Miami: A Taste of Cuba and Art Deco

Miami, a huge cosmopolitan city that offers year-round sunshine, is a great destination for tourists visiting Florida. The city has endless events and attractions that ensure your vacation is well worth, fun and memorable.

Here are some ideas for your visit to Miami:

Miami is well known for beautiful and magnificent beaches. So make sure that you travel to South Beach where you can experience the white sand beaches and clear blue sea. You can find surfers riding the waves and may even catch a glimpse of celebrities tanning on the beach or sauntering on the white sand.

While at South Beach, another must see is the Art Deco Historic District, where the 800 over architecture makes it the largest collection of Art Deco style in the world.

For a taste of Cuban culture, visit Little Havana. In the 1960s, due to the Communist revolution, there were many Cubans who immigrated to U.S and a high number of them settled down in Miami. With them they brought their culture and lifestyle to Miami. You can find restaurants and shops which are the exact likeness to the ones in Cuba.

Zoo Miami is another have to visit place. It is a fun place especially for children. The zoo has more than 2000 animals and 1200 plants. Some animals are kept in their enclosed but natural habitats where the environments are similar to their homes in the wild. Visitors are allowed to interact with certain animals such as camel riding and hand-feeding the giraffes. Besides that, the zoo does have all year round events ranging from trekking, camping, wildlife conservation and many more.

American Airlines Arena, built in the late 90’s, is the place where the Miami Heat plays during basketball season. It also an arena where MTV Video Music Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, UFC events, WWE events, and concerts by Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Ricky Martin are being held.

Downtown Miami, a business center by day, is one of the hippest places for nightlife. Tons of restaurants, bars and clubs line the area. Besides that, you can watch opera, ballet or symphony performance at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center or enjoy activities such as free yoga classes, or DWNTWN Miami Concert Series at Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park. Another place worth mentioning in Downtown Miami is Freedom Tower, which was used to be a place to process the immigration of Cubans to Miami in the 1960’s. Currently it is a museum and a very interesting place to visit.

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