The Best Time to Visit Miami: Insider Tips from a Local

There is an ideal time to visit Miami depending on what you want to get out of your trip. If you like to party and stay up till the wee hours of the morning, you should go in the summer when it never gets dark.

Visit the beach during spring break season to see all the beach beauties decked out in their bikinis and board shorts, which typically takes place in March or April before schools leave out for the summer.

If you want a more relaxing trip with more beach time and less business, fall and spring are great options.

Would you rather reside downtown in the heart of the action or in a more laid-back coastal neighbourhood? Once you've decided where you want to go, book your accommodations well in advance.

For walking around the city and wearing to the beach, you'll need at least one pair of sneakers. Save your swimsuit for later! If you're going to a great restaurant in Miami for dinner, dress correctly; even if it's casual, this isn't LA.

There is always something going on in Miami, which is a perk of visiting at any time of year. When the weather warms up in the summer, plan a day at Zoo Miami after spending the winter (November through April) at Art Basel or the Biscayne Wine & Food Festival.

Miami is well-known for its Cuban food, but there are a tonne of other delicious options as well. If you're looking for something lighter, try one of the many seafood restaurants.

If you want a heartier lunch, go to a steakhouse in the downtown. Also, don't forget dessert! The Key Lime Pie is wonderful; try some. Adding to the list of meals worth attempting are croquetas de pollo and frita mixta.

Vegetarians will like the plantain-based dishes such habichuelas verdes and arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas and green beans).