Miami is one of the top tourist destinations in the world

 

Everybody would agree that Miami is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and there are many reasons to explain that. Probably the main one is the sun. Located in the Sunshine State, Miami has a lot to offer: fabulous nightlife, impressive beaches and a wide range of tourist attractions.

That said, whether you’re planning a trip to Miami or if you are just curious about this awesome destination, we can tell you some facts that may call your attention.

  • Art-deco apartments and hotels can be found in many blocks throughout the city. Most of them were built around the 1930s and have been restored. Their colors and shapes remain as one of the main features of the architecture in Miami.
  • Miami is set on marshy grounds. In fact, until the beginning of the 20th century there was nothing there but plants, trees and wet lands. The development started when the railroad was constructed from West Palm Beach.
  • Miami is home of one of the first sunscreen products in the 1940s. Pharmacist  Benjamin Green invented a lotion to darken tans for the soldiers of WWII who were in the city. The company would be known later as Coppertone .
  • Fancy a nice walk in the park? In Miami you will be able to choose among more than 800 parks with thousands of outdoor activities from walking, fishing, hiking, picnic…
  • Jai-Ali  is a sport involving a ball bounced off a walled space by accelerating it to high speeds with a hand-held device. This game is very popular in Miami and it is even featured in the Guinness World of Records.
  • Did you know that Miami exists because of a woman?. Julia Tuttle is called the “Mother of Miami” because she was the owner of the land upon which Miami was built. Tuttle played a significant role in the development of Miami.
  • There have been so many films shot in Miami that you may easily find yourself walking in some well known filming locations.
  • The Ever glades are a unique eco-system. Nowhere else in the world you can find such an amazing place.

Whatever reason you choose to visit Miami, this city is really worth a visit. You will definitely find much more to discover.

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