Welcome to Miami, the city that has it all! A seaport city on the southeastern corner of the state of Florida is met by the Atlantic Ocean. Considered the richest city in the United States, it is also one of the cleanest. In fact, in 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked Miami as America's Cleanest City for its air quality, clean streets, clean drinking water, and modern recycling programs. A fashion giant, a television favorite, a thriving music industry, and a great climate makes Miami the place to visit.
The weather in Miami is considered tropical monsoon climate with a distinct dry season in the winter. The wet season begins around May and ends in Mid-October. Although typically warm to hot, the breezes off of the Atlantic keep temperatures comfortable.
The city is the largest cruise line home ports in the United States with many corporate cruise line head quarters located there. Miami International Airport is also one of the busiest in the nation as well with international flights.
Miami is a leader in finance, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. The city seems to offer something for everyone. For example, there are a large number of annual festivals, a vast number of entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks, and performing arts centers. It also attracts many artists for both music videos and film shootings.
There are numerous museums as well, many of which can be found in the downtown section. These include the Historical Museum, Frost Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, Miami Children's Museum along with the Miami Science Museum, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and is the home of the world's largest art exhibition held annually in December and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
With a large Cuban population, it's not unusual to hear many speak Spanish, although the main regional language is English. But this also affects the cuisine in a spectacular fashion with heavy influences from the Caribbean and Latin American combined with American cuisine. This combination has been dubbed Floribbean Cuisine and is available just about anywhere, but specifically in restaurant chains such as Pollo Tropical.
Miami's tropical weather encourages all forms of outdoor activities. The city boasts of numerous rivers, canals, bays, marinas, and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the most popular water activities are sailing, boating, fishing, water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and beach side gatherings. Along with this you will find over 80 parks and gardens, so you will always find something of interest.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit to this beautiful city. Be it day time activities, or the vibrant nightlife, there's always something to do.
Miami fun fact: Miami Beach's Art Deco District contains the world's largest collection of Art Deco Architecture (800+ buildings)>