Welcome to the throbbing heart of Florida – half America, half Caribbean culture. The nightlife here is legendary thanks to the Latin-flavored beats and the large populations of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and other islanders. You can hang out at the beach or explore the Art Deco streets of Old Miami, where you’ll find the Villa Vizcaya museum and garden. Food is central to the Miami experience. A tour of Little Havana is a must if you want to try some traditional specialties while also enjoying the music, the art and perhaps a fine hand-rolled cigar. In some secret places, you can also learn more about the ‘black magic’ of the islands: Santeria. Further out into the ocean, Key West offers some of the best seafood and sunsets. Theme parks are naturally part of the experience. At Jungle Island you can meet a variety of animals in a tropical setting. Birds, monkeys, parrots, rare species and a massive tiger are great for children. At the Miami Seaquarium there are performing sea lions, dolphins and killer whales, as well as more sedate non-performers such as endangered manatees or turtles.