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Welcome to Miami

Or should we say Bienvenidos a Miami! The Floridan hotspot is known for its multicultural mix, with Hispanic, Caribbean, South American, and Cuban influences, making it a popular location for event planners looking for that extra energy and vibrancy. Plus, its tropical climate and miles and miles of sandy beaches offer a much-appreciated escape for attendees. The city, located on the tip of Florida, also serves as a major center for the biotechnology and medical research industries, and like New York City is a tourism hub for international visitors.
Miami Highlights
Of course, there’s more to Miami like just fun in the sun, although that is a huge perk and big draw. The city also offers a range of activities, attractions, and sights that can be added into any event agenda—everything from top-notch art museums to a collection of diverse neighborhoods to the nearby Everglades.
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Explore the Italian Renaissance gardens and architecture of the former estate of businessman James Deering on Biscayne Bay.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami
This contemporary art museum in downtown Miami is dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Wynwood Walls
Wander around this outdoor museum that features huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the world.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Learn about the science behind the solar system, physics, biology, and more at this hands-on facility.
Everglades National Park
Less than an hour away from Miami, this massive wetlands preserve is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes, and pine flatwoods.
Little Havana
The heart of Miami’s Cuban culture, this is where you’ll find cups of Cuban coffee, cigar-smoking, live Latin music, and more.
Miami Design District
Cool, modern architecture, upscale shops, cafes, galleries, and public art define this chic Miami neighborhood.
Bayside Marketplace
This open-air shopping center in downtown Miami wraps around the marina and is the city’s most-visited attraction, thanks to international shoppers.
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Explore the Italian Renaissance gardens and architecture of the former estate of businessman James Deering on Biscayne Bay.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami
This contemporary art museum in downtown Miami is dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Wynwood Walls
Wander around this outdoor museum that features huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the world.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Learn about the science behind the solar system, physics, biology, and more at this hands-on facility.
Everglades National Park
Less than an hour away from Miami, this massive wetlands preserve is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes, and pine flatwoods.
Little Havana
The heart of Miami’s Cuban culture, this is where you’ll find cups of Cuban coffee, cigar-smoking, live Latin music, and more.
Miami Design District
Cool, modern architecture, upscale shops, cafes, galleries, and public art define this chic Miami neighborhood.
Bayside Marketplace
This open-air shopping center in downtown Miami wraps around the marina and is the city’s most-visited attraction, thanks to international shoppers.
Miami Weather
There’s a reason Miami attracts snowbirds from the north—it’s always sunny and warm. From November through mid-April, expect pleasant, dry weather, and from May through October, hot, humid, and wet conditions. You’ll likely experience rain showers almost daily during the summer months (June through September), but they only last about ten minutes or so.
Today
Clouds
87°
Sunday, Sep 26
Miami Weather Essentials
MonthHighLowPrecipitation
September89°76°9.9 in
October86°74°6.3 in
November82°68°3.3 in
December78°63°2.0 in
January76°60°1.6 in
February78°62°2.3 in
March80°65°3.0 in
7 Day Forecast
Sun, Sep 26
86°
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Precipitation: 76%
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 17.22 m/s
Mon, Sep 27
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 27%
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 17.94 m/s
Tue, Sep 28
84°
Rain
Precipitation: 42%
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 15.75 m/s
Wed, Sep 29
84°
Clouds
Precipitation: 12%
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 15.55 m/s
Thu, Sep 30
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 52%
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 15.95 m/s
Fri, Oct 01
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 71%
Humidity: 63%
Wind: 17.76 m/s
Sat, Oct 02
85°
Clear
Precipitation: 17%
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 14.94 m/s
Sun, Oct 03
86°
Rain
Precipitation: 50%
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 14.25 m/s
Sun, Sep 26
86°
Rain
Precipitation: 76%
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 17.22 m/s
Mon, Sep 27
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 27%
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 17.94 m/s
Tue, Sep 28
84°
Rain
Precipitation: 42%
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 15.75 m/s
Wed, Sep 29
84°
Clouds
Precipitation: 12%
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 15.55 m/s
Thu, Sep 30
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 52%
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 15.95 m/s
Fri, Oct 01
85°
Rain
Precipitation: 71%
Humidity: 63%
Wind: 17.76 m/s
Sat, Oct 02
85°
Clear
Precipitation: 17%
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 14.94 m/s
Sun, Oct 03
86°
Rain
Precipitation: 50%
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 14.25 m/s
Miami Resources
Get There
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.
Get Around
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.
Get Inspiration From Previous Events in Miami
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