Miami seems to be getting better with every passing day, ever since it was ranked as the cleanest city of America in 2008 by the Forbes magazine. It never fails to charm tourists with its sun-kissed beaches, fascinating art-deco buildings, a lively arts scene, creative cuisine, and a thrilling nightlife. As the city is home to many of the Cuban Americans, it has also been nicknamed as the 'Capital of Latin America'. However, Miami's diversity can't be ignored and also its creativity, which is clearly visible in almost every aspect of this American city, right from art and design to the global cuisine. While in Miami for your holidays, you'll get to explore its fabulous attractions.
You'll rarely find another city in this world, which has beaches of such beauty and diversity. During your miami holidays, you'll get the chance to explore many of its beaches. Among these beaches is the Bal Harbour Beach located close to South Beach. Despite being a public beach, Bal Harbour offers the serenity and privacy that you need in order to relax your senses. Crandon Beach is another great stretch of gorgeous sands with a backdrop of swaying palm trees. While taking a stroll on this beach it's quite likely that you'll find some enthusiastic players engrossed in the game of beach volleyball. South Pointe Park Beach, Hobie Beach, and Lummus Park Beach are a few other beaches worth visiting.
A fun way to explore this majestic city of Florida is to travel by a trolley. The routes that are the most popular among tourists include the loops around Brickell and Downtown Miami and the latest routes to the Design District and Wynwood. You'll be amazed to know that the air-conditioned trolleys are free for most locations and are operated from 6:30 in the morning to 11:00 in the evening. The free Miami Beach Trolley service runs seven days a week and every 20 to 25 minutes. You can also try the Coral Gables trolley or the Doral trolley services for visiting Coral Gables or Doral.
Located between Leisure City and Homestead, this oolite limestone structure was formerly known as Rock Gate and was created by Edward Leedskalnin, a Latvian American eccentric. The entire structure includes many megalithic stones weighing several tonnes. The legends associated with its creation state that it was built by Edward Leedskalnin using supernatural abilities single-handedly. According to the people who've claimed to have seen him working, he used only a tool known as the 'perpetual motion holder'. He had spent over 28 years building this structure and refused to allow people to watch him while working.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Owned by the Miami-Dade County in recent times, this was the residence and estate of James Deering, a wealthy businessman, antiques collector, and socialite. The architecture and landscape of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens were influenced by Tuscan Italian Renaissance and Veneto architectural styles. Originally, the estate was spread over a vast area of 180 acres and included dense native tropical forests and mangrove swamps. The villa was constructed during the early 20th century using the European aesthetic traditions.
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