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About Car Rental at Miami Airport

Vibrant and sun-kissed, it’s not hard to see why Miami is often described as a little corner of paradise. It is here that you will find plenty of sunshine, white sands, beautiful Art Deco architecture, and incredible food and nightlife. It’s glamourous yet breezy, energetic yet laid back, and, most importantly, it is a trip you will never forget.

To match the city’s effortless energy, we recommend hiring a car as soon as you can, so that you have the freedom to go wherever the wind takes you. There are many ways you can do this, and one way is by renting a car at the airport. Miami International Airport is the primary airport for the Miami area, and here you can find a range of 14 well-known companies such as Alamo, Budget, and Sixt, all located on site. Depending on what you are looking for, you will find a variety of high-quality and budget-friendly options to choose from.

Downtown Car Rental in Miami

If you’d like to wait before renting a car, then don’t worry, there are plenty of car rental companies downtown too. Many of the same larger rental companies have branches both in the airport and downtown, and you will also find many local businesses dotted around the city too. Because car rental in Miami is so popular, you’ll find that no matter where you are in the city you’ll never be too far from a pickup point. Hertz, for example, has 40 pickup locations situated across town. We recommend doing your research prior to your trip if you have a specific vehicle, deal, or location in mind however, so that you can guarantee it will be available at the time you want it.

Driving in Miami

Hopping in a car is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful streets of Miami. With pastel buildings lining the streets, ocean views around every turn, and famous Florida highways to cruise down, you’re going to love driving in and around this fantastic part of the United States. But, before you get behind the wheel do make sure to check out the local area’s rules, regulations, and laws to ensure the safety of yourself and everyone else around you.

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Car Rental Agencies in Miami

As well as the car rental agencies available at the airport and in downtown Miami, you will find a handful of firms can pick customers up from the car rental lobby at the airport upon request. Included in this service are local, independent companies such as Miami Rent A Car, which comes highly recommended. They have a wide range of vehicles from small hatchbacks to bulky American muscle cars. Plus, by renting from them you will be supporting the local economy, and they may also be able to provide local knowledge that you may not get from international companies.

Top Road Trips from Miami

South Florida has an abundance of places to explore and discover, so make sure you set some time aside to head out of the city on a road trip or two.

At only an hour’s drive away, a trip to Miami must include a visit to Palm Springs. It is here that you’ll get a real taste of how Florida looks in the movies, so if you want a slice of luxury, pastel colours, and fancy places to get brunch then this is the place for you. But Palm Springs isn’t just about Coachella and naturist resorts, you can also go exploring along the walking and hiking trails of the Tahquitz Canyons, or head to an outdoor art exhibition in the desert.

Or, for a longer trip out, why not journey down to Tampa and experience the rich, cultural diversity, award-winning restaurants, and fascinating history that comes with this incredible city?

Frequently asked questions about car rental Miami airport

What’s the best area to stay in Miami?
The best area to stay in Miami is downtown if you want to be at the centre of all the entertainment venues and shops. This will give you the ability to see what the city is all about right on your doorstep.
What is the cheapest time to go to Miami?
January and February are the cheapest months to go to Miami, and the weather is generally nice all year round so this isn’t a bad time to go. But keep an eye out for flight and accommodation deals at other times too as they can crop up at any time, and make sure you book in advance.
What is the best time to go to Miami?
The best time to go to Miami is in spring when the weather is warm, but the humidity is low and there is a lower chance of hurricanes. Plus, tourist season isn’t in full swing yet, so the beaches aren’t too packed just yet.
Can you get around Miami without a car?
Light rail, buses, and automated trains are good, budget-friendly options for travelling within the city, but a car will take you wherever you want to go at your leisure. Not only that but it makes it easier to travel further outside the city limits if you want to explore or go on road trips.
Tips and experiences for Miami airport

Our customers rated Miami airport with an average of 8.9 based on 103 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

10-11-2021
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Come prepared with all documentation and credit card.
08-11-2021
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Go with a more known car rental place at the airport
25-10-2021
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Go relaxed, Miami is a great place to rent a car. Can only comment on Alamo, but my reservation was handled exceptionaly fast, albeit very professional. Then I could pick any of the approximately 20 available cars from my rented class, different makings and even few free upgrades were available. Then fo and drive, Miami and Florida are packed with places worrh ro be seen, just beware as they drive a bit more aggressive there.
06-10-2021
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Miami airport is nice, but the sign to the car rental area should be more clear. Not to arrive at the rental car pick up location late at night, because only few cars are left. We arrived at MIA airport late because our flight was delayed, this was out of our control. Perhaps, Advantage Car rental can have more than one agent at the pick up office at any time. This helps to provide better customer service. The airport is pretty nice
05-10-2021
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The rental counter in the Miami airport is an easy-to-find nearby location via all indoor walkways and train. Not like other airports where you take a van to a nearby rental car center.
28-09-2021
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Make sure to get out of Miami and visit the Everglades and the surrounding State Parks, National Preserves and beaches!
22-09-2021
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Good price, friendly and fast service!!!PLEASE make sure you have your address clear and precise!!!! I drove there and it is HARD to find your office!!!! That would help for people who do not come directly from the airport! At least set up a sign outside your office.
20-09-2021
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It was easy to find our way and security/tsa was even remotely friendly.
17-09-2021
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Obviously the beach is a must. Wynwood is very cool and has many bars and breweries to visit. Brickell is upscale and beautiful for a fancy night out. Dancing in Calle 8 is a very Miami Hispanic experience. Kayaking and water activities in key Biscayne is a lot of fun too.
17-09-2021
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Don’t carry liquids with you! Buy shampoo and other toiletries at your destination! Weigh luggage before you leave home! Book very early morning flights to avoid traffic and congestion en route to the airport!
13-09-2021
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The arrival system set up for visitors at the airport is very convenient. Passing through customs was a breeze. Much better that a few years ago. Did not have to stand in a line for longer than 15 mins compared to multiple hours in the past.
05-09-2021
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Miami has alot to choose from. You can find rich culture in places like little Havana. Or dive into the area's notable history at places like the beautiful Vizcaya museum. You can enjoy the diverse and creative exhibit of art talent by visiting the Wynwood Walls murals. Or choose from many area sporting , shopping, and family activities. Of course, not to be missed is South Beach with its vibrant social life, miles of sand and surf, and it's collection of Art Deco architecture. No matter what your interest, the Miami airport will have you on the ground close to where you want to be, and Holiday Rental Cars can provide the transportation to allow you the freedom to explore as you wish. Visit Miami, where warm weather can be found year round, and its easy to get to the places you enjoy.
25-08-2021
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The best travel trip is to have everything ready so you don’t stress out looking for things when asked, and also so you don’t misplace things.
04-08-2021
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Do diligent research (time's, location, cost, options available etc) about what you spend money on and where you plan to travel to so you can properly educate yourself about what's needed for your trip to be successful!
25-07-2021
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Easy to return and get the cars. Good flow to the area but the traffic around it is awful so give yourself plenty of time
07-06-2021
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To do: be smart and take a video of the cars condition before you even drive it. Make sure you refill the tank before bringing it back. If not it gets real expensive. Roll your clothes up when packing. It takes much less space.
31-03-2021
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Super easy & fast security! Not a huge choice of food options at our terminal so glad we brought snacks. Bathrooms clean. Delta terminal was ok- fortunately was were sky miles or else we might have been late for our flight because there was a huge line to check bags.
18-12-2020
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Relie on a company that is well kmown for csr rental
17-12-2020
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service was exceptional and prompt
10-12-2020
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No doubt was the best car rental I ever used. Since the first attendant until the Lamar one before returning the car
02-12-2020
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Make a check list with all your travel needs. Download your street maps in advance if you are using an offline navigation system When traveling with young kids write name of parents , phone number, address and place the paper in their pocket for in case they get lost Make sure you carry enough drinking water and snacks for in case of emergency in your car Let your family at home knows where you are staying Never leave valuable items in the car Always carry a good humor on vacations :)
20-11-2020
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If you are taking a long trip out of town, do not rely on your phone for directions. Always print out the directions on a map. Your carrier will swear they have fabulous coverage but you never know when their service will cut out! This practice has saved me a lot of lost and frightening moments on the road.
15-11-2020
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Make sure you give yourself enough time at the airport because Miami airport is big. Don't be afraid to ask someone a question.
14-11-2020
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It is a long walk to the rental car shuttle
03-11-2020
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Close by and fun Lincoln Road mall great ambiance and tons of great restaurants and shopping Juvia roof top restaurant in Lincoln Road Mall for panoramic view of city Le Sandwicherie Sandwich shop 229 14th AWESOME in Miami Beach near Art Deco area and just a few blocks from the beach
28-10-2020
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01-verifique quais lugares voce vai, se tiver GPS ja coloque antecipadamente os enderecos no GPS e salve. 02-Caso nao tenha sinal de telefone, abaixe o mapa no google maps, no seu celular. 03-Se o seu cartao de credito for platinum, economize no seguro, pois a bandeira visa ou mastercard, ja tem um seguro para isso. 04-faca um roteiro, na onde for para economizar combustivel e tempo. 05-Utilizando o GPS ele lhe ajuda a andar na velocidade correta, evitando multas. 06-Leve dinheiro em especie, pois sempre ira precisar.
19-09-2020
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Try the local food! There are so many excellent ethnic restaurants represented in Miami. Trying a local Cuban restaurant is a must! Stay in downtown Miami near the cruise ship ports for easy access. There is an excellent mall across the bay from the ports called Bayside. Bayside has many restaurants and shops. There are great views of the bay, cruise ship ports, and harbour at Bayside.
01-09-2020
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An air boat tour in the Everglades is a fantastic way to spend a few hours.
20-08-2020
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It misses some more seats for people who are waiting for someone who are renting the car. In spite of having a quick process itself sometimes the lines are very long.
30-07-2020
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1. Always pack a carry on. 2. Keep your toothbrush on you at all times. 3. Have patience and a smile. 4. Tip people if warranted. 5. Read your itinerary and know what to expect in cais of a delay. 6. Treat your rental car like you would your own.
29-07-2020
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be aware that you will need to take a tram to the car rental facilities and then a shuttle to Fox as they are not at the airport
27-07-2020
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Rented a Kia Soul, great car, great gas mileage. Drove from Miami to Key West and drove around all week on one of ank of gas. Best way to travel the highway in Florida is to get the toll pass. At pickup and return of rental, they had a shuttle to take you to the airport, fast and friendly. Thanks, will be renting from Fox afain.
09-07-2020
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Really like Miami Airport. You need to rent your car on the airport and not take Fox. The airport gets a bit busy around 6-7, so you can best be a little bit early. The Airport is great and location is the best. I would say that if you were to rent a car, just pick one of the known names that are going to be convenient.
11-06-2020
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Definitely take the drive down to the keys they are absolutely worth it. Every key has its on special beach or state park which makes it the perfect tropical destination. Miami itself has a really nice district called Wynwood. Here you can find street art on almost every wall you can see absolutely recommended. The Everglades national park is just an hour drive from Miami, take an airboat tour, join a guided walk or take the adventure on your own. Southern Florida is a perfect destination for beach, city and adventures
21-10-2019
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If you can, avoid Miami airport - use Tampa or Ft Lauderdale, much quieter and faster in and out.
17-10-2019
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1) el aeropuerto, limpio, enorme y buenas indicaciones para llegar a todos lados 2) recomendacion en miami: alquilar auto es complicada y cara la parte del estacionamiento pero es la mejor forma de moverse y conocer 3) vale la pena visitar bayside 4) cayo hueso esta bueno para pasar un par de noches pero por el dia es muy cansador 5) no dejen de probar krispy kream! las mejores donas del mundo 6) el must do es caminar por la ocean, y aguantar las ofertas para comer en cada lugar!
25-09-2019
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Rather a long way to the rental station
09-09-2019
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Rent from Green Motion, if you want a good car at a good price. I rented two cars, both fairly new minivans, both in good shape. Everything went smoothly, once I found my way to the GM office. You do need to be aware that, to head to the office, you first need to take the MIAMover to the rental car center. Then head outside to the curb and look for a shuttle to the office. I did not wait long, and the shuttle is just a few minutes to the office. Another tip: rent your car as long as possible at the daily price and then bring it in early, if you wish. I did it the other way, bring it in late (after a one-hour grace period) and paying a $40 late fee.
02-09-2019
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Boat trips around star island and south beach
19-08-2019
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Plan early, bring your best friends, and have the best time of your life.
16-03-2019
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very good service. good cars.mine was a bit older but ok
15-03-2019
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Always check Groupon before you make any purchase!!
19-12-2018
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Give yourself extra time as it is a big airport
17-12-2018
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See the alligators
07-11-2018
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Little Havana, Miami Beach, museum and monuments
06-11-2018
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Ocean Drive Night life South Beach
19-10-2018
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Go with a car rental company that allows you to use your own Sunpass transponder!
14-10-2018
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Rent a gps and go explore!!!
01-10-2018
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It was wonderful, just spend more time because enjoy every thing.
30-09-2018
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Good place with lots to do.
25-09-2018
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Explore beyond South Beach.
24-09-2018
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See the area around Sebastian.
23-09-2018
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get closed of mayority of places you want to visite
20-09-2018
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Hollywood beach os amazing! And The way tô key west
17-09-2018
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The first thing you should remember about Miami (except the fact, that it REQUIRES a cool car like Mustang))) - is that it's quite difficult and expensive to park there. Better use special parkings instead of parking along the streets: it seems to be cheaper and safer. If you have a convertible - don't miss Winwood district: you'll get incredible photos there :) Actually you'll get them even without a convertible ))) If you go to Key West - don't trust navigator: the trip is likely to take 6-7 hours, not 3-4. But it is absolutely worth! If you want to get somewhere (out of Miami - to the north) fast, use highway 95, if you want it beautiful - use road 1. Gas stations are real small universes: variety of coffee, some food, ATMs, restrooms, pillows, wifi - whatever you may need. Same for "rest areas" at highways. If you go to Kennedy Space Centre - be sure to have at least 5-6 hour before it closes. If you go to Universal (near Orlando) - be sure to have the whole day. And fast track is really worth its cost - even on the weekdays. Don't feel nervous about escaping after the parks are closed: the crowd of people doesn't turn into the crowd of cars - the traffic is organised really well. If you are a skydiver - just enjoy Florida, as we did!!!
10-09-2018
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No valuable comment as we did not stay or visit Miami, we strictly flew into their airport.
08-09-2018
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I travel to Sanibel Island in SW Florida. A beautiful place with sandy beaches over the Gulf of Mexico and a very relaxed atmosphere all round. Quite the opposite to Miami.
08-09-2018
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Visit the key west. Sat nav not required but beneficial for a more comfortable experience Parking in Miami is expensive and difficult Traffic in Miami can be bad but the rest of the US is generally clear Road signs very clear and easy to follow
07-09-2018
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The cuisine is great at restaurants such as Olive Garden, Golden Coral, food courts at the Saw Grass Mall and Westfield Malls. However, it would not hurt to occasionally patronize some of the fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Domino's, KFC to experience a different flavor. Shopping is great at the malls including Saw Grass, but some of the Department stores, including BrandsMart, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond have some good value for money on te many interesting products they offer for sale.
05-09-2018
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Attractions like Cirque du Soleil and NFL.
27-08-2018
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Not sure, I plan on coming back soon and exploring more. December is the better time to visit.
06-08-2018
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dadeland mall is a must visit
30-04-2018
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We did a trip around Florida. Highlights are Key Largo, Key West, Honda state park, Everglades, Clearwater Beach/Tampa, Manatees at Crystal River, amusement parks at Orlando, Kennedy Space Centre, Miami and South Beach.
15-04-2018
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Visit Key west
13-04-2018
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Nice city with a lot of places to see. I enjoyed beaches and food.
29-03-2018
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don't leave valuables in the car
25-03-2018
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Stay hydrated. Be prepared to have loads of fun
12-03-2018
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Great experience at hilton airport hotel
20-02-2018
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David's on Alton Street. Best food, parking and moderately priced. Great Cuban, ... coffee.
31-01-2018
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To hire a car right at the Airport!
18-01-2018
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Lots to do.
15-01-2018
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Go to fort lauderdale
27-12-2017
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Everglades, keys, golf coast is just great.
26-12-2017
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Share with other people that the driving in the state of Florida from the locals was absolutely crazy. Seen things from passing on double lines on a curve to plain just flying down the interstate at high rates of speed. Drivers just turn around anywhere they feel free to do so. As a prospective car rental person please drive with caution.
24-12-2017
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Pre pay tolls for highways
23-12-2017
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Ensure to Rent your Car previously with your local agency.
05-12-2017
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Rent your car online
04-12-2017
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Flora and fauna, beaches, and food!
30-11-2017
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Drove to Naples, FL did not stay in Miami.
30-11-2017
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My final destination was Key West, not Miami where I landed, driving to Key West.
28-11-2017
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I recommend going to Key Biscayne (Crandon Park and the Miami Seaquarium). Also the beaches in Sunny Isles and Hallandale Beach are very nice!
26-11-2017
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Use one day to visit key west
08-11-2017
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Miami is certainly a good travel destination. The city is well laid out and easy to navigate. I would definitely recommend Miami as a top destination.
06-11-2017
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Key West, Everglades, Hockey, Kennedy space center (200 miles)
25-10-2017
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Going to Naples Zoo, Palm Beach outlet, the cheesecake factory
23-10-2017
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go to key west, and to the south of miami beach.
18-10-2017
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Had a nice time exploring the everglades.
10-10-2017
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Wherever you go and whatever you do, Miami is always great.
04-10-2017
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Is a Good place. Always. Great restaurante, Beach!
04-10-2017
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Shopping, he beaches, the usual.
14-09-2017
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Shopping and sightseens
11-09-2017
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Cidade segura, gostosa de viajar no inverno e no verão.
11-09-2017
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Beach, food and shops.
11-09-2017
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Have fun in this great destination.
06-09-2017
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Beautiful beaches, pricey. Cheaper to go to Cuba or Bahamas for the same beauty
05-09-2017
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Shopping is great in Broward county, especially at Sam's Club at Sunrise, Saw Grass Mall and the food is great at Golden Carol in Pembroke Pines, Hometown Buffet in the Tower Shops.
04-09-2017
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Miami airport is big and fox is off sight so give yourself lots of time to pick up and drop off the car. Thank you.
24-08-2017
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Make sure your carry a cell phone with google maps application , if not, have a GPS.
07-08-2017
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drove from miami to key west. would recommend this beautiful drive to anyone. although it's 3 and 1 half hours long, it is well worth it.
30-07-2017
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Enjoy Miami! Avoid the rush hour!
08-07-2017
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Go to Saturday night rodeo at River Ranch.
12-02-2017
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Don't rent online you have nobody to call
03-02-2017
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Lunch or dinner at bayside