The TV show Miami Vice was one of the first to put this major centre on the entertainment map and that was followed by CSI Miami and Real Housewives of Miami as well. The Capital of Latin America as Miami is also known as has so much to offer a vacationer it’s almost impossible to focus on just a few areas of interest.

When Forbes magazine ranked Miami as America’s Cleanest City is was not an award without cause. This beautiful, almost tropical city has clean air, clean streets, and is home to an entire collection of entertainment, media, arts, and fashion icons that make it the incredible place it is today. The Port of Miami is the Cruise Capital of the World and brings in the largest cruise ships bursting to the brim with countless tourist just bursting to jump off the boat and land in such an beautiful place to experience.

The list of entertainment and arts venues is long. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is already making its place in the theatre scene even after only being open a short time. Longer more historical venues include the Knight Concert Hall, the Carnival Studio Theater, the Jackie Gleason Theatre among others. And you won’t want to miss taking in a performance of the famous Florida Grand Opera or the Miami City Ballet or the Miami Wind Symphony.

Museums are located in various places but if you want to make the most of your vacationing weary feet, staying downtown will give the most choices including the Bass Museum, Coral Gables Museum, the Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art just to name a few.

If high fashion in your style then you mustn’t miss the annual Miami Fashion Week or the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week which features the haute couture of the best of the best.

Because of the incredible tropical weather, Miami is a place to visit any time of the year. Outdoor activities include a stroll down through a marina, a boat ride through the canals, and fishing or snorkeling in the Biscayne Bay which is renowned for its coral reefs and spectacular ocean life. Zoos and Aquariums will satisfy all the animal lovers in your family and even the music lovers will appreciate the wide variety of venues to choose from.

Cuba, of course, has left its musical mark and the conga and rumba are long standing favorites throughout many of the night clubs spattered around town. But 70s artists like KC and Sunshine Band led the way for countless musical followers and now you can enjoy almost any kind of musical genre you can think of including merengue, samba, reggae, calyso and steel pan. Dancing Freestyle in the streets is the norm along with techno featured in the Winter Music Conference, which is one of the largest dance events in the world!

Culinary influences will satisfy every single taste bud desire and you’ll be sated by every spice sensation imaginable as you stroll down street after street savoring delectable delights from the world over. So do yourself and your cravings a favor and plan a trip to the coast soon – you’ll be so glad you did!

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