Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. The city covers an area of about 56.6 square miles , between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay on the east; with a 2017 estimated population of 463,347, Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Miami's metro area is the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S.
Places to See
The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. Founded in 1955, it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida
Bayside Marketplace is two-story open air shopping center located in the Downtown Miami area. The banks of Biscayne Bay wrap around the property with the City of Miami marina at its side. It is recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau as the number one most visited attraction in Miami.
Art Deco Historic District
The Miami Beach Architectural District is a U.S. historic district located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The area was well known as the district where Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace resided, in a mansion on Ocean Drive
Holocuast Memorial Miami Beach
The Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is a Holocaust memorial at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1984, formally established in 1985 as the Holocaust Memorial Committee, a non-profit organization.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a 2.6-acre urban greenspace in Miami Beach, Florida founded in 1962. It was transformed in 2011 with a $1.2 million landscape renovation designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles.
Places to Eat
Smith & Wollensky
America’s premier fine dining steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky located at the southern tip of Miami Beach, overlooking Government Cut, this cavernous, 550-seat chain steakhouse, founded in New York in 1977, offers one of the best views in the city. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience.
The restaurant, in Miami Beach’s locals-friendly neighborhood of Sunset Harbour, Chef Bee is showcasing an eclectic menu featuring Thai street fare and Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, “NaiYaRa” means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the new eatery.
Larios on the Beach
Experience Larios tried and true Cuban Cuisine, tastes like it’s right out of abuelita’s kitchen. Since opening in 1992, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award- winning restaurant, Larios on the Beach has been known as Miami Beach’s go-to destination for authentic, award-winning Cuban cuisine, world famous mojitos and a stunning view of South Beach’s Ocean Drive.
Palme d’Or, located in the historic Biltmore Hotel, serves excellent New French cuisine.This trendy restaurant brings a taste of France to Coral Gables with dishes ranging from simple, yet sublime to expertly exotic. Fresh flavors and stunning presentation are found in every seasonal offering. Palme d’Or has been rated Top Restaurant by the 2010 South Florida Zagat Guide, the Biltmore’s stunning signature restaurant presents an unparalleled dining experience.
The Traymore restaurant inside the Art Deco Metropolitan by Como hotel (formerly the Traymore), is a contemporary seafood-focused restaurant. This stylish spot on Collins Avenue offers classic Floridian seafood dishes and American favorites, impeccable service, and a vibrant atmosphere, making it perfect for an outing with friends or a date with that special someone.