The cosmopolitan flair of Miami promises sizzling year-round sunshine, beaches and nightlife. With a thriving art scene, spectacular shopping, family activities, and sporting attractions, Miami can satisfy just about any desire. Whether you're soaking in the metropolitan hustle or looking for a cultural experience, Miami will serve it up with a smile and a side of sun.
Whether you're an experienced snorkeler, or want to try something new and exciting, Key West is the perfect underwater destination. Your sailing and snorkeling adventure begins as soon as you board a 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran for a 2-hour cruise.
Step into a lush, tropical jungle and mingle with birds, monkeys, and the worlds most rare creatures. Jungle Island is home to animal wonders like Hercules, a 900-pound liger, and Peanut and Pumpkin, twin orangutans. See spectacular animal shows including Winged Wonders, featuring the most lethal bird on the planet, and Tale of the Tiger, highlighting the world's most rare cats.
See Miami from the water as you captain a 15-foot (4.5-meter), 4-person mini speedboat through the waterways of Biscayne Bay and along the coast. Feel excitement at your fingertips, the wind in your hair and the warm Florida sun shining down from above. From the water, you'll see the Miami city skyline and several historical sights, and you'll pass by some of the area's most stately homes.
Start in the Art Deco District and wind your way through glamorous Coral Gables, bustling Brickell, charming Coconut Grove and vibrant Little Havana, passing picturesque causeways and celebrity homes along the way. Stop for Cuban coffee in Little Havana, pass by Freedom Tower and the Biltmore Hotel, and enjoy panoramic views from Key Biscayne.
Get behind the wheel of your dream car with this once-in-a-lifetime exotic auto racing experience in Miami! Drive an Audi, Lamborghini or Ferrari at top speeds around a professional racetrack and feel your adrenaline pump as you conquer lap after lap in the driver's seat, just like the pros. You'll receive side-by-side coaching from a professional racing instructor, and enjoy snacks and drinks from the Sky Box before or after your ride.
Experience the vibrant cultural scene of the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach on this arts and culinary tour. Hear world-class musicians at the New World Center, admire historical and contemporary art at the Bass Museum of Art, and visit the galleries of emerging and established artists at ArtCenter.
See Miami's magnificent skyline at night! Glide over moonlit Biscayne Bay and neon-lit downtown Miami for once-in-a-lifetime views you'll always remember.
Visit the world-class Miami Seaquarium, home to performing killer whales, sea lions and dolphins and a colorful world of tropical fish. This is an entertaining, educational and fun experience for the entire family.
Discover the natural beauty of Biscayne Bay by kayak or paddleboard. Paddle your way through the waters of Coconut Grove and be on the lookout for Florida's wildlife -- manatees, sea turtles, manta rays and even dolphins are seen daily, so keep your eyes open.
Explore Miami Midtown, the Miami Design District and the Wynwood Art District and visit several signature galleries and museums to admire and learn about an array of modern and contemporary art, from photography to sculpture to giant murals to conceptual art installations.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most shops are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
The official currency is the US dollar.
Banks are generally open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some banks open on Saturdays with reduced hours of operation. There are several major chains and branches of all banks and ATM's are available throughout the city. Major credit cards are very widely accepted.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada