Welcome to Miami: Movies of the Magic City

By: Katie Manning

January 9, 2013

With its gorgeous selection of world-renowned beaches, bustling bar scene, and of course its fun-loving laidback vibe, Miami is one of our favourite cities to relax in. Whether soaking up the rays on South Beach or embracing a little art and culture at Art Basel Miami, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite videos to give you a feel for life in the sun-kissed streets of Miami Beach.

“Miami Kiteboarding Time Lapse” by Francois D

With such a spectacular beach its no wonder kiteboarding is so popular in Miami. This saturated, almost psychedelic time lapse of the hoards of kiteboarders is, for us, a perfect ode to the city’s fun, fast paced vibe.

“Miami – A Scenic Short Film” by Kwokman2

This video by Joel Edwards perfectly captures the reasons why the glitterati never fail to descend upon Miami. The glamour, the energy and, of course, those beautiful beaches.

“Artist Driven | Art Basel Miami Feat. WITNES, DABS & MYLA” by LRG

When Art Basel Miami descends on the city in December, so do the international graffiti and street artists. This film follows three Australians who leave their own, very distinctive mark on the streets of Miami Beach.

“Miami Critical Mass” by Miami Bike Report

Follow these energetic folk as they bike some of Miami’s most scenic routes – from quiet palm-lined boulevards to busy neon-lit streets. We can’t think of a better way to explore the city.

“Miami – South Beach” by Vanessa Mckeown

With its tranquil sun-soaked beaches, boutique shops and waterfront cafes, you can’t help but fall in love with the nonchalant charm of Miami’s South Beach. Take a tour with Vanessa Mckeown as she uncovers some of the area’s most idyllic spots.


Katie Manning

Katie is an author for the Virgin Atlantic blog. Despite her urban London residency, Katie can often be found exploring far-flung corners of the globe in search of exciting new experiences and stories. A self-confessed night-owl, she makes it her mission to search out the best cocktail bars and live music venues on each and every expedition. Follow Katie @kt_saramanning

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