Miami, Florida "A City of Unique Culture and Destinations"

Location Details

Miami is a great city that leads in finance, culture, entertainment,etc. In these categories Miami is highly ranked upon, ranking 7th best in the U.S. Miami is a seaport city located in the state of Florida on the Atlantic Coast. Miami has an overall population of 404, 084, which makes it the 47th largest U.S city. There are only 2 seasons in Miami-- These seasons are Winter and Summer. The average temperature in the Winter season is 65 degrees and the average temperature in the Summer season is around 80 degrees. Even though the winter season's temperature is a high of 65 degrees, Miami gets an average rainfall of 12-17 inches. Additionally, Miami is home to The Port of Miami. This is named as the "Cruise Capital of The World" because it is the number one cruise passenger port in the world.

Ariel View of Miami

Culture

Florida's culture is highly influenced by the immigration from Europe and Latin America. The religions in Florida are very unique and different. Protestant Christianity dominates religion with 40% of the population taking it in as there religion. The second highest religion is Roman Catholic coming in at 26%. Another religion that is adopted by a lot is Baptist. Baptist is a Christian religion, and about 9% adopt this belief. These are only some of the many religions in Florida. Florida is also home to many different foods and music genres. It is known for its Key Lime Pie, Citrus Production, etc. It is also known for types of music like Miami Bass and Florida Breaks. There are many different languages spoken in Florida too. In 2005, 74.54% of Florida residents, ages 5 and older, spoke English. At the same time, 18.65% spoke Spanish. These are just some of the many different languages spoken in Miami. This is the culture of Miami.

Key Lime Pie

Things To Do in Miami

There are many things to do in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. One thing to do is visit Miami Beach. Miami Beach is a big tourism hub in the American South. Miami Beach is a separate city on a barrier island. One thing you can do is explore the boardwalks on the beach. Another thing to do is swim at the beach and have fun with the family. Although it is very expensive to stay in the area of miami beach, some local hotels offer some good deals to stay the night. Another great tourist attraction in Miami is Art Deco District. This is an architectural district in the city. The buildings in this district were built in the 1920's and the 1940's. These very well structured buildings give you a glimpse of Miamis architectural past. The district stretches along Collins Avenue from Miami Beach Drive North to 18th Street. This activity is completely free to walk through. Another family-fun activity to do is go to The Venetian Pool. This is a pool made of solid coral rock, which you and your family can swim and have fun. Admission is 13$ for adults and 8$ for children. It is located in Coral Gables, which is a city near Miami. For people who like history, the HistoryMiami Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that gives a glimpse into Miami's history. It is located in downtown Miami and it is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. It is also open on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults and 8$ for students.

The Venetian Pool

History of Miami

Miami is a great city with a very unique past. Cleveland Native Julia Tuttle was the first to put the early settlement on the map in the 1890's. After putting the settlement on the map, she then convinced railroad financer Henry Flagler to extend his Florida east Coast rail line South to Miami. This city was once home to Tequesta Native Americans, but they were then displaced by Spanish occupation. The name "Miami" comes from a local Indian word for water that was first given to the Miami River. Miami eventually earned a reputation for its nightlife in the 1920's due to its casinos and refusal to stop drinking alcohol (This was when prohibition took place).

Julia Tuttle

By Tanner Kalkbrenner

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