Miami was my dream destination since years. Ever since my childhood, I wanted to spend a week in the magnificent city. It was just recently I got the opportunity to soak into the life, culture and food of this beautiful city. It is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Miami is a major port city, and it is situated on the Atlantic coast of South Florida in the southeastern United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, Miami is the seventh-most populous and forth largest urban areas in the U.S. Sun kissed beaches, natural scenic beauty, creative cuisine and blazing nightlife has made Miami, tourists’ paradise. It is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2008, the Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City.” Here are a few travelling tips for those who are the tourist here.
Enjoy The Outdoor Life:
One of the best attractions of Miami is its outdoor life. There are a few cities in the United States who are as blessed as Miami in respect of natural beauty. Aquamarine water, blue sky, different types of bird species, greenery have made it look like almost paradise. Enjoy sunrise and sunset here, and engross yourselves in fun and frolic.
Admire the Art Deco Architecture:
Miami is famous for Art Deco architecture. It is an architectural wonder. The city has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings especially on South Beach. These beautiful buildings were almost destroyed by the city developers and early seventies. But, in 1976 a few activists founded the Miami Design Preservation league and with their help some of the architectures have been saved and those are still a great attraction of the tourist. Park Central Hall, Hoffman’s Cafeteria Building, Miami Beach U,S. Post Office, Cameo nightclub, the Webstar, etc. are a few excellent examples of Art Deco architecture.
Spend Time In The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden:
Are you a nature lover?
Then you must visit country’s largest tropical botanical garden Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. It is stunning to see conservation of different tropical plants here in this botanical garden, a butterfly grove and art installations by different famous artists. You can also enjoy walking tours or forty-five minutes free tram ride right in this park. Young visitors will surely enjoy the indoor gallery of thousands of the butterfly and Vollmer Metamorphosis Lab where pupa emerges as butterflies.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens:
You can also visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This fairy-tale residence is an Italian villa. See this classic mansion and also the visit the lovely gardens. Fountains, sculptures and lush green vines have made this garden so beautiful. Here in the garden you will find Vizcaya Café which may provide you with light snacks and coffee to keep your energy up to watch the lavish collection of this wonderful mansion.
Check Out Other Attractions:
Other places that you should visit when you are in Miami are Wynwood walls, Biltmore Hotels, Florida State Park, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, bayfront Park, Perez Art Museum, etc.
A Great Place for Foodie:
Creativity is one of the great characteristics of Miami from art and design to global cuisine, Miami remains ever on the search for bold new ideas. If you are a foodie, you will really enjoy the blending of eastern and Western cooking styles.
The best thing of Miami is its nightlife. The best part of the Miami’s life begins after the sunset. It is the best time for party people. Moonlit night cast a magical charm on the city. Salsa-filled magical halls, candlelight lounges, rooftop bars, view of Biscayne Bay and the glittering city skyline will make you spellbound.