Set on the southeast coast of Florida, Miami is one of the most important financial centres in the US. Of course, the millions of visitors who come each winter don't care as much about that as they do about the city's nightlife and beautiful white sand beaches. South Beach's Art Deco District is world famous for its nightclubs, beaches, historical and architecturally important buildings, and upscale shopping. The city also plays host to several glamorous events, including the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Art Basel, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami.
Miami is served by airports in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale to the north, and offers one of the best public transit systems in Florida. Rail and bus services connect downtown to most major tourist points of interest, so if you plan on staying in one of the beautiful Art Deco hotels in downtown Miami, you won't need to pay for a rental car. You will however, need to pack some comfortable walking shoes; trying to compete with the fashionable locals in sky-high heels is a very bad idea when you're relying on public transport.
While Miami is one of the most culturally appealing cities in Florida, with several art museums and family attractions like the aquarium and zoo, there's no denying that most people come for the beach, the world-class cuisine, and the unforgettable nightlife. But no visit to Miami would be complete without exploring the diverse culture of the city, influenced by Latin American, Caribbean and Cuban immigrants. Miami has the largest Latin American population outside of Latin America, and the traditions, culture and language of the region has been undeniably shaped by this fact. You can even get a taste of Cuba in the Little Havana neighbourhood.