Nestled on the southeastern tip of Florida, Miami amazes business travelers with wonderful weather, delectable restaurants, and a convention center that's ideal for all types of industries. Find the perfect itinerary as you plan your next trip to the Magic City.
Things to Do in Miami
For decades, Americans weren't allowed to visit Cuba, and although the travel ban has since been lifted, it's easier to see a slice of Cuba in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Walking through Little Havana gives you the sense you've been transported to the Caribbean nation, and with restaurants such as La Carreta and El Rey de las Fritas, you can feast on traditional Cuban cuisine. Just eight minutes from the airport, it's a must-visit.
When you're feeling a bit sluggish after business meetings and eating, hit the gym in your hotel or run along one of Miami's most famous avenues. Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is well worth the effort, as you can see one of the world's most famous coastlines and people-watch while you get some much-needed exercise.
Traffic and Parking in Miami
Traffic in Miami isn’t great. From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., I-95 is in virtual gridlock, presenting a problem to out-of-town travelers and commuters. Some of the expressways, including the Don Shula, Snapper Creek, and Airport Expressways, help bypass some of this traffic, but won’t keep you out of the entirety of the slowdowns.
Downtown Miami and the surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of parking garages to suit your needs. Prices vary based on location, but the City of Miami has phone payment, which allows you to send your payment by phone quickly and easily.
Business Travel Information
Miami has two major convention centers: Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) and the Miami Beach Convention Center. The MACC is the smaller of the two, with 172,000 square feet of space. However, it's only 5 miles from the airport, making it the more convenient choice.
The Miami Beach Convention Center offers 1.2 million square feet of convention space, 502,000 square feet of exhibition space, a ballroom, and a concert venue.