Miami is one of the most popular and vibrant vacation destinations in the world. Everyone always says that whichever holiday destination you choose, it has something to offer everyone. It couldn’t be truer in Miami’s case. From it’s vast and stunning beaches, to a vibrant club scene, endless shopping opportunities and it’s historical museums and architecture, you’ll never run out of things to see and do.
Miami does history
If you consider yourself a bit of a history buff or love looking at some beautiful architecture, Miami offers both of these in spades. Home to The Ancient Spanish Monastery, it is considered to be the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. Built in Spain in 1141, the Monastery Cloister was eventually purchased by a newspaper magnate who then brought pieces over to Miami where he had it reassembled. The project, which was completed in 1952 can still be found in the same location today. Given that this would almost be considered an impossibly difficult task in today’s world, it’s the perfect place for anyone who’s in to history or architecture to visit.
You talking to me?
Do you tend to watch a lot of movies? Well them Miami Beach is home to not only some of the most amazing clear water beaches in the world, it’s also home to one of the most iconic streets in the world; Ocean Drive. This street is home to the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world. Many featuring white façades and neon lights, it is considered to be one of the most iconic streets in Miami, if not Florida as a whole. Also along this street some of the most photographed boutique hotels in the world, including Johnny Rocket’s Hotel was even featured in movies such as Scarface and Bad Boys. This street will make you feel like you’re the star of some of your favourite Hollywood blockbusters.
Meet me at the marina
Boating is a massive part of experiencing Miami the way it was meant to be seen. Home to vast marina’s, which would be a perfect place to moor a yacht, should you decide to travel to Miami by boat as well as some of the most exhilarating and spectacular water based activities. Sightseeing by water is a completely different experience compared to seeing Miami by land, especially considering some sightseeing locations are only accessible by boat. One such location, which dates back to before the prohibition era, features small shacks that sit on stilts above shallow seagrass beds, right in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Perhaps one of the most famous locations in the world, the Miami Everglades can only be seen by boat. This is one experience you really don’t want to miss because there’s no other place in the world quite like it.
So, all in all, Miami is certainly of the most historical, culturally diverse and architecturally stunning places to vacation to. In fact, holidaying in Miami can really only be made better if you experience it while travelling on a yacht!