With its reputation as a hot bed of culture, Miami has earned the nickname "Gateway of the Americas." The expansive metropolitan area makes up the 6th largest city in the country, making the endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment no surprise. Visitors to Miami will be treated with a number of interesting museums, unique restaurants, great shopping, relaxing spas, and much more. Plus, the subtropical location makes it the perfect destination for a beach vacation year round!
One thing Miami is definitely known for is its terrific beaches. Miami's many beaches vary from quiet and secluded to boisterous and packed. No matter your preference, there's guaranteed to be a beach that meets your liking. For a unique aquatic experience, check out the Venetian Pool. This historic lagoon has caves, waterfalls, and other fascination formations. If you're in the mood to enjoy the outdoors, but want to get away from the sand, consider a visit to one of Miami's national parks. At Biscayne National Park, travelers can take glass-bottom boat tours and go on SCUBA diving expeditions. The park also features a visitor's center, picnic areas, and trails. The 1.5 million acre Everglades National Park is a great place to explore the unique Florida habitat. Another popular Everglades activity is airboat alligator tours. You can also tour Miami by land, sea or air.
Sports fans visiting Miami have their pick of many different teams to cheer on during their vacation. Miami is home to six professional sports teams. The teams include the Miami Dolphins football team, the Florida Panthers hockey team, the Florida Marlins Baseball team, and the Miami FC soccer team. Miami has two basketball teams, the NBA Miami Heat and the ABA Miami Tropics. The city is also home to the college bowl game the Orange Bowl.
For those traveling with children, the Miami Children's Museum is an excellent choice for a day of fun. The museum has 14 galleries and many interactive exhibits. Another great attraction for the whole family is the Miami Seaquarium which houses killer whales, dolphins, crocodiles, and more. Begin planning your Florida vacation now by browsing our Miami Vacation Home Rentals.
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