Hello Miami

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For Christmas vacation this year, my parents, aunt and I decided to go to the US. One of the places that we visited there was Miami. It is located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida.

Going to Miami was a really good choice as the temperate here was around 20 degrees C, which was pretty pleasant and was definitely a big change compared to the below freezing temperatures of New York.

Miami from the plane

Miami has a really beautiful downtown skyline.

miami downtown (2)

But the rest of the city is more like a toy town. For those of you who played cityville on Facebook, this city is exactly like that. It’s really pretty with all the tiny shops and the little houses which look like they are just out of a storybook.

Street in Miami

So here’s what you can do in Miami if you are there for a really short visit. It’s  mainly known for the beautiful beaches. It is the home to the scenic South Beach which is famous for its white sand, beachside hotels and nightclubs. So we started off our day by going to the Miami beach and then to the South beach.

Miami Beach

After spending some good time at the beach, we then went to have lunch in one of the restaurants along the beach. There were more than 50 restaurants along the South beach and each of them was unique in its own way.

South Beach

The cuisine of Miami is a clear reflection of its diverse population. It has a mixture of Cuban, Caribbean and South Florida cuisines, which is called as the Floribbean cuisine.

View from beachside restaurant

After having a good Floribbean lunch, we then went to a place called Key Biscayne which is a small island town. We were going to take a sea plane from here.

Harbour for private boats

This was my first time in a sea plane. So I was very excited about it. My dad is a big fan of Tintin comics so going in a sea plane was like a childhood dream for him. This was real fun.

Miami sea plane

They took us around Miami and we saw the private islands, downtown of Miami and the beaches. Miami in a bird’s view was a delight to the eyes.

View from sea plane

After the sea plane, we went to a place called Coral Gables which is a shopping area. Golf is a popular game here. Our resort, the Shula’s, had a golf course so the next day we went and played golf for some time.

Golf course

Miami is a fun city and those of you who like beaches, water sports and parties, this is definitely a place that must be visited.

Author Info:

Deeksha just completed her engineering and has joined Cisco as an IT engineer. She loves travelling and she also maintains a travel scrapbook to treasure all her wonderful experiences. She wants to make memories all over the world. Dream, Explore and Discover.

10 Responses

  1. If you are talking about Miami then why did you miss beaches. I think Miami is known by its beaches.

    • Hi Rohit! I did write in my post that “Miami is mainly known for its beaches” and wrote about Miami beach and south beach. You probably missed that out :)

  2. Aravinda Gunda

    Awesome post Deeksha. A really crisp narration of this fun place. Enough information for us, travellers, to explore this place

  3. Very nice! Can’t wait to visit Miami and explore it in the same way. :)

  4. P.Prakash Rao

    As a travel lover I am very much impressed by this travelblog. I will surely visit Miami someday. I had been to U.S. for three times from 2000 to 2009 and visited many places but I missed Miami.

  5. Hi Prakash! It’s nice to know that you are travel lover. Miami is definitely a place that you must visit :)

  6. Nice trip of miami deeksha.The seenery from the sky was awsome.I think u have travelled the whole miami. The pictures of miami were awesome.I thiknk u enjjoyed a lot.

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