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When is the Best Time to Visit Miami, Florida?

Dear Editors,

When is the best time to visit Miami?


Hi Valerie,

The good news is there’s really no bad time to visit Miami. Miami is much more than its beautiful beaches and nightlife scene — it’s a major city with cultural events going on virtually every day.

If, however, it’s sun and sand you seek, now (spring) is a lovely time to visit Miami. April’s average temperature is a near-perfect 84 degrees, according to The temperature will climb now through August, peaking at 91 degrees in August. The temperature then begins a slow decline, with the coldest month being January and an average temperature of 76 degrees. In terms of rain, the rainiest month is July.

You’re likely to find that airfare and Miami hotel prices are highest when the rest of the country is coldest. Miami is particularly popular in February and March when Northerners need to escape the snow.

No matter when you decide to take your trip, consider booking your flight and hotel together as part of a vacation package. You’ll get access to lower prices for flights and hotel rooms. leaving you with extra money to spend on poolside cocktails or perhaps a night on the town. You may save so much, in fact, that you’ll be able to extend your trip. And who couldn’t use an extra vacation day, right?

One more thing: If you’re looking for a list of what’s going on in Miami at any given time, be sure to check out the Greater Miami Events Calendar at

Happy Travels,


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My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.

How I earn my keep: I work at Travelocity.

Greatest travel lesson learned: I travel for my job, but I've learned work is work, vacation is vacation, and it's best not to try and do both on one trip.

Fondest travel memory: There are so many... but a recent experience was being totally jet-lagged and waking up pre-dawn in Koh Samui, Thailand, and watching the sun rise with my husband on the beach. We talked about what all our friends and family were doing at that very same moment as the sun set back home in New York.

First thing I do in a new place: Peruse the local restaurants and map out my dining strategy for the duration of my trip. Dining strategy = eating at as many restaurants as humanly possible.

First thing I do when I get home: Put a push pin on the destination I just returned from on the map of the world that hangs on the wall above my couch.

Travel ambition: To cover that map completely in push pins.

My most beloved place in the whole world: Cockle Cove Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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