Miami Gardens, Florida, isn't all about parties and "being seen" like Miami, its glitzier sister to the south. Its diverse, working-class charm centers around neighborhoods, food, and football. Getting there is easy. Flights to Miami Gardens route through busy Miami International Airport (MIA), only about 10 miles from town.
Hotels in Miami Gardens are close to Miami International Airport. (Travelers can also choose Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is less than 20 miles to Miami Gardens and another popular option for Miami Gardens tickets.) As you disembark at MIA, make your way to the first-level baggage claim area. There, public ground transportation can take you anywhere in and around Miami Gardens. Despite its international city status, Miami, and by extension Miami Gardens, is still primarily a car town and many travelers prefer to rent cars for their stay. There are many rental car companies inside the airport; just follow signs for the MIA Rental Car Center at Central Station. If car rental or a taxi is not an option after Miami Gardens flights, Central Station is also the hub for the city's Metrobus and Metrorail services. Once settled in, consider hitting Calder Casino, which features not just gambling, but also an affordable buffet that will have you chatting with locals—and filling your stomach—in no time.
There is plenty to do on Miami Gardens vacations. Football fans in particular will want to immediately immerse themselves in any game-day action, if you're lucky to arrive during football season, which runs from November to January. Miami Gardens is home to Sun Life Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins and the Hurricanes, University of Miami's closely followed football team, play each season. Travelocity has the ability to search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels, so Florida football fans won't have to worry about missing a single pass, punt, or touchdown.