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Miami Beach Celebrates Summer with Specialty Experiences and Events for Vacationers

Miami Beach Celebrates Summer with Specialty Experiences and Events for Vacationers

More than 45 percent of Americans are planning a summer vacation this year, and Miami Beach is helping travelers discover why it's a must-visit destination, with an endless lineup of summer events, festivals and special offers. From globally-recognized events like Miami Swim Week and National Rum Day Fest, to summer-exclusive travel deals and experiences at destination hotels, restaurants and more, Miami Beach is heating up this season to give travelers a reason to cash in on their vacation days.  

"Many travelers seeking a reset are in search of marquee beach destinations, and Miami Beach is home to a variety of seasonal events, specifically created with summer vacation in mind," said Steve Adkins, Chairman of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). "Travelers can turn to our Miami Beach Information App to help plan trips in advance or upon arrival and truly discover why our city is like no other place in the world."

Miami Beach visitors can expect enticing offers from go-to destinations ranging from holistic spa treatments and group meditation sessions at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, to vegan culinary experiences at Planta South Beach and the city's debut South Beach Mango Festival.  Recently named one of the Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, summer vacationers can discover experiences only found in Miami Beach including:

June: Celebrate the Arts and LGBTQ Community – Art-lovers from across the globe will meet at destination hotspots, like the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Fillmore Miami Beach, as LGBTQ artists like Cuban-American Poet Richard Blanco and world-renowned Spanish Composer Eliseo Parra share their talents through June 24 at the Out in the Tropics Festival.

July: Independence Day Jubilee – Adult travelers are welcome to the Red, White & Brunch on July 1, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Nikki Beach Club to celebrate America's birthday. Accessorized in red, white and blue, visitors can expect specialty cocktails and live entertainment with the famous white sandy beaches of Miami Beach as the backdrop. On Independence Day, vacationers can enjoy complimentary fireworks over the water with family and friends at 9 p.m.between 5th and 15th street. 

August: Cheers to Summer – Travelers and locals alike can score a sip of the world's best Rum on August 16 at The Confidante Hotel in celebration of National Rum Day. Rum lovers can expect complimentary tastings and refreshing cocktails, upbeat music, games and food from brands like Bacardi, Don Q, Santa Teresa and Diplomatico. Tickets begin at $25 and available for purchase online.

For more information on ways to celebrate summer in Miami Beach, download the Miami Beach Information App at

Awarded first place in the 2018, 2017 and 2016 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the categories of "Best LGBTQ Destination" and "Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada," recently named 2017 and 2016 World's Leading City Tourist Board in and North America's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards, and a winner in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of "Destinations | Mobile App", "Overall Spa Destinations| U.S and Canada" and  "Overall Beaches Destinations| U.S and Canada" respectively, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for 'walkability' and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination has been ranked by TripAdvisor as a Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations, Top Romantic Destinations, Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!

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