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Introduction with Resources

Miami, Florida

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Miami is definitely the capital of southern Florida - the gateway to the Everglades, gateway to the Keys, gateway to the Caribbean, and queen of the Gold Coast. Sunbathing along the southeastern shores, old Miami is on the mainland, while several causeways lead over to the string of islands that make up Miami Beach.

Miami and its environs are meant to be enjoyed daytime or evening, with a distinctive international flair at all times. The hub of Miami's Hispanic communities is Little Havana, a great place for some dining adventures. Water sports, of course, are available all along the coast. Hialeah is on the western edge of Miami for those interested in taking in the races.

The southern Florida peninsula is a natural wonder store house for the U.S., with the Everglades, Biscayne Park, Big Cypress - a seemingly immense area, but in fact all that remains of our subtropical region. There are many nature-oriented spots to visit, enjoy, and learn from.

For many travelers, Miami is a transition point, either for a cruise or for a journey out the Keys, or for a boating adventure. Do take the time to get to know this very vital city. But remember to keep an eye on the weather - and your suntan lotion.

Here are some resources that should be of assistance wherever you plan on going in Florida:

GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700

Miami, Florida 33131

(305) 539-3000

FLORIDA DIVISION OF TOURISM

Office of Visitor Inquiry

126 West Van Buren Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

(904) 487-1462

NATIONAL FOREST INFORMATION

325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

(850) 942-9300

(800) 283-CAMP

GAME & FRESHWATER FISH COMMISSION

620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

(850) 488-4676

DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES - SALTWATER FISHING

License, Titles & Permits

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

(850) 488-7326

DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Division of Recreation & Parks

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard

Mail Station 535

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

(850) 488-9872

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