What is the best way to get to Miami?
Flying: Most travelers arrive at Miami International Airport, while nearby Fort Lauderdale International Airport typically offers less expensive flight options. From both airports, you can reach Miami via taxis, rideshare services, shuttles, buses, and trains.
Train: Amtrak operates trains to Miami from New York City, Washington, D.C., and other cities daily. Tri-Rail trains run from West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale, while the new higher-speed Brightline trains make three stops at stations in downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, with more stations planned for the future.
Car: Miami is accessible via three main highways: I-95, which runs along the Atlantic coast; I-75, which runs through Atlanta and Tampa before reaching Miami; and Florida's Turnpike for those driving from Orlando.
What is the best time to visit Miami?
In terms of weather, the best time to visit Miami is during the spring (between March and May). This is when you’ll experience comfortable temps in the high 70s and low 80s and more affordable hotel rates. From December to February, you can expect to encounter larger crowds and higher prices since many folks head south for the winter. This is also when big tentpole events happen including Art Basel, the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, and the Miami International Boat Show. If you plan to be in Miami during the summer or fall, be sure to pack an umbrella because you’re likely to get caught in an afternoon shower during this time.
Walking: Many Miami neighborhoods such as South Beach, Brickell, and downtown are rated highly walkable, which means you can easily explore the city on foot.
Transit: The Metrobus covers the entire Miami-Dade county and connects to bus lines serving Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, while the Metrorail connects many tourist areas, including downtown Miami, the Miami International Airport, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The Metromover serves downtown Miami and connects to the Metrorail in the Central Business District and Brickell.