Miami, the city in the United States, not the one on the Gold Coast, is known by several blockbuster terms - the Magic City, the Capital of Winter Sun (certainly for visitors who take cheap flights to Miami to sit out the harsh Northern Hemisphere winters), the Playground of the Ultra-rich, the Epicentre of Chic Beach Culture, the Gateway to Latin America and the Cruise Capital of the World.
It's little more than 100 years old, but the former swamp and wilderness has scrubbed up nicely. Miami is situated in Southeast Florida, between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. It's composed of several distinct neighbourhoods. The downtown is compact, packed with glittery skyscrapers, shopping malls and eateries. Many tourists will set themselves up on the Miami and South Beaches, sunbathing during the day and hitting the superclubs at night.
Coconut Grove is a beautiful, bayside village renowned for its international sailing regattas, and the popular Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Coral Gables has tree-lined boulevards, winding roadways and green spaces. It's known as the City Beautiful.
Perhaps most famously, Little Havana is the cultural and political capital of Cuban Americans. It's an electric district marked out by a strong street culture and a "talky" interest in the arts, culture and politics. Màximo Gomez Park is one of the most popular meeting places for Cuban Americans, the domino-playing locals have gifted it the nickname Domino Park.