Miami, #Florida is a bustling area with lots to do. You can visit the world famous South Beach to catch some rays or hang out at a night club, take a drive to Marlins Park to see a MLB game, and grab a bite to eat on the beach at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant.
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The appeal of greater Miami goes beyond sun-soaked beaches and a
world-renowned climate. The young metropolis also has diverse
neighborhoods and a cultural richness suggestive of older, more
established American cities.
Surprisingly, this popular destination may
require some geographic orientation: Few
realize Miami proper, on the mainland, and
Miami Beach are separate cities. The
former, while still a vacation spot, is more
business-oriented, with a skyline of
imposing bank towers; the latterâ€™s casual
environment is almost entirely geared to
tourism and its silhouette lined with high-rise
hotels and condominiums.
A tropical sun and crystal-hued waters beckon visitors year-roundâ€”mom,
dad and the kids to build sand castles and frolic in the ocean during
summer, and snowbirds anxious to leave ice scrapers and snow shovels
for a temperate winter. Itâ€™s a place where you can wave at cruise ships
sailing away to Caribbean islands, dine at waterfront restaurants, sleep in
pastel-colored Art Deco hotels, shop at designer boutiques and catch
exhibits at world-class museums.
This is not a typical Southern city, though, as its location might suggest.
Multicultural Miami has integrated large populations of Northern
expatriates, Cubans and other Hispanic groups, and those with
Caribbean, European and Asian heritage. Youâ€™re as likely to hear
Spanish spoken as English, sip a martini or a mojito, and dine on stone
crab, arroz con pollo or corned beef on rye.
Cruise along oceanfront Collins Avenue, past rows of hotels and condos,
to Ocean Drive in South Beach, where people-watching is an art form.
Marvel at the sherbet-colored architectural gems in the Art Deco District
as you dine, drink or shop in this oh-so-trendy