Miami is a thriving city that’s both a fantastic holiday destination and the perfect place to start your Florida motorhome vacation.
Hiring a motorhome in Miami
Miami is known as the Cruise Capital of the World, and has even been named as the cleanest city in the USA. There are approximately 500,000 people living in Miami, with roughly 14.5 million people visiting every year, making it one of the world’s most popular destinations. Motorhome Republic has six fleets of campervans and RVs on offer for when you visit the city, so you can head out and explore more of Florida for a quick 3-4 day vacation, or a month-long tour of the state.
Best places to go in your Miami campervan rental
One of Florida’s most famous attractions is Walt Disney World in Orlando. It will take you about 3.5 hours to drive the 230 miles there, and you can easily spend a couple of days enjoying the rides and entertainment.
The Everglades National Park is right on the doorstep of Miami, only 50 miles - one hour – away from the city. There are 1.5 million acres of swamp and marshland where you can see alligators, crocodiles, turtles, deer, Florida panthers and more.
Head just over 3 hours north of Miami and you’ll reach Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida. They have launched many space shuttles from this site, so you can take a tour of the area, check out the Kennedy Space Center, and visit the astronaut hall of fame.
Tampa, on Florida’s west coast approximately four hours from Miami, is a fantastic seaside city. It is brimming with museums, parks and other attractions, one of which is the highly popular Busch Gardens, which is a theme park offering incredible animals, rollercoasters and rides.
Castillo de San Marcos is located in St. Augustine, a city 4.5 hours up the coast from Miami. It’s a fortress that was built in the late 1600s and is now the oldest masonry fort in the USA. The walls are 14 feet thick and you can tour the site for history on the structure.
A drive to Florida Keys is a must, both for the beauty of the Florida Keys, and for the chance to drive on the Overseas Highway – US State Highway 1. It crosses from the mainland to various islands before arriving on Florida Keys. This massive highway is 127.5 miles long, and includes a bridge between islands that’s 7 miles long.
In case you would like to venture further, Miami Airport has regular flights to and from many destinations including Atlanta, Baltimore, Barcelona and Frankfurt.
Best times of year to visit Miami
Miami’s climate is quite agreeable throughout the year, which is largely what makes it such a popular vacation spot.
Winter, from December to February, only drops to daily highs of around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it an enjoyable and busy time of year. Spring, from March to May, warms up to reach daily highs of over 80 degrees, but keep in mind that Spring Break makes this quite a busy season in Miami.
Summer is hot and busy again, with daily averages in the 80s. Fall can still be very warm and comfortable, however this is hurricane season so can be stormy.