Southeast of Miami we find Kendall, part of Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is often described as a peaceful residential area with a large concentration of Colombians, hence why people called it "Little Colombia." It is also the gathering point of other Latino communities such as Cubans, Central Americans, Venezuelans, who enjoy a thriving life in this suburb.
Miami Executive Airport, as well as educational Institutions like Miami-Dade College, Florida International University and the University of Miami are really close.
Kendall's lodging offering is more suited for 2-, and 3-star hotels, so it could be an option if you are just looking for a place to take a stopover. Kendall’s location is convenient if you want to go shopping at Dadeland Mall, but it is also important to keep in mind that Kendall is nowhere near to the epicenter of Miami’s scene nor its coasts.
It will take you at least half an hour by car to reach South Beach. One of the most common outings, recommended for the whole family, is a visit to Zoo Miami, the biggest and oldest of Florida where more than 2,000 animal specimens live.
You can find Kendall in Zone 3 of Miami Smith’s map. It is delimited as follows:
South: Palmetto States
West: The Crossings