Miami may be the retirement capital of the United States, but there is nothing old fashioned about this bright, brash playground city that shines under the sunny Florida skies. This coastal city was a sleepy holiday town until the 1920s, when the 'in crowd' decided to make it their own. The town bloomed into a fun seaside capital and was blessed with a legacy of Art Deco architecture, particularly along South Beach, which has been carefully preserved. During World War II the forces came to town when Miami was an important military base. Today, apart from being a favourite holiday Mecca and sunny spot for retirees, it is also the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Miami's large Cuban community add to the atmosphere in the sultry neighbourhood of Little Havana. Trendsetters hang out in Coconut Grove, while sunlovers strew the miles of white sandy beaches. For families there are entertaining attractions like the Seaquarium and Metrozoo. The nightlife is sophisticated and varied. The city also gives easy access to Florida's popular Gold Coast resorts and attractions, as well as the natural wonder of the Florida Everglades.

No wonder Miami is America's favourite holiday destination and the hub of a vibrant cruise ship industry, its port jammed constantly with sleek passenger liners. North of the city, miles of beautiful sandy beaches of the Gold Coast are hemmed in by southeast Florida's major tourist resorts: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach and Palm Beach.

Staff Tip

“Miami isn’t just a cruise port! It’s a city with trendy beaches, art deco architecture, traditional restaurants and a lively night scene! Don’t stick to the up-market shops and restaurants, the true heart of Miami is the Cuban culture. Little Havana might not have Prada but you can buy a salsa trumpet and an aromatic cigar in the same store! The Bay of Pigs museum is a also must see, followed by lunch in West Miami – indulge in tamales the size of your plate!”

Amanda Hynes, Miami

Miami Specials and Highlights

Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami
from €829
Direct to Miami with Aer Lingus

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Orlando & Miami
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Las Vegas & Miami
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