At the southeastern tip of Florida, the famous Miami is a great seductress, cosmopolitan, artistic, festive, benevolent, permissive and voluptuous. It is both a financial and cultural centre, at the forefront of contemporary art and design, and a city of leisure and entertainment, fashion and pleasure. From the airport corridor, the tone is set with the presentation of works of art. The city is full of art galleries, art museums (MoCA, Bass Museum of Art), remarkable design hotels and a programme of prestigious dance shows or concerts. A few hours by boat from the Bahamas, Miami is already a little bit like the Caribbean, whose influence can be seen in Little Havana. But the spectacular is Miami Beach with its marinas and luxury skyscrapers, Art Deco buildings, white sandy beaches and trendy nightclubs. For shopping in the direction of Coconut Grove iy Bayside, a huge shopping centre on the water with luxurious shops. South Beach (SoBe) and Ocean Drive live 24 hours a day, with their lively cafés all day long and their clubs where people celebrate until the end of the night. And if you want to escape the city, two iconic national parks are nearby: Biscayne National Park, accessible by boat, and Everglades Park. Even children benefit from it with the Miami Children's Museum, Monkey Jungle and Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium and Miami Metrozoo. There is so much to do and so much to see that your tourist guide will be very useful to you!
When to go to Miami?
It is advisable to travel to Miami between November and April. It is the dry season: temperatures are not excessive, humidity is reduced. Hurricane season is avoided from June to November. Officially, the hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, although storms may occur outside this period. Between two vast bodies of water with high cyclonic activity, Miami is the city with the highest cyclonic risk, along with Nassau (Bahamas) and Havana in Cuba. It houses the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) and alerts are reliable. During the cyclone period, transient showers occur almost every day, making the atmosphere already hot (about 35°C) very humid. In winter, the mild temperatures make the region a magnet for crowds of retirees. The period is ideal but it is crowded and the prices are at their highest. To fully appreciate the charms of Miami without too many people, it is better to stay in spring or autumn... Spring is beautiful (especially April and May). The air is warm, the humidity still bearable and the vegetation is in full bloom. In autumn, the vegetation turns red and golden, the temperatures are pleasant, the humidity measured.
Every year in December is held the very attractive Art Basel, a contemporary art fair that brings together 250 prestigious galleries from all over the world and attracts more than 50,000 visitors
Other attractive dates: in summer are the popular Spa Month and the Spice Restaurant Program
In addition, there are several sports events. Every year in January, the ING Marathon is organised, which attracts 22,000 runners. Miami Sailing Week is a major event in March, especially on Key Biscayne Island.