You've heard all about Miami -- sizzling temperatures, sizzling beaches, sizzling nightlife. The city is also a rich cultural mix of North American and South American cultures. Take our quiz and learn more about sizzling Miami.
Miami gets 9.5 million visitors a year. Its airport sees the second largest number of international travelers.
Miami's signature style is Art Deco, though there is the famous Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a fine example of Italian Renaissance.
Greater Miami, including Miami, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and dozens of small towns in between, covers 2,042 square miles.
Five million people live in Greater Miami, with only 365,000 in Miami proper.
Peak tourist season is in December, when humidity is low and there is less chance of rain.
The average temperature is between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer, humidity is dense and there are often surprise showers.
Miami has a web of causeways and highways and is poorly signed, so the best advice is to buy a map and study it well before attempting to travel around.
Miami's public transport system is reliable and extensive, with 22 Metrorail stations spaced about a mile apart.
The Metromover, which travels downtown and has stops every two blocks, is free. The Metrobus and Metrorail cost $1.50.
The Everglades National Park is the only subtropical nature reserve in North America. It spans most of Florida Bay and the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula.
Originating in Spain, the Jai Alai game is a local favorite. In this game, balls are thrown at speeds of 170 mph (274 kph).
The Miami Performing Arts Center opened in 2006 and showcases a mix of internationally renowned artists of classic and pop music, ballet and opera.
Homestead's Fruit and Spice Park is the only tropical botanical park in the United States. It has over 500 types of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices from all over the world and more than 75 types of bananas, 125 types of mango and 70 bamboo plants.
South Beach's 800 Art Deco style buildings has won it a place on the National Register of Historic Places as a 20th century district.
Coral Gables' Venetian Pool is an 820,000-gallon freshwater pool surrounded by historic Spanish-style building.
The Spanish Monastery was built in Segovia, Spain, between 1133 and 1141. It was reassembled in Miami in 1954.
Miami is a shopping Mecca where you're never more than 15 minutes away from a shopping district. Some famous places include the Dolphin Mall, the CocoWalk, the Falls Shopping Center and for haute couture, the Bal Harbor Shops.
The Prive was created to be an ultra chic hangout for celebrities. It is located at 1235 Washington Avenue.
If you want to relax and unwind with something classical, the Chopin Foundation of the United States offers free concerts at the Granada Presbyterian Church at Coral Stables.
Miami's cuisine reflects its characteristic cultural diversity. It has restaurants featuring everything from French to Cuban to Ethiopian cuisine.