Miami

by , SmarterTravel Staff
Miami beach (Photo: iStockphoto/bosenok)

Miami is a popular vacation destination year-round, but the summer humidity and chance of hurricanes keep some travelers away. However, the warmer months can be a great time to visit the city, though, since the beaches and local attractions are less crowded than during peak season. And this summer, discounts should be easy to find because of a potential surplus of rooms due to new hotels and a drop in overnight visitors.

I compared airfare to Miami, and found savings of up to $96 during the off-peak season.

Route Off-Peak Rate Peak Rate
Philadelphia to Miami $235 $331
Denver to Miami $339 $352
San Francisco to Miami $309 $388

Off-peak nightly rates are based on travel from August 17 to 24; peak travel nightly rates are based on travel from February 15 to 22. All fares were found using Expedia and include all taxes and fees.

Hotel deals are available at luxurious properties such as the Setai in South Beach, which is offering a fourth night free through November 31. Plus, its Summer Escape offer, available through October 31, starts at a discounted $550 per night. At the brand new Tempo Miami, the Summer Exclusive deal is available through November 16 and offers rates starting at $134 per night for stays three nights or longer. The Tides South Beach has discounted stays of two nights or longer by 20 percent. Through November 30, guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami can get a free third night, or take advantage of a $50 resort credit per room per night for stays two nights or longer.

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The free night offerings continue at The Standard Spa Miami Beach, which has a Summer Smoothie package from $395 per night through September 30 that includes a complimentary third night, free smoothies, and three spa treatments. And at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, the Summer Spa Escape includes nightly accommodations in a bay view room, a 30-minute couples steam, two 50-minute spa treatments, and more through September 30.

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