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Miami is one of the Florida’s most popular vacation spots. With beautiful long white sandy beaches, clear blue water and a lively Latin-American atmosphere, Miami has got all of the buzz you could want in one spot. Scenes were shot in Miami for films such as Casino Royale, Goldfinger, 2 Fast 2 Furious, even Some Like It Hot, with Marilyn Monroe. Stretch out on the beach, take a boat trip, visit Little Havana and dine in beautiful restaurants. Live like a star!
Suits, briefcases and blackberries are regular sights while strolling the streets of Downtown Miami. With steel-and-glass buildings towering over the heart of the city, there is plenty of activity as lawyers and bankers go about their daily business. However, they share the sidewalk with Latino merchants wearing open-neck shirts called guayaberas.
Visit Bayfront Park while on vacation. Here you will find two amphitheaters that regularly host live performances and a slew of memorials, one of which is dedicated to John. F. Kennedy. Another place you must visit while you are here is Bayside Marketplace. There is great shopping and dining here and special boat tours of surrounding islands, including the islands where celebrities live. Miami Beach Marina is only minutes away from Downtown. It offers easy access to great fishing, sailing, and cruising. The famous Art Deco District is nearby with exciting shopping and the nightlife of trendy South Beach is also close by.
Located just west of Downtown Miami, Little Havana is also known as the Latin Quarter. Called after Havana, the capital city of Cuba, it is home to many Cuban immigrants. So brush up on your espaňol as many shopkeepers and restaurateurs do not speak any English! Watch as elderly men play dominoes in the area while discussing politics and cigar rollers work hard amidst Little Havana’s ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee. Its main drag, Calle Ocho, or 8th Street, is where you will find authentic Latin shops and restaurants. Each year, the neighbourhood hosts the annual Calle Ocho parade, the largest street festival in the world. Calle Ocho also hosts the Viernes Culturales, an artistic, cultural and social arts and culture fair that take places on the last Friday of each month. Outdoor musical performances take place on the sidewalk of Calle Ocho, plus art exhibitions and cuisine tasting. Visit the Art Deco Tower Theatre, Gomez Park, located along Calle Ocho and the Cuban Memorial Boulevard. With rustic Cuban cuisine on offer all along Calle Ocho, you can be guaranteed a great meal with a lively atmosphere.
Although tourists generally consider Miami Beach itself to be part of Miami, it is in actuality its own municipality. However, one district of Miami Beach is South Beach, located at the southernmost tip of Miami. South Beach attracts a large number of tourists each year. It is one of Miami’s most exciting and lively areas, occupying the southernmost three miles. The area is full of up-and-coming art galleries, stylish diners, and glorious beaches. Due to its stunning backdrop, the area is very popular with photographers and film crews who use the beaches and the scenery to their best advantage. During the day, the beaches are lined with sunbathers and there is a constant calming feel of holidaymaking. At nightime, the ten blocks of Ocean Drive become the center of Miami’s famous nightlife with many of Miami’s top nightclubs located here. You don’t want to miss it!