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Art Deco architecture, mid-century lifeguard stations and wide sandy beaches are all images conjured when contemplating a visit to Miami, Florida. Miami Beach may be one of the most famous oceanfronts in the world and is a must-see, but Miami is much more than beach volleyball and bikinis. The largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world may be found in Miami’s South Beach area attractively adorned in their pastel colors. The district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and stretches for more than 20 blocks. Miami is also a fashionistas Mecca with many resident designers and fashion models. Good times are likely while shopping for one off creations in the many boutique shops that dot the city or touring the art galleries for the perfect piece to take home. Miami is also a city that is dripping with Latin culture. It is host to the Little Havana neighborhood and its Cubano offerings as well as scores of restaurants and nightclubs, many open until dawn.
You might consider taking a tour of Vizcaya, an early 20th century oceanfront mansion built by Industrialist, James Deering. Or, you can spend some time on the water. Among the options for water oriented tours and rides you will find paddle wheelers, catamarans, speed boats, sailboats and boats with glass bottoms. Many of the excursions will take you past famous spots like Fisher Island and Virginia Key then under the MacArthur Causeway toward the islands crammed with mansions, many owned by celebrities. Miami is also home to one of the best zoos in the U.S.A. and the Monkey Jungle (“where the humans are caged and the monkeys run wild”), the Miami Aquarium, and the Miami Museum of Science. Miami is also the gateway to the Everglades National Park, 1.5 million acres of prairies and sub-tropical jungle replete with rare and endangered species like the West Indian Manatee, the Florida Panther and the American Crocodile.
Your dream may be to visit Miami, Florida to experience the diverse offerings of this popular tourist destination. If you can see yourself speeding along the Bay in a powerboat, photographing the incredible Art Deco buildings, dining alfresco or shopping for that one of a kind outfit in South Beach then you need to start planning your trip now.
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