Destination guide

Experience Miami in holiday lettings

From trendy South Beach nightlife and the bustle of Calle Ocho to the magnificent Art Deco district and energetic Little Havana, Miami is a diverse destination that attracts travellers from all over the world. From major-league sports and art festivals to tranquil deep-sea fishing and leisurely golf, Miami offers something for everyone, all within reach of its many holiday lettings.


Sightseeing in and around Miami

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Miami a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Miami Seaquarium (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Zoo Miami (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Miami Beach Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Grapeland Water Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Bayshore Municipal Golf Course (4.3 mi / 7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Miami

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Miami is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jungle Island (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Lummus Park Beach (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Bayfront Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Museum Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Bicentennial Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Domino Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)

Best beaches near Miami holiday homes

Miami boasts some of the most beautiful and varied beaches in the world. Holiday homes are available near spectacular beach locations like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, a vast parkland with a historic lighthouse and sandy beaches for fishing and swimming, and Lummus Park, a beach access area with a playground and park for young children. Haulover Park, a beachfront park with family-friendly beaches, dog-friendly beaches and clothing-optional beaches, and Matheson Hammock Park, a breezy, sheltered beach with an atoll pool for water sports, are also prime spots for sun and surf.

How to get there

Transport to and around Miami

Fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), which is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Miami Airport Station or Miami Station and explore the city from there. You can get around Miami by catching a ride on the metro at Knight Center Metromover Station, Riverwalk Metromover Station or Bayfront Park Metromover Station.

Food & drink 

Unique culinary taste in Miami

A unique blend of Caribbean, South American and Central American influences create a culinary experience in Miami that’s like no other. Some signature dishes are chicharron, a fried pork dish, stone crabs, a seasonal, succulent crab delicacy, and the Miami version of arepa, a pulled pork, melted cheese and avocado meal. If you want to experience the distinctive culinary taste and rich flavours of Miami, visit the restaurants, eateries and bars near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Miami holiday lettings

Plenty of kid-friendly attractions can be found throughout Miami. Holiday homes are available near family-oriented places like Jungle Island, a tropical venue with exotic animals and a petting zoo, and Bayfront Park, a lush green space with an amphitheatre, a fountain and many community events. Kids will also enjoy the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, a hands-on facility with weather and technology exhibits, wildlife centres and a planetarium, or the Miami Children’s Museum, a kid-focused museum with hands-on exhibits, a cruise ship replica and a music studio.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Miami

Miami has a variety of romantic and intimate museums, gardens and venues for a couple’s adventure. Holiday lettings can be found near places like the Miami Design District, a luxury district with high-end shops, upscale design stores and art galleries, and the Bass, a historic art deco space with diverse art, artefacts and a sculpture garden. You could also visit Wynwood Walls, an outdoor museum with creative street art from prominent artists, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, a tropical oasis with exotic plants, a Japanese garden and plant exhibits. The World Erotic Art Museum, an adult-oriented museum with fine erotic art dating back to 300 BC, is an intriguing place for adults to explore.

Where to stay around Miami?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,011 holiday lettings near Miami. From 1,301 Houses to 3,744 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Miami for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Miami?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Miami:

  • Downtown Miami: 808 holiday homes
  • Brickell: 367 holiday homes
  • East Little Havana: 306 holiday homes
  • Buena Vista: 224 holiday homes
  • Northeast Miami: 515 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Miami?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Miami. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Gold Coast Railroad Museum: 1,973 holiday lettings
  • Bayfront Park: 2,448 holiday lettings
  • Aventura Mall: 3,853 holiday lettings
  • Port of Miami: 5,350 holiday lettings
  • Bayside Marketplace: 5,627 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Miami listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Miami?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,301 Houses in Miami. Our other popular types of Miami holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 3,744 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 106 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 90 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Miami?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,538 holiday homes with pool available in Miami. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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