Miami International Airport (MIA)

Whether you’re into kicking sand or kicking up your heels, make Miami your next seaside destination. Its broad beaches and a larger-than-life club scene await. With the largest Latin American population outside of Latin America, Miami is a cultural meld of American kitsch, Creole spice and Latin charm.

The city's number one draw is its scenic Miami Beach, situated on a barrier reef across Biscayne Bay. Thanks to the muy caliente weather of southern Florida, you can enjoy beach time all year round. The miles of sand are ideal for castle building and sunbathing — and topless sunbathing is allowed at Haulover Beach Park if you want to take it all off.

As you stroll along the oceanside drive, take advantage of eclectic restaurants and boutiques while admiring the Art Deco architecture. Erected between 1923 and 1943, the pastel apartment buildings and hotels defined what the ideal mid-century beach resort could be. For an unusual view of Miami's sparkling beaches, consider a sea plane or hot air balloon ride to take in the vistas from above — or a rental yacht cruise to explore the waterways firsthand.

Dine and Dance the Night Away

Miami is known the world over for its one-of-a-kind New World (or Nuevo Latino) cuisine. Created in the 1990s, it's a fusion of Latin American and Caribbean tradition with local produce and European technique. In addition to this local fare, traditional beachside cafés and steakhouses abound, along with Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Peruvian and Italian restaurants. After dinner, the nightclubs of South Beach come to life with a pulsing beat, inviting you to cut loose and shake it up with locals and A-listers from around the world.