Miami is a singular city. It’s a global metropolis, located not merely on the sparkling sands of South Florida but at the intersection of a thousand cultures. It’s the de facto capital of the Caribbean Basin, and a playground for the world’s wealthy. Packed with excitement, it’s a dense city with well-defined neighborhoods that each seems to have its own specialty — from finance to food, arts to entertainment, big-city bustle to genteel quietude.
Most of the city lies along Biscayne Bay, a pool of unrelenting blue that’s dotted with islands natural and manmade. Boats of every size — but leaning toward the larger end of things — ply the waters, and the shores are lined with grand hotels, luxury high-rise apartments, historic neighborhoods, and legendary beaches. The Gulf Stream brings in both warm water and cool breezes, giving the city a tropical but well-tempered climate.