Experience the beaches, seaside, and live music in South Florida!

Sunny South Florida encompasses some of the most famous beaches, cities and islands in the whole state. Come here for shopping in modern metropolises or to indulge in luxury in towns populated by the rich and famous. Alternatively, visit South Florida for escapes into nature or to simply find a relaxing spot on a tranquil island with uninterrupted views of the ocean.

Spend days exploring the dazzlingly diverse neighborhoods of Miami, which have been shaped by multiple cultural influences. Sleek Downtown features the Perez Art Museum and HistoryMiami. Chill out in stylish South Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture.

Immerse yourself in the colors of Little Haiti and Little Havana, where you can pick up quick eats and listen to music from other cultures. Marvel at the vast murals covering every wall in Wynwood, a trendy neighborhood with lively farmers’ markets.

Naples, on the west coast, features the gorgeous golden beaches of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, among others. Take your family to Naples Zoo or browse the displays in the Naples Museum of Art.

Stay on one of the islands of the Florida Keys. Progressive Key West promises a buzzing nightlife and multiple museums on topics such as shipwreck salvaging and local history. Put on a pair of goggles and dive into the Molasses Reef, outside Key Largo.

Go on a wildlife-watching excursion in Everglades National Park. This vast swath of nature takes up 1.5 million acres (600,000 hectares) of the southern tip of Florida. Bring binoculars and watch the waters and grasslands for crocodiles, manatees and the rare Florida panther.

In the heart of the Everglades is the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation where you can discover South Florida’s history in the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, named after a Seminole word for “a place to learn.” Native American stories and traditions have been preserved here and in attractions such as the Miccosukee Indian Village.

Miami International Airport is the main point of entry into Florida and the quickest way into the region. South Florida is a popular destination at any time of year due to its near-constant hot weather. Come here in winter to avoid colder months elsewhere in the world.

Known for

Beaches, Live Music and Dancing

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Where to stay in South Florida

South Beach
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South Beach

Beaches, Culture, Sea

4.5/5 (8,774 Ratings)

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

Coconut Grove
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Coconut Grove

Gardens, Shopping, Dining

4/5 (507 Ratings)

Immerse yourself in the arts culture of one of Miami’s quaintest towns. Step back in time on Charles Avenue or visit the finery of Villa Vizcaya.

Wynwood Art District
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Wynwood Art District

Known for Culture, Urban, Family-Friendly

Explore over 70 different galleries, studios and performance spaces in this sensational creative hub for artists in downtown Miami’s former industrial neighborhood.

Little Havana
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Little Havana

Baseball, Sports, Urban

3.5/5 (48 Ratings)

Explore this quirky part of Miami to find art galleries, murals, hand-rolled cigars, meat markets, herbal stores, Cuban music and dance.

Top Hotels in South Florida

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
$219
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.1/5Very Good! (7,572 reviews)

"The overall experience was great. Everything was very attainable and within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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B Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
$96
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.8/5Good! (2,520 reviews)

"From Valet drop off to check in and check out. All staff was completely amazing!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

B Ocean Resort
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Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina
4 out of 5
5950 Peninsular Avenue, Key West, FL
$115
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,896 reviews)

"It was great! Really clean and the free shuttle into town on the hour was fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina

Popular things to do in South Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4/5 (1,385 Ratings)

The villa, horticultural displays and courtyard of this National Historic Landmark provide a serene oasis in central Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay.  

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

4.5/5 (1,411 Ratings)

Meet six-toed cats and watch as the life of one America’s great writers unfolds before your eyes at his former home.

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

4.5/5 (256 Ratings)

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Key West. Wander the seaside or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Siesta Key Public Beach
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Siesta Key Public Beach

4.5/5 (1,144 Ratings)

The soft, white sand on Siesta Key’s award-winning family-friendly beach is perfect for relaxing under a sun umbrella and taking part in a game of volleyball.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4.5/5 (688 Ratings)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Venice Beach, a popular beach in Venice. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Zoo Miami
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Zoo Miami

4/5 (561 Ratings)

One of the first free-range zoos in the United States is home to animals, exhibits, amusement rides and a strong focus on education and conservation.