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Miami Travel Guide and Activities

It's the place to see and be seen! We are a short walk from the beach, straight down Lincoln Road past lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. When the sun goes down the action continues in some of the world's best nightclubs and bars. We are in the middle of everything you imagine when you think "South Beach"!

5 things to see

  • Jungle Island
  • The Art Deco Historic District
  • The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
  • Coral Castle
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

5 things to do

  • Walk down famous Lincoln Road
  • The Wynwood Art Walk
  • Go snorkelling or scuba diving
  • Go to a Miami Heat game and spot some celebrities
  • Visit the Zoological Wildlife Foundation


Miami has a tropical climate and the weather is often very warm and steamy. Winter and spring are often mild and extremely summer. Summer is hot and can bring periods of heavy rain.


Currency: $ (US Dollars)

Public holidays falling on a weekday

15 February 2021, 31 May 2021, 05 July 2021, 06 September 2021, 11 October 2021, 11 November 2021, 25 November, 26 November 2021, 24 December 2021, 31 December 2021

Telephone Country Code



110 V; 60Hz - 2 flat-pin plug or third round pin are used.

Tap water

Tap water is safe unless there’s a sign to the contrary.


Many tourists decide to rent bikes or scooters, which are easily accessible in South Beach (usually around $8/hour or $20/day).
Free "taxi" transport service is also available through Swoop Miami

Public Transport Info


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Cost of Living

Coffee/Cappuccino (Starbucks) $3.00-$4.50
Bottle of water/soda (0.33 litre) $1.00-$2.00
Fast-Food combo meal $5.00-$9.00
Meal, inexpensive restaurant $11.00-$27.00
Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) $20.00-$85.00
Public transport (local transport) $2.00-$2.50
Public transport (monthly pass) $100.00-$110.00

Other Useful Information

Driving Age

The minimum driving age is 16 years but most rental companies require that you be at least 21 years old and have an international driving license.

Alcohol Age

Legal age for drinking in the US is 21 and many places will ask for identification. You will not be able to enter a club in Miami Beach if you are under 21.

Smoking laws

Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars.


All EC Miami students must be covered by health insurance for the entire length of their stay in the U.S.