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Miami Vacations

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

  • Fontainebleau

    See and be seen at Miami Beach’s most glamorous hotel with nightlife -- don’t miss Liv -- and serious signature dining.

  • Pelican Miami Beach

    Check out Diesel’s own Pelican Miami Beach, where no outlandish room is the same and the restaurant and cocktails amaze.

  • Loews Miami Beach

    Find the coolest family scene at Loews Miami Beach, where kids get special treatment with Kidbanas, SushiKool, camp and more.

  • Off-season gems

    Travel off-season for awesome summer savings with Miami Spa Month and 3-course dining deals at top restaurants with Miami Spice.

  • Coconut Grove’s Jaguar

    Dine outside and enjoy great ceviche and Latin American eats right in the thick of the action.

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Miami Vacation Packages

Hotel only $154

1 Freehand Miami Hostel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 39 reviews

2727 Indian Creek Drive Map

Freehand Miami was created for a new generation of travelers, incorporating innovative design and a comfortable community atmosphere at an affordable price. Freehand is centrally located just a block from the beach at the corner of 28th Street and Indian Creek Drive. The... More

Hotel only $116

2 Beds n Drinks Hostel

3 stars
2.8 / 5 4 reviews

1676 James Avenue Map

BEDS N' DRINKS is an ultra modern hostel with keyless locks on the doors, a fully restored marble lobby, and professionally designed private and dorm rooms! The hostel is fun, energetic, and most importantly, it is located just a few steps from the beach and Lincoln Road.... More

Hotel only $108

3 The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

4 stars
3.3 / 5 579 reviews

1736 Collins Avenue Map

Stylish South Beach hotel with free happy hour and bustling nightlife When in South Beach, lounge, dine and cocktail like the locals. The nightlife sizzles at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, thanks to two rooftop pools, three bars and two restaurants, including the... More

Hotel only $78

4 Chesterfield Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.4 / 5 265 reviews

855 Collins Avenue Map

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

Hotel only $101

5 Beach Paradise Hotel

3 stars
2.7 / 5 79 reviews

600 Ocean Drive Map

Book now and take 30% off 5+nights

Well located on the end of the world famous Ocean Drive, hotel is in the center of South Beach and The Art Deco District. You will be steps away from the glorious beach, fantastic restaurants, designer boutiques and nightclubs. Beach Paradise Hotel offers 54... More

Hotel only $169

6 Pelican Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 38 reviews

826 Ocean Drive Map

Complimentary Breakfast - Happy Hour

Owned by the same creative folks behind the Diesel Jeans company, the Pelican (whose brazen, albeit appropriate, motto is "A myth in its own limelight") is South Beach's only self-professed "toy-hotel," in which each of its 30 rooms and suites is... More

Hotel only $91

7 President Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 156 reviews

1423 Collins Avenue Map

Save 40%

Tropical getaway hotel in the center of all the South Beach actionThis boutique Art Deco hotel tempts Miami Beach visitors who want to be close to clubs and the pristine beach. The 64-room property satisfies South Beach fantasies, bringing drama, glitz and history... More

Hotel only $128

8 Whitelaw Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 134 reviews

808 Collins Avenue Map

South Beach boutique hotel glamour on a budget with free cocktail hour This Collins Avenue hotel successfully spins Miami grandeur with its sparkly chandeliers and French-inspired furniture. But the hotel has a secret:  The Whitelaw Hotel caters to travelers on a... More

Hotel only $64

9 Runway Inn

3 stars
2.6 / 5 51 reviews

656 East Drive Map

Boutique Hotel located just one mile from the airport. Complimentary Airport shuttle is provided 24 hrs a day and Cruise Port shuttle service is provided daily. Each room provides a king or queen or two queen beds. Most rooms have a 32 inch plazma television. Free... More

Hotel only $138

10 Riviera South Beach Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 98 reviews

2000 Liberty Avenue Map

Blending classic sophistication and contemporary chic, the Riviera South Beach hotel offers stylish one-bedroom apartment-like accommodations with gourmet kitchens, separate living and dining areas at affordable hotel room prices. The Miami Beach 1940s classic jewel is... More

Miami highlights

  • Miami
  • South Beach

    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.

  • 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.

  • Zoo Miami

    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.

  • Monkey Jungle

    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.

  • Coral Castle

    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.

  • Miami Seaquarium

    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.

  • 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.

  • Alligator Farm

    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.

  • 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.

  • Jungle Island

    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.