A Local's Guide to Miami
Collected by Kara Franker
Where to dine, stay and play in the Magic City. From the best restaurants and hotels to not-to-miss entertainment and events, this wanderlist covers it all.
Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA
The Wynwood district is a pleasant change from the glazed body parade of South Beach. Art is everywhere: on gallery walls, on exterior walls, even on the sidewalk--and the Wynwood Walls are a one stop shop for it all. Wander the impressive murals,...
6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Crandon Park’s beautiful two-mile beach on Key Biscayne is known for its pristine sand and calm waters, as well as its mangroves, coastal dunes, and sea grass beds. There’s also an amusement center as well as a nature center where you can see...
1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Let me put the good news front and center: This is not your father’s Ritz-Carlton (nor your mother’s). For example take the infinity pool, which practically drops you in the Atlantic. Then, there’s the art deco décor,...
455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Inspired by the lunar calendar, new spa treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort on an island south of Miami Beach explore the moon’s influence on the senses. Products from Éminence’s biodynamic line utilize...
1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
If you think South Beach is only for the party people, then you’ve got it all wrong. Wake up early and while the all-night ravers are still sleeping, head to SoFi. Park across from Joe’s Stone Crab. Yes, you’ve heard of it – it’s famous. But have...
9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
Look closely inside the circle of this photo. What do you see? Want to see more? Travel a few miles south of downtown Miami and wind your way down Old Cutler Road where the street is lined with gorgeous mansions and towering banyan trees. Turn...
638 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Located in Brickell, Bonding is the brainchild of Bond Trisransi, the man behind Calle Ocho's Mr. Yum and 2B Asia Bistro. His newest venture is an Asian fusion eatery with the best lunch special in town. Everything you see in the photo above costs...
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Each February the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over the white-sand shores of Miami Beach. Presented by the Food Network, celebrity chefs whip up delicious dishes for a star-studded audience. The next festival is scheduled for Feb....
7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Each year the Sony Open tennis tournament takes over Miami’s most idyllic tropical island — Key Biscayne. To help kick off the tournament, players like Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic participated in an All-Star Charity Tennis...
4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
Orlando is well known for its theme parks and appeal to families, but this vacation destination is not for kids alone. I embarked on a search for a luxurious and romantic getaway in Central Florida, and I found it at the Spa at The-Ritz Carlton....
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