THE CAPITAL OF LATIN AMERICA!
Miami is one of the major cities in the State of Florida, ıt is situated in the Southeast part of Florida, on Biscayne Bay between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Known as the Gateway to Latin America, the Magic City is the location for the headquarters of Latin American operations. Standing as one the of important business centers of the USA, Miami gains most of its total revenue from tourism.
The city centre is 13 kilometres away from the airport, and can be reached easily by taxi or shuttle. There is a public transportation system that will take you from one part of the city to another. Renting a car in Miami is a good option for getting around.
A few of the city’s best hotels include Metropolitan by COMO-Miami Beach, W South Beach, Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, The Setai, Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza, The Redbury South Beach, Angler's Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel, The Betsy - South Beach, 1 Hotel South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Delano South Beach Hotel, Nautilus - a Sixty Hotel, Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, The Tides South Beach, SLS South Beach, The Raleigh Miami Beach, The Savoy Hotel, The Standard-Miami and Carillon Miami Beach.
The Art Deco Historic District is the largest 20th Century National Register Historic District of the country. It harbors more than 800 historic buildings and architectures from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens at Coconut Grove is a substantial Italian Renaissance-style villa. In addition to the furniture, paintings and decorative arts pertaining to the period between the 15th and 19th centuries, the seaside parts of the villa are home to magnificent gardens, fascinating fountains, stylish pools, canals and a great deal of trails. Miami is the only location in the country harboring two national parks. Everglades National Park comprising 1.5 million acres of rare and magnificent ecosystems. It is the home to many endangered species such as American crocodile, Florida panther and West Indian manatee. Biscayne National Park is a watery wonderland. The park harbors emerald islands, fish-bejeweled coral reefs, aquamarine waters and a great deal more. These parks are splendid places for outdoor enthusiasts. Parrot Jungle Island located in the Downtown Miami area is home to exotic animals and birds from every part of the world. In addition to limitless animal species such as orangutans, crocodiles, and tigers, this tropical jungle island is home to many activities, shopping and entertainment facilities. Miami Metrozoo in the Kendall area of the city is one of the most significant zoos in the country. The zoo is home to 1.300 animals from Asia, Africa, Australia, South and North America.
Miami is regognized as a shopper's paradise. You will be able to find everything from designer clothes and fashion creations to daily apparels. Outlet malls, Miami beaches, boutiques, specialty stores, flea markets and the other shopping places located in the city offer limitless shopping experiences. Dolphin Mall located at the airport area is a complex offering shopping, dining and entertainment. The mall harbors 240 outlets, retailers and specialty sores. Bal Harbour Shops is a charming fashion location. This composition of designer boutiques harbor Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Calypso and many other fashion brands. The Opa-locka/Hialeah Flea Market located in the North Miami area is one of the largest flea markets in the South Florida. It is home to about 1.200 wholesale and retail vendors.
While hedonism rules the entertainment life of the city Miami has a pretty diversified and wealthy artistic and cultural accumulation. The interminable cultural and entertainment events create a dynamic and fascinating daily life in the city. Miami is admired for its cutting-edge theater and performing arts. Actor's Playhouse, Jackie Gleason Theater and Coconut Grove Playhouse are the three best known examples from the splendid theatrical world of Miami. Actor's Playhouse at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables is the location for professional performances for both adults and children. From classical and contemporary to grand opera performances, Miami is the location of a great range of music performances by world famous stars. Chopin Foundation of the United States at the North Bay Village offers free public classical music concerts. Florida Grand Opera performing in Carnival Center for the Performing Arts and Broward Center for the Performing Arts are among the main cultural centers of the city. Miami Symphony Orchestra performing at the Sunset Center produces American, Spanish and European lyric music performances. The Miami City Ballet located in South Beach is one of the fundamental must-sees in the city. This world wide admired ballet company performs classical and contemporary productions by the leadership of the legendary dancer Edward Villella. In addition to many performing arts centers in the city, Miami is an all the time partying city. Carnival Miami (the beginning of March) is the biggest cultural event of the city. The International Hispanic Theater Festival (May-June) is one of the major Hispanic theater events in the country. The Annual Miami Reggae Festival (August) held at Bayfront Park is the celebration of the music. The Miami Book Fair (November) is an international book fair, that hundreds of well known writers and hundreds of thousands of visitors attend every year. The beach culture of Miami, the botanical and natural wonderlands and the nightlife of the city are the essence of the entertainment in the city. The beaches of Miami accompanied by the photographic and exotic views from the nature and water areas provide a memorable experience, as do the charming recreational and sports (skydiving, diving, kayaking, team sports...) areas. When the sun hides itself behind the sky Miami dance clubs and lounges hail the warm ocean breezes. These venues are the indispensable and fun-filled venues for the sybarites.