Your Miami vacation
Whatever your pleasure, Miami brings it on with mucho gusto. Hit celebrated beaches where the heat is never too hot for the party, and glam it up at the world's sexiest nightclubs. Take in fabulous hotels against a vibrant Art Deco scene, and feast on cutting-edge cuisine anywhere from Little Havana to Miami Beach.
Choice is the operative word, and with so many options, a Miami vacation can overwhelm even the wildest of partygoer. Let Orbitz show you the way to a perfect Miami getaway with recommendations and insider tips from our most formidable Miami travel experts.
Best time to take a vacation to Miami
Glorious weather shines on Miami between September and May, with temperatures ranging between the 60s and 80s. This is peak season for Miami vacations so expect crowds. Cooler weather spans from December to February, when temps can suddenly drop to the mid 50s and low 40s.
Come summer, the intense summer heat and humidity combines with hurricane season. For those willing to sweat it out, great deals and deep discounts on Miami hotel stays, dining and popular events are often a worthy reward.
Insider tips for Miami travel
Coconut Grove’s Jaguar
Dine outside and enjoy great ceviche and Latin American eats right in the thick of the action.
Travel off-season for awesome summer savings with Miami Spa Month and 3-course dining deals at top restaurants with Miami Spice.
Loews Miami Beach
Find the coolest family scene at Loews Miami Beach, where kids get special treatment with Kidbanas, SushiKool, camp and more.
Pelican Miami Beach
Check out Diesel’s own Pelican Miami Beach, where no outlandish room is the same and the restaurant and cocktails amaze.
See and be seen at Miami Beach’s most glamorous hotel with nightlife -- don’t miss Liv -- and serious signature dining.
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Miami Vacation Packages
Miami Beach hotel with water sports rentals and sparkling water views This Miami Beach hotel has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the city and Intracoastal Waterway on the other. As such, the hotel treats guests to partial or full views from every room. The traditional... More
Affordable Art Deco hotel across from the beach entrance This Art Deco landmark affords a budget-friendly option on the east end of South Beach. Guests can walk to clubs, Lincoln Road Mall and the illustrious Lummus Park, a playground for A-list celebrities and models.... More
South Beach boutique hotel marries old and new Miami Beach The hotel is located in a prime area of South Beach, between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Jetsetters appreciate the Art Deco exterior details with contemporary interiors. The hotel has 90 rooms and... More
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club located at 1732 Collins Avenue will offer affordable luxury and great value in a stylish and sophisticated environment. This hotel is much more than just a place to sleep, although guest rooms are equipped with Tempu-Pedic Swedish... More
Modern luxury facing the sea in the heart of South BeachFeatured as one of Conde Nast Traveler UK & US Magazine’s “Hot Hotels of 2013", The James Royal Palm Miami Hotel creates a welcoming haven for discerning travellers looking for a modern beachfront retreat in... More
South Florida splendor at this Sunny Isles Beach hotel An oceanfront setting with rows of thatched-roof cabanas tempt couples and families to this Sunny Isles Beach resort. The hotel was once a playground for stars such as Sammie Davis Jr. and Tina Turner. The hotel... More
Discover "The best kept secret in town", The Best Miami Hotel, is a Boutique/Mediterranean style hotel that offers a fine restaurant and 2 bars, a state of the art fitness center, a breathtaking tropical landscaped courtyard and pool with a cascading waterfall,... More
The Holidays Golden Glades Boutique Hotel in Miami is an excellent choice whether you are looking for a Miami vacation hot spot or traveling on business. The hotel prides itself in offering exceptional friendly and efficient service to all hotels' vacationers and honored... More
Budget-friendly stay near the airport with free shuttle, pool and restaurantEnjoy modern facilities with a tropical feel at the Day's Inn Miami Airport North. Located conveniently close to the Airport North, the hotel has a free shuttle service to the airport, the... More
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Windsor Inn, North Miami is located just 10 miles from the Port of Miami and 17 miles from Fort Lauderdale. Guests can experience the best of South Florida and save with the BEST WESTERN PLUS Windsor Inn. Just outside the BEST WESTERN PLUS Windsor... More
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Exuding resort-like charm in a gorgeous tropical setting, the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect retreat for business or pleasure. Step into our bold new look of art deco themes and contemporary furnishings, accomplished by... More
The South Beach Plaza Hotel with its 47 fabulous rooms and eight suites has been renovated beyond recognition, while keeping its 1936 tropical art deco heritage. The new tropical art deco bathrooms and custom lighting only begin to describe the Beach Plaza Hotel rooms.... More
Budget-friendly hotel in downtown Miami near the Financial District A location next to the Miami River and budget rates lure business travelers to this downtown Miami hotel. The James L. Knight Center and the Miami Convention Center are steps away from the property.... More
Full-service resort with zero-entry pool and seven restaurantsMajestic palms line a promenade leading to this white palace in the heart of South Beach. The full-service, 790-room resort woos with sweeping views of the Atlantic, bay and Miami skyline. There is an onsite... More
Flights to Miami
|New York||Miami||Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Feb 5||$228|
|Newark||Miami||Wed, Jan 8 - Fri, Jan 10||$288|
|Chicago||Miami||Wed, Jan 29 - Tue, Feb 4||$286|
|Philadelphia||Miami||Tue, Dec 31 - Tue, Jan 14||$236|
|Washington DC||Miami||Tue, Jan 21 - Thu, Jan 23||$239|
|Boston||Miami||Tue, Jan 21 - Fri, Jan 31||$242|
|Mexico City||Miami||Fri, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 26||$331|
|Atlanta||Miami||Tue, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 14||$180|
|Los Angeles||Miami||Thu, Jan 23 - Wed, Jan 29||$296|
|Baltimore||Miami||Tue, Jan 14 - Sat, Jan 18||$200|
|Detroit||Miami||Mon, Jan 27 - Wed, Jan 29||$239|
|San Francisco||Miami||Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Jan 29||$349|
Snowbirds, celebs and locals flock to the beautiful beaches, insane nightclubs and sultry lounges, all drenched in Latin flavor. Cover up with little more than sunscreen and head to the beach, shop for haute couture on Lincoln Road, and refresh at a spa before hitting the all-night party.
Home to 3,000 exotic animals and 500 species of plants, the 18.6-acre theme park delivers you deep into the heart of a lush island with aviaries, jungle trails, a petting farm, Serpentarium, and shows with African penguins and talking parrots. Other famous residents include a high-wire riding Cockatoo, and a liger cat.
Miami Children's Museum
Take a break from the heat and bring the family to this Watson Island museum. With some 14 galleries, a big auditorium, plus a restaurant and gift shop, the hours pass easily in cool, engaging comfort. Explore a two-story sandcastle, meet Miami’s many cultures and check out the Wall of Bubbles.
Catch a crocodile smile with a trip to the Alligator Farm, which includes an exciting Everglades airboat tour with every admission. Meet thousands of alligators, crocodiles, caimans and snakes. The cherry on top is delivered hourly in the form of informative wildlife shows, snake shows and feedings.
Everglades National Park
Take a tour by foot, airboat, canoe or Hummer ride through saw grass prairies, subtropical jungles, mangrove swamps, and the waters of the Florida Bay. Discover the totally exotic plants and animals of the Florida Everglades, including the endangered American alligator and Florida panther.
See another wild side of Miami. Set against a picture-perfect skyline, Seaquarium features marine animal shows, and loads of opportunities to see killer whales, dolphins and more. Get an even closer look (and a good soaking) in the “splash zone” or count on some good laughs at the sea lion show. Lucky or not, you might even get picked to be part of a show.
Take a day-trip to witness a labor of love. Using his own two hands and over 1,100 tons of coral rock, Latvian-born Ed Leedskanlin built Coral Castle for his girlfriend over the course of 28 years.
30-acres of legit monkey business, Monkey Jungle features orangutans, gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and nearly 100 Java monkeys. Javas are notoriously skilled divers when it comes to foraging along the riverbanks and swamps, so be sure to stick around for entertaining mealtimes.
Consistently rated as one of the top 10 zoos in the country, Zoo Miami is one for the bucket list. Meet white Bengal tigers, Komodo dragons and black-necked storks. Other showstoppers include Tropical America with jaguars and anacondas, Wings of Asia with 70 rare Asian birds in a free flight area, and a virtual African safari.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Take a day-trip to Biscayne Bay to discover 70 rooms of art and historic collections, acres of Italian gardens with statues and fountains, a native rockland hammock and breathtaking views of Key Biscayne and the skyline. The new 90-minute audio tour makes for perfect self-guided visits.