Few places cast a spell like Miami does. Glamorous, seductive, and lively, this south Florida city entices at first glance, and then draws you in for good. But there's far more to Miami than just its glitzy surface, including its wonderful array of cultures and peoples, a wide variety of attractions, and an easygoing atmosphere. You'll be wowed regardless of whether you're touring the splendid Vizcaya Museum and Gardens or looking out into the majestically teal Biscayne Bay. To explore Magic City like the locals, rent a car in Miami and enjoy the ride. We’ve got plenty of Miami rental car deals to help you carry your surfing gear and sense of adventure all over the Atlantic Coast.
Driving Around Miami
Miami International Airport is situated only 8 miles from downtown, and while you can take a taxi, bus, or Metrorail from there to your lodging, many choose to book rental cars in Miami for the convenience and flexibility. If you do plan to take advantage of the gorgeous location and take your longboard to the beach or wade through the Everglades, a Miami rental car is a must.
For some of the best surf breaks on the Eastern Seaboard, pull up to First Street in South Beach and charge some waves near the jetty. Ready to say “later, gator” to the coast? Take the 50-mile scenic route southwest to Everglades National Park, a luscious wetland that’s teeming with life and always the perfect place to join a water activity or take a sunset stroll while the crickets and cicadas serenade you.
Where to Stay in Magic City
Before you abscond on a seaside retreat, you’ll need to book more than a great Miami car rental. Consider these guest-loved hotels as you plan the vacation of a lifetime:
Fontainebleau Miami Beach: This elegant, Mid-Beach resort is within a short drive to some of the city’s top cultural venues, including Miami City Ballet and Bass Museum of Art. Enjoy your view of the golden sand and swaying palms and indulge in fine dining at one of the nine restaurants or with a drink at the poolside lounge.
Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach: Surrounded by country clubs and warm beaches in Mid-Beach, this Eden Roc Resort is an oasis in an already tranquil slice of paradise. Pamper yourself at the spa, savor a gourmet meal at one of the two restaurants, and pick up your car from the valet for an evening drive along the waterfront.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach: Private balconies and an abundance of natural light make this art deco hotel as refreshing as it is relaxing—and the full-service spa treatments help as well. You’ll be within a short drive of South Beach’s top performing arts centers, like New World Symphony Park and Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, so plan accordingly.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach: This is the pinnacle of pampering. Spend your days sunbathing on South Beach, melt away tension at the full-service spa, and dine at one of the hotel’s three restaurants—all while child care professionals keep watch over your kids. Or, travel solo and evoke your own luxury sanctuary in the land where sand and sea meet an endless sky.
Having a Blast in Miami
From theme-park rides to crashing tides, the world is yours in Miami, so be prepared with Travelocity’s price-matching guarantee. Book convenient flights, luxurious hotels, and cheap car rentals in Miami…right here. We’ll see you in the Sunshine State.