When gathering information about Miami, a good place to start is The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) located at 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700 (305/539-3000, 800/933-8448 ). They have many free brochures on Miami and free maps, alternative newspapers and complimentary magazines. Through their online tourism guide at http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/, they provide Miami tourist information including attractions, events, clubs, accommodations and much more and you can view Miami's numerous options of dining, film and sporting events with their searchable Miami events calendar.

Many cafes, stores on commercial streets, and restaurants have stands with information for tourists as well as advertisements and coupons for the most popular attractions.