Everything you need to know about traveling to Miami

Winter will be here before you know it, but no matter the time of the year, Miami is an excellent vacation destination. Read on to learn everything you need to know for your next trip to Miami.

When to visit

Miami’s high season is January through April, when tourists are busy escaping the cold in their home states. But if you’re hoping to avoid some of the crowds while also saving some money, you can’t go wrong with some of the quieter summer months- from June until around September. Sure, it’s part of the ‘hurricane belt’ but this just means the occasional rainy day, and Miami is still very much open to business. 

If you don’t mind a bit of humidity, June to November is where it’s the easiest to get a table at some of the most popular clubs and restaurants. You’ll also get the best deals on accommodation.

Getting around

When it comes to getting around, your best option is definitely to rent a car in Miami. This is a driving city, and residents love their cars. Hiring a car will likely save you money, particularly if you have kids, and will also save you time that would otherwise be spent booking and waiting for Ubers and taxis, or getting around on public transport. 

Take time for the beach

You’d be surprised how many people visit Miami without taking a day or two to relax on the beach. And that’s a real shame. In the north, you’ll find retirees lounging, and in the South, you’ll find European models tanning. In between, you’ll find a diverse mix of people from across the country and around the world.

Where to stay

If you stay north of Fifth, be prepared for some amazing parties, but a lot of noise. South of Fifth will give you a little more quiet, along with boutique hotels and new restaurants. Mid-Beach is also becoming more popular, and here you’ll find one of the most famous hotels in the art world- The Faena. It’s becoming particularly well known for C’est Rouge, which will make you feel like you’re watching a Vegas Cabaret.

Stay longer than you think

If there’s one thing you should know about a trip to Miami, it’s that you should stay for longer than just a few days if you can. This is another reason why it’s such a good idea to book a car rental in Miami, so you can potentially even take a road trip to Key West or hit the theme parks in Orlando.

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