Miami has evolved into an international destination and the world's most famous fun-in-the-sun playground. Visitors are lured to the area year round with perfect weather, award-winning beaches and a celebrity-driven, sizzling nightlife scene that grooves to an only-in-Miami beat. It's no wonder then, that a recent AOL/Travel & Leisure poll, named Miami the #1 city in America for the singles scene and Latin beat.
Just as the area now known as Miami was an important trading post for American Indians more than 1000 years ago, today its commercial importance continues in virtually the same location. Now business and finance seem to soar as high as the office towers and modern condominiums that line Brickell Avenue.
Flanked by the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful azure waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami looks magnificent from the water. Opportunities to experience this vantage abound, with multitudes of marinas and waterfront concessions offering dozens of different ways to experience the calm, tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay and the ocean beyond.
Although Miami is a meandering collection of more than 30 municipalities spread out over 2,000 square miles, its virbrant downtown is the heart of it all.