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Flying To Miami With American Airlines

Party in Florida's high-spirited, Latin-infused city on an American Airlines flight to Miami. Watch for celebrities as you sunbathe on Miami Beach, see somersaulting dolphins at the Seaquarium and slip back to the 1930s in the Art Deco Historic District when you fly to Miami with American Airlines.

Hang out on sun-kissed Miami Beach

A dazzling stretch of sugar-white coral sand lapped by the aquamarine Atlantic Ocean, models, bronzed and beautiful partygoers and surfer dudes congregate on see-and-be-seen South Beach. For a more low-key vibe, hit uncrowded 85th Street Beach and family-friendly Matheson Hammock Park Beach, where tots can play freely in shallow waters, and windsurfers can breeze over to Hobie Beach.

Visit the Bass Museum of Art

Housed in a clean-lined Art Deco building is festooned with carved seagulls and bas reliefs of pelicans and cruise ships. The permanent collection shines with star paintings by Flemish baroque master Rubens, Florentine painter Botticelli and French Romantic artist Delacroix. Head to the Egyptian Gallery to glimpse mummies and sarcophagi.

Take the family to Miami Seaquarium

Kids have a blast watching sea lions perform back flips, coming face to face with Florida manatees and glimpsing some mighty jaws at the Shark Channel's feeding sessions. Lolita the killer whale, playful bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Harbor and the croc-infested Crocodile Flats make for a splash-happy day out.

Stroll Miami's Art Deco Historic District

A candy-colored showpiece of 1920s and 1930s apartments and hotels, on Ocean Drive, the palm-dotted main drag, snap photos of buildings with portholes and curving rails such as the Park Central Hotel and neon-lit Colony Hotel. Don't miss a drive by of The Villa by Barton G (a.k.a. Casa Casuarina), the former mansion home of flamboyant Italian designer Gianni Versace.

Party till the sun rises at South Beach, Miami's fiesta-crazy neighborhood

Where the action spirals around Washington and Collins Avenue, slip past the velvet ropes at any of its many trendy clubs, celebrity-watch by the poolside at trendy rooftop lounge bar Plunge, or enjoy sidewalk cocktails in Spanish-infused Española Way. And at Nikki Beach, glam beach babes sway to DJ beats.

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More Things To Do In Miami

Go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Miami with American Airlines. Whether you want to dance to salsa beats in Little Havana, shop at Lincoln Road Mall or paddle through the mangroves at Biscayne National Park, American will be with you every step of the way.

Feel the Cuban spirit of Little Havana wandering through mural-lined streets where merengue and salsa play.

Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) hosts one of the world's biggest street parties in March. Join Spanish-speaking locals in the cafecitos (coffee bars) and family-run restaurants serving spicy moros y cristianos (rice and beans) and zingy mojitos. At Maximo Gomez Park, see men puff on fat cigars and play dominoes.

Roam the Vizcaya Museum

The Italian Renaissance-style vision of eccentric industrialist James Deerin was built in 1916, but you would never guess it as you stroll through rooms lavishly adorned with stucco, chandeliers, marble and Classical sculpture. The formal gardens are a weird and wonderful mix of Italianate fountains, shell-lined grottos and subtropical forest.

Escape Miami's heat with a romantic stroll in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

The gardens were opened in 1938 to collect and study tropical wonders from around the world. Seek the butterfly house, tropical fruit pavilion and waterfall-laced rainforest. The wispy Shaving Brush tree and the enormous king fern are must-sees.

Shop and people-watch on Lincoln Road Mall

Miami's pedestrian-only thoroughfare, buskers entertain the crowds in the streets lined with boutiques selling designer fashion, jewelry, art and lingerie. Come on Sunday for the freshest fruit, vegetables and flowers at the farmers' market. The mall is packed with alfresco cafes and restaurants dishing up everything from sushi to Argentinean steaks, seafood, tacos and ice cream.

Have an adventure at Biscayne National Park

Paddle along one of Florida's longest mangrove coastlines by canoe or keep an eye out for dolphins and manatees on a glass-bottomed boat ride with the family. Dive or snorkel the coral reef and you might spot underwater oddities like the fluorescent parrotfish, goosehead scorpionfish and freckled flamingo tongue snails.

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