Magical Miami

  • 21 September 2005
  • UK

Tube surfing, cocktail drinking, sun loving Miami- a curious dose of sugar coated American dream, spicy Latino spirit and beautiful people. Whether you want to sip mojitos in the eclectic local bars, dip with dolphins in the aquamarine blues of Key West, or cruise the art deco boulevards of Coconut Grove, Miami is an intoxicating, irresistible blend of north, south, east and west.

Lonely Planet’s unique, all in one guide picks out the cream of the Florida crop, highlighting the hot spots in special nightlife and architecture chapters.

If you are planning a road trip, Miami and the Keys will give you advice on the best ways to cruise south Florida, from eclectic Coconut Grove and Coral Gables to the rustic Everglades and across the Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys.

Other features include:

• Extensive coverage of Art Deco Miami, written by an Architecture expert

• Detailed, up to the minute info on where to shop, what to eat and when to travel

• District by district break down of festivals, party scenes and city life

• Top tips on hiking, biking, wining and dining


Miami hosts the annual MTV music awards.

Key West is the southern most point of the US, just 80 miles from Cuba.

The regional speciality Key Lime Pie is actually yellow, not green!