FACTS ABOUT MIAMI
County: Miami-Dade County
Population: 383K (approximately)
Climate: Thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and the Gulf Stream, Miami has consistent humidity year-round and the warm temps that go along with it.
Time Zone: Eastern
Miami's Top Venues: Sun Life Stadium, American Airlines Arena
Teams in Miami: Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, Florida Panthers
Featured Events in Miami: Orange Bowl
With a vibrant cultural center and beautiful weather almost all year, it's no surprise that Miami is one of the most popular vacation spots in not just Florida, but the entire country. Tourists will certainly not be at a loss for things to do as the city is replete with pristine beaches, and has been a necessary stop for cruise ships for years. With its roots firmly planted in Latin culture and history, this tropical paradise is certain to be a popular destination for years to come.
As for attractions, Miami certainly has its fair share of things to do. Sports are a strong draw in this South Florida city, as the Miami Dolphins have one of the most dedicated fanbases in the NFL. Legends such as Dan Marino, Larry Csonka and Don Shula echo through Sun Life Stadium during the warm Floridian fall. Of course, the Dolphins aren't the only team that calls Miami home. The Heat have been among the best teams in the NBA since their groundbreaking Finals win in 2006, and the Miami Marlins have won two World Series despite being founded in 1993.
Miami is also home to some of the best night life in the U.S. A hot spot of dance music, one would be hard pressed not to find a club that suits their interests, thanks to a unique blend of and cultural influence. Miami also plays host to the Winter Music Conference each year-a weeklong event dedicated to electronic music lovers from far and wide.
Vacationers who aren't looking to take in a game while in Miami need not worry-there are plenty of other things to do. The city provides a wide variety of artistic offerings, such as the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet, as well as a number of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which features a wide variety of lush landscapes. Additionally, with the Everglades nearby, visitors can easily check out one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world.
With beautiful weather year round, outdoor enthusiasts will love Miami. Biscayne Bay is a popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination thanks to its expansive coral reef and crystal clear water. Visitors can also stop by Zoo Miami, the only tropical zoo in the continental United States.So pleasure or play, Miami is your ticket to either during any time of the year.