Miami Airport and Vicinity, Miami, Florida
Do: Watch a Jai Alai Match Jai Alai, a game that came over to Miami from Cuba in the late 1800s, is a sport that combines elements of squash, baseball, and lacrosse -- basically, you've got to see it to understand it. Pros play daily at the Miami Jai Alai Frontons (or Courts) and general admission is just a buck per person. Stay: Marriott Miami Airport To be just minutes from jai alai action, catch a ride on the hotel's free shuttle from the airport and stay in one of the Marriott's 363 guest rooms that are clean and comfortable. Nice touches -- in-room air purifiers/humidifiers and hypoallergenic upgrades, a large pool and fitness center, a quality restaurant, sports bar, and a Starbucks -- make it a cut above, but breakfast and Wi-Fi both cost extra. If you prefer something that feels a little more "Miami," stay at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables.