miami quick facts

Miami is a coastel city in southeastern Florida, in the United States with over 5.4 million residents. Miami is the seventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. Miami is the only major city in the US bordered by two nation parks - Everglades National Part on the west and the Biscayne National Park on the east.

Miami's year-round semi-tropical climate is free of extremes in temperature, with a long, warm summer and abundant rainfall followed by a mild, dry winter. Summer humidity levels--usually in the 86 to 89 percent range during the day--make Miami the second most humid city in the United States.

In June, average temperatures are between 75°F to 88°F or 24°C to 31°C. More info on Miami climate.

English is the official language of the United States. However, the undisputed Latin capital of North America, Miami is the home of "Spanglish".

The currency in Miami is the United States dollar (USD). Currency converter:

An ATM is located in the InterContinental Miami hotel and are abundant throughout the city and airport.

ATMs in the United States are available in English and Spanish.

It is customary to tip in the United States. Please read the following tipping recommendations:

  • Restaurants with Table Service
    Tip 15% of the bill, based on the quality of service. If you receive exceptional service, 15-25% is customary.

    Unlike many countries, service is usually not included in the bill with the exception of large parties (typically six or more people). If you're with a large party, be sure to check your bill just in case. 15% - 20% is often automatically charged for a large party (six or more). If the tip is included, the breakdown of the bill will read "gratuity", which means that a tip is already included. As always, if you feel you did not receive 15% service, inform the management before paying your bill and have it adjusted to the adequate amount.

  • Taxi Driver
    10-15% of fare, based on service.

  • Hotel Limo Driver
    For a free ride from the airport, $10 - $20

For additional US customs, habits and Etiquette, click here!

The United States uses 120V wattage and accepts two-prong (NEMA 1-15/Japanese 2-pin)and three-prong (NEMA 5-15).

Call 911 for all emergencies, police, fire and medical.

Some Fun Facts About Miami
For your reading enjoyment:

  • Miami Beach's Art Deco District contains the world's largest collection of Art Deco Architectcure.
  • Miami Beach is home to one of the largest snow skiing clubs in the United States.
  • Miami is the Wreckreational Diving Capital of the World with over 50 diveable wreck sites--such as ships, oil platforms, army tanks and the Spirit of Miami Boeing 727 jet--sunken to provide artificial reefs for marine life.
  • Miami Beach is a man-made island that was once a Coconut Grove Plantation.
  • Miami is home to the world's only Everglades eco-system.
  • Miami is home to 150+ ethnicities and 60+ languages.

Visit the Miami Convention Bureau for more fun facts and information!

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