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About Miami

Miami is a multicultural metropolis where residents enjoy outdoor activities including visiting parks and beaches, bike riding, jogging, rollerblading, and swimming. The city has actively supported cycling in the region, leading to it being named as one of the country's most bike-friendly cities by Bicycling Magazine.

Miami's diverse environment is also evident in the international cuisine served at restaurants throughout the city. Here, regional food is often described as "Floribbean"—a mix between Caribbean and American cuisine. Other cultural favorites include Cuban-inspired and seafood restaurants.

Major regional employers include American Airlines, AT&T, Wachovia, Bank of America, and Royal Caribbean International. There are also a number of creative agencies, modeling agencies, and media groups in the region.

The city is known for its nightlife—and also its thriving cultural amenities. The recently opened Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. There are numerous playhouses, museums, and theaters within the city, as well as the Bayfront Park Amphitheater where students may enjoy outdoor music. Sports enthusiasts enjoy cheering for the city's four major sports teams: The NFL's Miami Dolphins, the NBA's Miami Heat, MLB's Miami Marlins, and the NHL's Florida panthers.

Living up to its reputation as one of the world's most chic cities, Miami is home to some of the world's top modeling studios, Miami Fashion Week, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami.

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What makes Miami special?

Travel and Leisure Magazine listed Miami as the #3 best American cities for nightlife.

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