Miami Beach holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter, Spring, Autumn
December – February

March
November

Getting There

415 £GBP

LCY → MIA

Stay There

58 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Visa Waiver Program

Up to 90 days

Currency
U.S. dollar
1.00 USD = 1.00 USD
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+24°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 14 £GBP (15 min)

Shuttle: 17 £GBP (15 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 10 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 35 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.60 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 1 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 911
Police: 911

Why Miami Beach

Miami is well-known for its famous beaches, impressive art deco streetscapes and its infusion of Latin that gives it a funky vibe. In Miami you’ll find world-class entertainment, great hotels and vibrant nightlife, what’s more it is the perfect base to explore the rest of what the Gold Coast has to offer on Miami holidays.

Spend your days on the beaches, indulge in some retail therapy in Collins Avenue boutiques, peruse the art in Lincoln Road galleries, take a nap in a luxurious poolside cabana or pamper yourself with relaxing spa treatments. In the evening head to the hip South Beach bars to sip on cocktails.

When to go

Climate

It is necessary to know the climate when planning holidays to Miami. Miami’s climate is tropical monsoon meaning summers are hot and humid and winters are short and warm. January temperatures average 19.6 degrees Celsius (67.2 Fahrenheit). Lows sometimes fall below 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit), but extremely rarely below 2 degrees Celsius (35 Fahrenheit). Winter highs typically reach 21 to 25 degrees Celsius (70 to 77 Fahrenheit). The wet season starts in May and runs to mid-October with temperatures averaging 29 to 35 degrees Celsius (80s to low 90s Fahrenheit) along with high humidity.

Where to go/stay

Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is reknowned for its streamlined skyscrapers and for being to the largest cruise port in the world. Take your own cruise from Bayside Marketplace out into Miami Bay on your Miami Beach holidays and try your hand as paparazzo spotting celebrities on exclusive Fisher Island.

South Beach

The glitz and glamour of South Beach makes it a place to see and be seen. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan while the nightlife has a distinctly Latino flavour. Then there is the architecture, the iconic art deco historic area but right up to the white-sanded beach and neon lights make it light up like a Christmas tree by night.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is typified by the multi-coloured lifeguard towers spread along the beaches and the wide variety of water sports on offer. Soak up the Latino vibe as you sip Cuban coffee and eat local food from street stalls during your holidays to Miami.

Bal Harbour

This small enclave for the very wealthy is a paradise for shopaholics with both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue based here. Aside from the shopping, Bal Harbour has the highest concentration of palm trees anywhere in the world.

Key Biscayne

Enchanting and relaxed Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove are great places for family Miami holidays to base themselves to avoid the frenetic pace of South Beach.

Things to do

Indulge in some people watching on South Beach’s, while the brightly-coloured lifeguard stations are symbolic of Miami Beach. Pay a visit to the picturesque Virginia Key Beach South in Key Biscayne on your holidays to Miami. Enjoy the cafés, restaurants, bars and shops lining the long stretch of beach at Fort Lauderdale. Go snorkeling or diving at Boca Raton and Palm Beach.

In the evening on Miami holidays go to South Beach for sampling the exciting nightlife, dining in exclusive restaurants and sipping cocktails in hip bars.

Miami shopping ranges from the Aventura Mall, which features high street retailers through to Worth Avenue which has upmarket stores.

Just minutes from downtown Miami is Key Biscayne, here you will find Bill Baggs State Park Attractions in the park include the historic Cape Florida lighthouse.