Collected by Kristina Shea
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
“I know it sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but everything on the menu really is delicious. The food is never fussy, and the ingredients are so fresh. Chef Michael Schwartz does incredible things with fish. I always order the whole fish. For...
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...
169 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
Amidst the rash of chains and the other 'nothing special' cafes on Coral Gables' Miracle Mile, Le Boudoir is a quick, easy, and elegant bite to eat on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I recommend the B Cobb salad—a delicious Cobb accented with mango,...
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
I love the art scene in Miami. There's a wide variety of performance venues around town that are affordable and entertaining. I'm a frequent attendee. When I heard that the historic Miracle Theatre in downtown Coral Gables was showing the final...
15 SE 10th St, Miami, FL 33131, USA
In Miami’s trendy Mary Brickell Village, Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe is the kind of place you can just relax in. The indoor/outdoor patio keeps you out of the blazing Florida sun but still provides a romantic ambience. To start, tear...
1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Pool + Beach service is ace, they have a great team here. The hotel is pretty large but manageable and I really like the style. Lots of cool amenities to make you feel good about staying here ( organic toiletries, fancy bedding, high end goodies...
5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137, USA
Before leaving to attend the Yom Kippur Evening services at Temple Israel in Miami, my good friends Mark and Greta invited me for dinner at SOYKA .. what a nice way to start a fast of 24 hours. It was absolutely delicious. We were deep in...
1424 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
An out-of-the-way location (you need a taxi to get here from Ocean Drive or Collins Ave), but still in South Beach means that you will encounter just as many locals as tourists (if not more of the former) at this "sushi-pub." And that is a good...
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...
2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
This upscale, all day "diner" may be slightly hidden in the lobby of the W Hotel, however this Miami outpost of the popular NYC restaurant is a great place to grab a bite either pre or post beach. I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The...
2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
When Freehand launched in Miami at the end of 2012, it became a welcome alternative to the city’s glitzy hotel scene. The retro-inspired, summer-camp-style hotel is housed in a 1930s building outfitted with vintage furnishings and wood...
400 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Lincoln Road is a pedestrians-only boulevard in the heart of South Beach and one of the most popular places to visit in the area. Lined with shops and restaurants in historic Art Deco buildings and shaded by tall trees and...
455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Key Biscayne is a historically rich, tropical barrier island paradise. The Ritz-Calton is a favorite weekend spot for laid-back Floridians. It’s only 15 minutes south of South Beach but seems like a different world in attitude and ambience....
2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Panther Coffee, in the ultra-cool Wynwood Art District and two other Miami locations, makes all drinks and brews to order, specializing in cortaditos, espressos, and roasting their own beans. It’s a hip spot with a Pacific Northwest...
1817 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Last night, Portgal-based Pestana Hotels and Resorts opened its first North American hotel in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. The 97-room boutique is made up of four historic Art Deco buildings formerly known as the Hotel Miljean...
1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
I'm not a fan of vodka so I chose Barton G's French Martini complete with a Chambord popsicle. At $32 a pop, it's not something I'd recommend for anything more than the experience. While I did enjoy the drink and it's coolness (who doesn't want to...
150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Situated oceanfront on Collins Avenue in the shadow of The Setai (South Beach’s tallest and most expensive hotel), Townhouse is a humble Art Deco concrete building trimmed in red with two very cool venues hidden inside, a subterranean ramen...
1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
No Name Harbor provided calm, and secret, waters to pirates darting around the Florida Keys. Now it provides safe harbor to pricey yachts and lowly jet skis darting around Miami. Boater’s Grill provides Cuban fare with a luxury view no matter how...
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Everyone in these parts eagerly awaits the Florida stone crab season, which runs from October through May. As soon as it starts, they flock to Joe’s Stone Crab, a South Beach institution that’s been cracking the sweet crustaceans for more...
915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Miami is all about presentation. The heels are higher, the skirts are shorter, the portions are larger, and the drinks are works of art. Meat Market, in Miami Beach, is a steak house that could fool you into thinking it’s more of a nightclub than...
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,...
1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
One thing I didn’t expect upon arrival in South Beach is the massive amount of Art Deco architecture lining its streets. With about 750 Art Deco buildings within a square mile, South Beach is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations,...
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,...
1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Looking for some down-home comfort food with an upscale twist? Head to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, named one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants and whose fried chicken was declared the best in the South by Southern Living...
1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, FL 33132, USA
My 10 day voyage on the Celebrity Equinox was my fifth cruise. And yet it was the first time I felt like I had finally found a cruise line that matches the way I live at home: a little more sophisticated. A little more dressed up. A little...
9999 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173, USA
This longstanding eatery tucked away in a non descript office building along Sunset Drive is gem of a find. Under the same management for years, they manage to deliver the same quality day after day. What amazed me most today was how inexpensive a...
9650 E Bay Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154, USA
A happy outcome of staying at the lovely Daddy O Hotel in the Bay Harbor Islands of northern Miami was being right next door to the Palm Restaurant. In fact, the restaurant offers room service to the hotel and therefore I was able to get a quick,...
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