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Miami

This lively city has more to it than Miami Vice or Horatio’s crime scenes in CSI. With stunning white sand beaches, trendy shopping malls and a variety of both cultural and historic sites, it offers a wealth of things to see and do.

Antique lovers should visit the Vizcaya Villa, built in the Italian Renaissance style in 1916. The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere, definitely a ‘must see’ for history buffs. A romantic, cultural attraction is Coral Castle, which was apparently hand-carved by a man experiencing unrequited love. Famous for its marine life, the Seaquarium is the place to spend time indulging aquatic curiosity. Also worth exploring, Jungle Island has an exciting array of wildlife, from parrots and macaws to crocodiles and penguins.

At the Miami Science Museum, visitors could run into a few aliens, as well as collections of rare natural history specimens. Don’t be put off by the exterior of Miami-Dade Cultural Centre: it houses a plethora of interesting artistic and historic exhibits, and the Miami Art Museum. Another collection of art and design, depicting popular culture from 1885 to 1945, is on display at the Wolfsonian Museum.

Almost constant sightseeing is made possible by sunny skies and ample public transport, but avoid hurricane season (June to November) and the crowds of spring break in March. Greater Miami enjoys a subtropical climate that ensures plenty of sunshine all year round. Sun protection is advised, even when temperatures are moderated by cool ocean breezes. In summer (June to August), average high temperatures rise to around 90°F (32°C). Winters (December to February) are typical of the ‘Sunshine State’ with temperatures ranging between 60°F (16°C) and 75°F (24°C). Rainfall occurs mainly during summer and early autumn.

So don’t delay, call Mint Holidays on 01282 930295 to book your holiday in Miami today!

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