Miami- Americas Cleanest City 2008- is a global city and the county seat in southeastern Florida. The city had a population of over 5.59 million residents making it the fourth-largest urban area in the United States.
As of climate, Miami receives a tropical climate with hot, humid summers, and warm, dry winters. Heavy rains in summer make it called wet season whereas dry and cold winter are also referred to as dry season.
Miami is characterized as a global city for occupying a strong hold in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. The city is home to a concentration of many company headquarters, banks, and television studios.
At present, the city is undergoing a large building boom with many steely skyscrapers under construction. As of skyline ranking, after New York City and Chicago, Miami ranks third in the U.S. according to the Almanac of Architecture and Design.
The city is also a hub of popular entertainment including television, music, fashion, film and the performing arts. Miami is also known worldwide for its Port and is home to many cruise line headquarters. The Citys Port is of huge significance for accommodating the largest number of cruise ships in the world. Miamis cultural and economics ties to the Caribbean and America make it an important center of the Hispanic world.
The city won Americas Cleanest City 2008 title for its vast green spaces, year-round good air, clean streets, city-wide recycling programs and clean drinking water, by Forbes Magazine.
Miami is considered as a Gamma World City for being a major economic zone. The city of Miami enjoys economically strong position in the country and is one of its most important financial centers. Miami boasts a strong international business community and is home to commerce, finances, and corporate headquarters.
Several large companies have a concentration of their headquarters in or around Miami, including Alienware, Arquitectonica, Arrow Air, Bacardi, Benihana, Brightstar Corporation, Burger King, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines etc.
However, the citys economy is not dependent on port and services only rather it is diversified. Tourism, too, is an important industry in Miami which includes breathtaking beaches and awe-inspiring conventions, festivals and events. As of tourism, the city draws over 12 million visitors each year from across the country.
Also of interest is the historical Art Deco district in South Beach. The district is widely regarded as the most glamorous place on planet for its top-notch nightclubs, beaches, historical buildings, and shopping malls.
Miamis fashion industry also contributes notably to the economy of the city. The city houses some of the top modeling as well as advertising agencies. In addition to these roles, Miami is also home to stone quarrying and warehousing industrial sector. In 2008, Miami earned the status of the 3rd-richest city in the United States.
Entertainment and Performing Arts
Miami has a rich performing arts scene, offering an ample opportunity to both its dwellers and outsiders to treat themselves to its eclectic entertainment scene. The city is home to many country-wide known entertainment venues, encompassing theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is the newest addition to the Miami arts scene which features the Florida Grand Opera. The center is also the home of the Ziff Ballet Opera House, the Knight Concert Hall, the Carnival Studio Theater and the Peacock Rehearsal Studio.
This grand venue attracts many large scale operas, ballets, concerts, and musicals from across the country. Among other performing arts centers in Miami are the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Fair Expo Center.
Enjoy Miamis music containing from the most ancient genres to the most popular genres. Salsa music, Bachata, Merengue, Vallenato, Conga and Rumba were brought by Latin Americans. While, West Indians and Caribbean people introduced Reggae, Soca, Kompa, Zouk, Calypso, and Steel pan to the city.
Museums & Gardens
The famous architect Renzo Piano says, A museum is a place where one should lose ones head. The Miami Downtown is a hub of many important museums which take more than a day to cover. Stroll along the Frost Art Museum, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami Art Museum and Miami Childrens Museum and explore yourself what they have to offer.
There are also tranquil and well kept parks featuring mesmerizing amenities making areas popular destinations. Pause to make the most of fun at Jungle Island, Miami MetroZoo, Miami Seaquarium; Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park, Tropical Park, and Morningside Park. Come and explore the majestic scale of this city, making it truly a marvelous spectacle!