One of America's most ultra-modern cities, Miami has an appeal all of its own and is completely different to the more laid-back Florida Keys, which are less than an hour away. Even the buzz of Miami is different from any other city. Enjoying year-round sunny weather, and hugely influenced by its strong Latino population, visitors to Miami could be mistaken for thinking they were in South or Central America, with Spanish spoken on every corner, a citrus scent in the air and a pulsing energy reverberating throughout the city. Ultra-modern and extremely fashionable, Miami dances to a salsa beat, with the annual Calle Ocho street festival in Little Havana an absolute must-visit. Don’t miss a walk amongst the swaying palms of Ocean Drive, an exploration of Miami Beach’s square mile of Art Deco houses, or a visit to one of the many excellent seafood restaurants – watch out for the portions at Joe’s Stone Crab! See the city in style courtesy of a guided boat, helicopter or driving tour, and indulge in some fabulous water sports including skin-diving, snorkelling and water-skiing. If you can, do take the Everglades Airboat Tour – it will give you an entirely new perspective of Miami. The waterfront Bal Harbour offers divine boutique stores to while away an afternoon, while families might prefer a visit to the Parrot Jungle and Gardens or the Monkey Jungle. And at night, the Latino spirit really heats up, with a wide range of superb restaurants, bars, bistros and clubs to keep you entertained until dawn.