All you need to know before visiting Miami


In general, Miami is more expensive than most other US cities, but there are still lots of good options for budget travelers.

• Prices for private rooms for two start at 55 USD (47 EUR) per night (both in Miami and Miami Beach).

• Food prices are pretty reasonable. A budget dinner costs somewhere between 10 and 18 USD (8.5 and 15 EUR), even on the famous Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Fast food and ethnic restaurants are usually the cheapest.

• Both Metrobus and Metrorail tickets cost 2.25 USD (1.9 EUR).

To save some more money, check out our Budget cutting tips.

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Where to stay

You can find great accommodation options on Booking. Make sure to search for private rooms popular for romance. 😉 On Airbnb you can rent furnished apartments – those are usually cheaper than most hotels and they offer you the real Miami experience.

Best time to go

The best time to visit Miami is spring (between March and May). Miami Beach (a popular spring break destination) may be somewhat crowded during that time, but the temperatures are most pleasant. Winter is also a great time to visit Miami, but the hotel prices can get very high. During the summer the temperatures get uncomfortably high and the city gets overrun by tourists, besides – June to November (especially August to October) is the hurricane season in Florida.

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Other information

Planning and preparation: check out our planning routine here.

Packing: check out the honeymoon adventurers’ ultimate packing list here.

♦ For other travel tips check out Travel like a pro, Travel for couples, Honeymoon styles, Honeymoon activities, Responsible tourism, and Travel resources.

Language: English is the official language and Spanish is also widely spoken. Check out the typical travel vocabulary in English here.

Currency: United States dollar

♦ Visa or other entry requirements: All nationals or citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under VWP are required to apply for ESTA (in advance). For more information, visit US Visa. Travelers from any other countries must obtain a B-1 or B-2 Visitor Visa in advance.

♦ Electricity standards: The power plug types in the USA are A and B, the standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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♦ Time zone: UTC-05:00

Immunization recommendations and requirements: There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the United States.

Health and safety tips:

In Miami, as well as in any other major city, you should always make sure to follow the usual travel safety precautions:

  • Leave your jewelry and other valuable belongings in the hotel safe.
  • Keep your emergency cash apart from the rest of your money.
  • Dress comfortably and carry only the items you will need for the day.
  • Don’t carry a lot of money.
  • Always make sure to lock your room before leaving the hotel.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Try to maintain a low profile and do your best to fit in.
  • Carry a travel wallet/money belt/money pouch for carrying money and documents safely.
  • Avoid contact with potential scam artists.
  • Avoid showing off valuable belongings (like cameras) in public.
  • Don’t count your money in public.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.

For other common health and safety concerns in Miami, check out Trip Advisor’s Miami Health and Safety tips.

To stay healthy while traveling, check out our health travel tips.

• Tap water in Miami is safe to drink.
* Always make sure to reuse a water bottle to cut down on waste.

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Local Customs: Miami is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, the locals are therefore accepting of every culture, race, and religion. There is no particular dress code required on the streets of Miami. Locals are mostly friendly and informal and are (logically) offended by extreme behavior, such as racist, sexist and vulgar language, disrespectful and aggressive behavior.

Check out top things to see and do in Miami, as well as top romantic experiences and adventures here.