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Beaches and Beautiful People
With 15 miles of beaches and an average temperature of 76 degrees, Miami draws visitors from all over the country who are looking to escape poorer weather.
If you're looking for a beach with amenities, don't skip Crandon Park Beach on Key Biscayne. There are soccer, volleyball, and softball fields, and grills for picnics, all with a musical backdrop of hip-hop, reggae, and salsa music. Visitors booking cheap tickets to Miami to get away from it all will prefer Virginia Key, which is quieter and has fewer crowds.
While Miami has plenty of beaches and attractions for families taking their kids on a summer trip, it's also a playground for the rich and famous. In South Beach, club music pumps until the early morning hours and tends to continue through the day. There's high end shopping, and visitors have been known to spot a celebrity or two.
Grab Your Gear and Raise Anchor
Florida is the fishing capital of America, and you shouldn't miss a chance to grab your rod and test your luck on the water. There are many deep-sea fishing charters for outdoorsmen looking to spend the day wrangling marine giants like tuna and sailfish, or you can stay close to shore and catch smaller grouper and snapper. Once you have your catch, bring it to a local restaurant and they'll cook it for you, presenting the perfect meal to the end of a perfect day.
Divers from around the world book cheap flights to Miami for the great reefs and wrecks that dot the coast. In 1994, two army tanks were placed 48ft below the surface and were surrounded by 1060 tons of lime rock. Twenty years later, the tanks are covered in corals and sponges, which have brought fish and lobster to the new reef. The tanks are anchored forever, but look like they could roll out for an underwater battle at any moment.
More than Coast and Clubs
You don't have to love heart-pounding experiences or pumping nightlife to enjoy Miami. The significant Cuban influence makes it one of the best places in America for a plate of Cuban food, and you'll find salsa dancing and cigar rolling opportunities all around town. To get a taste of everything in the area, book your Miami flights around November for the annual Taste of Cuba Festival and dive into the island culture.
Before you leave, get out of the sun and catch a game at Marlins Park. The 37,000 seat park opened in 2012 with a retractable roof to let the Miami sun in while keeping out the heat. Marlins Park is a salute to Miami, with tropical fish, salsa music, and an Art Deco sculpture in Center Field.
When to Visit
The best time to find cheap flights to Miami is in the fall, from September to November, when families are back in school and aren't thinking about summer vacations. Temperatures are slightly cooler than the hot months of July and August, turning the city into a comfortable getaway for autumn visitors. Of course, there are plenty of Miami flights added in the spring, as college students head for warm weather and a party, so the added flexibility will lead to easier booking.
Whether you're visiting for the beach, the nightlife, or the sports, find the best deals on cheap flights to Miami, FL, through Travelocity. Just remember to pack your sunscreen.
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