Miami: Backpacking

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Miami Backpacking

A backpacking holiday in Miami gives you the perfect way to experience the diverse culture of Miami whilst holding onto your purse strings. With loads of interesting places to stay, multi-cultural experiences, fantastic beaches and great places to eat and chill out on a budget, you can easily find your backpacking holiday in Miami gives you far more than just value for money.

In terms of places to stay, there are numerous low cost hostels and basic private rooms with accommodation within the price range for backpackers. Neighbourhoods like Little Havana and Little Haiti are chock-full of charm and Latin American influence and will make your backpacking holiday in Miami an unforgettable experience. Or, if you want a backpacking holiday in Miami that’s a little closer to the world-renowned beaches, you’ll easily find hostels and hotels with basic private rooms to suit your budget if you just look a few blocks back from the beaches themselves. In high season, expect to pay from around €10-15 for basic hostel accommodation with dorm beds, or from €30 for low-end, clean private rooms.

For places to eat on a backpacking budget whilst on holiday in Miami, there’s no shortage of down-to-earth Cuban bodegas offering hearty food at great prices. You’ll also find delicious, cheap Mexican fare in Little Havana, inexpensive deli delights at Miami Beach’s Epicure Market, and bargain prices in many of Downtown Miami’s eateries (although Downtown Miami tends to cater for the nine to five market and food outlets are rarely open on Sundays). All in all, you certainly won’t go hungry on a backpacking holiday in Miami!

If you’re after cultural experiences on your backpacking holiday to Miami, it’s worth checking out the free Miami New Times and the Miami Herald’s “Friday Weekend” supplement for entertainment listings. As a more general idea for things to do on a backpacking budget, wandering around the Art Deco District is unmissable, with its stunning collection of over 800 buildings. You could also take in the Cuban tabaqueos hand-rolling cigars in Little Havana or just sit and watch the beautiful people as they throng the sands of South Beach.