Miami, Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of the US, which is really saying something when you consider the sheer scale of the country. The laid back atmosphere; the glorious weather and a whole range of exciting things to see and do; here are just some of the top reasons why you should consider a trip to Miami.
Beaches in Florida are not so much a treat as they are a way of life. With one of the longest coastlines in the country and a name like ‘The Sunshine State’, it’s no wonder that people are willing to travel for miles to experience the glorious, golden sands and crystal clear waters for themselves. South Beach in particular has become renowned across the globe as one of the best of its kind and so much so has hitting the beach become engrained into daily life and modern culture; there are even proposals to open whole sections of Miami Beach to dogs!
Miami’s unique architectural style, heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement, is a must see for lovers of art and design. The pastel coloured buildings with bold 3D shapes adorning them bring a smile to your face and contribute to the overall friendly and approachable feel of the city, with its almost childlike sweetness and charm.
Despite its popularity, Miami remains a valid option for those looking to keep their trip to a budget. With three nearby airports there are always bargain flights if you are willing to take the time to hunt them out and if the many beautiful hotels are out with your reach, the city has embraced the international hostel culture, offering accommodation at a fraction of the cost. You don’t even have to hand over a handful of cash to enjoy a night on the town. With so many entertainers spilling out onto the beach and making the streets their stage, you can marvel at them for free before snagging a coupon for one of the numerous restaurants – with so much competition, most offer great discounted prices to lure visitors in; everyone’s a winner.
For a lot of people, even the name Miami is synonymous with fun. Whether locals or visitors, everyone here makes the most of the relaxed atmosphere and the plethora of entertainment opportunities that are right at your fingertips. Be it water sports on the beach for those who love keeping active, a trip to Jungle Island Miami for animal lovers or sampling deliciously fresh seafood in an open-air restaurant for foodies; the old saying that there is something for everyone really does apply in this case, with activities to cater to every taste.