Miami has a population of 399,457 making it the 2nd biggest city in Florida. It operates on the EDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Jacksonville.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||25 m over sea level|
|Airports||Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport, Miami International Airport, Watson Island International Seaplane Base, Opa-locka Executive Airport, Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport|
Welcome to the hot and happening City of Miami, with its rich mix of cultures, gorgeous beaches and great things to do for every member of the family. Located at the very southern tip of the ultimate vacation destination, the State of Florida, Miami is known for its sultry weather, tempered by ocean breezes and a semi-tropical sun responsible for many a deep Miami tan.
Miami, Florida is home to the famous 'city within the city' of upscale Miami Beach. In recent years, the region of Miami Beach known as South Beach has become a hot Spring Break vacation destination with a well-earned reputation for hot bodies, outrageous night clubs, and the best party scene in Miami Dade County!
Other notable points-of-interest in this special city include the Miami MetroZoo (one of the best zoos in America), Parrot Jungle Island and its incredible collection of wildlife, and the Vizcaya estate, a European-style mansion offering a glimpse at life in turn-of-the-century South Florida.
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Did you know?
- Little Havana, the famous Cuban neighborhood of Miami, was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in March of 1988 when 119,986 dancers formed the longest-ever Conga Line!
- A White Christmas may be out of the question in this Florida town, but on January 20th, 1977 it snowed in Miami for the first and only time in the City's recorded history.
- Miami, Florida is statistically the most likely city in the world to be hit by a hurricane. Its location between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area of the Atlantic Ocean puts it at the top of the storm list, followed closely by Nassau, Bahamas and Havana, Cuba.
- Little Havana
Hand-rolled cigars, herbal stores, fruiterias and cafecitos are all part of the Little Havana, Miami experience. The easy walk from downtown Miami's art deco district leads visitors to an authentic old-time Cuban experience.
Calle Ocho is famed for its fine Cuban dining. In Domino Park, the Cuban men take their national pastime of dominos playing very seriously. Statues to Cuban heroes and a Walk of Fame dedicated to Latino stars showcase the pride of Little Havana residents.
- Miami Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium is a world class aquarium that's a great stop for Miami family vacations. The Dolphin Encounter program is one of their most popular attractions. Participants first learn about interaction with these intelligent and gentle mammals, then it's time to get into the magic of hugging, touching and swimming with dolphins.
Enjoy 38 acres of tropical Florida paradise and animal exhibits such as Killer Whales, Sea Turtles, Manatees and schools of tropical fish.
- Edward Leedskalnin's Coral Castle
The Coral Castle is just outside Miami, Florida in the town of Homestead. Coral Castle, opened to the public in 1928, is a testament to Edward Leedskalnin's unrequited and obsessive love for a young lady named Agnes.
The grounds include the main house, fountains and monuments, which were built from coral rock on the property over a period of 28 years. The unique architecture of this labor of love is a must-see attraction on your Miami vacation.
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