Escape from Cincinnati to Miami on a budget

If you're looking for an international escape but want to keep your passport at home, consider planning a vacation to Miami.

The worldly city is located on Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glitzy neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs. Glamour aside, the city has plenty of quality restaurants, bars and attractions to appease any budget traveler.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Cincinnati and Miami, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions in Miami to get you started on planning your ideal get-away.

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Cheapest Miami flights

The cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Miami are if you leave on Feb. 3 and return from Florida on Feb. 6. American Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $153.

There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of Cincinnati on April 14 and return from Miami on April 17, American Airlines can get you there and back for $187 roundtrip.

Top Miami hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are a couple of Miami’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4441 Collins Ave.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, consider The Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The hotel has a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $399.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this property stands three miles from South Beach and Lincoln Road shops.

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami (500 Brickell Key Drive)

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There's also the 4.9-star rated The Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Rooms are currently set at $299/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Miami's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Joe's Stone Crab (11 Washington Ave.)

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One of Miami's most popular restaurants is Joe's Stone Crab, which has an average of 4.6 stars out of 87 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Joe's was truly incredible," wrote visitor Shane. "Food and service were first class."

Versailles Cuban Restaurant (3501 S.W. Eighth St.)

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Another popular dining destination is Versailles Cuban Restaurant, with 4.4 stars from 94 reviews.

In the heart of Little Havana lies this Cuban restaurant that so many have traveled so far to see. If you want to experience an authentic Cubano or a coffee, this is the place. 

"This is the most famous Cuban restaurant in Miami," wrote reviewer James. "An amazing selection of Cuban cuisine with great service."

Mandolin Aegean Bistro (4312 N.E. Second Ave.)

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Finally, there's Mandolin Aegean Bistro.

"This is a fantastic restaurant," wrote Shane. "We know Greek food well as we spend a lot of time in Crete and this was very authentic and truly delicious."

Top Miami attractions

Not sure what to do in Miami, besides eat and drink? Here are two recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

Miami Design District (3841 N.E. Second Ave.)

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First, there's Miami Design District.

"Historically, the Design District was the place to go for design showplaces, but it has recently been given a new facelift as a luxury walking mall," wrote visitor Melissa. "Visit interesting outdoor spaces, stores such as Vuitton, Rolex, Tom Ford, Hermes and Givenchy, and trendy, delicious restaurants. You can still find great design stores as well." 

The American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd.)

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Lastly, spend some time at The American Airlines Arena.

Since its spectacular grand opening on December 31, 1999, the American Airlines Arena — South Florida’s Waterfront Showplace and proud home to the 2006 NBA Champion Miami Heat — has become one of the nation's premier facilities in sports and entertainment and a center of activity in South Florida.