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Miami — or the "magic city" — is the sizzling cultural center of South Florida. With a plenitude of enticing activities and seaborne excursions in the vicinity, the city itself provides countless hours of fun. Expect world-renowned Art Deco architecture and a reputation for cutting-edge art and spectacular Cuban and Caribbean cuisine. Rental cars from Miami Airport are the perfect way to explore this region’s breathtaking natural beauty. Just be sure to rest your rental car from Miami Airport in the evening to experience the city’s trailblazing nightlife.

Main attractions in Miami

Many come for the beaches, the style, and the neon nightlife, but they stay for the sheer variety of attractions. Miami has everything from historical museums to contemporary galleries and well-cultivated gardens. The Downtown District alone houses the impressive Pérez Art Museum, the riveting History Miami and the iconic Bayfront Park. In the historic Freedom Tower, you'll not only find fantastic views over the bay, but you'll also find the splendid Museum of Art and Design. Countless other art galleries — small and large — are huddled in and around the city.

When it comes to outdoor spaces, Miami truly spoils you. The countless peaceful beaches accessible with a cheap rental car from Miami Airport mean that you can choose between the sprawling Miami Beach and more peaceful corners like Crandon Park. For greenery and extravagant horticulture, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Pinecrest Gardens and the Kampong are among Florida's most beautiful garden spaces. Lastly, the city’s Art Deco District and Art Deco Museum are unrivaled centers of bold and exuberant beauty; they are truly unmissable attractions. 

If you’re pining for the Florida Keys but don’t have the time, take the opportunity to rent a car from MiamiAirport and head for Bill Baggs Cape Florida Park. This beautiful barrier island park offers a slice of the Keys' tropical beauty just a short drive from Downtown Miami. Be sure to visit the oldest building in Florida here, the lighthouse.

What to eat in Miami

As a diverse hub of world food influenced by the city's multicultural makeup, you can expect spectacular Latin American and Caribbean restaurants. These straddle the line between cheap and cheerful street food, like arepas and Cuban sandwiches, to more delicate haute cuisine. In particular, opt for the incredible variety of fresh fish and seafood if you want to experience the best in the city. Grouper is the most popular fish here, with the fried grouper sandwich being among the city's highlights. Don't miss out on soft-shell crab or Florida lobster either.

What to do with children in Miami

Miami is brimming with attractions for families with young children. Aside from the beaches and wide-open natural parks, you'll find a host of animal-oriented attractions that are always a hit with kids. These include Zoo Miami, Monkey Jungle, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium and Lion Country Safari. A cheap car rental from Miami Airport is advised if you want to visit many of these attractions. On the off-chance that you experience poor weather, Miami Children's Museum offers a variety of indoor play areas, and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science is loaded with tech-oriented, hands-on displays. 

How do you book a rental car in Miami?

Find the best car rental at Miami Airport with HAPPYCAR’s intuitive search tool. HAPPYCAR filters all available vehicles and rates for your travel dates, allowing you to easily select the cheapest car rental in Miami Airport. Other pick-up and drop-off locations can also be booked across Florida, including cheap car rentals in Fort Lauderdale. If you’re looking for cheap car rentals in airports across the United States, HAPPYCAR will help you book cheap car rentals at Honolulu Airport HNL, cheap car rentals at Boston Airport BOS and cheap car rentals in Philadelphia, among other destinations. 

How far is the airport from Miami?

Miami International Airport is conveniently located near to Miami’s center, just under eight miles north-west of the downtown district. Depending on traffic, it will take roughly 15 minutes to drive a car hire from Miami Airport into the city center.

Are there any toll roads in Miami?

You may encounter a number of toll roads with Miami Airport car rentals. The Airport Expressway (known as State Road 112) and Florida's Turnpike are both toll roads that should be paid in advance to avoid additional charges.

What is the speed limit in Miami?

Miami's speed limit is 30 mph in residential areas and 25 mph in the busy downtown region. Once leaving the city by expressway, you can drive at 55 mph.

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