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Miami Travel Guide

Posted on | April 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Miami Travel Guide

Article by Muhammad Suhail

The city of Miami is located on the coast of Atlantic Ocean in southeastern part of state of Florida, United States of America. The city is well known throughout the civilized world for being a hub of commerce, culture, fashion, media, film and being a patron of arts. It is the seventh largest city in America with an estimated population of fifty two hundred thousand people which is just behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Getting in Miami

The city of Miami is accessible via Airports for international tourists, by car, by bus or by train. If you are coming in via plane then you will most probably be landing at the two major airports of the city named Miami International Airport or the Fort Lauderdale Airport. By car, entrance is for those who wish to enter Miami from neighboring cities; highway l-95 follows the Atlantic coast and leads right to the heart of the city whereas highway l-75 zigzags across the cities of Tampa and Atlanta before ending in Miami. By train, the city has an access through Amtrak Silver Service which comes in from New York and Washington DC.

Getting Around Miami

Various moods of transportation are at disposal of the tourist; the tourist can travel by car, taxi, bus or the metro. But, for a tourist that has never been to Miami before, metro and bus services are the most recommended as they connect to almost all the tourist venues and they are cheap too. Taxis are another viable method of getting around but much expensive when compared to metro and bus.

Places to See

The prime attraction of Miami is its sandy beaches. The most famous beaches of Miami are the Miami Beach and the Haulover Beach Park. Since Miami has tropical weather, the beaches remain abuzz with activity the whole year round.

Other worthwhile places to see are the Miami Metro Zoo, Venetian Pool, Oleta River State Recreation Park, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Miami is a city that offers everything to anyone depending upon your likeness and choice.


Miami is known across the globe for its designer made hotels. The only drawback with these hotels is their price of admission and congested space which is not ideal for large families visiting the city. For more spacious accommodations, some of the high rise hotels of Miami located on the South Beach are ideal, and for those who want economical place to stay there are chains of inexpensive motels in the downtown area.

Culinary Delights

Miami is the epicenter of new world of cuisine. Since being predominantly Spanish, the city offers a wide variety of Latin and South American mouth watering dishes. Most noteworthy of these eateries is the La Carreta restaurant open 24 hours a day, Baleen at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa a place, where you can experience culinary delights apart from the traditional food and also have a spa where you can unwind after a long day.