Winter is around the corner and cold temperatures are setting in. It is the perfect time to plan a trip to a southern destination. Why not Miami?
- When to go -
The best season to go to Miami (and other parts of southern Florida) si November through May because of lower chances of rain and more comfortable temperatures. I would say the worst season to go to Miami and southern Florida is from June through October. On that period thunderstorms are more frequent and temperatures can be rising high. April and May can be mixed as well as October and November (transitional months).
- Where to stay -
Along the neighborhood of Miami Beach you will find numerous of beach front hotels. Those provide pool(s) and direct access to the beach with sunbathing lounge chairs (most of the time complimentary).
Cheaper alternatives are non beach front hotels. They are cheaper and you can easily walk to the beach.
Sample of hotels on Miami Beach: Fontainebleau, Nautilus and Riviera Suites South Beach (non beach front)
Staying Miami Downtown? You will need a car to be able to reach the beaches.
- What to do -
For those who don’t want to rent a car but can move by taxi or uber there is a list a things you can do (and I am sure there are more):
Miami Design district
And activities where renting a car would be easier:
Everglades hovercrafting (the Gator Park is really nice and very educational)
Cape Florida Lighthouse in Key Biscane
Key West (Southernmost Point of the Continental US)
Helicopter tour (Tour Helicopter in Pembroke Pines)
We had the chance to be the only couple in the helicopter for our ride. The pilot kindly made all the tour in our native French language and even agreed to make the tour the other way so I can be facing Miami Beach to take photos. Definitely recommend.
- Where to eat -
When in Miami you definitely have to try cuban food. A neighborhood where you can find several Cuban and Mexican style restaurants in a open and car free environnement is the Espanola Way in Miami Beach. Havana 1957 is a great Cuban inspired restaurant.
There are also a lot of restaurants and bars along Ocean Drive. If you have the budget I totally recommend A Fish Called Avalon. The cuisine is fine and tasty, and the chef has a background in French classical cuisine. You can spend the perfect romantic night at this place.
Hope you will find inspiration in this blog post for your next trip to Miami.