Honeymoons in Miami
Miami is a diverse, multicultural city located on the south eastern coast of Florida, and is the fourth largest area in terms of population in the United States. If you love the idea of spending time together in a hot, pulsing city absolutely brimming with life and excitement, a honeymoon in Miami awaits you! An international banking centre and the busiest port for cruise ship passengers worldwide, Miami has much to offer. Miami was given the nickname ‘The Magic City’ because of the rapid growth it experienced (from 1000 residents in 1886 to nearly 6 million in 2007). Miami’s skyline is ranked as one of the most stunning in the United States, and is punctuated with impressive high rise buildings. Each year more than 12 million tourists visit Miami to enjoy the beaches and tropical weather and to participate in conventions and festivals, and when you plan your honeymoon in Miami you can do the same.
Awarded the title of cleanest city in America, Miami prides itself on its clean drinking water, clear air and many green spaces. If you like picnics and spending time in nature, you’ll be pleased to know that during your honeymoon in Miami you will be able to pick and choose between 80 parks and gardens open to the public. All of the rivers, bays and canals in Miami make it the perfect destination for water activities like boating, sailing and fishing. You can even go scuba diving or snorkeling in Biscayne Bay. Cultural entertainment possibilities abound as well, and while on honeymoon in Miami you’ll be able to choose from a broad selection of museums, theatres, performing arts centres and parks.
Couples planning a honeymoon in Miami should remember to consider including the following attractions in their itinerary.
- Stop to see Ed Leedskalnin’s monument to his lover, the Coral Castle. This Miami resident spent 28 years constructing an 1100 ton coral structure to honour his one true love. That’s romance for you!
- Visit the Miami Metro Zoo. As one of the first free-range zoos in the United States, animals are kept outside of cages and allowed to coexist peacefully as they would in nature.
- Stop by South Beach. Known as the hot spot in Miami, you can do almost everything here, from shopping to partying, and even quieter types should at least take a look.
Key Facts for Miami
Currency: US Dollar
Flight time: 18 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Miami
When to go:
Miami’s summers are hot and humid, taking place within the wet season, and are characterized by temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius. Hurricane season also runs from the middle of August until the end of September. Winters are generally pleasant, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees, and characterized by lower humidity and less precipitation. A honeymoon in Miami can be enjoyed any time of year, particularly if you are a fan of the beach, but for the best weather you should try to book for the winter months (November through March).
Qantas fly direct from Sydney to Miami taking around 20-25 hours.
Australian passport holders won’t require a visa to enter the United States and spend their honeymoon in Miami. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days with just a valid passport and your visa waiver. Applications for a visa waiver are absolutely mandatory, and must be completed a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure. The application can be done for no charge at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, and will only take a few minutes of your time.
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Getting Married in Miami
If you have never thought about weddings abroad in Miami, then you don't know what you're missing out on. Quite simply Miami is a city with all year round sunshine, palm fringed beaches, a wealth of places to get married and a stunning backdrop for any wedding ceremony. The beaches of Hollywood, Dania and South beach provide the perfect setting for your wedding with some fabulous hotels to boot. What about a wedding ceremony in the almost tropical Florida keys. Or finally for a wedding with a difference, then why not get married aboard a cruise liner. Yes, you can do that too!
Getting married in the Miami area is relatively simple and pain free (no blood tests required here!) Simply find the nearest county clerk's office, of which there are plenty up and down the state, present your documents, such as a passport, photographic ID and proof of age (ie birth certificate) part with $93.00 and walk away with your marriage licence. The only stipulation is that you both have to be present and you have to be married within 60 days, otherwise it becomes null and void. For further information, feel free to click the link below. http://www.simpleweddingsblog.com/2010/03/florida-marriage-license.html
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