Miami and South Florida
Collected by Andrew Harrison
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,...
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...
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
After a stretch of hotels along the oceanfront, there is an abrupt start of native vegetation and dense trees just past Vistamar Street. This is the setting of Bonnet House, a historical Florida home, which sits on 35 acres right off A1A highway,...
455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, 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...
95 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
The Rubell Family Collection occupies a former Drug Enforcement Administration warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District. Contemporary artists exhibited here include Jeff Koons and Kara Walker.—Meeghan Truelove 95 NW 29th St., (305) 573-6090. This...
1060 Scarlet Oak St, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
The first U.S. outpost of the Colombian gift shop Inkanta is the perfect place to score a memento of design-mad Miami. (Hungry for a Kidrobot banana figurine?) The jewel box–like store—gleaming white walls contrasting with a perforated...
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
The intimate Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opened its doors off Biscayne Boulevard in December 2013, offering world-class exhibitions, outdoor sculptures, and spaces for art, relaxation, and dining. Prior to entering the three-story...
3203, 537 NW 1st Ave suite b, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA
A short walk from Las Olas Boulevard, Brew Urban Cafe serves Intelligentsia Coffee, a must for coffee connoisseurs. It's a quiet place where students study, decorated with local art on the walls, and worth the trek to grab a cup of coffee before...
1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar is a relatively new Mexican restaurant in Las Olas. If you order the guacamole and chips, they bring out avocados and make the guacamole to your liking (do you want mayo? how about more lemon?) at your table. Beyond the...
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
If you have never heard of Kava Kava, there is no need to travel to Hawaii or Fiji to try it in a social environment. This ancient drink has been used ceremonially for more than 3,000 years to help relieve anxiety and stress. I stumbled upon Fiji...
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Picture yourself gliding on water, each paddle stroke across crystal clear water propels you faster as you fly across the glassy plane. You'll feel completely relaxed surrounded by gorgeous sand, water, and wildlife. The Hawaiian sport of stand up...
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...
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...
Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
A fanciful three-week celebration of the arts, Fringe has been an annual asylum for artistic oddballs since 1994. Nearly 650 productions— theater, dance, poetry, magic, outdoor installations—enliven venues all over Dublin. 353/(0) 1-670-6106....
113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Before the French Revolution, this park used to be the site of the Royal Palace. Today, the garden, which separates the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, is a place where Parisians and tourists stroll amid Rodin and Maillol statues or relax...
683 Rue Saint-Joseph Est #150, Québec, QC G1K 3C1, Canada
Having worked in the music industry for nearly two years before switching to travel writing full-time, I attended more concerts than I can count. However, Québec Festival d'été made my record label days seem like a walk in the park. The festival...
Hatillo, 00659, Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans seize every opportunity to gather and celebrate. Themed festivals are held year-round for people to watch traditional bomba and plena dances; buy jewelry, artisanal leather goods, and wooden toys and ornaments; and eat to their...
Staroměstské nám. 1/4, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Old Town Square, founded in the 12th century, is the center of Prague. In the middle of it all, the Old Town Hall (which also houses the famous Astronomical Clock), built in 1338, still provides the best 360-degree views of the city. For a...
56028 San Miniato PI, Italy
Some say that in 1954, in the woods of the Medieval town of San Miniato, someone found a 5.5 pound tartufo bianco (white truffle)—the largest truffle ever found. Regardless of whether or not this is true, the little Tuscan town set between the...
Sentier de l'Embarcadère 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
There are dozens of foodie festivals in Belgium throughout the year, but my favourite, by far, is the EAT! Brussels restaurant festival, in early autumn. Located in the vast Bois de la Cambre Park, you can sample your way around the Brussels...
06039 Trevi, Province of Perugia, Italy
If you find yourself in Umbria during the month of October, find a way to Trevi for their Sedano Nero (black celery) festival. Different events occur on different weekends, but the sale of celery is marvelous. Sedano Nero is listed on Slow Food's...
33022 Piano D'arta UD, Italy
Every May, the Festa dell’Asparago di Bosco, del Radicchio di Montagna, e dei Funghi di Primavera is held in the hilltop hamlet of Piano d’Arta in Italy’s Carnia mountains. Celebrating all the local bounties of spring—wild asparagus, mountain...
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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