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Miami is a seaport city famous for its beaches and nightlife. This vibrant town is also referred to as the 'Cruise Capital of the World' with cruise ships from all over docking at Port Miami. Many large companies and corporate houses have its headquarters in Miami making it one of the top financial, entertainment, arts and media hub in the States.

Other tourist destinations offer something for everyone while Miami offers multiple options for everyone: From the trendy nightlife of the South Beach to the bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly energetic Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach, the hideaways of Coral Gables, seemingly endless shopping opportunities, the lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. From the boat shows and auto racing to the amazing Art festivals and wine extravaganzas. The thriving city of Miami offers all of these options, few among the never-ending list.

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Exchanging Money in Miami

Currrency can be exchanged at all the banks, ATMs and Miami International Airport. Abbot Foreign Money Exchange, Currency Exchange International, Lincoln Currency Exchange, First Citizens Bank will do the job for you.

Shopping in Miami

You can find almost everything you will need in your entire lifetime in Miami. Apart from all the major brands and Mall throughout the city, you can go to Collins avenue or Lincons road for shopping.

Nightlife in Miami

The nightlife in Miami has its own reputation. The city is capable of delivering you energy so that you can party all night. From clubs and bars where you will find yourself dancing with celebrities to watching sunrise on the beach wondering how you are stilll awake, Miami offers you everything and within your budget.

History of Miami

Miami has been inhabitated for thousands of years. In 1566, a Spanish explorer arrived at Miami and claimed it to be a Spanish territory. Later, Spain and Great Britan both claimed the area to be theirs. Black labor played a crucial role in Miami's development. During the beginning of the 20th century, migrants from the Bahamas and African-Americans constituted about 40 percent of the city's population. Events like the collapse of the Florida land boom in 1920s, the 1926 Miami Hurricane and the Clutch Plague in the 1930s slowed development. After Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba in 1959, many wealthy Cubans sought refuge in Miami, further increasing the population.¾

Language of Miami

English is the predominant language used in the region. However, since large number on Latin Americans reside in Miami, Spanish is used for day-to-day communications in most of the places.

Miami Customs

If you want to go to clubs, bring out your best attire as most clubs will give you entry only if you are dressed properly. The whether can be tricky at times so keep an umbrella and sunscreen handy.

Religion of Miami

Christianity is the most followed religion followed by Judaism and Islam.

Daily Budget for Miami

The daily cost can be USD 40 if you decide to stay cheaply while it can be around USD 100 for mid-budget range.

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How to Reach Miami

How to Reach Overview

Miami International Airport is one of the most important airport in USA. Hence, it is connected to all the major destinations all around the world. Its easy to enter Miami from any part of the world.

How to reach Miami by flight

Miami International airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport are the two airports serving Miami. The latter one does not have that much options available for international routes.¾

How to reach Miami by train

Amtrak connects Miami to New York, Washington D.C. and other stations along the eastern coasts.

How to reach Miami by bus

Bus services like Redcoach, Megabus, ATC busses ply from nearby towns to Miami, mostly terminating at Miami International Airport

How to reach Miami by waterways

Numerous cruise ships come to the Miami port from all over the world.

Local transport in Miami

Miami's public transit is among the best in the world. It is even possible to travel and explore complete Miami without taking taxi. Bus system covers the entire country and in recent times, they have become even more reliable. Many major bus routes operates 24 hours a day, including the one connecting Miami to Miami beach. Two metrorail lines - green and orange operate in the entire city from around 5:00 AM to midnight. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are available while a single trip may cost up to USD 2.25. Taxis are expensive in the area. Another cheap option is to rent a car.

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FAQs on Miami

What is the best time to visit Miami?

The best time to visit Miami is between March and May. The holiday season is over, spring has arrived, and the temperature is anywhere between 21 degrees and 26 degrees. Miami, Florida has warm weather all through the year and gets a fair share of rains from June to November. August is the hottest month where the temperature soars up to 37 degrees Celsius combined with a good deal of humidity. April and November are the dry months with least rainfall and great weather. June has torrential downpours which can be due to the effect of Caribbean weather. September-November is said to be the hurricane season and visiting during this time can be a little tricky. But, the beaches are least crowded, there heat and humidity from summer and hotels are available at a great deal.
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What is the local food in Miami?

Miami is a foodie's paradise. Famous for its Latin cuisine, especially Cuban cuisine, it offers food from other South American countries as well as all international cuisines.New world cuisine, also known as Nuevo Latino cuisine was created in Miami in 1990s and tourists from all over the world come to have the delicacies.
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What is the best way to reach Miami?

Miami International Airport is one of the most important airport in USA. Hence, it is connected to all the major destinations all around the world. Its easy to enter Miami from any part of the world.
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What are the top hotels in Miami?

There are 1496 in Miami which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Miami are The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, AC Hotel Miami Midtown, Provident Luxury Suites Fisher Island, Orchid House, Top Stay Miami - Gold - Brickell - Free Parking, Villa Diamond in South Beach. You can see all the hotels in Miami here

What are the things to do in Miami?

The top things to do in Miami are South Beach, Little Havana, Miami Zoo, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Villa Vizcaya. You can see all the places to visit in Miami here

What are the places near Miami?

The top places near to Miami are Orlando which is 330 km from Miami, New york city which is located 1758 km from Miami, Las vegas which is located 3506 km from Miami, Los angeles which is located 3759 km from Miami, San diego which is located 3651 km from Miami

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