Whilst that is one side of the story, Miami does have its seedier side which few tourists see. Most of the action is centred on Miami Beach which is actually on a reef off the coast. There the sand is powdery and white and the sea as blue as you can get in the Caribbean.
Elsewhere in the city visit Star Island, named for the dozens of top celebrities who have homes there. It’s a little like an east coast version of Beverley Hills and you can buy guides that tell you who lives where. If you’re lucky you might well spot a celebrity or two popping out for a newspaper!
An unusual attraction is Venetian Pool, a natural pool filled by spring water in a bowl formed in limestone. It was formalised into a bathing facility in the twenties and such famous people as Johnny Weissmuller and Esther Williams swam there. There are activities and water rides for children too so you needn’t worry about the size or depth of the main pool.
Arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less.