Travel from Baltimore to Miami on the cheap

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.

It’s more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Baltimore to Miami in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.

So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list.

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Flight deals to Miami

Currently, the cheapest flights between Baltimore and Miami are if you leave on April 9 and return from Florida on April 12. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $194.

There are also deals to be had in March. If you fly out of Baltimore on March 31 and return from Miami on April 4, American Airlines can get you there and back for $196 roundtrip.

Top Miami hotels

To plan your stay, here are two of Miami’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price 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.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and stands three miles from South Beach and various 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.

Local restaurant picks

Miami has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a couple of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Joe's Stone Crab (11 Washington Ave.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to 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. We’ve lived in Miami for two years and always felt Joe’s was a place for tourists but it’s so much more than that."

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 93 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 coffee, this is the place.

"This is the most famous Cuban restaurant in Miami," wrote reviewer James. "It has an amazing selection of Cuban cuisine to go along with great service. Many U.S. presidents have stopped to experience the restaurant when visiting Miami."

What to see and do in Miami

Miami is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are two popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (3251 S. Miami Ave.)

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First up is Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the villa that Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II have visited in the past.

You can spend hours exploring the 10 acres that the villa sits on.

"Well worth a half-day visit," wrote visitor Shane. "The gardens are lovely. It was great fun for the kids to run around and get lost. There are great views of Key Biscayne, too."

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

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Miami Design District is another popular destination.

"Visit midtown Miami, the Miami Design District and the Wynwood Art District, stopping at several major galleries and museums to peruse the collections of modern and contemporary art," wrote visitor Arcelia. "See everything from photography and sculpture to graffiti, street art and more."

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