International and domestic flights to Miami land at the Miami International Airport. As a popular city destination for winter-weary travelers, Miami sees an influx of tourism between December and April. Miami International Airport serviced almost 40 million passengers in 2011, placing it among the busiest airports in the United States. The city is also a global economic metropolis, attracting business travelers on Miami flights from London to Tokyo, to Moscow and Madrid. Passengers arriving on flights to Miami will discover several distinct terminals and concourses, with buses, taxis, and rental cars available on the airport grounds. Familiarize yourself with your appropriate terminal, and arrange transportation at a convenient airport kiosk. The Super Shuttle is a special city service that can transport visitors from the airport to any destination within the city.
Weather in Miami
On a subtropical coast, Miami experiences the Atlantic hurricane season between June and November. These are also the hottest months in Miami, with July and August seeing uncomfortable temperatures climbing above 30C. For those unaccustomed to the heat, watch out for extreme heat waves and humidity, and avoid staying outside for prolonged periods of time. Pack long and loose clothing to protect against sunburns. December to April is a very comfortable and popular time to explore Miami, with temperatures normally hovering above 20C. Most Miami flights are booked during this time for winter holidays.
Getting Around Miami
Miami's elevated rail system, the Metrorail, covers many tourist destinations including downtown Miami. Inner-city shuttles cover the areas of Coconut Grove and the Coral Gables. There is an extensive system of taxis available throughout the city. Buses cover large routes, including service to outlying suburbs. If you are comfortable driving on rather aggressive roads, many rental car companies are available. Since Miami is large, walking trips will probably take significantly more time, restricting you to daytrips within nearby districts. Nonetheless, this is the best way to experience the city and discover its offbeat boutiques. Cycling can be a comfortable way to get around Miami because the streets are flat, however aggressive and dense traffic can be challenging.
- Indulge in the chic, high-end shopping and nightlife in downtown Miami. Enjoy the fusion cuisine at exclusive area restaurants, lounge and people-watch in Bayfront Park, or take a sailing trip around Biscayne Bay.
- Explore Miami's Cuban heritage by taking a relaxing day-trip to the Cuban Little Havana district, which boasts hearty cafes, the beloved Azucar Ice Cream Parlor, and open air fresh fruit market.
- Wander through haute couture boutiques in the Design District where exciting contemporary art galleries and designer furniture showrooms await, or take a comprehensive tour with the Design District Gallery Walk. Lounge at the lush Enea Garden Lounge among bamboo thickets and modern design.
- Experience live theater at the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, explore the tropical Kampong National garden, or discover the Museum of Science and Planetarium.
- Have a Miami Beach adventure, pamper yourself at a world-class tropical spa, experience the sounds of the New World Symphony, and stroll down the palm-lined Lincoln Road.
Best Anytime fares to Miami
Cheap round-trip flights to Miami
|New York||Miami||Mon, Jan 27 - Tue, Feb 4||US Airways||$234|
|Los Angeles||Miami||Thu, Jan 16 - Thu, Jan 23||US Airways||$289|
|Newark||Miami||Sun, Feb 2 - Wed, Feb 5||US Airways||$294|
|Washington DC||Miami||Sun, Jan 12 - Wed, Jan 15||US Airways||$239|
|Chicago||Miami||Thu, Jan 9 - Wed, Jan 22||US Airways||$286|
|Atlanta||Miami||Tue, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 14||Delta Air Lines||$202|
|Boston||Miami||Thu, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 14||US Airways||$248|
|San Francisco||Miami||Thu, Jan 9 - Wed, Jan 15||US Airways||$349|
|Baltimore||Miami||Fri, Feb 7 - Sat, Feb 15||American Airlines||$209|
|Detroit||Miami||Tue, Jan 7 - Thu, Feb 6||US Airways||$239|
|Philadelphia||Miami||Wed, Jan 29 - Tue, Feb 4||US Airways||$236|
|Mexico City||Miami||Thu, Jan 16 - Sun, Jan 26||United Airlines||$201|
Best weekend fares to Miami
Best weekend fares to Miami
|New York||Miami||Sat, Feb 1 - Mon, Feb 3||American Airlines||$248|
|Los Angeles||Miami||Sat, Jan 25 - Sun, Jan 26||Alaska Airlines||$348|
|Newark||Miami||Sat, Jan 25 - Sun, Jan 26||United Airlines||$320|
|Washington DC||Miami||Thu, Feb 6 - Mon, Feb 10||United Airlines||$252|
|Chicago||Miami||Thu, Dec 12 - Sun, Dec 15||US Airways||$419|
|Atlanta||Miami||Thu, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 2||American Airlines||$227|
|Boston||Miami||Thu, Jan 23 - Mon, Jan 27||United Airlines||$296|
|San Francisco||Miami||Thu, Jan 30 - Mon, Feb 3||Alaska Airlines||$370|
|Baltimore||Miami||Thu, Jan 9 - Mon, Jan 13||United Airlines||$240|
|Detroit||Miami||Thu, Jan 9 - Mon, Jan 13||United Airlines||$318|
|Philadelphia||Miami||Fri, Jan 31 - Sat, Feb 1||US Airways||$256|
|Mexico City||Miami||Fri, Jan 24 - Sun, Jan 26||American Airlines||$331|
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