Miami International Airport (once known as Wilcox Field) serves the Miami Metropolitan Area in the state of Florida, in the United States of America. Located at the southern tip of the North American continent, Miami International is considered the country’s gateway to both Central and South America and offers more flights there than any other North American airport. Its strategic location and impressive size (over 3,000 acres) also makes Miami International one of the biggest and busiest air transport hubs in the country, handling more than 30 million passengers and 2 million tonnes of cargo annually.
Miami International Airport is served by more than 100 air carriers, and offers flights to over 130 destinations worldwide. It is managed by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and boasts 3 terminals – Central, North and South.
Miami International is located about 13 kilometers from Downtown Miami, with numerous public transport options available for making the airport-city commute. From the airport terminal passengers can take the MIA mover (an electric train) over to the Miami Central Station, which houses the Miami Rental Car Center along with the airport connections of the region’s Metrobus and Metrorail networks. From there, a world of choice opens up to you – those heading straight to the Miami Beach area can hop on the Miami Beach Airport Flyer (which runs every half an hour, for a small fare), while those heading to the rest of Miami can access the city via the Metrorail or Metrobus. If you’d prefer to helm your own vehicle, pick up a rental vehicle from the dozens of car hire agencies available at the Rental Car Center.
What to see and do
To go to Miami and not visit Miami Beach would be a cardinal sin, so be sure to make time for a jaunt along this pretty area situated on its own island if you’re in town. Connected to the mainland via bridges, Miami Beach is a separate city of its own and is famous for its long stretch of coast (on which gorgeous white sandy beaches feature). To make the beach experience all the more pleasant are the countless beachfront boutique hotels, bars, hip restaurants, cafes and more, making Miami Beach a gathering point for thousands of beautiful bronzed people during summer. Drop by South Beach – also known as the Party Beach, or American Riviera – for a much-needed sunbath, window-shop along trendy Collins Avenue, admire pretty pastel-colored historic buildings at Art Deco District and go sightseeing along Ocean Drive to complete your Miami Beach experience.
For those travelling with fidgety little ones, fret not – Miami has something for everyone. Pay a visit to the world-renowned Zoo Miami, the only tropical animal park in the United States and one of the largest and oldest of the country. Spread out over more than 700 acres, Zoo Miami promises to entertain and educate your young ones while you take a much-needed break with a cup of coffee.
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