What I Love About Miami

The sunny city of Miami is a dream destination for many tourists and travelers looking for a beachside holiday. And, given that it’s just an hour away from Orlando by car, it’s easy enough to get there too! However, if you’re coming to Miami International Airport (MIA), you might want to have the following information at hand.

Miami International Airport is located just nine miles west of Downtown Miami and can be accessed by parking at one of the two on-site lots or taking public transit via MIA Mover. There are also many shuttle services that will take passengers directly from their hotel to MIA. Passengers with no checked bags can use the pre-check queue solely for international arrivals which offers expedited processing time.

Read on below to discover more information and facts about Miami.

Brief History of Miami

Miami was established as a town in 1858 by Julia Tuttle. Miami was incorporated into a city on July 28, 1896. During World War II, Miami’s Florida Keys were used by the U.S. Army Air Corps for training purposes.

The Tequesta tribe inhabited the area for more than 1,000 years… long before Europeans came around.

What I Love About Miami

Miami is known for its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and art deco architecture due to its location on Biscayne Bay on the Atlantic coast. The city holds many different festivals all year round which highlight the city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage. Visitors can expect to find the beautiful architecture from the Art Deco period mixed with modern design.

The main attraction in Miami is South Beach. The area has an old-fashioned Cuban theme, complete with steel drums and vintage cars, as well as flashing lights, palm trees, and colorful entertainment for visitors.

The city attracts millions of tourists from all over the world and is home to the Miami Heat of the NBA, a team that has won three championships in the past decade, and the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, who play at Marlins Park.

Miami has plenty to offer guests looking for a fun time on holiday including shopping in Bal Harbour Shops, dancing at Club Space or chilling by the pool at Mondrian South Beach.

Miami International Airport

South Florida International Airport is located just nine miles west of Downtown Miami and can be accessed by parking at one of the two on-site lots or taking public transit via MIA Mover. There are also many shuttle services that will take passengers directly from their hotel to MIA. Passengers with no checked bags can use the pre-check queue solely for international arrivals which offers expedited processing time.

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