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AFAR Explorer′s Wishlist
1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN 37886, USA
Don’t fret if your cell phone doesn’t work here; just surrender to your surroundings at Blackberry Farm—4,200 secluded acres of hillocks and ponds, gardens and lawns at the foot of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. This...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Wanting to try some authentic and reasonably-priced Cuban food, we found ourselves at Puerto Sagua, a bustling diner located on Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami. Sharing a pitcher of Sangria, we each enjoyed an incredible Cuban meal across the...
1952 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135, USA
La Camaronera is a family owned fish market that has been frying up seafood goodness for decades. The restaurant is not fancy, with little chairs and a small bar. But once you head inside, you'll see that it's filled with locals that are hungry...
3015 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133, USA
Fat Tuesday, on the second floor of a small oceanside mall, offers beautiful Atlantic views with a variety of beach appropriate drink specials. Check out the colorful row of Slurpee-like frozen drinks, already prepared for quick delivery. The...
50 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130, USA
The Hoxton is one of Downtown Miami's newest hotspots. The bar and restaurant is located in Brickell, usually the home to steakhouses and pub, but the Hoxton is a breath of fresh air. The 2-story bar and restaurant is like a beach house in the...
97 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130, USA
You haven't experienced a hot dog until you've tried the Super Moon Perro from La Moon Restaurant in Brickell. The Super Moon Perro is the dog of all hot dogs. The recipe originated in Colombia, but has made its way to the hip neighborhood of...
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...
1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
In Miami Beach, the best seat in the house is, well, outside. The new Restaurant Michael Schwartz at the iconic Raleigh Hotel serves up just that. With tables placed on the pool's patio surrounded by large trees and twinkling lights, the...
3326 N Miami Ave, Location is closed, Miami, FL 33127, USA
At Alessandra Gold Boutique in Midtown Miami, you'll find products that are on trend and in style. Gold's house label, her KruZin shoe label and vintage finds makeup the majority of the products sold at the boutique. Shop the variety of...
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...
531 SW 12th Ave Suite 2, Miami, FL 33130, USA
I'm a huge fan of authentic Mexican tacos and living in NYC, I have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a great taco. But one of my all time favorite taquerias is in Miami and was discovered when my boyfriend and I arrived famished at our hotel on...
Lincoln Building, 350 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Miami is filled with celebrity chefs, creative cuisine and the tastes of several cultures within the city. Miami Food Tours offers a 3-hour culinary adventure through South Beach. The tour will combine delicious food and drink tastings with...
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...
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137, USA
This vibrant neighborhood is just north of Wynwood and the Miami Design District and is getting increasing attention from visitors for its independent galleries, street murals, hot restaurants, and cool bars. It’s also a great place to...
Miami, FL, USA
In a hidden corner of Brickell area, there is this gem of a resto, a branch of their original in Lima, Peru. The ambience was not that particularly attractive when we entered but the pleasant service and the excellent food smothered it over. Peru...
140 NE 39th St #136, Miami, FL 33137, USA
A cookie that luxuriates in silky chocolate and fresh walnuts is utterly apropos for the location – the Palm Court in the heart of Miami’s Design District, which is anchored on the other three corners by Bulgari, Panerai, and Tourbillon and is...
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