About Miami Florida. Miami is one of the state's - and the world's - most popular vacation destinations offering multiple leisure activities for everyone to enjoy. From the trendy nightlife of South Beach to the historic hideaways of Coral Gables, there are endless areas and attractions to explore. Visit a historic mansion, take a trip to the beach or catch an airboat ride through the Everglades. Shop at the city's luxury designer boutiques, concept shops or expansive outlet malls. Watch the Major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball teams in season. Enjoy our annual events, art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. Discover Miami's diverse neighborhoods and attractions and experience our paradise of interconnected cities, charming villages and tropical parks.
The pedestrian friendly village center in Coconut Grove is filled with sidewalk cafes, galleries and boutiques. The small bohemian village feel is countered by recognizable chain restaurants, but small local cafes, college bars and independent boutiques still line the streets. Pull up a chair outside, watch the assortment of shoppers, bar-hoppers, students and tourists stroll the streets and enjoy the laid-back ambiance. Coconut Grove's relaxed atmosphere extends into the many open-air bay front parks in the area, including Peacock Park, Kennedy Park, The Barnacle Historic State Park and more. Coconut Grove is home to many popular annual events.
Tree-lined boulevards, fountains, and winding roadways give Coral Gables, Florida its identity as "The City Beautiful." Coral Gables' giant swooping banyan trees and wide-open streets make it one of the most desirable and old-fashioned neighborhoods in the area. In fact, Coral Gables didn't evolve organically like much of Miami; George Edgar Merrick planned it in the 1920's. Shoppers flock to fine boutiques and specialty stores along Coral Gables' Miracle Mile to find the hottest new styles and the best in traditional artisanal products at specialty stores like leather goods and bridal shops. Coral Gables restaurants appear on the culinary map for a variety of cuisines. Their elegant ambience and exacting service are taken for granted in Coral Gables, Florida - a city dedicated to fine living. Stop by Coral Gables on a Friday night and you'll stumble into one of the city's most popular happy hour spots. Other destinations in the area include Venetian Pool, Miracle Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema and the University of Miami.
The secluded island of Key Biscayne, Florida can be reached via the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway crossing beautiful Biscayne Bay. Located south of Downtown Miami and north of Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne houses miles of golden sand beaches and quaint, quiet neighborhoods. Key Biscayne is a picturesque blend of low-key local flavor and relaxed tourist destination; it's the perfect place to unwind, relax and connect with one of Miami's natural beauty. Small boutiques and fresh seafood restaurants are all over the small island of Key Biscayne.
The Crandon Park Tennis Center is home to the Sony Open tournament every March. The family friendly Miami Seaquarium is conveniently located right off the bridge onto Key Biscayne. Crandon Park Golf Course's intriguing terrain puts it among the top 50 public courses in Florida. Swim or kayak at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation and take a tour at the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse onsite.
Miami Beach, Florida's picturesque winter playground, has blossomed into a sophisticated community that's full of visitors no matter the season. This beach destination has evolved into an urban metropolis with all the amenities of a beach-town and a big city, a thriving arts scene, restaurants and nightclubs, all surrounded by natural wonderland with turquoise waters and skyscraper palms. Explore the famed Ocean Drive, Art Deco District, or Lincoln Road shops and restaurants, all within a minutes from each other.
Beyond the sun, sand and surf, Greater Miami and the Beaches offers more fun attractions than you could fit into one vacation. Just imagine: swimming with the dolphins, riding an airboat, taste testing at a winery, strolling through a museum. Miami attractions offer countless choices - from historic to adventuresome, natural to man-made.
Whether it's a walking tour of Little Havana, a gallery stroll through Wynwood or a culinary crawl in South Beach, there's so much to see in Miami. Get up close and personal on a tour or excursion by air, water or land. Discover the city's landmarks that will keep the whole family entertained. Places like Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami Seaquarium, Zoo Miami and Everglades National Park have come to define Miami, both past and present. Step back in time or step into the wild by visiting any of these evergreen Miami spots.
Greater Miami has haute couture, retail markets, designer boutiques and bargain outlets throughout the city. Dolphin Mall, the area's largest outlet mall is just minutes away from the resort. International Mall, Dadeland Mall, the Village of Merrick Park, Sunset Place and Aventura Mall define the city's lineup of upscale and casual must-see shopping destinations.