Miami is the most famous city in the sunny, southeastern state of Florida. When you think of Miami you think of sun, sand and sea holidays but it is also a major financial and trade hub being home to more international banks than any other city in the US.
The Port of Miami is known as the ‘Cruise Capital of the World’ in terms of the number of ships that pass through it. It has the facilities to be able to handle some of the largest cruise ships ever built.
One of the most famous and most visited attractions in Miami is of course Miami Beach. Miami has a tropical climate which means that beach and outdoor activities are possible all year around, Miami Beach itself has some of the warmest seas surrounding the US which makes it a very popular destination for water sports.
The music and cuisine of Miami is heavily latin influenced. Cuban, Dominican, Colombian, Brazilian and Caribbean populations have brought their cultures meaning that you can listen to conga, rumba, reggae and merengue or to any other latin sound you care to imagine on any night of the week. Little Havana and the Versailles Restaurant are famous food venues in Miami but the American influence is also apparent as the city is the home of Burger King.
Downtown Miami is home to a number of museums including the Miami Science Museum, the Miami Children’s museum and the Miami Art Museum.
Free Tours Miami
South Pointe Park
This tour is suitable for all ages and takes place once a month. It will take you through the stories and the history of how Miami Beach came to be. It meets at South Pointe Park and takes you along the waterside path past the famous Smith & Wollensky Restaurant starting at 11:30.
Join local historians as they take you on a tour of Miami’s oldest community and teach you the rich history of Coconut Grove and the surrounding area. This is Miami’s original art gallery district and is famed for being a hub for musicians, artists and writers. The tours take place every 2nd and 4th Saturdays in January and February and last two hours, starting at 16:00.
Miami Art Deco District Self-Guided Tour
When Miami first started becoming a popular tourist destination for Americans looking to escape the cold of winter, a number of new hotels were built in the area, many of them in fascinating Art Deco designs. A lot of this architecture still exists to be enjoyed today and can be experienced on this tour.
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