Cruise & Stay
Welcome to Miami
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Miami Cruise & Stay Holidays. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Miami Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Miami providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Miami Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
Sun, sand and serious style, it's no wonder that Miami - "The Magic City" - attracted more than 15million visitors last year. With Art Deco buildings, beautiful beaches, family-friendly attractions and a legendary nightlife, Miami has something to offer every kind of traveller.
Spend your days soaking up the sun on Miami's iconic beaches - from South Beach to Miami Beach itself. You'll find plenty of beachside restaurants, bars and entertainment along the city's most famous streets, from Ocean Drive to Collins Avenue, as well as designer boutiques and chic hotels.
Once you've topped up your tan alongside Miami's beautiful beach people, enjoy the shade at one of the city's many famous attractions. From the historic Art Deco district to the Freedom Tower and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, it's easy to learn about Miami's history and the millions of immigrants who searched for hope and freedom on its shores.
Families of all ages will find plenty to keep them occupied, with the Miami Seaquarium and Key Biscayne as two of the most popular attractions. Those looking for adventure will find it just a short journey from downtown Miami, within the vast, wild swamp terrain of the Everglades National Park.
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Things to do in Miami
Built in 1925 as a newspaper office, the Freedom Tower is one of Miami's most iconic buildings.…
Built in 1925 as a newspaper office, the Freedom Tower is one of Miami's most iconic buildings. Modelled after the Giralda Cathedral Bell Tower in Seville, Spain, the architectural wonder was designed a National Historic Landmark in 2008. Used by the U.S. government as a reception centre for Cuban refugees in the 1960s and 70s, the tower is often called the "Ellis Island of the South.
Located on the island of Virginia Key, in Biscayne Bay, the Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium is one of the city's best family attractions.…
Located on the island of Virginia Key, in Biscayne Bay, the Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium is one of the city's best family attractions. With world-class sea life exhibits and wildlife experiences, including the popular new Penguin Isle and the chance to swim with dolphins and sea lions, kids of all ages will love this fun-filled waterpark.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Not far from downtown Miami, you'll find the historical Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.…
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Not far from downtown Miami, you'll find the historical Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The grand Italian estate and tropical garden were built at the start of the 20th century, for use as the winter home of American businessman James Deering. Open year-round, the main house showcases more than 2,500 art objects and furnishings, after which visitors can explore ten acres of European-inspired formal gardens.
Everglades National Park
Around an hour from the city, the Everglades National Park is one of America's most unusual national parks.…
Everglades National Park
Around an hour from the city, the Everglades National Park is one of America's most unusual national parks. Comprising of more than 1.5 million acres of swamp, prairies and sub-tropical jungles, the Everglades are ideal for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Home to more than two-dozen endangered species, including the Florida Panther and the American Crocodile, choose a day tour or adventure kayaking and camping tour to see the best of Miami's famous swamp.
Restaurants in Miami
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Helmed by acclaimed chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar by Gastón Acurio offers Peruvian flavours served in a scenic setting, overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. With a clean-lined, modern interior, La Mar by Gastón Acurio is known for its signature cocktails, ceviches and freshly grilled anticuchos. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, with a delicious brunch available on Sundays.
One of Miami's most trendy, laid-back eateries, you'll find CRUST in the up-and-coming area by the Miami River, run by husband and wife team Klime and Anita Kovaceski. Chef Klime serves up classic Italian food for both dine-in and takeaway options, boasting some of the best pizza in the city. Don't miss one of his signature creations - the Truffled Pizza with arugula, parmesan and truffle oil.
Old's Havana Cuban Bar
A visit to Little Havana wouldn't be complete without a drink and meal at Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina. Located in the heart of the vibrant neighbourhood, Old's Havana offers authentic Cuban dishes and classic cocktails, served with traditional live music and entertainment.
Awarded a rare Five-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide, NAOE Japanese restaurant is one of Miami's most exclusive restaurants. Located on Brickell Key and run by multi-award-winning chef Kevin Cory, this restaurant is strictly reservation only, with just 12 seatings available each week. Lasting for over two-hours, highlights include the chef's omakase bento box, incredibly tender sushi and house-made barbecue eel, served with the chef’s own special soy sauce.
WATR at The 1 Rooftop
One of the most glamorous pool-side bars in Miami, the strictly adult-only WATR at The 1 Rooftop is the perfect place for sunset drinks and unrivalled ocean views. From pool-level, it appears as if the bar is floating over the sea, and with an island-inspired menu and a classically tropical vibe.
Gin + Collins
Located on the ground floor of the AC Hotel in Mid-Beach is Miami's best new gin joint. The Spanish-roots bar helmed by Nikos Mantzaridis features gin cocktails accented with lively botanicals, as well as an excellent wine and beer menu. It's also worth checking out their small plate menu, which includes spicy tapas like ropa vieja and carnitas tacos.
Open until 5am every day of the week, Blackbird Ordinary is a cool hipster hang-out with live bands, DJs and a dancefloor. Located in Miami's Brickell area, Blackbird Ordinary is where you'll find locals and visitors alike mingling until the early hours of the morning.
The sister venue of French A-list club Bâoli Cannes, Bâoli Miami is where the city's bright young things hang out. Located on Collins Avenue, the stylish club attracts celebrities and the world's top international DJs - with David Guetta, A$AP Rocky and AVICII having appeared in the past. Along with the club, Bâoli Miami also features a sleek lounge and restaurant, offering Asian dishes until late.
Ocean Drive's most famous nightclub, Nikki Beach is the place to go for a bikini-clad, all night party on one of Miami's best stretches of sand. Featuring international DJs and brightly coloured cocktails, Nikki Beach is full of beautiful, young clubbers, but you'll find plenty of tourists checking out the party-action too.
Events in Miami
Held between March and April, the Miami Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. The two-week event is also one of the largest in terms of players and attendance, with around 200 of the world’s top tennis players taking part.
Miami Music Week
March in Miami is all about the music, with a full week of events taking place that celebrate everything dance. The biggest of the week's events is the Ultra Music Festival - the longest-running dance festival in the U.S. - and the Winter Music Conference, bring first-class concerts, celebrity DJs and workshops.
Miami's local foodie's favourite event of the year, the Miami Spice festival runs for two-month during the quiet summer season. If you find yourself in the city during Miami Spice, you'll be able to make use of the discounted prix-fixe dining options at hundreds of restaurants around town, as well as access to some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants.
Life in Color Festival
Running since 2007, Miami's Life in Color Festival is known as the "World's Largest Paint Party.” Held in January, thousands of attendees come together for this celebration of color, art and music, with live performances, international DJs, a host of vendors and gallons of multi-coloured paint.