Flashy and full of life, Miami is a great place to play. And with neighborhoods like South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Surfside, Miami is also a great place to lay low and soak up some sun. Propelled by Latin rhythms, with a bold style all its own, Miami is a spicy melting pot of cultures.
Immerse yourself in the colorful Art Deco district, a surreal swash of pastel buildings and postcard-worthy photo ops set against the backdrop of the beach. Revel in the vibrant nightlife, where it’s nearly impossible to not get lost in the music—whether live Latin beats or top 40 hits—that fills the streets once the sun goes down. Put some money on the horses at Hialeah Park, one of racing’s oldest and most prominent tracks, which happens to be located right next to a lake full of pink flamingos. Go adventuring in the Everglades, looking for ‘gators and manatees, canoeing through mangrove tunnels, or paddling a sea kayak through the “10,000 islands”. And then there are the beaches. Beautiful strips of sand and surf where you can people watch and relax from the comfort of a blanket and enjoy the warm Florida sun.
MIAMI, FLORIDA HIGHLIGHTS
Beautifully positioned in the Straits of Florida, the island of Key West is the United States’ southernmost point, located just 90 miles from Cuba. It’s one of the sunniest cities in the country with a "just right" year-round tropical climate—neither too hot nor too cold—and at only four miles long by two miles wide, Key West is filled with beaches, historic sights, international restaurants, and a very lively nightlife.
Meander down Duval Street for its energetic strips of cafés, shops, and bars, or take a walking tour to see some of the island’s best architecture, courtyards, and gardens. Dive or snorkel in the coral reefs and wrecks off Key West, or simply stroll in the footsteps of such famous citizens Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Thomas Edison, who all called Key West home at one point in their storied lives.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to Havana, a study in contrasts. Old and modern, calm and vibrant, deeply complicated and completely inviting. Cuba is on the cusp of change, and Havana, the crux of the transformation. Catch a special glimpse between a challenging past and an exciting future. Rich in culture, history, sunny skies, and sandy shores, Havana is full of artists, designers, and other creative, where every art form comes alive. It’s a vibrant place full of life, colorful buildings, urban plazas, and eclectic architecture.
HAVANA, CUBA HIGHLIGHTS
Clean and laid-back, Cienfuegos is a place whose elegant French charm meets its fiery Caribbean spirit to a refreshing and delightful result. In fact, the names of many of the streets in the old town give a nod to the French origins of the Cienfuegos’s first settlers from Bordeaux and Louisiana, and the town retains a certain French sophistication. Enjoy pleasant breezes as you take in the neoclassical, art nouveau and art deco styles the town has to offer.
CIENFUEGOS, CUBA HIGHLIGHTS
Perched on the Caribbean Sea southeast of the capital of Havana is Santiago de Cuba. The soul of Cuba’s second largest city is bustling, diverse and bursting at the seams with fascinating history and cultural life.
The launching pad of Castro’s revolution, home of Don Facundo Bacardí’s first rum factory, and birthplace of myriad forms of Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba is an eclectic mix of influences with a distinct Caribbean spirit and Afro-Cuban culture.
Enjoy breathtaking views from Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, a legendary 16th-century fort known as “El Morro”, or visit Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt in the Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa Mountains, declared by UNESCO as “one of the most biologically diverse tropical island sites on earth.” Stroll around and take it all in: the rich colonial heritage and sights like the imposing but beautiful Basilica de la Caridad del Cobre.
Whatever your pace, the streets of this vibrant city definitely have a pulse of their own.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA HIGHLIGHTS