Are you trying to escape the everyday? Miami Springs is waiting! The area offers beaches, landmarks, and the never-ending nightlife of Miami’s entertainment district. But once you’re there, what are the best ways to get around? Relax and take in these five great ways to cruise around Miami Springs.
Renting a Car
After landing at Miami International airport, an easy option for most is to rent a car. This will give you maximum independence, especially if you’re traveling with a group. Of course, if you have a car, the other things to be aware of are parking and traffic. Retail stores offer some free options, but the city also operates some parking garages as well. There are also a number of convenient street parking options that can be paid via your phone. The Miami Herald offers a helpful guide with more details regarding driving and parking around town.
When picking your hotel, it’s important to find one that caters to what you need. Many places offer free shuttle services to the airport as well as other major destinations. In many ways, this may be your best bet when it comes to finding easy transportation to and from your home away from home.
If you’re hitting the town alone or as a couple, the Metromover may be your best bet. Operating between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight, it connects many prime downtown attractions and, amazingly, it’s free. The Metromover loops through downtown and allows you to visit museums, sporting events, and the city’s legendary entertainment district. By using Metromover and the inexpensive Miami Beach Airport Flyer you’ll be able to get from the airport to the hotel, then on to the beach affordably and conveniently.
There are few things more emblematic of Miami’s colorful beach culture than the relaxed beach cruiser bike. If you’re hoping to do a two-wheeled tour of Miami, there are a collection of biking trails, paths, and greenways that run through the area. There are even guided tours available. Traditional bike rental places offer a wide variety of bikes to choose from, but like many North American cities, there are also rental stations throughout Miami Beach and downtown operated by CitiBike. These freestanding stations are convenient, inexpensive, and practical.
There are local ride-share options, and the city offers a full array of taxi services. This is an excellent option if you’re looking for 24-hour access. It’s an especially good choice if you’re trying to travel responsibly to and from the Entertainment District. Coming from the airport? Taxis charge an average flat rate of $32 to South Beach and $21.70 to downtown. For all other trips, there’s a $2 additional fee for rides originating at the airport.
So enjoy the beautiful sun of Miami Springs! The beaches will be fun, and the nights will cool you down, but mix and match these five ways to travel around Miami Springs and you’ll make the most of your trip.