When to go to Miami: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Miami, a city in southern Florida, is a exceptional riot of white beaches, trendy clubs in wide avenues with palm trees and truly glamorous nightlife scenarios. It is located between the river of the same name, the Bay of Biscayne, the marshy area of ​​the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean and is a city in constant turmoil, where dozens of different ethnic groups such as Latin American, Caribbean and American, but also different architectural styles between skyscrapers and art deco districts of the 20s.

It is the Florida's most tourist destination thanks to its excellent location and its tropical climate, warm practically all year round, where you can have fun and spend a fantastic holiday. We will then explain when to go to Miami: climate, best time and tips month by month!


  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Miami: the cheapest period
  3. Miami in the Spring
  4. Miami in the Summer
  5. Miami in the Fall
  6. Miami in the Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: from December to April, the best period given the warm but not excessive temperatures; in any case, temperatures in Miami are very pleasant throughout the year; for a beach holiday the best period is from mid-March to the end of April (beyond it there is too much heat)
  • Period to avoid: from June to November due to possible hurricanes, more frequent from August to October

The climate of Miami is tropical type, with warm and pleasant winters and summers with high and sultry temperatures. The average temperatures are between 20 ° in January and 29 ° relative to July and August.

Precipitation is quite frequent with a total of 1.500 mm per year: the wettest season is winter, with very frequent rains from December to February, while in summer, from May to October, there are numerous showers and thunderstorms with rain in a short time.

When to go to Miami: the cheapest period

Thanks to the extreme heat and the (however low) risk of hurricanes, the months between June and November are the cheapest ones. Probably the best compromise is the month of November. In any case, it is necessary to book at least three weeks before departure in order to access advantageous prices.

Miami in the Spring

Miami's short spring, in March and April, is the time to go the major events of the city are concentrated, like Spring Break, the real American spring break, where young people from universities fill the beaches with events and entertainment. The other major events are Funkshion Fashion Week (in March) with fashion shows, art and live music, Miami Open Tennis (March to April), SiriusXM's 808 Music Lounge, Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference, which in March they entertain and dance with their live music produced by great DJs. But it doesn't end there.

In sport theme, in March we also find the baseball-themed Marlins Opening Day, and the World Golf Championship - Cadillac Championship, one of the most famous golf tournaments. The Tortuga Music Festival, a large music festival on the beach of Fort Lauderdale, concludes the long series of events.

Between the best attractions to visit we find South Beach, the mundane coast of the city 5 km long, Miami Beach, the set of natural and artificial islands, which divide the Atlantic Ocean from Biscayne Bay, with its lively nightlife and the presence of many shops where to do a lot of shopping, even luxury.

Miami in the Summer

Even in summer, everything happens in Miami: from the Miami Spice, from August to September, with special Three fixed price menus and prix-fixe with dishes at amazing prices, at the Miami Spa, with wellness treatments discounted up to 50%. It continues with the African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival in Florida in August, with music and events by artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and so on, the Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival always in August, a progressive food festival in one of the most beautiful waterfront neighborhoods in Miami, the National Rum Festival and, as far as dance is concerned, the Miami International Ballet Festival.

Between the best attractions to visit we recommend Ocean Drive, the most famous street in all of Florida, separated by a pedestrian promenade with exclusive shops and clubs, the central district of Downtown divided into three districts: the Downtown Miami Commercial Historic District, the Downtown Miami Historic District and the Lummus Park Historic District. Do not miss a boat trip to the artificial islands of Star Island and Fisscher, built in the early 20s, which became the residence of movie, fashion and sports stars, and a nice dip in the suggestive Venetian Pool. open to the public fed by an underground aquifer that fills it with crystal clear water in a fairytale setting with a scenic waterfall, rocks, palm trees and a beach where you can relax.

Miami in the Fall

Even in the fall there are numerous events: from the Chinese Lantern Festival to Jungle Island (December and January), an excellent opportunity to explore the wildlife and natural environment starting from Biscayne Bay with fish, turtles and manatees, to the Chamber South Miami Art Festival in November, with artists from around the world along Sunset Drive between US Highway 1 and SW 57th Avenue, with art, culture and live music.

It then continues with events all held in November: Food and Wine Week, featuring tastings, stands, and healthy lifestyle and conscious living themed events, the Miami Smooth Jazz Festival, and the Fall Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with cooking demonstrations and beer garden. It ends with the Miami Book Fair International, one of the largest in the country, and Music in the Islands with concerts in a beautiful outdoor scenic area.

Between the best attractions not to be missed is Little Havana, populated almost exclusively by Hispanics, one of the largest Latin communities in the world, with typical aromas and flavors, artisan shops and the famous Calle Ocho and the Paseo de Las Estrellas dedicated to Latin American stars. The city tour continues with the colorful houses of the Art Deco Historic District with an incredible historical and architectural heritage, especially on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. Lummus Park is also not to be missed.

Miami in the Winter

And winter too it is no less in terms of activities and shows: the most important events held in January are the South Beach Jazz Festival, a music festival that has the disability of its artists as the protagonist of each show, the Miami Beach Antiques Show, and the YoungArts Week with new generations of artists who they perform with shows of art, music and dance. It then continues with the Festival of Fine Arts and the parade with marching bands in honor of Martin Luther King Jr in the Liberty City.

In the winter season a visit to Coral Glabes is not to be missed, a city west of Miami, a municipality distinct from it, with beautiful villas surrounded by greenery without even a skyscraper, and the 50 km long Buscayne Bay. Do not miss the central and southern part with the Biscayne National Park with a dense mangrove forest. To conclude, a visit to Aventura, a city 20 km from Miami, with tall residential condominiums overlooking waterways, parks and golf courses, very close to the Atlantic Ocean, is a must.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: jacket, long pants and some sweaters, sneakers
  • In summer: light clothing such as shirts, tank tops, shorts, swimsuit, hat, sandals
  • In autumn and spring: light clothing, sweatshirt, umbrella, keeway to face any storms, closed shoes

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