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Miami


Miami is a city in the southeastern Florida in the the USA. As of 2007, the city had an estimated population of 404,048. Miami is the largest city in the South Florida metropolitan area, which has a total estimated populationof 5.4 million people.

Miami is home to a major sea port, the Port of Miami, which both serves passenger and cargo traffic. The port is in fact the busiest cruise/passenger port in the world, and has been for over a decade, earning the nickname "Cruise Capital of the World".

The city of Miami also has a number of other nicknames, including "The Gateway to the Americas". This refers to the fact that Miami has numerous cultural and linguistic ties to North, Central and South America, as well as to the Caribbean. As a result of these links, Miami has been selected as the headquarters of Latin American operations for more than 1,400 multinational corporations, was also selected as the host city for the 2003 Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations, and is a candidate city to be the host of the FTAA's headquarters.

Tourism is an important industry. Many people are drawn to the area by the beautiful beaches in Miami Beach (which is not actually part of the city of Miami), and the famous nightclub district in South Beach (which is in Miami Beach).

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Top 10 Miami and the Keys (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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Released: 2015-01-19
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Miami and the Keys is your pocket guide to this exciting city and island chain in Florida.

Spectacular Art Deco buildings. Gorgeous beauty in Everglades National Park. Unique places to visit in Little Havana: So many places to see and be seen in Miami and the Florida Keys, and one travel guide to give you insider tips, help you find unique spots to visit, and locate best places to stay for every budget. Find the best beaches, the most popular shops and malls, hidden gems, great restaurants and cafes, and fun places to bring children for a great vacation in Miami or the Keys in our Top 10 Travel Guide.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Miami and the Keys

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

  • "Don't miss" destination highlights
  • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area
  • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout
  • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries
  • Traveler tips and recommendations
  • Local drink and dining specialties to try
  • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities
  • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Miami and the Keys

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to the state of Florida, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of Miami, the Keys, and Florida; trip-planning itineraries by length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the art-deco streets of South Beach, spot alligators amongst the Everglades' mangroves, or party all night in Key West; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Miami & the Keys and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, multicultural Miami, cuisine, drink, art-deco architecture, environment
  • Free, convenient pull-out Miami map (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps
  • Covers South Beach, Downtown Miami, Wynwood, Design District, Little Haiti, Northern Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Everglades, Florida Keys, Key West and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys, our most comprehensive guide to Miami & the Keys, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Florida guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Discover Florida guide, a photo-rich guide focused on the state's most popular sights.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Adam Karlin.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Fodor's South Florida: with Miami, Fort Lauderdale & the Keys (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-07-25
Paperback (352 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 



With many of the state's most popular destinations, including Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys, South Florida is a vacation destination rich in possibilities for every kind of traveler. Filled with color photos, eye-popping features and fabulous maps, Fodor's South Florida is easier to browse than ever.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· In-depth breakout features on Art Deco Miami, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Everglades Ecosystems · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path

· Coverage of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast, Key West and the Florida Keys, and the Everglades



Planning to visit more of Florida? Check out Fodor's state-wide travel guide to Florida.



Planning to focus on The Florida Keys? Check out Fodor's travel guide to The Florida Keys.

Miami: Travel Guide for Women: Learn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Miami from an Expert

By Erica Stewart

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Miami from an Expert - **** The Insider´s Guide for Women Traveling to this Amazing City! **** Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options Miami has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as focus on answering your most ardent questions; we’ll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you’ll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. With its intoxicating influence of Cuban and Latin American cultures, Miami is one of the most enticing holiday destinations in the US. Boasting an eclectic history – at various times, Miami has been renowned as both the holiday spot of choice of the rich and famous and one of the US’ tackiest hubs – the city has enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, emerging as a classy, crazy and utterly fun destination. In many ways, Miami seems to be tailor-made for female travelers. With the city’s array of famous beaches, amazing seaside promenades, superlative shopping, delectable food and more cocktail bars and clubs than you could ever hope to visit in a lifetime, Miami really is a comprehensive and delicious place to be, most especially for adventurous gals. This Guide for Women helps you navigate your way through this vibrant city, highlight the top-notch places to see, shop, dine, party and relax. We’ll offer the best tips for sightseeing and organizing girly weekends, help you find the best corner of the city in which to stay and help you stay safe and sound. So don’t forget to pack this invaluable guidebook, along with your favourite bikini and sparkly heels, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Miami Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment, Nightlife (New Travel Guide 2017)

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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" (123 Store Categories), "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (108 Cuisine Types), "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Sports Clubs, Bowling, Pool Halls. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gastropubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Miami Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment, Nightlife (New Travel Guide 2018)

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Miami

By Joan Didion

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It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety miles to the south.

As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.

Moon Florida Road Trip: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades & the Keys (Travel Guide)

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From hip clubs and amusement parks to wild and natural beauty, see what has drawn tourists to the Sunshine State for centuries with Moon Florida Road Trip. Inside you'll find:

  • Maps and Driving Tools: 73 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route
  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best beaches, views, and more. Explore the lush wetlands of the Everglades, relax on the beautiful beaches of the Keys, or take in the electric vibe of Miami
  • Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "The Weird and the Wonderful," as well as suggestions for spending time in in Miami, the Everglades, the Keys, the Atlantic Coast, Orlando, Daytona, the Space Coast, Sarasota, and Naples
  • Local Expert: Florida native Jason Ferguson takes you on a tour of his beloved home state
  • Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids

With Moon Florida Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

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