If there is one place in the U.S. you can count on bringing in millions of tourists, it’s the Sunshine State. In fact, it is one of the most visited states in the country.
With beautiful coastlines from the east wrapping around all the way to the pristine Florida Panhandle, it’s no surprise why vacationers often choose Florida.
The beaches are phenomenal, and there are a plethora of sights and experiences to behold. Summer is over, and we are now faced with making fall travel plans.
While Florida is not the state for ‘leaf peepers’, there are many other reasons to make your fall trip here.
But, one place stands out the most. That’s right, the vibrant coastal city of Miami is the place to be this fall.
Here is why fall is the best time to visit this vibrant coastal U.S. city:
The Beach Doesn’t Go Anywhere
Just like summer, Miami’s beaches are still an awesome place to visit in the fall. Maybe even better! Those looking for a good time can hit up South Beach and cue Will Smith to set the vibe.
Be real with yourself; you know that song still slaps! Seriously though, Miami is the perfect place to visit this fall for a beach getaway.
Strolling along the beach, you will find a lot more space to enjoy the crashing waves of Florida’s scenic coastline.
Of course, you don’t have to go to the party side of town (South Beach). There are many beaches to choose from, even the smaller towns going north or the gorgeous Florida Keys going south.
Miami is large and lively enough to keep you busy with its own beaches for most visitors, however.
Tourists should also note a general rule of thumb is the water remains warm enough to comfortably swim through the end of October.
You Won’t Melt In The Fall
Let’s face it: as fun of a city as Miami is, the sweltering summer temperatures can be such a turn-off. You might catch yourself asking, “why didn’t I go to San Diego?!”.
The humidity at certain points in summer can be unbearable, hence why the beaches become insanely crowded to cool off.
Fall brings a totally new vibe to Miami, and many would agree it’s a much more enjoyable one at that. Travelers should no longer expect triple-digit temps and can rely on a steady range of 70’s to 80’s.
Cultural Neighborhoods Are So Much Fun
There is no place quite like Miami. It is one of the most fun cultural hotspots not only in Florida but all of the U.S.
You have amazing architecture in the Art Deco District of South Beach and intermingled communities spread throughout the city.
There is a strong Caribbean influence that breathes life into this buzzing city. You can feel it just about anywhere.
Little Havana, for example, is an absolutely must-visit on your Miami trip. It truly is a reflection of Cuba on American soil.
Here, you will find friendly, welcoming locals, shamelessly loud music and dancing, authentic Cuban restaurants and cafes, and colorful street art, all immersing you in Cuban culture.
Chow down on Cubanos, enjoy a mojito and perhaps a Cuban cigar. Coming here is so much more enjoyable in the fall as it’s easy to walk around without dreading the hot air.
TikTokers Love Miami!
Social media is a huge player in the travel industry nowadays. Like it or not, that’s just the world we live in.
According to Condé Nast Traveller, TikTok views are through the roof for Miami! With almost 800,000 total views, travelers are ready to pack their bags to this gorgeous city for a fall trip.
Miami may not offer what one would typically seek out in fall, such as packing a sweater and seeking fall foliage.
It’s beautiful in its own way, with the vibrancy of cultural street art, unique architecture and its warm people.
However, you can still find and post your Pumpkin Spice Lattes and simply enjoy a top beach destination without the packed summer crowds.
The nightlife doesn’t stop, the sun stays out, and you may even find cheaper airfare to get here.
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