Make a holiday rental villa or house in Miami, Florida your home away from home
Miami is a city famous around the world for its climate, beaches and nightlife, all of which rank extremely high on the list of Miami tourist attractions. Houses, villas and apartments in Miami are hugely popular with tourists looking to enjoy active breaks in the sun. Regular cheap flights to Miami from the UK have made this magnificent city very accessible from the UK, and more Brits than ever are taking self catering Miami houses and starting to explore the vast range of tourist attractions in Miami.
Things to do in Miami, Florida
The sparkling waters and powder soft sands of Miami’s beaches are a huge pull to Miami villas, with many miles of sand stretching as far as the eye can see. The beaches are idyllic places on which to watch the world drifting by, with powder soft sand beneath your feet and the sound of a warm, gently lapping ocean in your ears. There are almost endless chances to try deep sea fishing, scuba diving and a whole range of water sports. Information on Miami’s water sports centre can be found at any of the Miami tourist information offices. There are a great number of beaches in Miami, almost all offering excellent facilities for primarily one water sport. Sailing is particularly good from houses in Miami Harbour, whilst jet skiing and windsurfing in Biscayne Bay is particularly good. Snorkelling, kayaking and wildlife spotting is particularly good from the Miami-Dade Park, with a range of guided kayaking tours taking you to beautiful wetland spots and wreck dive sites. It is a great place to see dolphins in Miami, as well as a huge range of coral species. Information on Miami’s diving schools is easy to find from holiday rental houses in Miami.
Sport is easy from Miami villas and apartments. There are over 180 tennis centres, extensive biking trails, (especially good are the trails through the stunning Everglades National Park), an indoor climbing wall and plenty of running and rollerblading circuits. Miami is also a spectator sports haven. The Miami Heat (basketball) and Miami Dolphins (American Football) attract huge crowds, providing a wonderful evening out from a self catering Miami villa. Other excellent options for a day out from a Miami apartment rental include the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami Zoo, Miami Museum of Science, Miami Seaquarium and Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. If you are lucky enough to be renting a Miami villa during the Miami Boat Show, you will never tire, with magnificent multi-million pound yachts arriving on a daily basis. The five day extravaganza is regarded as the ‘world’s greatest boat show’.
Of course, villas in Miami are also a perfect base for flexing your plastic. There are many centres of art, food and commerce. There are great shopping streets throughout Miami, littered with fine restaurants and beautiful galleries.
Places to visit on holiday to Miami, Florida
Miami Beach is the playground for Florida’s elite. Villas in Miami Beach are hugely luxurious, surrounded by stunning beaches, world class restaurants and the best nightlife in Miami. There is a real Art Deco styling to Miami Beach, and if you are looking to enjoy wonderfully lively nightlife in Miami, an apartment or villa in Miami Beach is an excellent choice.
Weather in Miami, Florida
With over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, you can relax on Miami’s beaches all year round. You cannot fail to return home from a holiday rental house in Miami with a tan, with daily temperatures, even in winter, almost always breaking the 30°C mark. During summer, the Miami heat can reach up to around 38°C, remaining easily warm enough to enjoy Miami nightlife in you shirtsleeves long into the night.
Travel to Miami, Florida
Luckily, there are regular cheap flights to Miami Airport direct from the UK. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both offer cheap flights to Miami Airport, which is located just 13km from an apartment in Miami city centre.