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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 $128

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 $105

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 $224

3 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 $110

4 Chic Place at Lincoln

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

1611 Lenox Avenue Map

Chic Place at Lincoln, located in the heart of South Beach, is considered a boutique residency that makes guests feel like locals.Our residential-style hotel allows you to experience the South Beach lifestyle and take it for a test drive in a new and trendy way. ... More

Hotel only $335

5 The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

5 stars
4.5 / 5 50 reviews

1440 Ocean Drive Map

Spa, steak and rainfall showers – hotel covers all the SoBe basesNamed for Betsy Ross, this Ocean Drive hotel is a standout among South Beach's many Art Deco hotels and winner of prestigious 4 Star Forbes Plaque. The boutique hotel's colonial design was a departure for... More

Hotel only $129

6 Casa Grande Suite Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 10 reviews

834 Ocean Drive Map

Save 30%

The Casa Grande Suite Hotel is the perfect choice for the "hip but pampered" crowd - the amenities of a top European-style hotel with the privacy of a luxurious oceanfront residence and the nightlife of South Beach right at its doorstep. The Casa Grande Suite... More

Hotel only $299

7 Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

101 Ocean Drive Map

Includes parking for up to 7 nights

The AAA 4-Diamond Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach hotel is a beautiful beachfront hotel, situated in the elegant ‘Sofi’ enclave of South Beach and in walking distance to Miami's finest restaurants and nightlife. Our hotel in Miami Beach provides modern, elegant... More

Hotel only $120

8 Real Living Residences

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

2700 NorthMiami Avenue Map

Independently owned and operated, RealLiving offers travelers a truly comfortable, home feeling stay. Beautifully appointed, artsy rooms and state of the art amenities makes RealLiving at Cynergi a one of a kind extended stay hotel. Built in 2007, the stunning... More

Hotel only $449

9 The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 64 reviews

1 Lincoln Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

Landmark luxury hotel in the heart of South Beach with lux service Well-heeled business and leisure travelers call this Lincoln Road elegant hotel their second home. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, is within walking distance to a 10-block pedestrian esplanade of... More

Hotel only $145

10 Hotel Gaythering

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1409 Lincoln Road Map

Hotel Gaythering is Miami Beach only "Hetero Friendly" hotel where everyone over the age of 18 is welcome. Located on Prestigious Lincoln Road, behind the building original facade, nothing has been spared to provide a unique experience. The amenities reflect... 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.