June 17, 2024

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The U.S. is home to many of the world’s most iconic cities. You know, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, among others.

Those 3 in particular have received some not-so-nice press in recent years, which is why you’re not seeing them soar to new heights.

Sunshine over Miami

Not to say they aren’t worthy visiting; they’re still iconic. It’s just some of the allure has dissipated in a day and age of viral videos revealing safety concerns and inflated prices.

Yet, there is one world-renowned U.S. city famous for their rich, vibrant culture, luxury lifestyle, incredible beach vibes…and that one catchy Will Smith song.

That’s right, beautiful Miami is breaking all-time visitor records, welcoming nearly 15 million tourists already this year.

Florida’s Melting Pot Of Cultures

Classic car in MiamiClassic car in Miami

Somehow Florida always ends up as the butt of jokes, but it’s a pretty incredible state if you think about it.

While many look at the Sunshine State as a retirement haven, which it is, it’s far more than unsightly swimwear and 5 o’clock dinners.

Word to wise – avoid the nude beaches!

Miami is a different animal, however. You could argue that what Austin is to traditional Texas, Miami is to traditional Florida.

It’s a bustling city that doesn’t fit the mold yet is still spectacular to visit.

Florida isn’t exactly renowned for culture, and some may even argue that it’s vanilla as vanilla gets.

Palm trees and skyscrapers in MiamiPalm trees and skyscrapers in Miami

However, Miami is the heartbeat of a thriving cultural hub, especially districts like Little Havana, where certain areas truly make you feel as if you’re in Cuba.

Between cafes, food stands, salsa dancing in the streets, and Domino Park, there is never a dull moment here, or basically anywhere else in the city.

The Party Never Stops

Those in search of a good time will find it in Miami. Once the sun goes down, there is always a fun event to attend or party to attend.

Poolside view of MiamiPoolside view of Miami

South Beach is always one of the most sought-after areas of the city, where trendy hotels, bars, and nightclubs can be spotted blocks away with an open ear.

People congregate on the beach day and night as if Spring Break never ended. It’s not just the beach; it’s all over the city.

Tourists often find themselves on a boat at one point or another. If you can score a yacht, is there any better way to enjoy summer?

Some Of The Best Hotels In America

Poolside view of MiamiPoolside view of Miami

There’s no question about it, Miami is a fun place to stay. No matter your budget, there are plentiful accommodation options, but the reality is Miami is worth a splurge.

This vibrant city is synonymous with luxury this translates into where you rest your head at night with some truly epic hotels.

Just about any high-end brand you could muster, you will find in Miami. Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Lowe’s, Nobu, and the one-of-a-kind Fontainebleau.

If those are out of budget, there are still some delightful, historic Art-deco style hotels more wallet-friendly in some of the city’s top spots.

Vibrant hotels near beach in MiamiVibrant hotels near beach in Miami

Immaculate Beach Vibes

It probably goes without saying Miami is not a place to avoid crowds, especially given that the city is breaking its tourism records.

Maybe if you get up at 5 am for a nice beach stroll, but even then, a party may still be going hard.

Miami is an awesome beach getaway despite the crowds. There’s a reason millions of people visit, after all.

Between ritzy beachfront stays, soft sand, blue waters, and fun beach bars, Miami is a vibe!

Aerial view of MiamiAerial view of Miami

Florida, in general, is the top vacation spot in the country, but Miami is where you go for a mix of it all with great eats, endless shopping, and rich culture.

Plus, Miami is undoubtedly one of the most accessible beach cities in America. Fort Lauderdale is just 30 minutes away and makes for a great secondary airport.

Between MIA and FLL, you will surely find a comfortable flight to this iconic beach destination to let loose and enjoy all that Miami has to offer.

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