A Sunny Coastal Resort City

When you think of Miami, the beach is the first thing that comes to mind. That’s because Miami beaches are some of the world’s best. While South Beach gets all the attention, you can head north to find the same sunny experience, minus the crowds.

Visit Mid-Beach and be transported to New York, where NYC-style Jewish delis serve up mounds of pastrami. Home to a popular fishing pier, Sunny Isles Beach is a picture-perfect stretch of sand with crystal clear water and a carefree ambiance. Visit Oleta River State Park for tranquil kayaking through meandering waterways, or simply unwind under an umbrella on the beach.

Not everything about Miami Beach is food and sun, though. Visit the Art Deco Historic District and be inspired by the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the largest art shows in the United States, and the sister event to Basel, Switzerland’s famous gathering. Miami Beach is home to a large and thriving LGBT community, who has played a huge role in revitalizing the area. In addition to an active nightlife scene, the community hosts some of the nation’s largest fundraisers for LGBT causes.