Exploring the best of Miami, with cheap flights from Nashville

Exploring the best of Miami, with cheap flights from Nashville
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By Hoodline - Published on June 14, 2019.

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

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Nashville and Miami on travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Miami to get you started. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Miami flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Nashville and Miami are if you leave on Sept. 10 and return from Florida on Sept. 14. American Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $154.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Nashville on July 29 and return from Miami on July 31, American Airlines can get you there and back for $155 roundtrip.

Top Miami hotels

Regarding where to stay, 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 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 overlooks the beach and 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.

"The rooms are great and its super convenient for business," wrote visitor Raz. "All in all, the place was clean, nicely decorated and offered good service."

The W South Beach (2201 Collins Ave.)

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

The W South Beach is located on 300 feet of pristine oceanfront property and features 408 well-appointed rooms.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Miami has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

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’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. We had jumbo claws, which were delicious as was the grilled tomato side with cheese. Highly recommended."

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

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 a cafe, 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."

Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way)

Also worth considering is Zuma, which features chef Rainer Becker's internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine. 

"The service and food is consistently outstanding," wrote Kayla. "Everything is delicious but the standouts of the night were the miso black cod, the hot pot, grouper tempura and the truffled beef tataki."

Featured Miami attractions

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

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

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First up is Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

You can spend hours exploring the 10 acres that the villa sits on. Take walks through the gardens, spend some time at the waterfalls and fountains and take pictures at the reflecting pools. 

"Well worth a half-day visit," wrote visitor Shane. "The gardens are lovely and good fun for kids to run around and get lost. Lovely place just to go and spend some time and relax. Great views across to Key Biscayne too."

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

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. See everything from photography and sculpture to graffiti and street art and more," wrote visitor Arcelia.

Wynwood Walls (2520 N.W. Second Ave.)

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Lastly, spend some time at Wynwood Walls.

Wynwood Walls is a permanent outdoor mural exhibit featuring some of the world's most renowned street artists. Additionally there are hundreds of other street art and graffiti murals around the district curated yearly by Primary Flight making it one of the biggest street art districts in in the world. 

"This a great place to spend the afternoon. It’s free to visit and there is loads of incredible art to be seen," wrote visitor Alexandra. 

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