When you think of Miami, images of white beaches, palm trees and art deco buildings come to mind. If you're not lucky enough to live here, you can still enjoy these images from your own home! The internet has brought us web cams, allowing us to virtually visit every point on the globe easily and often. Here are some of the sights of Miami you can watch live.
Lincoln Road - Truly awesome camera that you control. There's always something to see on Lincoln Road. Since you control the camera, people watching has never been easier or more fun! You can stand on the corner with your cell phone and point distant friends to the website; when they see you standing there among the palm trees, you'll have visitors at your door soon!
Biscayne Bay Webcam - Wannman.com provides a beautiful view of Miami from across Biscayne Bay. They also provide a few still images that captured especially awesome views of our city.
University of Miami Webcams - The University of Miami provides a wide variety of 24-hour webcams that offer streaming video of the Coral Gables campus and Medical campus (including views of Downtown Miami).
Duval Street in Key West - Looking for a glimpse of paradise? Check out what's going on outside Sloppy Joe's on Duval Street!
Four Seasons Hotel - This TrueLook adjustable view webcam sits atop the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.
Fisher Island - You can zoom and pan this view of Miami's Fisher Island.
My Miami View - This webcam provides a view of Sunny Isles and the Intracoastal Waterway.
WFOR Weather Cam - I know, Miami has two weather patterns- sunny and gorgeous or pouring rain. But with this camera WFOR has set up on their tower, you can always see exactly how far away the rain is! It is helpful if you're unfortunate enough to be closed in from nine to five with no windows.
New Ballpark Webcam - The Florida Marlins bring you this webcam that provides a view of the new ballpark under construction on the site of the old Orange Bowl. Opening Day is scheduled for 2012.
Bison Tattoocam - For a touch of the unusual, you can watch tattoos being done at this tattoo parlor in South Beach! Stay away if you're squeamish, cause you never know where a person might want a tattoo. This should be a really interesting site during spring break...
As always, there is no guarantee with live cameras in public. Please be aware of this and watch responsibly. If you're away from home and miss the beaches, or if you want to entice friends to pay a visit, these sites are sure to get your taste for the tropics going!