An international destination for those who enjoy sun, parties, and beautiful beaches, Miami is the city to satisfy many needs. Known for its warm ocean water, fine dining, and exotic people, one can’t help but know they will have quite the adventure when visiting Miami. It is a must see destination. Fused with history and culture, this metropolitan area is deeply influenced by Latin-American roots seen in the diversity of restaurants, arts, and festivals. Art and architecture connoisseurs will thrive in South Beach's Art Deco district, which houses over 800 Art-Deco style buildings.
If it's your first time to Miami, make sure to take into consideration what time of year you will be visiting the city. November through April are not as humid. The daytime hours tend to get quite warm, so you can dress similar to how you would in the summer. Temperatures can cool off quite quickly in the evening, so make sure you pack a lightweight jacket. Nighttime temperatures often dip into the 40s; bring options of long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed toe shoes.
Between the months of June and October, Miami is extremely hot and humid and the time of year when the city has the highest percentage of rainfall. Peak season for hurricanes falls during these months, too, so make sure to pack an umbrella. Standard dress here in the summer includes shorts, sleeveless tops, short-sleeved shirts, polo shirts, and sundresses in cotton or linen in whites and bright colors. Pack a swimsuit, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flops, and a great book if your plans include a day at the beach or lounging poolside.
Evening dress in Miami is often label conscious, fashion forward, and stylish. Women are known to dress extremely sexy here in tight-fitting dresses and very short mini skirts. Men usually stick to slacks and button-down shirts in linen, rayon, or silk blends. If traveling to Miami on business, make sure you pack lightweight suits in traditional black, navy, and gray colors.
Places to Shop:
This is the destination for the ultra luxe and fashion savvy person. Beautiful and meticulously immaculate, the Bal Harbour shops are not for the bargain shopper! With luxury stores such as Chanel, Gucci, YSL, and Cartier and contemporary shops like Calypso and Intermix, be prepared to spend, spend, spend!
This is a great street in the heart of South Beach that houses a myriad of eclectic restaurants, boutique shops, electronic stores, and nightclubs. Located a few blocks from the beach, you will often see people dining in their beachwear, riding motor scooters, and window-shopping.
Another street located blocks from the beach, this is where you find many main stream shopping destinations such as Armani Exchange, Sephora, Club Monaco, and Urban Outfitters. This street houses popular hotels that have upscale restaurants and thriving nightclubss such as The Shore Club, The Setai, The Delano, and The Gansevoort.
Lastly, remember Miami is a bright, energetic town. Keep your black clothes at home and opt for bright whites, bold colors, and an anything goes attitude! The party never ends in Miami!