Fly to Miami
Why visit Miami?
Sunshine all year round; over 30 miles of beaches from South Pointe in Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale; clubs that serve drinks til dawn; and killer shopping at bargain prices.
Wynwood, the once semi-desolate, warehouse-filled area next to downtown has turned into an art-filled neighborhood with a bustling gallery life, top restaurants and high-end boutique shopping. Think New York’s Greenwich Village with murals.
You probably didn’t know
That when people say everyone speaks Spanish in Miami, they’re not kidding. According to the 2013 Census, 65.5% of the population of Miami Dade is Hispanic or Latino…
…Or that Star Island, home to stars like Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is actually man-made. So are neighboring Hibiscus Island, Palm Island and the Venetian Islands.
Suggested reading and viewing about Miami
Anything by author Carl Hiaasen, or watch the new HBO series “Ballers” (with Dwayne Johnson), and, yes, the movie “Scarface”
- Population (combined): 4.5 million
- Annual visitor numbers: 14.5 million to Miami Dade, (2014), 13.4 million to Greater Fort Lauderdale (2013)
- January mean temperature: 24°C
- August mean temperature: 32°C
Things to do in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
Sugarcane in Midtown started the triple-kitchen treat (robata, hot and raw bar) and continues to deliver the yummiest Brussels sprouts around, plus drinks that mix up ingredients like exotic “guanabana” fruit, the South American spirit pisco, mango and cilantro.
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar
The farm to kitchen movement, another Miami trend, is particularly fresh at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at the Metropolitan; the only COMO hotel in the U.S. Low-key and quiet, despite its contemporary look and central South Beach address, it dishes healthy, succulent local seafood. Plus you gotta love the herbal-infused hand towels you get at the start of the meal.
You can find strong, sweet Cuban coffee in every Miami corner, but Oasis Café, a hole in the wall hangout for cyclists in Key Biscayne, is worth the drive.
Clubbing in Miami is an art form that requires dressing up (don’t even think about wearing flip flops or shorts). And no qualms about paying top dollar for small drinks. You’ll also need a willingness to wait in line.
LIV and Mansion
LIV continues to blend glamour with top DJs like no one else, and there’s the bonus of its location at the iconic Fontainebleau. Equally good music and a slightly less glitzy and pretentious vibe can be found at classic Mansion.
The Place of Miami
Their polar opposite for ambience is The Place of Miami, a Latin superclub in the middle of Little Havana where locals go to catch great live performances and, hopefully, a dance or two between the tables.
Latin aside, live music is not a Miami forte. But up in Fort Lauderdale, Revolution is genre agnostic, and there’s not a bad spot to listen to or watch from.
Yeah, Sawgrass Mills is crazy-huge. But if you’re willing to jostle through the crowds and circle that parking lot – unless you get there before noon – it’s one-stop shopping, from Valentino to Forever 21. Plus, there’s a nifty revolving-belt sushi restaurant.
In terms of sheer fun, it’s hard to trump the seven blocks of shops and restaurants that line Lincoln Road, the longstanding pedestrian mall in Miami Beach. Although an increasing number of big-brand stores have shoved aside smaller boutiques, it still retains charm and character. The people-watching is peerless.
Pérez Art Museum
Even if you hate contemporary art, you’ll get a jolt from the Pérez Art Museum’s architecture by Herzog & de Meuron. Pamm’s design was inspired by Stiltsville, the wooden houses built on stilts on the waters of Biscayne Bay.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Five minutes away, Pamm’s close cousin, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, had huge bearing on Downtown Miami’s revitalization and offers a steady diet of touring musicals, dance and orchestras.
New World Center
Meanwhile the New World Symphony’s New World Center in Miami Beach offers that rarest of commodities: high quality, free culture. It screens concerts on a massive projection wall overlooking a cosy park: a balmy setting for a musical picnic under the stars.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Up the road, Fort Lauderdale’s venerable Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a reliable cultural stalwart with equally reliable parking options (rare here).
“The Venice of America”
Fort Lauderdale is also known as the “Venice of America” for its 165 miles of canals. A rather lofty moniker, to be sure, but there are ample ways to navigate those canals. These include an 18-stop water taxi, a kind of mini Venice vaporetto that takes you by all kinds of mansions.
Events to look out for:
- South Beach Food and Wine Festival (February)
- Carnaval & Calle 8 Festival (March)
- Ultra Music Festival (March)
- Miami Open (March–April)
- Miami Spa Month (July and August)
- Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (November)
- Miami Book Fair (November)
- Art Basel (December)
Flying with Norwegian
Eat and drink on board
On all our long haul flights you can choose between two menus, and get two meals with wine, beer or mineral water included.
New aircraft - low emissions
On our long-haul flights you fly with our 787 Dreamliner, one of the most comfortable and environmentally friendly options there is.
Starting from 10 Euros you can get the window seat, be seated in the front to save time or near the exits to have more legroom. Already booked? Add seat reservation now.
Keep yourself entertained with our state-of-the-art entertainment system with movies, TV shows, games and an interactive 3D map with travel tips for your destination.
The airports we fly to are centrally located, with quick and easy transport connections to the city centre and beyond. Less hassle, more time to enjoy yourself.
Choose our Premium fare and get lounge access when you fly to our long-haul destinations. Lounges are available at selected airports.