Miami and Miami Beach have long been a draw for East Coasters and international tourists -- and now even more so now as the city reinvents itself with newer diverse neighborhoods and attractions.
Mainstays here are city sightseeing tours followed by a Biscayne Bay cruise to see the city from afar and check out celebrity homes on the water. Some tourists prefer to take to the sky and see the landscape from a seaplane, some even go as far down as the Florida Keys. Another popular afternoon activity is quick trips to the Everglades to see the sights -- and alligators -- whiz past from an airboat.
South Beach draws people for its people, their food and the culture. Sample Latin flavors like Cuban sandwiches and coffee and Colombian empanadas from Art Deco or modern spots on Collins Avenue or Ocean Drive.
Newer neighborhoods, however, have given way to a far more diverse and exciting Miami. The art galleries, hip boutiques, cafes and street art in Wynwood lend an artsy, urban vibe to the city while the Design District boasts trendy dining options as well as a luxury shopping.