Miami Vacation Packages
Miami, perched at the southern tip of Florida's Gold Coast, is the ideal spot for a vacation loaded with sun, sand, and star-studded entertainment. Among its variety of attractions are Little Havana and its authentic Latin food; Bayside Marketplace's shops, restaurants, and entertainment; and Miami Seaquarium, the world's largest tropical marine aquarium. And don't miss the Art Deco District - a National Historical District in South Miami.
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Miami Vacation Packages
Miami, perched at the southern tip of Florida's Gold Coast, is the ideal spot for a vacation loaded with sun, sand, and star-studded entertainment. Among its variety of attractions are Little Havana and its authentic Latin food; Bayside Marketplace's shops, restaurants, and entertainment; and Miami Seaquarium, the world's largest tropical marine aquarium. And don't miss the Art Deco District - a National Historical District in South Miami.Package Includes:
- Choice of accommodations
- Hotel taxes
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should go?
There are watersports, golf, fishing, and tennis everywhere.
Go shopping in quaint boutique shops, marketplaces, shopping villages, large malls, or the exclusive high-end stores found throughout the area.
Enjoy an indoor or an outdoor concert; relax and listen to Jimmy Buffett songs in the Keys. In Miami, party to a hot Latin beat until the break of dawn on Miami Beach.
What's the climate like?
The temperature is lovely year-round; however, the summer months can be quite humid.
How do I get around town?
The Florida Coasts are best navigated by rental car. With so many fun cities, beaches, and attractions ranging from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and south to the Florida Keys, Florida is a great fly/drive destination.
Miami is 24 miles from Ft. Lauderdale and 160 miles from Key West. Palm Beach is approximately 47 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale. Within the areas of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Beach, a rental car is the best way to get around, however, if going down to South Beach, be aware that parking may be difficult to find. You’ll need a car to get to Key West, but once you’re there, you can easily walk to all the sites.
What kinds of dining and nightlife are available?
Cuisine on Florida's Atlantic Coast has a rich blend of old and new. Fantastic, ultra-chic restaurants and traditional Caribbean and Spanish-style dinners can be found in and among the many areas. Seafood is also a great choice when visiting Florida, with its close proximity to the ocean giving it some of the freshest seafood in the world. Here are just a few restaurants you may want to try when traveling around the coast:
Michael Schwartz, former chef at Nemo, is creating a buzz with his menu of wild, exotically sourced, and rare ingredients. Miami Beach.
- Bayside Seafood Restaurant
Features a tiki hut feeling with excellent fish and affordable prices. Key Biscayne.
- Blue Heaven
Continental and Caribbean fare are featured on the dinner menu, but Blue Heaven is really known for its excellent breakfast. The lobster Benedict drowned in a rich hollandaise is out of this world. Key West.
- Johnny V
Local legend, Johnny Vinczencz’s first solo restaurant with the freshest fish and an impressive 600-bottle wine list. Ft. Lauderdale.
- Key Largo’s Crack’d Conch
Enjoy a casual atmosphere and some of the best seafood and key lime pie in the area. Key Largo.
- Mark’s Las Olas
Wonderful Floridian and New World cuisine is featured at this trendy restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale.
- Meteor Smokehouse
Often considered to be the best barbeque in Key West, Meteor’s serves up huge portions. Key West.
- Madiba Miami
Hearty yet elegant South African cuisine at this unconventional little spot in Sunny Isles Beach. Miami Beach.
- Palm Grille
Continuing a long Florida tradition of American cuisine with Asian fusion, Palm Grille serves affordable gourmet food. Find out why two million people eat at the Palm Grille cvery year. Several locations, inlcuding Riverwalk and the beach. Ft. Lauderdale.
- Roger’s Restaurant and Bar
Large, sharable portions and a great place to watch the sunset. North Bay Village.
A buzzing joint with a deck overlooking the ocean where the fresh fish and key lime pie will have you coming back for more. Key Largo.
Miami’s South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, are world-renowned for a pulsing club scene that can keep you dancing until the wee hours of the morning, but many other after-sunset pursuits can be found all over. Watching the sunset from Mallory Square in Key West is an event not to be missed. Orchestra, opera, theater, and other cultural performances are readily available in Miami and Palm Beach.
Where should I go shopping?
People fly to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Palm Beach from all over the world just to shop. High-end stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Prada, Chanel, and Gucci as well as small boutiques will fill the need of any shopaholic.
When are the local events?
Events around the Florida coast often have something to do with the sun or the sea. Latin festivals also contribute to the wide variety of special events. Here are some you may want to check out:
March. A nine-day festival including a Miss Carnaval contest, Carnaval Night concerts, and a Calle Ocho cooking contest.
Conch Republic Celebration
April. A celebration to honor the short-lived but festive independence of the would-be Caribbean nation. Key West.
Hemingway Days Festival
July. Honors author Ernest Hemingway with festivities and a look-alike contest. Key West.
Miami Reggae Festival
August. A huge celebration with, what else, reggae music.
Columbus Day Regatta
October. A very Miami thing with beautiful people, amazing boats, and lots of salsa music. It’s more of a Mardi Gras-esque bacchanal (drunken party) on the water than a race.
October. An enormous gathering of costumed participants show up for this adults-only Halloween party. Key West.
What are my golf and recreation options?
The coastal areas of the sunshine state offer countless golfing opportunities for every skill level.
Miles and miles of beaches and coastline provide Florida with a myriad of sport fishing opportunities. Hundreds of charter boats are available for your chance to land any number of fish including marlin, sailfish, tarpon, and barracuda.
The 120-miles along the Florida Keys are home to North America’s only living-coral barrier reef. This unique ecosystem runs the length of the Keys about five miles offshore. There is no more versatile marine destination in the world. Coral-encrusted shipwrecks and intricate natural coral formations provide a wide range of interesting dive sites.
The Florida coasts are world famous for fun in the sun. Spend the day sailing, boating, or skimming the waves on a jet-ski. Or enjoy many beach activities such as volleyball and frisbee.
The origins of the sport are obscure, but it is believed that Jai-alai began in the Basque region of Spain and France more than three centuries ago. The first permanent Jai-alai fronto (playing court) in the United States was built in Miami in 1926 and now you can experience this unique game.
Find Your Beach
Every beach in Miami is different. Crandon Park Beach on Key Biscayne is gorgeous and a great place for a family picnic. Haulover Beach to the north has glamorous surroundings like South Beach but the people are more laid back — and the kite flying is great. South Beach is best where Lincoln Road dead ends between 16th and 17th Street.
A storyteller comes every Thursday evening to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables and tells tales of the hotel and its ghosts. Little Havana’s Calle Ocho (8th Street) has an outdoor festival of music and art the last Friday of each month.
Last-Minute Tee Times
If you are taking a last-minute golf trip to Florida — or simply forgot to book tee times — there’s still hope to get in a round or two. Visit www.nextdaygolfer.com, a company that deals with more than 40 courses in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Florida’s west coast for same-day or next-day tee times. www.Stand-byGolf.com is another web site to try, too.
Getting Around in Ft. Lauderdale
There is a water bus that runs along the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale. You can get on and off wherever and whenever you please for approximately $10 a day. The stops along the route give you easy access to many hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Miami Beach’s up-and-coming hot spot with great architecture from the 50s. Take a self-guided walking tour with the free maps from the North Beach Development Corporation.
One of the most special attractions in the Miami area. Sculpted from a rock quarry in 1923 and now in the midst of one of Coral Gables' residential neighborhoods, it is perhaps the only swimming pool anywhere to be included in the National Register of Historic Places. Certainly it is the only swimming pool of its kind with its vine-covered loggias, shady porticos, Spanish fountain, three-story observation towers, and cascading waterfalls that spill into a free-form lagoon complete with coral rock caves and palm-fringed island.
Key West is home to the Pirate Soul Museum, showcasing a collection of memorabilia, including Captain Kidd’s journal.
Good to Know:
|Airport Names &
|Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Miami International Airport (MIA)
West Palm Beach Airport (PBI)
||March – June and September – November
||January, May, September, and early December
||English and Spanish
||Florida and its coasts are in the Eastern Time Zone, one hour ahead of Central Time.
|Proof of Citizenship:
||None needed for U.S. citizens
||Leave 15% or 20% if the service was excellent
||Florida is very casual, however Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Miami Beach all have very fashionable areas. Shorts are allowed at most restaurants, except fine dining establishments. Bring a sweater, as some of the air-conditioned places can be quite cool. It’s all laid back in The Keys.
Miami Vacation Packages
The following options are available when you book your vacation package to Miami:
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Roundtrip Airport/Hotel shuttle - Miami Airport (MIA)
Save time and money by pre-purchasing your roundtrip airport transfers. Ride in comfort from Miami International Airport (MIA) to your Miami area hotel with SuperShuttle, the nation's leader in airport ground transportation. SuperShuttle service may not be available for all hotels.
VOUCHER: The Travel Documents will have Two SuperShuttle vouchers attached. Print Travel Documents and Vouchers. Present SuperShuttle Voucher upon arrival to SuperShuttle representatives at the airport. Vouchers are necessary for transfer to and from Hotel and will be collected by SuperShuttle representative.
Please note: Children through the age of 3 must be secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat. It is the traveler's responsibility to provide the child seat.
Arrival Instructions: After claiming your luggage on the lower level proceed outside to the pick up curb and locate the uniformed SuperShuttle agent wearing either a gold shirt or blue jacket, who will coordinate your shuttle transportation. If you can not locate the SuperShuttle representative, call 305-871-2000 for assistance. Airport shuttles depart continuously based on demand.Luggage Restrictions:
Maximum luggage allowance of one (1)
carry on and two (2) suitcases per person. Additional
luggage or oversized pieces (bikes, surfboards, large boxes,
etc.) will be charged an additional $10 per piece.
Recommended driver gratuity of $1 per bag not included.
Hours of operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Service is provided by SuperShuttle. No refunds for unused services.
GO Card Miami
You will receive a voucher in your travel documents to exchange for your Go Card. You must present your voucher at the designated Voucher Redemption location. Location details are provided in your travel documents. The Go Card has a 10 day non-refundable cancel fee.
Go Miami Card is a multi-attraction pass that gives you the most choice - over 30 attractions - at the best value!. Create your own ultimate Miami experience based on what you like to do while enjoying tremendous savings and VIP access. Visit as many attractions as you want on each day - day time admission to all listed attractions is included in the pass.
Your GO Miami Card offers you FREE admission to all of the top Miami attractions below:Miami Attractions:
- Bike and Roll - Bike Rental: Miami Beach 1-day Bicycle Rental
- Zoo Miami
- Lion Country Safari
- Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
- Miami Seaquarium
- Everglades Airboat Ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park
- Jungle Island
- Coral Castle
- Everglades Alligator Farm & Airboat Ride
- Bike Rental in Fort Lauderdale
- Sea Experience Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling, Fort Lauderdale
- Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi
- Key Largo Princess - Glass Bottom Boat Cruise, Key Largo
- Kennedy Space Center
- Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
- Daytona International Speedway All Access Tour, Daytona
- Fun Spot Action Park, Orlando
- WonderWorks, Orlando
- Ripley's Believe it or Not!, Orlando
- Gator Park Airboat Tours
- Duck Tours - South Beach
- Everglades Tour from Miami
- Hop-On-Hop-Off 24 hour pass from Big Bus
- Art Deco Walking Tour
- Fort Lauderdale Duck Tours
- Bar Hop Shuttle (one time use and must be 21 yrs)
- Jungle Queen Riverboat
- Island Queen Cruises - Bayside Blaster
- Water Taxi Miami
- Millionaire's Row Cruise on the Island Queen
- Miami Children's Museum
- Miami Science Museum
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Plus many great discounts on activities, services, shopping, and dining, included in a FREE full color guidebook. Along with helpful maps and attraction information to help you plan your vacation!
A voucher will print with your travel documents which must be exchanged for the Go Card product at a designated Voucher Redemption location. Locations will also be noted in your travel documents. The Go Card has a 10 day non-refundable cancel policy prior to travel date.
Note: GO Miami Cards are activated on the first day of use and are valid on that day through each consecutive day after activation. Some attractions are seasonal or may require a minimum age for participation. Please consult the Go Miami Card guidebook for more information.
Tickets are not valid for return service on a future date. You must redeem your GO Miami Card for service at the time you intend to use the service, not the day before.
Admission to attractions is subject to change.
Child Policy: Child rates are available for children 3-12 years of age
Miami Seaquarium - Dolphin Encounter
The Dolphin Encounter program offers an exciting way of learning and interacting with dolphins. This fun-filled shallow water program is a great way for young and old alike to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. Guests will first have a 15-minute educational classroom presentation prior to entering the water. A 30-minute shallow water experience including touching, feeding, and playing with a dolphin follows where you'll even learn what its like to train a dolphin, getting up-close and personal like never before. Space is based on availability.
The Dolphin Encounter is offered at 10:15am, every day (except blackout dates), and lasts approximately 1½ hours. Park admission for the day is included in the price of the Dolphin Encounter. The park is open at 9:30am - 6:00pm, 365 days a year.
No jewelry, sunglasses, or hair ornaments will be allowed in the pool with the dolphins. No pregnant women are able to participate. All participants must be 5 years of age and must be able to understand directions given in English. Children 5-9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult observer (ticket required).
Miami Seaquarium - Dolphin Odyssey
During the Dolphin Odyssey program you will join Dolphin Harbor's Marine Mammal Training Staff for an exciting and intimate journey into dolphin behavior close up. Have the experience of a lifetime where you'll have the opportunity to kiss, hug, dance, rub, and get up-close to these friendly mammals. During the in-water experience you'll be able to swim into deeper water for interactions and even have the chance to get a dolphin ride across the pool. First, you'll learn about these magnificent marine mammals in a 15- minute interactive and educational classroom presentation before you put on a wetsuit for the fun filled, deep-water interaction with a dolphin. A wetsuit and towel are provided for use during the session. A swimsuit for under the wetsuit will be needed. Each Dolphin Odyssey session is unique, based upon the guests and dolphins. Space is based on availability.
The Dolphin Odyssey is offered at 9:30am, every day (except blackout dates), and lasts approximately 1½ hours. Park admission for the day is included in the price of the Odyssey Adventure. The park is open at 9:30am - 6:00pm, 365 days a year.
Participants in this program must be 52" or taller, no exceptions. No jewelry, sunglasses, or hair ornaments will be allowed in the pool with the dolphins. No pregnant women are allowed to participate. All guests must be able to read and understand English.
Miami Seaquarium - General One-Day Park Admission
Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre tropical paradise where dolphins walk on water, killer whales fly through the air, sea lions delight children of all ages, and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. With your general one-day admission park pass you have access to a world- class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. Check out Flipper, the TV Superstar and his high-flying bottlenose dolphin friends as they perform breathtaking leaps and rolls. Don't miss Lolita, the Killer Whale, and exotic Pacific white-sided dolphins as they show off their natural grace, beauty, and intelligence through the interaction of animal, trainer, and guest. Be sure to stop by the shark presentation where animal care specialists feed 200-pound sharks while explaining the various species of shark that exist worldwide. There is something for everyone whether it's the giant fish aquarium, spectacular tropical birds, or the exotic crocodile exhibit. If the shows and exhibits don't thrill you, be sure to check the remote-controlled boats and cars, and for the little ones, Salty's Pirate Playground. The show schedules change based on the day of the week. In general, it takes about four hours to tour the whole park, and the best times to arrive to see the cycle of shows are 9:30am and 12:00 noon. The park is open at 9:30am - 6:00pm, 365 days a year.
Passengers will receive a voucher in their documents, which needs to be presented at the Guest Relations window for a one-day admission.
Miami Seaquarium - Observer
An Adult Observer is an adult who accompanies someone participating in the Encounter or Odyssey experience. The Adult Observer may be a friend, parent, or spouse of an Encounter or Odyssey participant. An Adult Observer is also needed to accompany a child who is 5-9 years of age and who is participating in the Encounter experience.
A Child Observer is a child 3-9 years of age who must be accompanied by an Adult Observer during the Encounter experience.
The Observer is not allowed to participate in the Encounter or Odyssey experience. The Observer is allowed to take pictures and act as support during the Encounter. Park admission is included for these Observers.
Tour - Everglades Boat Adventure Tour
Journey into nature's beautifully preserved wilderness made up of 1.2 million acres of grasslands aboard a comfortable airboat. The experienced airboat captain guide will take you on a 30-minute ride, gliding through the Everglades, as he narrates on the history, geography, and wildlife of the area. You will encounter panoramic views, lush vegetation, and native flora and fauna, observing alligators and other exotic wildlife in their habitat. After the airboat ride, you'll see the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to experience the jungle walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits, grab a bite in the restaurant, or visit the gift shop.
This tour operates daily and includes pick up and drop off from select Miami Beach and downtown Miami locations. Pick-up is between 8:15am to 9:15am for morning tour or 11:30am to 12:30pm for afternoon tour depending on hotel location and the tour lasts approximately 5 hours. Reservations are required. Food, beverages, and gratuity are not included.
Tour - Key West Tour
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey by bus to Key West where along the way you'll cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands before reaching the southernmost city in the continental U.S.A. Once you are have arrived in Key West, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the Caribbean atmosphere, barter with street artists, and relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants on your own. Visit the Hemingway House, stroll down famed Duval Street, take a trolley or train tour, maybe a kayaking eco adventure, or a dolphin-watching cruise, just to name a few possibilities. No pre-set activities are included during this time on your own. There will be a few rest stops along the way to Key West to stretch your legs. The approximate time spent in Key West is from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.
This tour operates daily and includes pick up and drop off from select Miami Beach and downtown Miami bus pick-up and drop-off locations. Please allow 12 hours for the tour with pick up at your selected location between 6:30 - 7:30am; exact time depends on hotel location. Children 6 years of age and under are not recommended to participate in the tour. Reservations are required. Food, beverages, and gratuity are not included.
Tour - Miami Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour & Biscayne Bay Boat
Explore Miami by land and sea in this combo tour that shows you the best of Miami. See and hear about the diverse cultures, famous residents, Art Deco architecture, mega mansions, and beautiful beaches; all that is exotic Miami.
The Hop-on/Hop-off portion of the tour includes a guided narration, along a route featuring the very best of Miami. The Beach and City Loops take you to every must-see district and neighborhood. The 2 routes intersect in downtown Miami. This 1-day pass has unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges and the entire tour is 3 hours in length. The first loop departs at 9:00am and the last loop returns at 7:00pm.
After your hop-on/hop-off experience, hop on board and see Miami by boat as you travel past the cruise ship and cargo districts, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the homes of the rich and famous. Lower salons are enclosed, air- conditioned, and have full facilities. Upper decks are open air. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase on board. Boat tours sail hourly from 11:00am - 6:00pm and at 7:30pm.
Reservations are required. Food, beverages, and gratuity are not included.
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