Sun-kissed Stopover – Holidaying to Miami
Miami is a bustling city on the coast of Florida, and is famous for its white sandy beaches and bustling club scene. The coastal city is also a popular stopover for those who embark on fly-drive holidays to the Sunshine State, with attractions like the Kennedy Space Centre and the picturesque Florida Keys within easy reach of Miami Beach.
Florida Holidays are popular with families and those who want to embark on fly-drive holidays. Miami is around a 4 hour drive from the Orlando region and the theme parks of Walt Disney World, and many choose Miami as part of their coastal road trips on the way to the tropical Florida Keys archipelago.
One of the main tourist areas in Miami is around South Beach, where you’ll find a rich variety of boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs to explore. If you are looking to stay in the South Beach area during your trip, a hotel in the South Beach location puts you at the centre of the Miami tourist scene, but you will need to book very far in advance if you want a decent choice.
Miami is a stone’s throw away from Florida’s famous wetlands - the Everglades – where you can enjoy airboat rides, taking in the splendour of the scenery whilst keeping an eye out for alligators and a variety of bird species. The crystal clear waters of Miami Beach are a haven for water sports enthusiasts and scuba divers, as well as boat tours that give you the chance to watch dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat.
There is a wide variety of accommodation to choose from in Miami – from coastal hotels and motels to villas and resorts that offer the chance to relax in the Florida sunshine. When searching for a hotel in preparation for your trip to Miami it can be worth shopping around, making use of comparison services such as travelsupermarket.com to help you find the best deal. (Learn about the best beaches in Miami).
The Port of Miami is also famous for being the largest cruise ship port in the world, and is the ideal destination for those looking to embark on a Caribbean cruise. The port is know as the ‘Cruise Capital of the World’ and is home to some of the worlds’ largest cruise operators, and with a wide range of cruises available it can be worth including a stopover in Miami in preparation for your cruise experience.