Best Time Visit Miami
Cosmopolitan Miami is an astonishing city, giving access to top world beaches, nightlife, entertainment and Latin-american styles... Miami is also a gateway to the Everglades, to Keys Islands and other world famous places such as Palm Beach of Fort Lauderdale.
Best time to visit Miami
When not to go to Miami
Miami Weather Map
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN MIAMI FLORIDA?
Miami Beach / South Beach
Top famous world beaches
An island with very good beaches and a selective ambiance
More than just skyscrapers: downtown reflects the half-Latin style of Miami and presents some excellent museums
Little Haiti district
A dominant Haiti enclave in Miami
Little Havana district
A dominant Cuban enclave in Miami
Coral Gables district
A model of European influenced architecture, dating from the twenties of last century.
Coconut Grave district
A mix of Miami styles
Around Miami, in a range between 20 and 100 miles:
In the West Coast
Everglades National Park
See Florida Travel Map
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO MIAMI
Winter (December-March) is the best time to travel to Miami, and the most popular. Temperatures are high and agreeable, but not too high. This is the peak period, with a wide set of events and activities (which take a break during summer).
But winter is also a more crowded season, with large throngs and higher accommodation costs. So, you may prefer transitional months such as April and May, or September to November. They are also excellent periods to visit Miami (Autumn is a particularly good period in terms of temperatures and precipitation.) Florida's Spring and Autumn months have very pleasant weather and hotel rates are much lower than during winter.
There is another yet more radical alternative, for those who can stand lots of humidity and daily rainfalls (though often just in the late afternoon): the summer period. The rewards are significant in terms of hotel rates - and fewer crowds...
Some additional notes:
- June to October is the hurricane period, but US National Weather Service tracks these storms carefully and gives ample warning if there is any need to evacuate.
- Afternoon thunderstorms are very common in the Summer.
- Many inland areas are rather hot in the Summer, but coastal areas benefit from sea breezes.
- It rains less in the winter than in the summer, but showers tend to be short; vacations aren't deeply affected by them. See Miami Weather Map.
- Especially packed days, weeks and weekends: Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
- Orlando-area attractions (Walt Disney World...) are particularly packed in all school's out periods.
- Eventual winter cold snaps last only a few days; temperatures quickly return to higher levels.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO MIAMI
If you want to avoid the hurricane season, then don't go to Florida from June to October.
If you want to go for low accommodation prices, then avoid the winter period, especially the November-March period.
Avoid popular periods, if you want to avoid crowds: winter period, Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
MIAMI Weather Map