ART-deco style, blissful beaches and year-round sun make this Florida city a playful paradise, says writer Molly Reynolds.

Whether you want to lounge on a white-sand beach, get a culture fix or party all night long, Miami’s a hot spot in every sense of the word.

From the moment you step off the nine-hour flight, you’ll notice a strong South American influence, from Cuban food to Latin music, street art and interior design. Plus, the tropical climate means it’s pretty much always bikini weather.


With a music-filled, art-deco lobby and a retro-inspired bar at its centre, you know you’re in for a good time at the Moxy Miami South Beach hotel. Rooms have enormous beds, walk-in rain showers and floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum sunlight.

There are even quad rooms with bunks if you’re travelling as a group. Start the day with a complimentary Cuban coffee, before lounging by the 72ft rooftop pool – join in the free poolside yoga on Saturday mornings (bliss in the sunshine).

Or you can hire a bike from reception to scope out the city on two wheels, free for two hours. If you’re a little worse for wear, tuck into the breakfast burrito filled with rice, beans, cheese, bacon and chorizo, £9.90, from the hotel’s all-day taco stand Los Buenos.

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Rooms cost from £121, including breakfast (


Miami is famous for its food scene. At the hotel’s open-air restaurant, Serena, try the chicken enchiladas with melted cheese, £19.30, washed down with an obligatory margarita, £13.50.

Downstairs, low-lit Como Como specialises in seafood and steak, and its “secret” speakeasy has a banging DJ from Wednesday to Saturday.

They make a mean mezcal cocktail with the delicious liquor made from cacti.

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If you fancy venturing out, Nikki Beach was the first luxury beach club in the US. You can wiggle your toes in the soft white sand while enjoying a large glass of their pale-pink rosé wine, £7.40 (


The neighbourhood of South Beach is home to more than 800 art-deco buildings, with most protected as historical features.

Take a two-hour guided walking tour through the area’s rich architectural history, including the famous home of fashion designer Versace.

Tours cost £22 ( Head over to Superblue, an art installation centre where you’ll find huge dazzling interpretations of light and colour, plus a mirror maze surprise, £27.50 per person (

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An afternoon in the trendy district of Brickell is also well worth it, especially if you want to window-shop the world-famous Saks store, AKA retail therapy at its very best ( 


Flights to Miami cost from £385 return with

Miami has an average of 249 sunny days a year.

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