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Weekend Getaways in Miami

Miami is one of the most exciting and riveting cities in North America and a huge tourist destination. There are many things to do and see in Miami, including visiting the famed South Beach with its miles of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, fun-filled activities and throngs of tourists from all over the world. But sometimes, you just want to pick up and leave for a few days. When that moment strikes, here are some great weekend getaway ideas to get you started.

If you want to experience the best sun, surf and sand that Florida has to offer but are tired of the city, then you're best bet for a weekend getaway is the Florida Keys. Take the scenic US 1 road for 18 miles over turquoise waters. The drive there offers a site in itself. Once you get there, you can kick back relax in the beautiful Keys islands with their charming villages, white sands and some of the best fishing in the country. If you want an exciting nightlife, make the trip all the way down to Key West, the southernmost tip of the continental United States.

Weekend Getaways in Miami

Naples, Florida is a favorite weekend destination that is only two hours away from Miami. This beautiful seaside city is part of the Paradise Coast along with Marco Island and constitutes a prime tourist destination. Naples is known for its vibrant cosmopolitan city right on the water, and its white sandy beaches and clear waters have often been named the best beaches in the country. It's also the self-proclaimed golf capital of the world with more holes per capita than any other place. With so many activities and and such beautiful surroundings, Naples is the perfect place to unwind after a long work week.

Marco Island is another gorgeous weekend getaway destination from Miami. It has splendid beaches with great fishing, dining and shopping options. It has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Check out tours of the Island such as Off the Hook Adventures tours which will show you all the spectacular things Marco Island has to offer and you'll get to experience incredible wildlife such as dolphins and manatees in their natural habitats.

Weekend Getaways in Miami

If you are looking for a getaway weekend that will fill you with wonder, head to Orlando. Here you can visit all types of fabulous amusement parks such as Disneyworld with Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Kids will think they have died and gone to heaven. Adults will adore the romantic nighttime fireworks display, and will easily get caught up in the excitement. Orlando also has many other fun and world-renowned amusement parks such as Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

Miami is the cruise capital of the world with cruises coming in and out every day going in many different directions. While most cruises last for 5 to 10 days, you can book a cruise for a few days or a long weekend. Check out Royal Caribbean International cruise line which offers over 200 destinations in 6 continents. For your short weekend getaway cruise, you can travel to places like the breathtaking Bahamas and other Caribbean islands.


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