When you choose a hotel for a vacation or business trip, you should pay attention not only to the room options and additional services but also to the location. So let us now see what the main neighborhoods of Miami are and what they can offer to you so that your stay is as more convenient as possible.

The main neighborhoods of Miami

The famous Coconut Grove is ideal for a nightlife tour
The famous Coconut Grove is ideal for a nightlife tour.

Coconut Grove

This part of the city is ideal for a nightlife tour. Be sure to visit the recreation center “Coco Walk” (there you will find shops, cinema and numerous restaurants) and a large garden square surrounded with shady larches. Also, this neighborhood is famous for arranging festivals and carnivals, so city guests can visit the Miami Junkanoo Parade (includes traditional Bahamian performances), Wine Festival and Festival of Arts.

Key Biscayne

The main attractions here are a seaquarium (here you can watch seal and dolphin shows), an ancient lighthouse (was built more than 170 years ago), green spaces and places for biking and rollerblading. This area would be perfect for family trips and for those who are seeking for a peaceful holiday.

Downtown

This is the area of skyscrapers, museums, retail stores of different sizes and large company headquarters. Many buildings have viewing platforms. However, here we also find Bayfront, a large park zone with amphitheater, lawns, fountains and palm trees, it is an ideal place for leisurely walks and picnics. Also, a sea port is located in this area, from which you can go on an excursion taking a cruise ship. Numerous Miami downtown hotels are ready to offer their best services for both business travelers and tourists.

Watson Island.

It is only a short drive away from Downtown. The places worth visiting here are: Children’s Museum (it is a mini-town where a hospital, fire station, shops and other objects offer kids to try on different professions and to see animals of a mini-zoo,) Jungle Island (a zoo where you can admire the beauty of tropical birds, llamas, tigers, kangaroos, baboons and other animals,) Yacht Club.

Virginia Key

Here travelers may relax on the sandy sun-drenched beaches and visit a seaquarium, where they will meet sharks, sea turtles, lions, stingrays, Florida manatees.

Little Haiti

If you want to learn about the Haitian culture more, this neighborhood is what you need. Here you will find museums of the Haitian Heritage and the Arts of Haiti.

Little Havana

Tourists visiting Miami should know that this area is not best choice for staying because of a relatively high level of crime, but no doubt it is worth at least visiting. One can find pretty and affordable local restaurants and shops, buy Cuban souvenirs and stop by the fruit market. One of the largest festivals of the world dedicated to Cuban culture, Calle Ocho, also takes place here.

Recommendations for tourists

Travelers wishing to stay in a place filled with top nightclubs should pay special attention to the hotels in the Coconut Grove. Those who desire to live closer to the coast should consider hotels on Miami South Beach. Surfers, divers and yachters will like this area, which provides everything for water sports. Sunny Isles is ideal for families with children.

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