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America’s favourite holiday Mecca, Miami is the home of urban glamour and is the gateway to Latin America. Here, you can experience trendy beaches and buzzing nightlife coupled with Cuban culture. Explore Miami’s many beaches, wind-surf and scuba-dive or soak up the Florida sunshine laying on one of the beautiful beaches. Shop until you drop or relax at one of Miami’s many cafés and restaurants. Miami has something for every type of traveller!
Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Miami in certain months of the year, with an estimated flight time of 12 hours.
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The Miami Beach area is a culture and entertainment hub full of world-famous Art Deco architecture, and is renowned for its nightclubs and cultural events. The South Beach streets are full of bars and nightclubs offering plenty of sultry Latin beats and live music. Coconut Grove is another trendy party zone to check out, or head over to Ocean Drive for some club-hopping.
Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the international melting-pot of cuisine in Miami. The city is known for its ‘Floribbean’ food, which is a combination of Latin, American and Caribbean foods. Dine at one of the restaurants in the neighbourhood of Little Haiti, or check out one of the other great eateries offering international cuisine around the city.
Crandon Park Beach makes for a great family day out, as it has an amusement area that has rides, a carousel, a playground and picnic areas. A glass bottom boat tour at Biscayne national Park is also sure to go down a treat, and gives you the opportunity to see amazing sea life and coral reefs up close.
Miracle Mile is one of Miami’s top shopping locations, hosting over 170 upscale shops. For more designer names, take a trip to Bal Harbour where you'll find stores like Prada and Tiffany & Co. Pedestrian promenades provide an ‘open mall’ experience, with Miami’s Lincoln Road being one of the most popular destinations. Bayside Marketplace, located near the waterfront, offers a variety of shops plus cafés and restaurants for some post-retail relaxation.
Miami sees a high volume of tourists year-round, with this number only increasing whenever there is a special event like a festival taking place. A good time to visit is between March and May, as the weather is enjoyable this time and there will be plenty to see and do.
The US Dollar is used in Miami.
Dublin is 5 hours ahead of Miami.
There are many ways to get around Miami. Some tourists like to rent a car as this gives them the freedom to travel wherever they want and can end up being cheaper than using public transport frequently. However, there is a wide network of public transport options available, including buses, trolleys, trains and taxis.