About Miami
 
  Miami Beach

Located in Miami-Dade County Greater Miami, along with the Beaches, is spread over 2,000 square miles at the southeastern tip of Florida. The Intracoastal Waterway separates Miami from Miami Beach , located on the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches stretch along almost the entire length of the county.With more than 2 million people, the area is rich in cultural diversity

An airboat in the Everglades

Exploring all Miami has to offer can take awhile. The magnificent cruise ships at the Port of Miami come and go daily. The world famous Everglades and Biscayne National Parks are close by, as well as lovely Key Biscayne, historic Coconut Grove, beautiful Coral Gables, and trendy South Beach.


Some of the area's unique attractions include the Miami Seaquarium, the Miami MetroZoo - one of the world's top 10 Zoos, Parrot Jungle, a world famous bird sanctuary,Vizcaya, an Italian Renaissance-style villa and formal gardens built in 1916 and the Spanish Monastery, The Oldest Building in North America.


A view of the boats in Biscayne Bay

Miami is a non-stop party if you know where to go. Check out our Nightlife links for suggestions. The trendy clubs of South Beach are world famous. While out and about keep an eye open for celebrities. Many of them call Miami home. If you want a quieter day, there are miles of uncrowded beaches in the area, perfect for the afternoon on the beach. Remember though, there won't be sunsets over the water, but there are spectacular sunrises

South Beach The Art Deco in South Beach

The Miami area has a subtropical climate with plentiful sunshine year-round. Most of the rain falls during the summer and early fall, keeping the area lush and tropical. Virtually all buildings are air-conditioned. Due to the powerful rays of the sun, it is a good idea to wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors. Usually men and women will be most comfortable in lightweight resort wear. Depending upon personal preference, there are plenty of opportunities to dress formally.

South Beach Photo by Steve Vaughn



The Miami area has some of best sporting events around. The Hockey team the Florida Panthers play from October until April each year, the Super Bowl winning NFL team the Miami Dolphins play nearby along with the former World Series Champion the Florida Marlins. Prefer college sports? The University of Miami's Hurricanes have a championship football team, basketball team and track and field. Interested in basketball? Miami has the Miami Heat one of the newest basketball teams. Other local sports include many horse racing and greyhound racing at Flagler Dog Track, The are a few annual events each year. The Genuity - Doral Championship is played nearby at the Doral Golf Resort. , For tennis there is The Erickson Open . Miami also has the one of a kind, Homestead-Miami Speedway