When vacations come Miami appears to be one of the hottest destinations. It's not only tropical landscape and climate of Miami that makes it a major visitor destination. The very idea of Miami vacations rise images of blue water lapping up onto golden sand. Miami means all-the-year-round sun, sea, sand and salsa. There a visitor can choose to spend time at the beaches or in the museums, go to parks and shops, or taste the famous Miami Beach nightlife. Miami has it all!
Another distinguishing feature of the Miami City is its cultural diversity. You can visit the Little Havana, Miami's most concentrated Cuban community or Little Haiti, where Caribbean culture melds with American spirit. Confluence of cultures, meeting in this diverse urban area, makes up the special Miami's flavor. Ethnic food, artwork and crafts abound in Miami, as well as many colorful festivals and events.
In addition to the relaxation offered by the Miami's beaches, it also has a famous Miami Beach nightlife that is second to none. In Miami the high season for nightlife is October through January, and during spring break. The best night parties can be found during the stiflingly hot summer months. But remember, that summer is also the time when the Hurricanes can hit.
Miami is the party city. From dusk to dawn you can find something to keep you busy here - watching shows, dancing, eating, drinking, etc. And what a range! If you want to dance - hip hop, disco, reggae, salsa, and flamenco, whatever - all are available around the next corner. And in addition to that there is the beautiful and romantic moon over the bay. Same with eating - the variety of the restaurants with American, Cuban, Italian, Spanish, Polynesian cuisine captivate by the very high standards and reasonable prices. Besides, you can eat with delight while you dance, watch theatre, go to the casino, cruise on the Bay, whatever... the choice is yours!
Before going out you should rather take a look at the local papers to check out the Miami Beach Nightlife options. This way you can find out what's in on the evening and set off. If you don't want to plan head, just go out and look around you.
Bellow, find just a few possibilities of nightlife in Miami that might attract you:
Mango's Tropical Caf?, which is the world-famous Miami spot where you can eat, drink and watch the Miami Beach nightlife. Mango's Tropical Caf? presents a special Rio midnight show. The reggae music beats get the hips shaking. This is an expensive but worth to do venue. So make sure you pay a visit.
Make sure you spend some time in the Opium Garden. It is the hot venue with sushi bar, zen garden, oriental lamps and tip top DJ's. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30 pm it's a good idea to book a table in advance.
Bongos is the nightclub of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Can be very crowded with a fabulous atmosphere but there's a live Salsa band outside and you can get some air. At the weekend, the music ranges from techno-pop to rock and Latin. The best bet is to arrive early, enjoy the Cuban food and then go for the dancing.
Set up in 1912, Tobacco Road restaurant has stood the test of time both with locals and visitors. It has live bands, marvelous juicy chicken wings and all kinds of drinks.
Want to try your luck? Casino Princessa is a 200 ft yacht with roulette, blackjack, slots and so on. On a 5 hour gambling cruise you can make, or lose a fortune so take care. There is an open air deck and when not winning at roulette or blackjack, you can have a drink while enjoying the great views and breathe in the ocean air. At 12.30 pm and 7.30 pm you get lunch or dinner on board. Departure point is in Downtown Miami beside the Bayside Market Place/Bayfront Park.
Lincoln Road is a nice stroll if you want variety. You'll come across all kinds of outlets, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, not to mention fortune telling, mime artists, art galleries, theaters, and so on. On the weekends the Farmer's Market is there for you, full with honey, nuts, orchids, roses, cookies, etc.