At the south eastern tip of Florida lies the colorful, lively and richly cultured city of Miami, a place that is a hotspot for the rich and famous, sun-seeking tourists and its glamorous inhabitants. Miami sees an incredible amount of tourism each year and owing to its beautiful climate, its attractive beaches and its bouncing night life, it is easy to see why.
If you are planning a trip to the States, looking for fun places to visit and want to see just what Miami has to offer then here are some ideas for what you could be doing during your time there.
Miami is a fishing paradise and whether you are interested in offshore or inshore fishing, there are few better places in the US for you to do so. To best enjoy the experience you should consider hiring one of the Miami fishing charters which leaves the city and takes you off to the very best fishing locations where you can find a whole range of beautiful and delicious fish from red snappers, swordfish and kite. You can take single day charters or if you have a little more time on your hands, head off to sea for a couple of days.
This interactive zoo is a great place to spend a day during your time in Miami, the park boasts a huge and varied number of wildlife from big cats, parrots, penguins, turtles and kangaroos amongst many others. Visitors to the zoo not only have the opportunity to see the wildlife but there are several shows and exhibitions which allows visitors to get up close and personal with their favorite animals. One of the key exhibits in the zoo is the 900-pound liger which is a cross between a lion and a tiger, this majestic creature is worth the entry fee alone.
The former villa of businessman James Deering sits on Biscayne Bay in what was formerly Coconut Grove is now open to the public as a museum and allows visitors to see the stunning gardens in this beautiful slice of the Miami coastline. The villa itself is built in the Italian-Renaissance style and within its walls you will find incredible artifacts from the history of both the villa and Miami itself. The gardens are protected and perfectly cared for and the 10-acre plot features centuries old plants and incredible sculptures which were commissioned by the late businessman. For a glimpse into Miami’s past, a visit to the villa is a must.
See Little Havana
Such is Miami’s proximity to Cuban shores there is a heavy latin and Cuban influence throughout the city and none more so than in Little Havana. This neighborhood in Miami is not only filled with many Cuban residents but it also appears very much like a Cuba street. Here you will find cigar shops, cuban cuisine and Spanish-speaking locals playing dominos in the street. If you haven’t yet been to Cuba then you can experience a little piece of it right here in Miami.