Miami is the largest metropolis in the southeast of the USA.
Tourists come to Miami to have a rest and relax on the golden beaches of the Atlantic, dance in nightclubs, surf and wander through the fashionable galleries of famous artists and photographers.
Like any other city in America, Miami cannot do without a car. It's hard to deny yourself the pleasure of beautifully rolling to the nightclub, throwing the keys to the parking man. The best choice ia a car rental at Miami airport. Be careful because rental prices are high enough.
In the non-stop resort town, where skyscrapers and business centers are side by side with beach houses and celebrity villas, there must be something special for every traveler.
There are many interesting sights that are worth seeing.
Let’s look at the top 10 sights you should visit in Miami:
One of the most impressive places is Villa Vizcaya in the Coconut Grove area. It is an architectural and landscape complex with luxuriously manicured gardens and unusual buildings. The villa itself, once owned by businessperson James Deering, is built in a Mediterranean Renaissance style with elements of baroque. In 70 rooms of the mansion, you can admire the original interiors, ancient furniture and European antiques.
Mansion of Versace
One more modern cultural and architectural showstopper of Miami is the mansion of Gianni Versace, the founder of the legendary Fashion House. There you can see spectacular handmade frescoes, and a 16-meter pool with a mosaic of pure gold.
One of the most recognizable symbols of Miami is the bright yellow Liberty Tower, built in the Mediterranean Renaissance style. Today, the Museum of Modern Art and the offices of the Miami-Dade College are based here.
Everglades National Park
A 30-minute drive from the city is the Everglades National Park. It occupies almost a fifth part of the territory of Florida, you can go kayaking canoeing and fishing.
Tropical Botanical Garden Fairchild
Fans of wildlife will admire the tropical botanical garden Fairchild with an area of 34 hectares. Its pride is a unique collection of rare plants: palm trees, cicadas, lianas and flowering trees.
World Museum of Erotic Art
There are many interesting museums in Miami. The most piquant exposition is in the World Museum of Erotic Art, where even furniture is made in the form of “those” parts of the body.
The Peres Museum of Art
The Peres Museum of Art has an excellent collection of exhibits from Africa, America and Western Europe, dating back to the past and present centuries.
Miami Design District
Miami Design District is a whole design area with numerous art galleries under bright painted facades. Former warehouses, today it is a favorite place of Miami bohemia.
Kennedy Space Center
Pay a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. In Miami, there is the blast-off pad, from where the US space vehicles are launched. Tourists can go into the visitors' complex, consisting of IMAX cinemas and a specialized museum, where you can watch the start and the landing of "Apollo 11".
Art Deco Quarter
Walk on the Art Deco quarter. The area combined the most unusual clubs and bars of Miami with no less unusual and modern buildings around them. Most of the houses are considered to be national monuments. The beach, a line of hotels, amazing architecture and a great mood is waiting for everybody in this quarter.
TOP TIP: The Miami & the Keys Explorer Pass includes access to attractions or tours in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Key West with an easy-to-use pass valid for 30 days.