Miami, Florida Travel Guide

Miami vacation rentals are spread about Florida’s southeastern coast and they’re the best way to experience the city. Find out why the Sunshine State's most colorful city is all about with your Miami travel guide. If you have additions for the guide, please send us your tips!

What to Do in Miami, Florida

Miami Children's MuseumWhile many people come to Miami for the beach, they’re missing out on a lot if all they do is lounge around on the shore. After all, you're visiting one of the world’s most interesting cities! Your next door neighbor may be a foreign visitor or Cuban local – that’s just part of what makes Miami vacation rentals so exciting.

The Miami Museum of Science, art galleries of the Design District, Latin American Art Museum, and Miami Children’s Museum are some of the most popular Miami attractions. If you’re all about the animal encounters, make sure to check out the Miami Seaquarium, Miami Metro Zoo, and Jungle Island! Hialeah Park, home to a horse track, lake, and clubhouse, is a great spot for bird watching.

As beautiful as a Miami vacation rental might be, it’s easy to spend little of your time inside one. When the sun sets, Miami doesn’t fall asleep. The energetic Latin clubs and live music keep the city alive at night. And don’t forget about evening entertainment… sports lovers can catch a Miami Heat basketball game at the American Airlines Arena while the more artistically-inclined will love the Miami City Ballet!

But no matter what you do here, Miami just wouldn't be Miami without the beach. Fish on Miami Harbor, play with the kids at Crandon Park, or go scuba diving! The beachside fun can be as active or relaxed as you want. If you’ve got an adventurous spirit, try windsurfing. If you're more laidback, collect seashells and a nice tan. Miami vacation homes also make it appealing to stay in for a day or two; sunbathe out by your private pool and avoid the crowds whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed by the big city.

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Where to Shop and Eat in Miami

Miami cuisine is nothing short of delicious and you'll find every kind of menu here. Eat steak at the acclaimed Capital Grille or enjoy a view that’s as good as the food at Azul! Other popular restaurants include Caffe da Vinci and the Forge. But remember, you don’t have to dine out. Save money with a Miami vacation rental and enjoy a home cooked meal with your family!

Just like the restaurants, the shops are wonderfully varied; from antiques to jewelry to clothes to crafts, you’ll find what you’re looking for, as well as what you never thought to look for, in Miami’s novel shopping districts. Neighborhoods like Coral Gables, Little Havana, Brickell Avenue, and Coconut Grove are not only known for their friendly residents, but for their many restaurants and shops.

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What to See on a Miami beach vacation

Miami is full of culture and color, so look all around you wherever you go; you’re sure to see something or someone you’ll remember for a long time. Eighth street on Little Havana, a predominately Cuban residential area, is a particularly great spot for sightseeing! You’ll also love walking around Downtown Miami, where you you'll find the Freedom Tower, a monument that recognizes the city's rich Cuban heritage.  

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When to Take a Miami, Florida Vacation

Miami Beach VacationIt’s hard to pick a time of the year that’s not good for booking Miami vacation home rentals! After all, the city’s tropical climate means Miami tourism is hopping year-round. However, what makes a Miami vacation home is that it's available in the summer months (when you’ll probably get time off for vacation). If you visit January through April, though, you’ll have to deal with lots of crowds.

Miami vacation rentals are always a good bet, as far as money goes, so even if you’re visiting in the peak season, you’ll find availability and good deals! A cheap Miami vacation is possible any time of year, as long as you're looking at a vacation rental instead of a hotel.

Still not sure when to come? Check out Miami’s calendar of events, which includes the Miami International Festival, Calle Ocho Festival, and Miami Boat Show, and book one of our Miami vacation condo rentals during the dates of a festival or event you’re interested in!

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Why Miami, Florida vacation rentals?

For a city with such cultural diversity, it’s necessary to choose Miami vacation homes over hotels. You really shouldn’t spend your Miami beach vacation alongside other out-of-towners; instead, get to know the long-time residents and really get to know Miami. So, just look around... chances are we've got the right accommodation for your trip to “Magic City.”  

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