White sandy beaches. Cuban cuisine. Calle Ocho. Little Havana. South Beach. Amazing weather. The list goes on. Considered by many to be the cruise capital of the world, Miami has so much to recommend it.
Many will think of the fabulous art deco on Ocean Drive first. The pastel-coloured, impeccably preserved buildings that line Miami’s seafront are an architectural wonder. Offering visitors a glimpse of the city in its 1920s and 1930s heyday, these iconic apartment blocks were almost destroyed in the 1970s by a group of over-enthusiastic developers. Thankfully, a group of activists lobbied to keep them intact and thanks to them, the Miami skyline stayed the same.
For those that want to shop up a storm, then look no further than Lincoln Road. The wide pedestrian street is lined with shops and eateries and we bet even the most jaded shopaholic could find something they fancy. If you prefer your shopping with a view, then Bayside Marketplace is your answer. Located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami, visitors of Bayside Marketplace can experience a taste of authentic Miami – quite literally. The city is known for its international and Cuban influences, so expect a plethora of both dining and shopping options when you visit. Go hungry!
Miami is a great destination for a couple of days before or after your cruise from Fort Lauderdale. The cities are just an hour apart so you can grab a little Miami Vice before embarking your Silversea cruise!