Miami is home to 5.5 million people, and for good reason. With average highs ranging from the mid 70s to low 90s, the temperature usually ranges from good to perfect, so almost any day is ideal to explore the terrain! With so many beautiful spots to cover in the city's 55 square miles, your best bet is to get your hands on a great rental car in Miami and zip your way through this Floridian paradise.
Swamp creatures come to life
Miami's main seaside attraction may be its beaches, but most travelers forget that the swampy, grassy Everglades are just a short trip away in a car rental in Miami. Truly one of the most unique parks in the National Park Service, the Everglades are home to some of the more rare animals in the world, including the Florida Panther, the West Indian Manatee, and, of course, the American Crocodile. Explore the park by boardwalk or canoe. Or, if you're particularly brave, strap on a pair of waders and slog your way through this watery paradise!
Get into a jungle boogie
If you've ever been a fan of birds, you're sure to find Jungle Island's condor, parrot, cassowary and penguin residents purely delightful. Although you could simply turn your head to the sky to see some of Miami's native bird life, why not make use of your Miami rental car to see these birds (and other exotics) up close? Jungle Island is also home to a number of diverse mammals, reptiles and plants, so anyone with a penchant for wildlife is sure to enjoy a day spent here.
An astonishing accomplishment
Although it may be a bit far from Miami's city center, the Coral Castle Museum is a must-see for anyone with a Miami car rental. Created by Latvian-born artist Ed Leedskalnin as a large monument in honor of his lover, the 1,100 ton art installation took an amazing 28 years to build. Made entirely of stone, the castle is actually a series of large sculptures that includes a Polaris telescope and useable rocking chairs. While this stone garden is amazing when simply seen on its own, you'll be even more impressed to find out this gem was created entirely by handmade tools.
See Miami in style
Miami is arguably Florida’s hottest city. And when it comes to exploring its eclectic neighborhoods, taking in the sights and diving into what makes Miami a destination of world renown, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of a chic Miami car rental.
From glam SUVs to sexy convertibles, spacious minivans to luxury sedans, with a wide array of Miami rental cars to choose from, Thrifty offers great rides – at the lowest price, guaranteed. And best of all, if you’re a frequent renter, you can even sign up for the free Blue Chip Rewards program and get faster counter service, plus one free rental day for every 16 days you rent with Thrifty. So reserve your car online and get ready to hit the road!
Some great destinations you’ll want to keep in mind as you tool around town include:
- South Beach. It’s one of the top spots on everyone’s list… and with great nightlife, soft sand beaches, stunning Art Deco buildings and some of the best food in the city, it’s really no wonder.
- Little Havana. The Cuban culture has shaped the style, flavors and energy of Miami. And there’s nowhere better to experience this driving force than in Little Havana. To get there, take one of our Miami rental cars to the heart of Calle Ocho (8th St. SW between 14th and 17th avenues). Here you’ll find bustling shops, great galleries, unforgettable restaurants and a once-a-month arts festival (the last Friday of every month) unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
- Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. As the third-largest performing arts center in the United States, this stunning venue is home to the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony. And if you can catch a performance while you’re here – it will certainly be money well spent.
- Sports. Miami is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, the NBA’s Miami Heat, the MLB’s Florida Marlins, the NHL’s Florida Panthers – plus an array of world-class college teams that have some pretty passionate fans. So if a great matchup sounds like just the ticket you need to unwind, take your Miami car rental down to your stadium of choice and tailgate with the fans before taking in a game.
To make the most of your time in “The Magic City,” just reserve one of our Miami rental cars online – and when you arrive we’ll have your ride ready and waiting.