A vacation rental in Miami is a great idea for travelers who’d like to budget for their vacation and want the best of both worlds. Miami has some great deals, and is more affordable that glitzy Miami Beach. Don’t know which property to choose? Start by reading the guest reviews to make the best decision.
If you’re traveling with kids, a Miami vacation rental is ideal. In a hotel, you’d all be on top of each other – but a vacation home in Miami gives parents and kids plenty of room, and everyone can have their own space. And let’s say you want to sample some of Miami’s great Cuban restaurants – but your kids are picky eaters. Make them a snack in your Miami vacation rental’s well-equipped kitchen before you go out for dinner – it’s a great way to avoid the whining.
Not interested in the beach? You’ll find plenty of other activities in Miami. Try a cruise or a fishing charter in Miami Harbor. Or, your Miami vacation home puts you near some wonderful neighborhoods, like Little Havana and Coconut Grove – so take some time to explore. Here are some of the top things to do in Miami:
Wynwood: Visiting Wynwood, the center for all things art, is a must when in Miami. Check out the famous Wynwood Walls and tour the streets to get a glimpse at the beautiful murals that line the streets. Wynwood also has some great food and bars, try Wynwood Diner for brunch, Coyo Taco for lunch, and Wood Tavern for some food truck dinner and drinks.
Miami Beach: Take a stroll through South Pointe Park, engage in some fun in the water (jetski, paddle boarding, etc.), eat a delicious burger at The Big Pink, or hit the club at nightfall. You can also visit Lincoln Road for some shopping and dining.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: In Coral Gables, this old mansion turned museum makes you feel as if you have been suddenly transported to Europe. $18 for adults and $10 for students.
Area 31: Stop by Area 31 for Happy Hour and take in the amazing views of downtown Miami from the rooftop.
If you want a great deal on a Miami vacation rental, consider renting in the off-season (June through September). It can be rainy and humid, so bring an umbrella, but you’ll still be sure to get in some quality beach time. If you’re coming from a chilly northern climate, then consider visiting during winter. You can develop a tan and be the envy of your friends and family and back home.