Miami, Florida, is about as far south as you can get in the United States. And it has a rich history. The area was originally inhabited by the Tequesta and later the Seminole tribes. In 1566, Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés established a mission in the area, but it was abandoned a few years later. And as was all too often the case, the US government forced the Seminoles out of the area in the 1800s, allowing the region to be “settled” by Europeans.
In 1896, Miami was incorporated as a city, and in the 20th century, the city experienced serious growth in tourism. That’s probably because the city is known for its international culture and beaches (and nightlife, of course). But Miami’s great weather also means it’s well-known for outdoor recreation, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s near two great national parks. During the 20th century, Miami experienced significant growth and development, particularly in the tourism and real estate industries.