If you like a laid-back yet sophisticated beach scene, then Miami is the place to be. With over ten miles of powdery-white sand beaches, the moniker “America’s’ Riviera” seems apt.
There’s no other place where you can experience the mix of Cuban culture with American influences as well as here during your travels in the USA. In fact, a place to go is Little Havana, where you can see the world these former Cubanos left behind. Well, at least, the parts of it that they want to recall.
Miami is a place where you can slip off for a bit of Cuban food for dinner, have some Cuban coffee and perhaps some rum after that dinner and then take a salsa lesson before a quick round of the bars that throb with Cubano music.
Although it’s not just in Little Havana that you can find the party scene. All over Miami, you’ll see brazen, hot, opportunities to Par-Tee!
However, with all those beaches, perhaps the best place to see another side of Miami is out on the water. Why not rent a boat and go look for manatees around the shoreline? The local guides will be able to tell you where to go. And what is the sea without deep-sea fishing? If fighting with a huge fish for several hours is to strenuous for you, take a morning fly and light tackle fishing at Biscayne Bay or down at the Keys.
While you’re at the Keys, why not take a look at the local museums, most of them dedicated to the finding of ships and shipwreck treasures all around the area. Take a stroll down Key West and just relax in the island atmosphere.
Then when you get back to Miami, ask for a window or terrace table at Smith and Wollensky and just watch the boats go by. Known for the ambiance that somehow can’t overtake the food, it’s a perfect spot to end a trip to Miami.