So you’ve planned a big trip to Miami. However you’re spending it, whether at one of the city’s nicer, more exclusive hotels or one of the more standard vacation spots, choosing the right time to visit will impact your experience, overall.
Florida is the Sunshine State, after all, and Miami has some of the best, most moderate temperatures. But, like anywhere else, seasonal considerations play an important role in when you should visit, even if it’s almost always fine.
So when are the best times to visit Miami?
Visiting Miami at a cost-effective time of year means aiming to miss the cold fronts of winter and oppressively hot mid-Summer months. January is the perfect month for this, well situated in the early months leading up to Spring.
Miami city in January can be a little brisk, but the sun is out, midday is warm, and the breezes are mostly happy, so get out there and have some fun! Visit the clubs, museums, and zoos that make Miami what it is, while missing the big crows of the Summer months. Perfect.
February to May
Spring is a gorgeous time of year in Miami, and in the greater South Florida area, as well. The weather is still good and dry, the temperatures are warm and inviting, and Florida has yet to become intensely hot, as it does every summer. Expect highs in the 70s and 80s and some of the most beautiful beach days of your life.
Spring break is fun, as well, but it’s relaxed in recent years and is far less disruptive on the surrounding neighborhoods, so you can enjoy yourself, guilt-free.
June to August
Alright, so we’ll start with a word of warning in June: this is the beginning of hurricane season in Florida, and it’s important to pay attention to local weather reports. Temperatures begin slowly climbing, daily showers wash the city down in warm water, and the tourist season kicks into gear.
South Beach beaches fill up and, while it certainly is busy, this is also when the city comes alive. With the festivals, community events, and art shows that litter these neighborhoods, there’s something for everybody to enjoy, regardless of your interests.
September and October
As the season begins winding down, there’s more opportunity to get excellent prices as the city empties out of the summer regulars. Out of season availability makes for great deals, and the weather keeps up just fine, even as the warm months thin out.
Humidity is still a factor around this time, but is on the decline, with locals and visitors alike enjoying moderate temperatures. Hurricanes and heavy weather begin petering out, making the beach an excellent option with heavily diminished crows.
November and December
Great deals abound in the early November months. As vacations approach, however, visitor numbers and hotel rates increase. The Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in early December and Christmas decor is literally everywhere.
Plan your accommodation well ahead of time, to avoid disappointment. Bring your shorts, your sandals, and that Christmas spirit, and get ready for a refreshing trip to the “Capital of Latin America”!
The Best Times To Visit Miami
Knowing when to visit Miami, Florida, can be every bit as important as knowing what to do and where to go when you get there. Hopefully, today’s article has shown you everything you need to get ready for the vacation of a lifetime.
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