The big day arrived. Our first country in South America is Bogota, Colombia. But there is a 5 hour stop over in Miami to change plane. We left Los Angeles at 9:15PM and arrived in Miami at 5:00AM after 4.5 hours flight. Given there is 5 hours to kill, we thought it would be fun to go to see the famous Miami Beach at sunrise. Luckily, there is a public bus to goes to the beach. So in the spirit of adventure, we took the bus to the beach, spent an hour at the beach, and then came back to the airport just in time for the plane ride at 10:15AM.
To go to the famous Miami Beach from the airport, the best way is to take the J bus route from the Airport ground floor near the middle. It costs US$1.50 for adult one way, children are free. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes each way.