With HomeAway you can browse a wide selection of apartments and villas in the Miami area and identify the accommodation that fits your needs. Miami is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the USA, and is famed for its beaches and entertainment, with a reputation for exciting nightlife. Many holiday apartments in the Miami area offer access to gyms and other sports facilities, and almost all are furnished in a contemporary style. You can define whether you want it to be located near the beach, city centre or a golf course. And you can also narrow your hunt by selecting the guest facilities you’d like – Miami area apartments are usually equipped with air-conditioning, but it might suit your plans if there’s Internet access or a reserved parking space.
-Beaches. The city is famed as a beach destination, and there are a host of superb public options too seek out from your holiday apartment in Miami. Among the best is Crandon, which has a young atmosphere and is accompanied by excellent facilities. Lummus Park Beach, or South Beach, is also a fantastic option and frequented by Miami’s good and great.
-Visitor attractions. The city boasts a range of excellent family days out. Zoo Miami is the oldest attraction of its kind in the state, but is refreshingly modern, as reflected by its “cageless” policy. The Seaquarium is another first-rate animal attraction, while art lovers should head for the prestigious Frost and Lowe art museums.
-Nightlife. Miami is known for being one of the most lively destinations in the country. Whether it’s the glitzy nightclubs on South Beach, restaurant or hotel bars, or live music venues, there’s something to suit most tastes – and nightspots stay open until five in the morning. The Latin music scene is especially strong here too, with La Covacha a great showcase.
-Shopping. Miami has shopping centres to suit all budgets and styles. When it comes to luxury brands you could head for the high-end malls, Bal Harbor Shops and Village at Merrick Park. More affordable malls can be found in the form of the large Aventura Mall and Dolhpin Mall, which is home to a number of designer outlets.
-Nature. Miami’s proximity to the Everglades National Park, makes this spectacular natural setting a convenient day trip and respite from the bustle of the city. East of the Everglades is the Biscayne National Park, which encompasses a section of the third-largest reef and is best explored by kayak or glass-bottomed boat tour.
On holiday at a Miami holiday villa you’ll experience a tropical monsoon climate, bringing warm conditions for practically the whole year. The most marked fluctuation from season to season is in terms of rainfall, with a wet period occurring from June to September. Daily temperatures get up to the mid-20s in December and January, while in the summer months daily highs push the mid-30s. For beach weather the best time to visit is in early-winter or spring, when daytime temperatures are still high, but rainfall is relatively low.
Miami has the most developed public transport networks of any city in the state. There are buses, the 23- station metro system, commuter railways and the elevated Metromover, which resembles a monorail or light-railway. There are national rail connections via the Miami Amtrak Station, which serves as the southern terminus for the USA Atlantic Coast services. Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of the world’s busiest international airports and can be reached from destinations across USA, the Americas and Europe.