Miami Travel Guide
Miami is a well-known city for many Norwegians, primarily known for its sunny climate and for its role in countless TV series. According to DigoPaul, the city of Miami is the second largest in the state of Florida, and its southern location creates a very hot climate where the ocean keeps above 25 degrees! It also means that the city is often exposed to hurricanes and tropical storms, which announce their arrival every autumn and spring.
Most people therefore choose to add the Florida and Miami trip to the summer months. In the autumn it rains a lot, and even though the temperatures are high, sunbathing and ball games on the many miles of Miami beaches are something most people want to do. Miami has just over 460,000 inhabitants, and the city is a popular tourist destination for both Americans and foreigners.
Recommended hotels in Miami
- The Setai-Is not price a theme? Then you should take a closer look at the hotel The Setai, because it is not much nicer to live in Miami. The hotel has a fantastic location along South Beach with its own area along the beach. Here you can expect first-class service from A to Z. Click on the link to see photos from the hotel and read feedback from previous guests.
- Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort- Lovely four star hotel located along the beach. Great outdoor pool area with 3 pools and 3 pool bars. Excellent service and you will also find many good restaurants nearby along the seafront.
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown- Great hotel in a great location near the Miami Cruise Terminal. Friendly and service-minded staff, large and nice rooms and many good restaurants in the immediate area. The hotel has an outdoor pool, terrace, fitness center and shuttle bus to the cruise ship terminal. A hotel that is well suited for those going on a cruise from Miami, but also for other travelers.
Travel to Miami
One should set aside almost one day for the trip to Miami. There are hardly any direct flights from Norway, so you have to expect at least one stopover and a flight time of at least 13 hours. Several charter operators in Norway sell complete packages to the city, which include both travel and hotels. By the way, Miami is six hours after Norwegian time, so you “earn” this on the trip. The official currency in the United States is known to be the US dollar.
Most will be perceived as cheaper in the US and Miami. A box of use usually costs around $ 1, and everything from taxis to food at the restaurant is cheaper. The fast food chains are also a lot cheaper. Shopping is also often cheap in America in general – but it also depends on the krone exchange rate. It is considered safe for tourists to travel in Miami. The biggest danger you will be exposed to is probably bad weather or underwater currents, but you should, as always on holiday, take the usual precautions.
Hotels and restaurants in Miami
Miami has very many hotels in all price ranges. Several of the large American hotel chains have luxury hotels in the middle of the city, and it is entirely possible to get a room that has both a high standard and a good location at an affordable price here. If you book a trip through a charter company, you are sure to get a good hotel.
Americans may not be known for any special dishes, but everything from lots of good meat to burgers and the like. In short, you can eat most things in Miami, whether you like seafood or beef. Here there are also many luxurious restaurants with experienced chefs who serve you exclusive meals at prices that Norwegians will find quite pleasant.
Attractions in Miami
First and foremost, you travel to Miami to enjoy the wonderful tropical climate and just relax, but the city can also line up with some activities and sights.
South Beach is the very heart of Miami and the place where “most things” happen. If you have watched various TV series from Miami, then you have definitely heard of South Beach. Here you do everything from shopping to partying and sunbathing on the beach. This is also where several of the best hotels are located, and in general that most hotels are located.
The Everglades is the name of the Miami National Park, which is largely made up of swamps. You can book guided tours here in the extensive areas, which are home to 14 unique animal species, including a whole bunch of crocodiles – but also other animals such as panthers.
Zoo and aquarium
Florida is known for its exotic wildlife, and a trip to the Miami Zoo will be exciting for most people. The climate allows the zoo to have animals from several different continents, with everything from Asian tigers to zebras from Africa. None of the animals are caged, and consequently you get an encounter with the animals in their (almost) natural habitat. Also consider a trip to the Miami Seaquarium for those who want to see sea creatures.
Activity Museums in Miami
Miami is a great city to travel to with kids, with plenty of activities for the little ones. The “Miami Museum of Science” will be popular with most people, with a whole bunch of interactive exhibits, puzzles and entertainment for the whole family. Another good alternative is the Miami Children’s Museum, which also has interactive exhibits where children can explore everything from a supermarket to a TV studio.
Jungle Island and Monkey Jungle
You can not do without a meeting with animals in Miami. On Jungle Island you can join a guided tour and experience a close encounter with a whole flock of parrots. Also visit Monkey Jungle, which is a completely unique park in Miami where several herd of monkeys live freely in the wild.