Miami is spectacular, dazzling travelers with shimmering high rises, white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and sparkling turquoise water. Travelers will be hooked on Miami’s vibrant arts scene, rich blend of cultures and phenomenal food.


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Dec.- March: Peak season in Miami. There’s typically warm, sunny weather and a packed festival and events calendar.
April – June: Warmer than winter but it starts to get muggy. Hurricane season begins in June.
July – Nov.: Prices drop, though weather is hot and muggy with a heightened risk of severe storms. Hurricane season ends in November.


Visas: Travelers from outside the United States will need a valid passport, as well as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) eligibility or a full visa. 
Money: Currency is U.S. dollars and ATMs are widely available. Many restaurants and bars (particularly in tourist-centric areas) will automatically tack on a 15 – 20 percent tip to your bill. Check carefully before paying and/or double tipping.
Travel Health: Travelers (including U.S. citizens) should check for vaccinationproof of negative COVID-19 test and face mask requirements, as well as any travel restrictions before planning their trip. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away. Miami’s beaches, parks, and outdoor attractions and restaurants offer amples ways to social distance. The city offers visitors detailed guidelines to help keep everyone safe and healthy.


Getting Here: Fly into Miami International Airport (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is a nearby alternative.
Getting Around: Both airports run shuttle service into Miami Beach, and car rentals, taxis and ride shares are also available. Once in Miami, travelers will find taxis, ride shares, buses, trolleys and bike shares.


Local Lingo: English and Spanish are the two most prevalent languages spoken in Miami. It pays to learn a few Spanish-language favorites. Dale: A catch-all exclamation (think: Pitbull) used to show excitement. Cafecito: Miami’s liquid fuel, it equates to a super-strong, crazy-sweet espresso. The Beach: Miami Beach; under practically no circumstances will a local say “SoBe.”
Must-Have App: UberVisit Florida
Insider Tip: Don’t miss the Wynwood neighborhood, it’s home to one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world and you’ll admire art everywhere – in galleries, in restaurants, and even on the sidewalks.