11 feet above sea level
Area: 35.7 miles
Located in the southeastern part of Florida, between Fort
Lauderdale and the Florida Keys. Convenient to the Florida
Turnpike and Interstate 75 from the west and Interstate
95 from the north.
Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon
in Miami, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles.
Miami observes Daylight Saving Time from April –
is a vibrant, energetic city, alive with a Latin beat
any day of the year, particularly when the suns sets.
Winter tends to be the busiest time of year when people
from the north come to experience the beautiful beaches,
swaying palm trees and warm ocean breezes. However, at
any time of year, the city is alive with tourists from
throughout the world. When summer arrives there is an
influx of visitors from both South America as well as
Europe, making this truly an international destination.
Spring and fall tend to be less crowded and are wonderful
for enjoying all the city has to offer with a few less
people. With temperatures during this time hovering in
the 80’s F during the day, and the 70’s at
night, visitors can work on the perfect tan during the
day, and then enjoy a splendid meal while dancing the
night away. Whatever the reason for visiting and whatever
the time of year, Miami has the season for it.
to get there:
is easily accessible via Interstate 95 from the north
(Fort Lauderdale), Interstate 75 from the west (Fort Myers),
the Florida Turnpike from the northwest (Orlando), and
U.S. Highway 1 from the south (Key West)
NW 21st Street
6 miles west of the city
airport is served my many of the worldwide airlines as
well as certain regional carriers.
of the major car rental companies are located at or near
curbside at the airport
Shuttle is available at the airport
NW 37th Ave
Miami, FL 33147
NW 27TH ST
Miami, FL 33142
easiest way to get around is by either personal or rental
car. Rental cars are available throughout the city as
well as at the airport. Keep an eye out for signs marked
with an orange sun on a blue background. They are designed
to assist visitors on the most useful routes to the city’s
trains run on a single line between the northern suburbs
and south Miami. Some key stops are Government Center,
Coconut Grove, and the University of Miami. Downtown Miami
is also circled by the Metromover, a monorail that gives
a good view of the city and provides some basic transportation.
Metrobuses cover the entire city.
for routes, schedules, and additional information
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