One of the best places of tourist interest when traveling to the United States, without a doubt is Miami.
Trip to the United States, Miami
Julia Tuttle, a wealthy widow, bought a citrus grove in addition to a parcel that she inherited and moved to the area now known as Miami. She convinced influential and powerful friends of hers to extend the railroad down there, build roads, and even build a tourist complex. By 1896, the city was established. It didn’t take long for Miami to become a tourist attraction, and a place for people to come to live.
Here are some plans so you don’t get bored for a moment with everything Miami has to offer on your trip to the United States.
Ocean Drive, Miami
The most popular street in Miami, it runs along the coast of South Beach, and is the busiest at any time of the day. It has discos, luxury shops, hotels, shops of all kinds and art deco buildings. If you can afford it, it is the best area to sleep in Miami on your trip to the United States.
In addition, this part of Miami is where you can find the most famous beaches, which always appear in all tourist guides and in series such as “Miami vice” have been filmed.
Everglades National Park, a Miami essential
A huge natural space, of more than 6000 square km, full of native fauna and flora. Everglades is a subtropical natural space that occupies the south of the state, it has an enormous biodiversity, which has made it a Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site and a Wetland of International Interest.
It is home to common species and others considered in danger of extinction, such as the West Indian manatee or the American crocodile.
To visit the national park, you can do it with one of the hydrofoils offered by the tourist guide companies in the area, you can also camp, go kayaking, take a boat ride, go hiking …
South Beach, the fashionable beach in Miami
South of Miami is the South Beach neighborhood, it has the best known beach in Miami. Thin white sand, turquoise blue water and its typical lifeguard posts are the details that characterize this well-known beach. It is not a beach to enjoy calmness, it is the busiest by far full of visitors and residents, but it is well worth spending some time in it and enjoying its atmosphere on your trip to the United States.
The Railway Museum, “Gold Coast Railroad Museum”
This museum has more than 40 models of historical locomotives, including the Ferdinand Magellan model, which was used by Presidents Rooselvet, Truman or Reagan.
Others also very popular are the Jim Crow passenger car, which constitutes an exceptional witness of racial segregation in the country, or the U.S. Army Hospital Car, a train that, as its name suggests, served as a hospital.
Little Havana neighborhood, a piece of Cuba
The very name of the neighborhood makes it clear to us, “Little Havana” is a piece of Cuba in the heart of Miami.
Many Cubans came to this area of Miami after the rise to power of Fidel Castro, giving birth to one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of the city.
Its main street is “Calle Ocho” and it is its “main pillar”. This street is full of restaurants and places of Cuban food, places to dance salsa, shops of traditional cigars and cigarettes, as well as being able to taste the authentic Cuban coffee.
In short, it is an open neighborhood with authentic Latin charm, in which the Caribbean atmosphere and culture are the protagonists. Passing by Little Havana is one of the plans that must be included in your list of things to do in Miami.
The huge palace located next to Biscayne Bay, in Miami-Dade County, was the winter residence of the owner of the Harvester Company, a giant specialized in the production of agricultural machinery in the United States.
This mansion has a great tourist attraction for its beautiful Renaissance exterior and for its opulent interior, whose three floors house a huge museum.
It has 34 rooms, in which Asian, American and European works of art are exhibited. In addition, they preserve the furniture and art acquired by the owner while alive. As an added attraction, its huge gardens house wonderful sculptures and a forest with native Florida plants.