation? Choose a hotel in an appropriate location so you can save yourself, time, taxi money, and the hassle of moving around. Visitors looking to experience Miami’s nightlife should choose from the colorful Art Deco hotels lining up Miami Beach and South Beach. 

Miami Beach Isn’t Miami’s only Beach

Understand that there’s more to Miami than the beaches. While Miami Beach is a must visit destination for anyone coming to this beautiful city. Most of the travelers who visit Miami consider South Beach and Miami Beach to be Miami itself.

What they don’t realize is that there’s more to this wonderful destination than the two beaches. Plan your trip and make sure you venture further so you can explore and enjoy the extensive network of beaches in Miami including Virginia Key Beach Park, the family friendly Crandon Park, and Haulover Beach.

Public Transportation in Miami is Tricky

Florida’s largest transit system can be found right here in Miami. The only challenge is that it’s not as easy and convenient to use as you may expect. It’s not uncommon for buses to run behind schedule. People prefer using Uber or Freebee, a free shuttle service when they want to get around the city. The Miami Trolley is also a fun and great way to explore and move around the city. 

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