Travelers often head out to Miami for the warm climate, superb beaches, and the bold mix of American culture and Caribbean influences. The city definitely has a lot to offer for everybody: exciting events, sights, and activities. Renting a car is ideal for getting around, so you can do everything you planned and more during your trip. Pick it up right from Miami International Airport to get going straight away.
South Beach in Miami is one of the best known beaches in the world. It is not just the place to be for tanning and swimming, but also for working out, but mostly to see and be seen. Here, you will also find the Ocean Drive, which is filled with a combination of art deco hotels, beautiful cars, and a lot of liveliness, especially in the evenings. Night life is concentrated around South Beach also.A central neighborhood in the city is Little Havana, named after the capital of Cuba. You will need to speak some Spanish, because almost all inhabitants speak it as they originated from Cuba. This is where to stock up on Cuban cigars, enjoy Cuban traditions, and during carnival season, you can join the party in Calle Ocho, where one of the biggest carnival parties in the world is being held.
The national park Everglades can be found at only a short ride away from the city of Miami. These wetlands are still home to crocodiles, alligators, and many other reptiles and birds. A must do is discovering the Everglades by airboat, gliding over the water. If you have not had enough of nature after a visit to the Everglades, you can drive down to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Here, you can find one of the country’s most prestigious orchid nurseries. Another option would be Jungle Island, a theme park and tropical bird sanctuary.
In case you are more of an art enthusiast than a nature and animal lover? Venture out to the Wynwood Arts District. The neighborhood is known for its street art murals. It definitely deserves a little driving around to spot the most beautiful pieces. Art aficionados are at the right place in Miami anyway as it also hosts Art Basel Miami every December, a modern and contemporary art fair and one of the world’s biggest art exhibitions.
Speaking about events; Miami is home to many annual events. Besides Art Basel Miami, there are many art fairs, food and drink festivals, as well as musical events. Some examples are Ultra Music Festival, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami, Miami Open Tennis Tournament, and of course, the Calle Ocho Festival in Little Havana.
There is so much to see and do while in Miami, renting a car is essential for getting around and tick off everything on your wish list. Orbitz offers low rates and rental car classes for everyone, whether you are looking for a compact car or an SUV.