Located in South Florida, Miami is quite far from many other points in our state. That doesn't mean, however, that driving to other Florida destinations is out of the question. In fact, many other Florida cities are great locations for day trips or an extended weekend vacation when based in Miami.
Miami, is one of the state's most popular vacation spots. It is well known for its beautiful beaches including South Beach,the trendy nightlife, the Art Deco district, Calle Ocho and Little Havana.
Here are a few of the top spots in Miami
Miami South Beach
South Beach is the quintessential Miami hot spot. From shopping to partying, this area of Miami Beach is well-known for being a trendy locale.
With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. A large portion of the park is primitive, explored only by adventuress and researchers – but visitors have ample opportunity to walk, camp and canoe.
Zoo Miami is fast becoming one of the best zoos in the nation. Its climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa like no other zoo in the country. One of the first free-range zoos in the country, the exhibits are entirely cage less. Animals are grouped according to their geographic territory and animals that live together peacefully in the wild are placed in exhibits together.
More beautiful Miami beaches
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park - Bill Baggs State Park, located on the south end of Key Biscayne, is home to the famous Cape Florida lighthouse.
Virginia Key Beach - Virginia Key Beach is one of the most interesting beaches in South Florida.
Haulover Beach - Located on Miami Beach between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbor, is known around the world as Miami’s only legal "clothing optional" nude beach.
Homestead Bayfront Park and Marina - Homestead Bayfront Park is a great option if you’re looking to avoid the tourist scene.
So with all these great options to explore you will need a rental car. We have car hire in many of Miami's most popular areas such as South Beach and other down town options. However, most people do tend to hire from Miami International Airport. The rates are cheap and a car hire will really help you get the absolute best from your Miami road trip.