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64. Miami – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Discover why Miami in Florida, USA, ranked #64 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Population:

417,650

Best known for:

In the ’20s, Miami was nicknamed the Magic City because its population had rapidly grown, seemingly overnight.

Those who haven’t been can be dissuaded by plastic fantastic preconceptions – bikini babes, rollerblades, palm trees, golden sands, multi-million dollar speed boats, cocktails with little umbrellas…

But a host of hip hotels (The EDITION, The Thompson and the Metropolitan by COMO come to mind) and restaurants have made an appearance in recent times, bringing a wave of sophistication to Miami that has nothing to do with Spring Break.

Did you know?

Once a run-down warehouse district, The Wynwood Walls is now an uber-cool art district, with more than 7400 square metres of street art.

Each year the display grows – it has seen more than 50 artists from 16 countries worldwide.

 

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