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Florida is at its sultriest—in both weather and attitude—in its southern reaches. The beaches, shopping, and dining in Miami alone could keep you busy for months. But you can’t leave South Florida without driving the Overseas Highway from Key Largo all the way to Key West, ogling the mansions of millionaires (many times over) in Palm Beach and looking for shipwreck treasure washed ashore in Vero Beach along the aptly named Treasure Coast.
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Calle Ocho or Little Havana is where all things Cuban and Latino come together in Miami. Start your walking tour of Little Havana at Maximo Gomez Park (aka Domino Park). If you play dominoes and have the patience to wait for a spot at a table, you...
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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...

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5721 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144, USA
Palacio de los Jugos (the Juice Palace) is one of the most famous and long-standing restaurants in Miami. The palace is named for its long list of fruit drinks, such as mamey and coconut. But the chain also serves typical Cuban food like arroz...
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Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, with 800 structures of historical significance, most built between 1923 and 1943. The Miami...
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270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA
There are more than a dozen Zumas around the world, and Miami’s is located in the Kimpton Epic Hotel, in the up-and-coming River District. The eatery’s bright waterfront dining room, with views of yachts in the marina, is a top spot for brunch and...
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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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1200 South Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
The Cape Florida Lighthouse, in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on the tip of Key Biscayne, is the oldest lighthouse in the state. The newly restored 95-foot white-brick tower, which sits on sand and rocks, attracts plenty of...
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3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USA
If you love Cuban food, you cannot miss out on Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana. It is one of the world's most famous Cuban restaurants, a gathering place and unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban exiles. When visiting, order the Classic...
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207 Petronia St #101, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The name and vision for this neighborhood restaurant was inspired by the tough and spiritual protagonist, Santiago, in Hemingway's classic The Old Man and the Sea. The quirky and warm dining room, with...
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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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6810 Front St, Stock Island, FL 33040, USA
Hogfish Bar and Grill, under a thatched palapa roof with open sides, is tucked in among the boats and gulls of Safe Harbour Marina in Stock Island. In short, a meal or a drink there makes you feel like an insider, a salty local far from the...