Miami is a city of the United States of America, the county seat of Miami-Dade. Despite being a very young city, it was in fact founded in 1896, it has become of one of the most important cities in the United States. In recent years it has been growing fast, thanks also to its superb location in the south east of Florida, which provides for its tropical climate plus a constant influx of tourists from all over the world. Let’s see how to move around then!
A great place to start your tour of Miami is to go straight to the Art Deco style district on the waterfront to jump right in the middle of South Beach. In this area you will find many funky shops, quirky boutiques, elegantly casual restaurants and cafes, and a beautiful clean beach. Upon arrival, you should immediately do a trip to the Art Deco District Welcome Center, in 1001 Ocean Drive, where you can buy super-detailed maps for getting around the city and the region.
Art Deco District Welcome Center
If you are traveling with your family and would like to enjoy a little peace of mind, take a trip to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden where you’ll find more than twenty reservoirs arranged around one of the largest palm tree in the world.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
If you want to devote yourself to shopping, Miami is a great city to do so. Lincoln Road is the Fifth Avenue of New York and from there you can go for a walk outdoors between clothing boutiques, home improvement stores and other amenities. You can also make a pleasant break in one of its many outdoor cafes. In the area north of Bal Harbour in Miami you will find more shops, and ones with a more luxurious style.
In Douglas Road and 37th Avenue in LeJeune Road you will find the Miracle Mile. It is a mix of fashion and boutiques, spas and restaurants. The specialty of these pathways is the furniture, household goods, and special gifts. Of course over the shopping streets, Miami is also home to several shopping malls. Bayside Marketplace that is full of restaurants and shops, among other things, just behind the main beach, and the Dolphin Mall which is the largest shopping mall in Miami.
Miracle Mile shops
Finally, one of the most coveted places by all visitors to Miami is definitely the South Beach, known in local parlance as SoBe. This beach is a perfect mix between the very long beach (about 5 kilometers) with a fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
South Beach Miami
Miami photos by: naoki tanaka, jeffrey guterman, alexandre berger, chris bandera, thomas hawk
By +Nikos Kontorigas