Best times to visit Miami: seasons and months

Check out the best times to visit Miami: the high and low seasons and months in Florida! Miami usually receives tourists through all the year, but below we mention which are the busiest periods and which are the most “empty” ones. See more:

Miami view

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Miami. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Miami.

High season in Miami

– June, July and August

June, July and August are definitely high season months. Usually, at this time, tourists stay in Orlando and end up visiting Miami. The city gets a little crowded, so if you want tranquility, avoid these months. The temperature rises a lot at that time too, with a thermal sensation above 40 degrees Celsius! So if you’re traveling at this time, remember to hydrate yourself and bring light clothing.

High season in miami

Holidays of these months:

  • 06/14: Flag Day (Unofficial Holiday)
  • 06/21: Father’s Day (Commemorative Date)
  • 07/04: Independence Day (Holiday).

– December, January and February

December, January and February, in particular, end up being even more crowded. That’s because the weather in Miami is never cold, and temperatures are mild year-round. Therefore, in these “winter” months, residents from other parts of the US “escape” to Miami, which offers pleasant temperatures.

Temperatures are usually around 18 degrees Celsius, reaching 25 degrees, and you can’t even enjoy the beaches and outdoor walks without worrying about intense heat or cold. This is a time for many events, especially Christmas and New Year, but also for parties and festivals, which enhances tourism in the city – which is packed especially in the last two weeks of December.

Miami by night

February already has warmer temperatures, and it’s a month when Miami is full at certain times, such as President’s Day, which falls on the third Monday of the month, or Spring Break, a school break that can fall in February or March . Both dates attract more visitors to the city, which gets busier, so try to avoid them.

Holidays of these months:

  • 01/01: New Year.
  • 01/20: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 02/02: Groundhog Day (Commemorative Date)
  • 02/14: Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day (Commemorative Date)
  • 02/17: Washington’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday
  • 12/25: Christmas, Christmas Day
  • 12/31: New Year, New Year’s Eve

Miami beach

Low season in Miami

All months not mentioned above can be considered low season, that is, April, May, September, October and November – March is the exception, as it can contain many holidays in the year of your trip, which increases the average number of tourists. Among these, September and October, in particular, are great low-season months, as the weather is still hot and cool, and ticket prices drop a lot. You’ll have empty beaches, outlets with fewer visitors and lots to enjoy!

Miami beach at lower season

Holidays of these months:

  • 03/17: St. Patrick’s Day.
  • 04/12: Easter
  • 10/05: Mother’s Day (Commemorative Date)
  • 05/25: Memorial Day.
  • 09/07: Labor Day
  • 9/11: Patriot Day
  • 10/12: Columbus Day.
  • 10/31: Halloween (Commemorative Date)
  • 11/11: Veterans Day.
  • 11/26: Thanksgiving Day
  • 11/27: Black Friday 2020 (Date/Event)

How to find the cheapest tickets to Miami

By following some important tips, you will be able to find cheaper air tickets to Miami and save a lot (since the ticket is the most expensive item of the trip). The first great tip is to access some airline comparator, which does a search on all airlines for Miami. It saves you from having to log into each company’s website and shows you all the options available.

Airplane tickets

We always use this comparator of airline tickets, because it is the one that always has the best prices and is one of the safest and most famous in the world. Click on it and follow the tips below to buy the tickets. Just using it, you will be able to find the best prices.

Airfare tips to save money on your trip to Miami: always check the price of the ticket to another nearby city, such as Orlando. Sometimes you can get lucky and find cheaper flights at these cities, and then just buy a domestic flight to Miami, that is much cheaper, or even go by car. Another tip is to research the flight date always on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday, Friday and mainly Saturday and Sunday flights are usually more expensive. Normally, night air tickets are the most expensive, and afternoon flights are cheaper. And the more stops the flight has, the cheaper it gets.

How to save money on your hotel in Miami

One of the most important tips to save money on your trip to Miami is to try to save as much as possible on lodging in Miami, which is not as cheap as Orlando. It is where you will spend a good part of your budget.

Location: Staying in Miami Beach is, of course, the most popular option, but there are regions a little further away that are great and much cheaper. The Downtown area (in the Brickell neighborhood) is also very well located, and the hotels are much more affordable. We always stay there and it’s 10 minutes away of Miami Beach.

Save money on your hotel

Near cities, like Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, are great. Even though they are not in the center of the action, they are beautiful places that will take you only 20 or 30 minutes by car to Miami’s main attractions and to Miami Beach. Also look for the north beaches of Miami, which are beautiful, peaceful and have great options for cheap hotels facing the beach.

Use the hotel search: A great tip to find good hotels, with incredible prices, in the region you want and save a lot on accommodation, is to use this Hotel Search Engine in Miami. We always use it, as it is the largest hotel booking site in the world. Not to mention that it has all the hotels in Miami, Orlando and the world in his searches, with unbeatable prices due to the strong negotiation they do. And there you can check the opinion of other tourists who have already stayed in hotels, which helps a lot when evaluating each one.

Hotel swimming pool in Miami

Free cancellation: Another very good tip is that this search engine has a very strong partnership with the establishments and they offer free cancellation in almost all hotels. This is great, because the factor that will save you the most in hosting is the advance. The sooner you make the reservation, the cheaper you pay. So, you can book your hotel now, to guarantee the lowest price, and if you find a better one afterwards (or just don’t want to stay in it), just cancel for free.

Hotels we’ve stayed in over the past few trips:

  • Hotel Hampton Inn: VERY GOOD hotel we stayed in Downtown Miami, with great location
  • Novotel Miami Brickell: the cheapest hotel we have ever stayed in Downtown, and it’s great!
  • Hotel The Palms & Spa: incredible resort hotel on Miami Beach and with a good price
  • Hotel Abae: the cheapest hotel we have ever stayed in Miami Beach. Good and well located

Tips to make the most of your trip to Miami

Now that you’ve seen everything about the best times to visit Miami: seasons and months, a great tip that makes the difference on your trip is to choose the location of your hotel. Miami is a big city, and it’s so much better to stay in a region close to the main tourist spots. See our article best areas to stay in your trip to Miami to learn about the best regions to stay there and how to get a great hotel for an excellent price (and find good deals). You will stay in the best region, close to the beaches and shoppings, and enjoy even more your trip!

Miami by night

Miami’s beaches, parks, shoppings and tourist spots are very far apart, and that’s why tourists always choose to rent a car in the city. With a car, you will be able to enjoy your trip even more, visiting everywhere and shopping with peace of mind. You can even drive to Key West island! If you want, see our article how to rent a great and cheap car in Miami, where we give you every information that you need to know about this subject, with tips about how to find unique prices using comparators. It ‘s much cheaper than people think, and it is worth it because Miami is definitively a city to explore by car.

How can I use my phone in Miami?

Being able to use your cell phone on your trip is something extremely useful. With it working, you can search about all the spots, access the discount coupons and park apps, check the weather and even use the GPS, saving the rent of this equipment for the car. Besides, of course, being connected to the various social networks!

Using your mobile at Miami

We have selected the best tips about how to use your phone in Miami, in which we indicate the cheapest way to use it all day long and anywhere in the entire country. With the mobile internet, you can search everything about the best times to visit Miami: seasons and months!

Don’t forget about the Travel Insurance for Miami!

A very important tip is to have an International Travel Insurance before traveling to Miami. No one should travel without it, so you can avoid major problems abroad! It ends up being cheaper than people think, and in our article of International Travel Insurance for Miami you check everything you need to know about it: which are the best insurance companies, and tips for hiring excellent coverage for a lower price, saving a lot.

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