Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafés and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.
Miami has outstanding weather with year-round mild climates and unrivaled Atlantic ocean access, America's cosmopolitan world-class, Alpha City, resort city is a sought-after international arts, sports and entertainment destination. Home to the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Marlins and to Art Basel known as the world's premier interantional art show for modern and contemporary works, Miami film festival, and the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins sports organizations and the University of Miami, MiamiHurricanes, among other colleges and universities.
Ranked the nation's #1 Healthiest City by Natural Health Magazine, Miami caters to action-oriented visitors from around the globe with some of the world's top beaches, boating, golf, tennis and sporting facilities. Add sparkling waters that are a magnet for boating enthusiasts, fishermen, divers and water sports aficionados to the equation and it is easy to see why Miami is a number one choice for active travelers of all ages and skill levels.
Miami Florida streets are busy with many districts, trendy nightlife, attractions and stars and personalities from around the world. South Beach is one of the worlds leading hot spots for sun and fun So knowing the active options in advance-and how to manage your time and movements-is essential Miami planning. Making the best use of what time you have by knowing where your points of interest are can help you save more of your energy for the activities this city offers. This is a Miami Metropolitan area is closely bound up with the ocean it sits besides, and no doubt it's also those waters and miles of sand beaches that draw many to it. You can get out on the water in a variety of ways in proximity to the city shores, whether it be jet skiing in Biscayne Bay or sailing Miami Harbor. On practically every beach you visit, you will find concessions operating water sports; the leading beachfront hotels along Collins Avenue offer parasailing lessons, and many have jetski, windsurfing and other sport.