When you arrive at Miami Airport take the MIA Mover Train to the Car Rental Centre where our desk is clearly signposted. Your drive to the city centre from both here and our Opa Locka Executive Airport branch will take approximately 20 minutes on the freeway. All our city and Miami Beach branches can be found close to Miami's extensive bus and Metrorail transport system or can be reached by taxi.
A car hire in Miami is the perfect way to get around the city. The roads are designed on a grid system and numbered by their distance from Downtown Miami. There are also four main expressways that cross the city and give you easy access to the rest of Florida. Miami road users have a reputation for being aggressive and fast drivers so using a Sat Nav or planning your route carefully will help take the stress out of your journey. Take care when leaving the freeways as exit points vary from left to right. If you do miss your exit it is easy to turn back on yourself at the next intersection.
With nearly 80 surface and multistorey car parks in Miami along with metered street parking you should always be able to find a space near your destination. If you prefer, most parking can be paid for by smartphone.
To get a feel for Miami's different districts take a drive around the city in your rental vehicle. The city centre or downtown Miami is the business and financial hub of the city with some of its oldest buildings. The huge Museum Park is located here. To the North is the artsy Design District with its galleries and the award-winning Haitian Heritage Museum. To glimpse Miami's elegant past head West to Coconut Grove and the Barnacle Historic State Park. Also evocative of Miami's past is the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. This limestone quarry was turned into a swimming pool in the 1920's. Be sure to take your children to Miami Zoo where they can meet over 1,000 animals from around the world.