Many tourists presume Miami Beach to be part of Miami because they don’t know that it is a municipality by itself. The Beach is located on a barrier island east of Miami and Biscayne Bay, where you will find a large number of beach resorts. This area is known all over the world as a top spring break party destination attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Miami metropolitan area is the largest urban conglomeration in the state of Florida with an estimated population of over 6 million making it the 7th most populous urban sprawl in the country. As one of the country’s biggest cities, Miami is well-connected to the rest of the United States and the world.
Miami Beach attracts tourists from all over the world for the adult liberties it allows – topless sunbathing as well as completely nude sunbathing in certain specific areas like the Haulover Beach Park in North Beach among others. However, there is a lot more to Miami than just adult leisure points like nude beaches. Little Havana, The Art Deco, Coconut Grove, Calle Ocho, Coral Gables and Brickell are some of the other tourist attractions that are popular with visitors. Once you have seen the attractions on land, it is time to sail across Biscayne Bay to enjoy a relaxing boat ride. The Downtown Miami Skyline is an imposing sight which you will be able to see along with the Port of Miami. Don’t miss the private islands which are abodes of the rich and the famous. You might just catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity.
The largest Latin American population outside Latin America lives in Miami. As a result, Spanish is spoken in many places but English remains the preferred language especially for business and the government. Brush up your Spanish because you are likely to come across many folks who converse in ‘Spanglish’ which is a mixture of Spanish and English. The Miami metropolitan area stretches 110 miles north to south and doesn’t exceed 20 miles from east to west. This is because it is sandwiched by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades wetland area to the west. Try not to miss the Everglades National Park because it is a one-of-a-kind swampland where you will ride an airboat with a professional park guide. Take back memories of close encounters with the wildlife as you glide through the river of grass in the Everglades National Park.