At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we travel to the southern tip of the continental United States to the sunny Florida metropolis of Miami.
Nestled between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean at the southeastern tip of Florida, Miami has grown greatly from its modest early days as a 16th-century Spanish mission and a fledgling boom town in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Now the fourth largest urban area in the United States, Miami is also frequently ranked among the country’s wealthiest, cleanest, and most livable cities.
Miami’s pleasantly warm year-round climate (occasional hurricanes aside) attracts full- and part-time residents and tourists both young and old, retired and active, from across the continent and around the world. Boating, swimming, suntanning, and watersports of all kinds are a staple of life on this oceanfront metropolis, with its beaches on the Atlantic, protected Biscayne Bay between Miami Beach and the mainland, and series of islands and keys.
The best-known and most popular of these beach retreats is South Beach. Beachfront luxury hotels, clubs, restaurants, and shops stretch along Collins Avenue parallel to the beach and to the ocean. Miami’s location makes it the primary embarkation point for passenger cruise ships to the Caribbean; the Port of Miami is often called the Cruise Capital of the World.
Miami is also a major cultural centre. It is the second-largest city in the U.S. with a Spanish-speaking majority, and is therefore a vibrant melting pot of Latino culture, music, cuisine, and art. The city’s Cuban community is particularly large and active, and Cuban culture and food is a major part of the city’s cultural landscape. Central and South American influences are also prominent, as well as West Indies populations from places such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In addition to these hemispheric cultural elements, Miami boasts major cultural and entertainment institutions as any major city does, such as performing arts centres, theatres, museums, broadcasting companies, and major sports teams.
Miami is also a major business centre, with more concentrated international banking offices than any other financial centre in the United States. It is also a hub for medical and biotechnological research. Miami International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country, and is an important hub to Latin American destinations in particular. These connections make Miami an important gateway for trade, commerce, and travel between the United States and Central and South America.
Whether you’re seeking a refuge in the sun, boarding a cruise ship, or doing business downtown, please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Miami, Florida.