The Splendor of Miami Beach
Miami Beach is known for its 6.5km’s stretch of beach offering holiday maker’s fun in the sun this holiday season. Well known from the TV series Miami Vice, this holiday city attracts thousands of tourists annually.
Spending a day on the beach with family and friends can be great fun, soak up the sun and swim in the blue ocean or enjoy some extreme watersports such a water skiing or wakeboarding.
But there is so much more to this area including the Art Deco District, this area has the largest collection of art deco architecture in the world from its buildings and apartments to its churches and houses.
In 1974 we saw the first Miami Beach Festival of Art, which is now an annual event which attracts tourists from all over the world. The city is also home to the New World Symphony Orchestra and the Miami City Ballet, both of which can be seen in the theatres around the area.
Miami is known for its bicycling, rollerblading, shopping and outdoor dining. The streets are filled with galleries exhibiting photographs and art by various well known artists.
While most people come to the area to lie on the beach and enjoy the tropical monsoon climate, which offers hot summers and warm winters, others enjoy fishing cruises, sundowner cruises or helicopter rides to give them a different view of the area.
Travelling with children is easy; there is so much to keep them entertained. The Zoo Miami and the Seaquarium are firm favorites in the area. But why not try something different and spend the day at the Everglades, a park filled with swamps, but ideal for picnics and a relaxing family day in the sun.
Other activities for children include the Miami Museum of Science, the Miami Children’s Museum, the Parrot Jungle Island and Monkey Jungle. All these destinations offer children an interactive learning experience while they have fun.
Haddon Hall Hotel is one of the many affordable accommodation deals available in the area. This hotel is situated on South Beach and is close to the Port of Miami and Flamingo Park. It has an outdoor pool and the rooms include a kitchenette with fridge and cooking facilities, cable TV and air-conditioning.
Marco Polo Beach Resort is perfect if you are travelling with your family. This three star hotel is close to Aventura Mall, Gulfstream Park and Port Everglades. It offers a restaurant, lounge bar, outdoor pool, children’s pool, sauna and fitness facility. The rooms have air-conditioning and cable TV.
After something more luxurious? The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort with Beach Club is situated close to Port Everglades and offers a restaurant, coffee shop, lounge bar and twenty four hour room service. It also has a golf club and full service health spa, over and above the outdoor pool, health club, fitness facility and steam room. This 4.5 star hotels rooms have balconies and large TV’s with games consoles, so your children will always be entertained at night.
The Mayfair Hotel and Spa is conveniently situated close to the airport, Coconut Grove Convention Centre, Miami City Hall and Kennedy Park. It has a restaurant, poolside bar, fitness facility, sauna, steam room and outside pool. This hotel also has a full service health spa to massage all your stress away and the rooms feature a microwave, mini bar and balconies with city views.
Make Miami Beach a holiday to remember, whether you enjoy all the outdoor activities or just lie on the beach, it is guaranteed to be memorable.