Miami is the destination I would like to go If given chance for a abroad trip as Miami is one of the best holiday tour destinations in the world. Miami is a most like place due to its cultures, beaches, climatic conditions and much more. Here are some interesting facts about Miami which is less known. Lets explore it's treasures.
You know that Miami was named after the Mayaimis, a Native American tribe who lived in the area until the 17th or 18th century.
Pirates bury their treasures in Miami and was a regular visitors. The pirates such as Gasparilla, Blackbeard and Lafitte (If you heard of) were regular visitors and caches of gold, silver and treasure have been uncovered on and off land in the Miami area.
In 1944, the first suntan lotion was invented by Miami Beach pharmacist, Benjamin Green.
Mayaimis took their name from Lake Okeechobee, which was called Mayaimis or 'big water'.
Miami Beach was a mangrove swamp before it’s development started in the 1920s. The only Everglades eco-system in the world is in Miami.
Miami has large number of parks, about 800 andd more. And is the only city in the United States that is bordered by two separate National Parks, Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.
Miami Beach has a large snow skiing club. About 12 million people visited Miami in 2009.
The Beach of Miami is also known as 'Wreck Diving Capital of the Americas' due the sheer number of wrecks.
Miami has world’s largest collection of Art Deco Architecture at Miami Beach’s Art Deco district and more than 800 buildings.
|Photo of Scuba Diver, Miami Florida|
South Beach was rated #1 beach in America by the well known Travel Channel in 2008. The Beach of Miami is also known as the "America’s Riviera".
|Alligator, photo from Everglades National Park in Miami Florida|
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