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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,...
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1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
If you are into contemporary art, and of course people watching – this is a MUST! Forget the main 'Art Basel Miami' (which can be a little pretentious and stuffy) – just explore all the surrounding exhibitions on the 'Beach' and in my...
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222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
The Deuce a dive bar that has been in Miami for 99 years. The bar is filled with locals, most of which are repeat guests. There is still a new look of hipsters and trendy types to enjoy the enjoying the 11-hour happy hour from 8am-7pm. It's not at...
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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,...
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2 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Fury offers several water sports packages for the Keys. I chose the parasailing, jet skiing, and snorkeling package. For about four hours I was in the waters about a mile or two off Key West crashing waves on a jet ski and holding on for my life...
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5114 Overseas Hwy, Key West, FL 33040, USA
There's no better way to explore the sea life-rich mangroves around Key West than on a tour with Lazy Dog. My knowledgeable guide taught our group all about non-stinging indigenous jellyfish, colorful sponges, manatee and turtle grass conservation...
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81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Cheeca Lodge manages to be upscale and relaxed at the same time. This duality is perhaps best embodied in Cheeca’s flagship restaurant Atlantic’s Edge, which offers a refreshed take on island cuisine (like the roasted red snapper with...
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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
Built in the 1930s as a conch house, Ballyhoo's is open today as a tropical roadhouse... with a very gourmet flair. Famous for stone crab, oysters and fresh fish caught locally, the restaurant is one of those places that should go to the top of...
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2801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Key West is tiny -- only 42 miles-- so just about every location is a good one. Parrot Key Resort lured me in with photos of bright blue Adirondack chairs on peaceful balconies and secluded swimming pools surrounded by greenery and art...
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Crystal River, FL, USA
We went swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida last winter and it was awesome! The water was a bit chilly, but seeing the manatees underwater in clear blue springs was incredible. You can rent a small boat and snorkeling gear from...
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1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
The Dalí Museum has a wonderful collection of Salvador Dalí's work. From postcard-sized paintings he did as a child to mural masterpieces, the many sides of Dalí's work fills rooms worth wandering. The museum offers a knowledgeable tour, has a...
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1819 Atlantic Blvd #4, Key West, FL 33040, USA
My pet for the day. His name is Bob. Not the most interactive pet but he's got more character and is more fun than a lot of people I know. That's Key West for you. End of the road, quirky, a bit hazy and most of all fun. Frankly I don't want to...
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300 Anastasia Park Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
St. Augustine is one of my favorite places in the US and Anastasia State Park is a very beautiful and clean beach. It is quiet but popular with tourists. Even so, it feels like you are still in a small town with easy going people, delicious...
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Florida 32899, USA
The space shuttle Discovery on the back of NASA's 747 to be brought to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
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3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
Completed in 1916, this Italian-inspired villa on Biscayne Bay was the home of the early 20th-century industrialist James Deering and is now a National Historic Landmark. The house was modeled after historic...
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7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643, USA
Every year for Mother's Day, my family and a huge group of friends descend on Ginnie Springs in N. Central Florida for a weekend of camping, tubing and BBQing. Ginnie Springs is one of Florida's best kept secrets, a privately owned park...
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1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712, USA
With all of Orlando’s man-made attractions, it’s refreshing to get deep into nature at this wonderful state park, located north of downtown and the theme-park corridor. Spread across 7,000 acres of pristine central Florida forest, the...
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo is popular among the diving and snorkeling crowd, with good reason. The first undersea park in the United States boasts a pale-white sunken algae-coated statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched...
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Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
The sand was soft. The sky was azure blue. The birds were singing. The air was balmy. I could smell the the salt in the sea at the beach. I felt lighthearted and relaxed. I was in Key Largo, the Florida Keys. The Keys are a vacation away from the...
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77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
If you make just one stop along the Overseas Highway on your way through the Florida Keys from Miami to Key West, make it Robbie’s. The attraction dates back nearly two decades, when the owners of the small marina and restaurant here started...
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907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West’s most famous literary resident, Ernest Hemingway, lived in this two-story Spanish-colonial villa for nearly a decade and composed several of his best-known works here. His second wife, Pauline, insisted they add a pool to the...

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201 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

No place is quite as synonymous with the Key West spirit as Sloppy Joe’s, which has been around since 1933 and was a regular hangout for Ernest Hemingway; the bar even hosts an annual Papa look-alike contest, with white-bearded men competing...

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Whitehead St & South Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Southernmost Point buoy, at the corner of Whitehead Street and South Street, marks not only the spot for the southernmost point of the continental United States but also the distance (90 miles) to the next country, Cuba. The...
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503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
From independent flicks to special programs to film fest events, Cinema Paradiso brings to the big screen some of the edgiest movies at this church turned art house theater. It's a great rainy-day standby. There is also a second location in...
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1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
For a very Fort Lauderdale experience, take the water taxi to Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. They have their own dock, steps away from the outdoor patio, where you will be treated with 10 percent off your meal for taking the taxi. Go early to get...
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1721 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA
Between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is a local beach town filled with surfers, joggers, and free-spirited beach lovers. The Hollywood Beach Boardwalk moves at a slower pace than those on bustling South Beach and Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place. Choose...
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1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
With its clear water, clean white sand, and long strip of restaurants and bars, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a low-key, more relaxed alternative to its more famous southern neighbor. If bored of sunbathing, there is also parasailing, deep-sea fishing,...
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400 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA
Running along both sides of the New River, Riverwalk is lined with small parks and shops. It offers the opportunity to view yachts and boats that traffic the river. The mile-long Riverwalk connects major attractions like historic Stranahan House...
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8635 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
This 1742 Spanish fort sits along the Matanzas River and 100 acres of salt marsh. It was built to guard the Matanzas Inlet at the south end of the river, which was used as a rear pathway to St. Augustine.
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601 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Chances are that when you return home after your trip to Key West, someone will ask you if you went to the Green Parrot. It's that kind of iconic bar, the kind your parents' friends ended up at over spring break in college long ago. The...
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8311, 111 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
This wood house was originally intended as officers' housing on the island's naval base, but became famous as the Little White House when Harry S. Truman used it as a base of operations for several extended stays during his...
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400 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Hog's Breath Saloon on the corner of Duval and Front Street in the heart of Old Key West has been in business since 1988. The Saloon was a hit from the day it opened. It's a place to enjoy lunch or relax after a day of swimming, fishing, or...
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Yes, there is a fort here—a National Historic Landmark built in the mid-1800s to protect the country’s southernmost coastline—but locals know it for its excellent beach. A nice sandy expanse is a rarity in the Florida...
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1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Now this is a place truly off the beaten path. Filled with beautiful wild and native plants with stunning views of the water, the Key West Garden Club is a gem. The members were incredibly nice and informative. It's free to go inside but be sure...
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Florida, USA
Set 110 kilometers (70 miles) south of Key West is a group of seven uninhabited islands known as the Dry Tortugas, which makes for one of the area’s top day trips. Once there you can explore the historic Fort Jefferson, an enormous military...
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729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Blue Heaven is a favorite in Key West—Jimmy Buffett even mentioned it in one of his famous beach tunes. The whimsical courtyard is filled with brightly colored tables and chairs, twinkly lights, foliage, and stray animals. The bar and...
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948 NE 62nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, USA
From 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. this low-key Peruvian (with a touch of Cuban) restaurant offers a list of 32 lunch specials. The lomo saltado and tallarin saltado con camarones y sopa de pollo seem most popular with the locals eating there, but make...
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201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063, USA
When the urban jungle becomes too much, head out to this little forest—an oasis amidst highways. It is free to enter and to explore the trails, where you can spot butterflies, flowers, and reptiles. Check the website for information on the several...
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3291 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA
The 88-acre Swop Swop is open every day and features a 14-screen drive-in movie theater as well as a giant flea market and farmers' market with around 2,000 vendors. Movie tickets are some of the cheapest you can find, and buying a fresh coconut...
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1514 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, USA
This locally-owned restaurant brings to the table the aromatic cuisine of Southeast Asia with local flavors, using Florida seafood and ingredients delivered daily. Thai specialties are offered alongside seafood, prime steaks, and chops—with or...
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801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
The Jungle Queen dinner cruise experience has been a Fort Lauderdale institution since 1945. Take the kids and board the historic riverboat on a three-hour cruise through downtown Fort Lauderdale to a tropical island. You'll see superb views of...
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6002 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, USA
Gather around the table on a wooden patio aligned with the crashing waves of the Atlantic at Sea Watch On the Ocean. The Fort Lauderdale hot spot is a social and relaxing restaurant to celebrate with loved ones. Try a glass of wine and curl up for...
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125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, USA
Board a 45-foot catamaran or a small, private charter and dive into the blue Atlantic to swim and interact with marine wildlife. For those interested in snorkeling, the South East Florida Reef Tract goes from Miami to Palm beach. There's about 23...
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Fort Lauderdale's trademark is defined by its emerald waters, gorgeous hotels, and golden sand. See it all aboard a jetski or parasail ride from the Sands Harbor Marina. Parasail right off the beach and sail above the Atlantic, through the air,...
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3208 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA
After the owners left Brazil and headed to South Florida, they combined their love for fresh juices and flavorful ingredients to open Smoothie Jungle. The eatery serves fresh and delicious smoothies and entrees with no preservatives. The smoothies...
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1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Arrive by boat or auto at this fun, local seafood eatery tucked inside the famous Fort Lauderdale Marina to experience breathtaking views of the 17th Street Causeway drawbridge. Seafood dominates the menu, from shrimp ‘n’ grits with trugole cheese...
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460 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, USA
At Calypso Restaurant & Raw Bar in Pompano Beach, Florida, the cuisine and energy of the Caribbean comes to life. Since 1990, owners Lora and Chuck have traveled throughout the world to find the best recipes and ingredients to serve Broward...
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1525 NW 56th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA
Fort Lauderdale Air Tours conduct scenic and adventurous flights over Fort Lauderdale beaches, and the spectacular Florida Everglades. The plane departs from Pompano Beach and soars over the ocean and along the beach, providing views of the...
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603 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Fort Lauderdale is a destination known for its warm sunny beach days and breezy nights in famous Las Olas. While walking the strip, I stopped into Shop 603 boutique. The vibe is super trendy as is the apparel on the racks. The fun and playful...
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2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, USA
Since 1941, the historic Anglin Fishing pier has served as Lauderdale By-The-Sea's main focal point. The pier was rebuilt in the 1960s as the longest pier in South Florida. Today, Anglins serves as the first eco-friendly cafe in...
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101 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
St Pete locals and visitors wander the stalls of the Saturday Morning Market in the shadow of old Al Lang Field and the Municipal Marina. Fresh honeys, jams, breads, eggs, organic vegetables and fruits, pineapple (peeled and cored while you wait)...
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701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Whether you want to walk, bike, skate, fish, or just enjoy the view, you can do it on the North Bay Trail. Stretching from Demen's Landing Park (south) to Rio Vista Park (north), The North Bay Trail provides a paved, scenic route where you can...
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255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Home to an extensive and diverse art collection since 1965, the Museum of Fine Arts is an inviting oasis where you can enjoy work from around the world. The permanent collection includes pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well...
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Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Stretching 2.4 miles along the Garrison Channel and Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, the Riverwalk is a paved path perfect for walking, jogging, or biking along the beautiful waterfront of Tampa. Landscaped parks and sculpture gardens provide...
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Tampa, FL, USA
Would you like to travel back in time to when streetcars ruled downtown streets? Is the day just a bit too hot for walking? Would you like a quick tour of downtown Tampa from old to new? Then hop on the old-fashioned, yellow Teco Line Streetcar...
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510 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Every Sunday from October through May, the 600/700 blocks of Franklin Street in downtown Tampa come alive with local foods, arts & crafts, and music. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., local vendors sell everything from fresh-made German bread to produce...
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1612 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
For 40 years, La France has stocked vintage and retro clothing along with all accessories. Whether you are looking for a 1950s-style summer dress, a lacy gown inspired by the 1920s cruise liner crowd, the perfect outfit for celebrating Tampa's...
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Florida, USA
To begin to understand the true wilderness that occupies most of the southern tip of Florida, there is nothing like a visit the 734-square-mile wetland preserve of Everglades National Park. More than a national treasure, the park is a UNESCO World...
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19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034, USA
Should you find yourself on the backroads of Homestead, Florida, the gateway to the Everglades, you'll come upon open fields and vineyards. It's here that a roadside stand displays the bold lettering: "Robert is Here." But who is Robert? And...
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Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA
Sand Bash Women's Master Sand Sculpting Championship. Sand Bash was pretty sweet to attend, all the proceeded benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund of Southwest Florida. This year it was located at the Holiday Inn. The sculptures were...
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, USA
The Wizard of Menlo Park did not retire to Florida to play golf. He spent his later years trying to discover a new source of rubber and planted different trees at his estate towards that end. One could imagine the then-popularized specter of a...
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2525 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA
Located on seven-mile-long Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach is precisely the sugar-sand playground you come to Florida’s Gulf Coast to enjoy. Named among the best in America, the beach is long and wide, making it perfect for a stroll or bike...
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1514 Broadway #101, Fort Myers, FL 33901, USA
Chocolatier Justin Schaffer serves homemade candy, chocolate, and treats in southwest Florida. Irresistible Confections provides the community with a combination of barks, baskets, chocolate clusters, and much more. Classes for groups up to 25...
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875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216, USA
The restaurant at the end of Rod and Reel Pier is a basic, funky, Florida fish and burger place. Decent food at a decent price. But it isn't just the food people come for. People come for the view over the crystal, clear turquoise waters of the...
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1924 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239, USA
When my father suggested we check out a special place for his favorite paté I had no idea where we would end up. A Sarasota tradition for more than 50 years, this third generation family run business is a gem. Morton’s Gourmet Market is a premiere...
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Don Pedro Island, Florida, USA
Charlotte Harbor, Fla. is an inviting vacation locale near Sarasota. Guests will find accomodation options from hotels, to Palm Island Resort, to the more private beach houses of Don Pedro Island (available through Islander Properties, ask for...
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Warm Mineral Springs, FL 34287, USA
People from all over the world are known to make a pilgrimage here. There are fifty-one healing, nourishing, essential minerals in the lake that is far more highly concentrated than any other spring in America. The water even flows out the Gulf of...
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Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
A barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island is known for its natural beauty, wildlife preserves, and of course shelling. All you need is a bathing suit, flip flops and lotion, and the closer you look, you never know what you will find!...
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Naples, FL, USA
Naples Florida is a great place to go during the early Months of the year. The weather is typically anywhere from 60-80. If you are coming from a snowy region then even 60 feels like beach weather. In addition to golf courses and beaches, Naples...
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Seagrove St, Estero, FL 33928, USA
An absolutely beautiful sunset during my first nigh of vacation in Seagrove Beach, Florida set the tone for the rest of my trip!
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30205 SW 217th Ave, Homestead, FL 33030, USA
The craft beer scene is here in South Florida with the opening of the Miami Brewing Company—the region’s first craft brewery—at Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead. The family-owned operation uses the tropical fruits and flavors...
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14401 NE 19th Ave, North Miami, FL 33181, USA
This venue is relocating to Orlando.

This one-of-a-kind collection of luxury and historic cars is owned by real estate mogul Michael Dezer, who has been buying up classic and rare cars for decades. It features a rare...
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I hate shopping. There, I said it. However, sometimes while traveling you need a few things right? So, to minimize my pain, I like to go to places that know what I need and what I like. BABALU is one such place. It's tiny, it's unisex, it's chic,...
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10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
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431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Tongue and Cheek is a unique treat in the middle of world-famous South Beach. Although Miami is "south of the south," you can still get some of your favorite Southern dishes with a sophisticated twist. The restaurant’s interior design includes...
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1155 Brickell Bay Dr #101, Miami, FL 33131, USA
The indoor dining room and lounge and outdoor patios surrounded by greenery at this chic waterfront restaurant in Brickell are elegant, and pretty much every table has an paralleled view of downtown Miami and the bay. The menu is...
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3300 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133, USA
In Coconut Grove, you’ll find an open-air weekend farmers' market offering delicious sustainable fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, and seeds. In addition to checking out the fresh produce, be sure to stop by the local vendors who sell amazing...
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24775 SW 87th Ave, Cutler Bay, FL 33190, USA
This place has a great laid-back vibe and is open air, right on the water, with live music, and great drinks. My favorite is the Smoked Fish Dip served with Fresh Tortilla Chips, Crackers, Jalapenos & Pepperoncini...
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Pigeon Key, Florida, USA

Not to be confused with the modern bridge that runs parallel to it, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was originally part of the Overseas Railroad built in the early 20th century by Henry Flagler. It began allowing automobiles in 1938, but after being hit...

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Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA
Although there aren't many alligators in the Florida Keys because of all the salt water, lesser-known spot in Big Pine Key is a little pocket of fresh water where a couple of alligators - who don't mind their photo being taken - usually hang out....
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36850 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA
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