Visit Miami - Best of Miami

The minute you land here, Miami sucks you in with its Caribbean charm, its laid back yet stylish demeanour and childish eccentricity (find a lot of Miami tours to explore this "Magic City"). There’s peachy skin and picture perfect bodies all around you that make you feel like you are in a sepia-toned page right out of Vogue or from any celebrity filled magazine!

Life in Miami is a celebration of sun, sweat and sand. From the classy backyards of Fort Lauderdale club to the rustic neighborhoods of North Miami; Miami’s strengths lie in its imperfections. A city with an iconic wit and insatiable appetite for party, Miami will spoil you for choice when it comes to beach-lined bars and cafes.

Miami tourism is about letting your hair down, soaking the sun and choosing the Miami that is right for you. The one with splashy art galleries and swanky clubs or the one with laid back bars and cozy restaurants? You will probably need many trips to Miami to fully uncover her many layers.

So pout and pose at South beach or head to the recently re-opened Fontainebleau for some guiltless indulgences, your days in Miami are sure to get by in a blink. Legendary nightlife, warm sunny days and a subtle Cuban attitude await you at Miami. It is not wrong to say that Miami is the most loved and in a way the super star of Florida!

And if that is just not enough, try your luck with the Everglades alligators or revel in the company of beautiful birds at the Parrot Jungle island. Miami will exhaust you, then pick you up and throw you in its moronic, colourful and spectacular scenes till you are head over heels in love with this fantabulous landscape. Miami basically calls out to you to rejuvenate in a completely unconventional manner, if you are looking for that kind of a thing, literally no strings attached! Each one of you should visit Miami at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Miami.

Miami Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Miami tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: Miami follows the Eastern Time zone. UTC: 05:00 
  • Currency: US Dollar ($)
  • Electricity: Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. If you bring any electrical appliance to the USA, you may need an adaptor to fit the US electrical receptacles. You may also need a converter to change the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.
  • Languages: Although you will end up finding people speaking various languages here but english is the most widely spoken.
  • Airport Transfers: (Flights from Miami) Miami International-Airport

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • For emergencies please dial 911.
  • For non-emergencies dial 305-4-POLICE.
  • For general government information dial 311.
  • State of Florida Emergency Information Line-800-342-3557

Security Measures

  • Be careful with your luggage at all times - when you check-in and check-out at the airport and at your hotel.
  • Keep your hotel door locked, and don’t leave any valuables in an easy-to-find place in your room.
  • Avoid arguments with other drivers - Miami drivers officially have the worst road rage in the country.
  • Keep your stuff handy while at the Beaches, people can easily pick it up.

Off-beaten Path

  • Do keep aside some time for a relaxing Miami spa that is famed to be signature pampering.
  • Visit the Barnacle Historic State Park
  • Eat food at the Red fish grill.
  • Visit the Venetian Pool.

Tipping

  • For Hotels: Hotel porter toting your bags: $2 to $3 per bag• Doorman if he hails your cab: $2 to $5• Room service without gratuity included: 20 percent• Concierge: $5 to $15, depending on task difficulty• Hotel maid: $2-3 per night• Parking valet: $3-5 at pickup.
  • For Restaurants, Bars and Pubs and Fast food: Restaurant wait staff: 13 percent to 20 percent of the bill• Takeout: $ 1 to 2• Tip Jars: depends on you.
  • Taxi Cabs:10 to 15% of your fare.

Tourist Traps

  • The organized tours in Miami are not of very high quality and are somewhat a waste of your money and time, so try to avoid.
  • Beaches are over priced. If you do not want to spend too much, stick to Miami beach.
  • Avoid talking to strangers in the bars. Before you know it, you might end up with a hefty bill.

Customs

  • Lip to cheek contact is a common custom while meeting a new person in Miami.
  • Miami is also known for adding gratuity on bills instead of having the patron do it himself. This happens especially when dining on the beach. Visitors will also notice that many times there is a " beach tax" added onto the bill as well.
  • You'll find anything from cars zipping through lanes, to ones going way less than the speed limit.
  • Check the availability of Miami tours from the list to book them online.

Do not forget to carry sunblock and sun-screen as it is a major beach destination.

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Miami Tours for you

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Facts and Stats for Miami*

  • Pollution Statistics in Miami

    Know the pollution level of Miami before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.37 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 47.87 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.26 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 23.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.22 (Low)
  • Miami: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Miami for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Miami.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.89 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.76 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.65 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.66 (High)
    • Car Stealing 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 64.87 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.49 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.73 (Moderate)
  • Living in Miami - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Miami is 153.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 48.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.9 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.4 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.1 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.43 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Miami

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Miami

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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