A trip to Miami can offer you a holiday of a lifetime experience. This is a city with lots on offer both in town and nearby. South Beach is probably the quintessential Miami hotspot. Here you can see and be seen whether it’s partying or shopping this is where all the trendy beautiful people go. If you’re going to hit the beach, why not do it in style here.

Miami Children’s Museum is a must see location for anyone with kids, planning on having kids or who just wants to still be a child. Their motto is ‘Play, Learn, Imagine, Create’ and it comes across in a wonderful mixture of interactive exhibits that allow kids to explore all sorts of things from a TV studio to a supermarket. Another child friendly place is the Miami museum of science. It has lots of learning adventures for the whole family and is also home to the Bird of Prey Research centre too.

Zoo Miami is one of the best zoos in America. Because of its climate it has animals that many other zoos in America can’t have including animals from Asia, Australia and Africa. It is one of the first free range zoos in the country with exhibits living outside of cages and grouped according to geographic territory so that those that live peacefully side by side in the wild do so here too. Another place to see is the Seaquarium on the causeway between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne.

The Everglades are 1.4 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, and the Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual parks in America if not the world. The park is home to 14 rare and endangered species including the Florida Panther and American Crocodile, and you can walk, camp, canoe or take an airboat to see many of these fantastic sights.

If you want to explore animals in their natural habitats then Parrot Jungle Island and Monkey Jungle are two places you’ll want to see. At Parrot jungle island you can get an up-close look at tropical birds, and Monkey jungle has carefully constructed wire pathways for people to walk on while many species of monkey scamper and swing by you.

No trip to Miami would be complete without visiting the historical Vizcaya estate. This amazing 50 acre European style mansion gives a glimpse into the life of the rich at the turn of the century in South Florida. Because of its spectacular landscape and opulence it is very popular as a venue for weddings and other events.

Miami is easy to reach making flights to Miami from anywhere in the world super easy to book. Of course being on the coast you could also come by cruise ship too, and Miami is indeed a very popular stop on the cruising circuit.