Travel watch: Harrisburg to Miami, and back again

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 get away ASAP or you’re looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Harrisburg 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 getaway.

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Cheapest Miami flights

The cheapest flights between Harrisburg and Miami are if you leave on June 11 and return from Florida on June 15. Delta currently has tickets for $238, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in March. If you fly out of Harrisburg on March 25 and return from Miami on March 28, American Airlines can get you there and back for $245 roundtrip.

Top Miami hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some 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 splurge on top quality, 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 ocean and sits just three miles from South Beach and the 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.

The W South Beach (2201 Collins Ave.)

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A third option is The W South Beach. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $359/night. 

Local restaurant picks

Miami has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few 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. "We had the jumbo claws, which were delicious, as was the grilled tomato side with cheese." 

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

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Another popular dining destination is the Versailles Cuban Restaurant, with 4.4 stars from 93 reviews.

In the heart of Little Havana, you'll find this well known Cuban restaurant, known for its authentic Cubano sandwiches.

Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way)

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Also worth considering is Zuma, with 4.9 stars from 41 reviews.

"The service and food are consistently outstanding," wrote Kayla.  

Featured Miami attractions

To round out your trip, Miami offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

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

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First up are the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with 4.8 stars from 181 reviews.

The 10-acre property features a varie of gardens, waterfalls, fountains and reflecting pools. 

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

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Then, there's the Miami Design District, with 4.7 stars from 175 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Explore Miami’s burgeoning arts scene on this guided tour," wrote visitor Arcelia.  

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