A diverse, sophisticated population makes Miami one of the most desirable places to live and vacation. The fact that it is virtually a tropical paradise is simply a bonus. 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.
If you're planning a Miami vacation, learning a little bit about the area and what to expect will help you get the most from your time and vacation dollars. I've teamed with About.com's Miami Travel Guide, Dawn Muench-Pace, to provide helpful information and tips for planning your vacation.
First, let's look at some frequently asked questions about Miami:
What is Miami's weather like? Miami's Average Monthly Temperature and Precipitation
When Is Hurricane Season? The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, with the highest storm probability is from August through October. | More Hurricane Information |
What should I pack? Here is what you will need for a Miami summer, winter or in between.
Do I need to know Spanish? Miami is made up of 60% Hispanics, so while most visitors can get by with speaking only English, it doesn't hurt to brush up on basic Spanish — we call it Survival Spanish.
Is it safe to travel in Miami? About.com's Miami Travel Guide offers tips on how to stay safe during your Miami vacation.