Miami is the 42nd largest city and the 4th largest urban area in the United States. Located on the Atlantic coast in Southeastern Florida, Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. It was dubbed America’s Cleanest City in 2008 by Forbes Magazine for its good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. With the hot summers and warm winters, the city houses many marinas, rivers, bays, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean. Activities that are commonly found are boating, sailing, fishing and scuba diving.
Miami has many entertainment venues. Popular museums include the Frost Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. With the 2nd largest performing arts center in the United States, Adriena Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and festivals such as Calle Ocho Festival and Carnival Miami, the city attracts a large number of musicians, singers, actors, dancers, and orchestral players. Sporting venues are popular within the city with professional teams such as the Miami Dolphins in the NFL, Miami Heat in the NBA, Miami Marlins in the MLB, Miami United F.C. in the NSPL, and the Florida Panthers in the NHL.