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Fun Attractions in Miami for Visitors

Miami is one of the most famous cities in the world and is renowned for being vibrant and possessing a dynamic variety of attractions with something for everyone.

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South Beach

One thing Miami is famous for is south beach, which can look like a massive carnival when the weather is nice. You will fine hordes of beautiful beach-goers as well as the roller-skaters Miami is iconic for. There are also many a South Beach Miami hotel to be found along this iconic stretch, such as the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach. Start off your Miami adventure by hitting the magic city's most renowned destination.

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Biscayne National Park

This is one of the nation's best marine parks, and presents an adventurous experience that shouldn't be missed. There are many islands within the park worthy of exploration, such as Elliot Key, which is the largest of the islands and is of the Florida Keys. The marine reserve's lush mangrove forest is home to a number of exotic species such as the American Crocodile and even Burmese Pythons. The latter are an invasive species and are said to be a result of pets that have been either abandoned or released within this area.

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The Art Deco District

This intriguing neighbourhood is actually called the Miami Beach Architectural District and was the first metropolitan area from the 20th century to be included in the National Register of Historic Places. This is because the Art Deco District showcases an interesting visual picture of Miami's rise to a glorious city. The buildings here are captivating in their design, and were built from the 1920s to the 1940s and feature all kinds of interesting architectural elements. Many of these retro-futuristic buildings have almost space-ship like architecture. There's a wide range of lounges and restaurants to explore as well but be careful since they can be quite over-priced.

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The Ancient Spanish Monastery

The history of this intriguing establishment is fascinating since it was originally built in Spain sometime during the 12th century. At some point in the 20th century it was purchased by a wealthy American businessman and was transported to the United States in order to be assembled in its current location. Throughout its existence in the US it has been the host of a multitude of special events and functions, as well as being used a few times as a location for the filming of various movies. An adult admission ticket is ten dollars, and the monastery has three Catholic masses taking place during Sundays.

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Little Havana

This iconic neighbourhood is intimately part of Miami's heritage, and is a result of the thousands of Cuban immigrants that rushed to America in order to escape the tyrannical rule of Fidel Castro in their home country. There's an immense amount to explore within this area, ranging from countless eateries, to mini-parks, and an infinite amount of stalls and vendors. The food is highly recommended since you can experience incredible takes on conventional food with Cuban flair, as well as cuisine that is intimate to the Cuban Diaspora.

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