Miami is one of the state’s – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations are often said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area offers multiple enticements for everyone: the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district; the bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana; the plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables; seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region; the lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis; Major League football, basketball, hockey, and baseball; boat shows and auto racing; art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas; an international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this and so much more!
While glorious weather and palm-fringed beaches are definitely an attraction, Miami also offers a variety of unique experiences for all ages, from fascinating museums and historic sites, to family-friendly attractions. Miami’s burgeoning arts scene now counts among the finest. Spectacular live music, dance, and theater performances abound at singularly beautiful venues both indoor and out. Art is everywhere, from breathtaking street scenes to world-class galleries and events that reflect the international essence of our community.
Miami lends itself to record-breaking attendance. It is a global meeting, tourism, and cruise market and an International Business Center for the Americas. With three convention centers totaling nearly one million square feet of meeting space, and 74 specialized event facilities – many stunningly unique – art galleries, attractions, museums, nightclubs, private clubs, and theatres create memorable environments for receptions, breakout sessions, and other events, the locations to host your event are exceptional. From intimate and historic boutique hotels to convention properties to luxury resorts, Miami has accommodations to satisfy every taste and budget. More than 50,000 hotel rooms are available with another 8,500 rooms available by 2019. Up to 10,000 rooms are available for group blocks. Miami is truly the perfect place for your next meeting or convention!
Check the weather before you pack for your trip to Miami. Chances are, no matter what time of the year you’ll get some use out of your beach sandals – even mid-winter. Expect light showers almost daily throughout the summer, but don’t worry… they’re known to only last about ten minutes. Pack your favorite outfits for the tropics according to the expected weather conditions.