SHOPPING CENTERS 1111 LINCOLN ROAD Don’t mistake this architectural gem designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron as just another parking garage. This shopping destination encompasses upscale boutiques with floor-to- ceiling windows next to water gardens and a Dan Graham- designed reflective glass pavilion. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.538.9320. AVENTURA MALL Miami’s premier fashion destination and one of America’s most visited shopping centers, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most recognized retailers. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, the center includes luxury retailers Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. There’s also a dozen restaurants, an interactive playground and a 24-screen movie theatre with IMAX. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su noon- 8 pm. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.1110. BAL HARBOUR SHOPS Known worldwide for its ambience and luxury, this two-story, open-air luxury center offers shoppers a tropical setting with gardens and outdoor cafes. Bal Harbour Shops are home to some of the world’s finest stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brioni, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, David Yurman, Prada, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Tourneau and Versace. After a day of shopping, enjoy an al-fresco meal at one of six restaurants. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm and Su noon- 6 pm. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.866.0311. BAYSIDE MARKETPLACE A unique waterfront retail and entertainment complex offering more than 130 shops and restaurants, from Brookstone, the Disney Store and Victoria’s Secret to Bubba Gump Shrimp, The Knife and the Hard Rock Café. Bayside also hosts daily music concerts and sightseeing cruises depart from its marina. M-Th 10 am-10 pm, Fr-Sa 10 am-11 pm, Su 11 am-9 pm. 401 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami, 305.577.3344. BRICKELL CITY CENTRE This billion- dollar project is Miami’s premier retail destination, offering the largest collection of design boutiques and luxury brands. With half a million square-feet of fashion, dining and entertainment anchored by a 107,000-squarefoot Saks Fifth Avenue, Italian Food Hall and luxury dine-in cinema from Cinemex, you can shop and play all day. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm and Su noon-7 pm. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.371.6888. CITYPLACE This mixed-use shopping mecca has become the heart of West Palm Beach. With movie theaters, restaurants and bars such as Blue Martini and B. B. King’s Blues Club, it’s a perfect place to hang out. There’s plenty of shopping, too— Macy’s, Banana Republic, Chico’s, White House/Black Market, Gymboree, Anthropologie, Lucky Brand Jeans and Armani Exchange are among the retailers with locations here. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.366.1000. COCOWALK Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, CocoWalk is a charming mall carefully designed to blend seamlessly into the lush surroundings of the Grove, a bay side boating village. Here the streets are lined with fashion retailers (Gap, Maui Nix and Victoria’s Secret) and indie boutiques, fine dining and cafés, live music ranging from jazz to Latin fusion and a 14 screen luxury Paragon movie theater. Open seven days a week from
10 am-10 pm. 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 305.444.0777. DADELAND MALL This mall has set the South Florida shopping standard for more than 30 years, anchored by the largest Macy’s in Florida, as well as Macy*s Home Gallery & Kids. It also offers anchor stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, as well as specialty stores and numerous restaurants at the new Terrace Dining development. A chic new wing houses an enviable group of stores including BOSS Hugo Boss, Microsoft and Tesla. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su noon-7 pm. 7535 N. Kendall Drive, Kendall, 305.665.6227. DOLPHIN MALL Dolphin Mall brings together more than 240 fashionable, family-friendly value- oriented retailers, casual and fine dining restaurants, a movie theater and bowling alley. Find the latest trends in men’s and women’s apparel, sporting goods, shoes and accessories, from well-known brands including Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Bloomingdale’sThe Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and more. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su 11 am- 8 pm. 11401 NW 12th St., Miami, 305.365.7446. THE FALLS SHOPPING CENTER One of the most picturesque open-air shopping centers, The Falls is a beautiful and unique property featuring Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, American Girl, Michael Kors, BCBGMAXAZRIA and more than 100 stores and restaurants as well as a Regal Cinema and The Fresh Market. Stroll the first level’s covered walkways surrounded by a million- gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage, and enjoy a mix of shopping, dining and entertainment choices in an unparalleled setting. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-7 pm. 8888 SW 136th St., Miami, 305.255.4571. FLORIDA KEYS OUTLET CENTER Conveniently located off the Florida Turnpike and U. S. 1 on the only route to the Florida Keys, this open-air malloffers brand-name outlet stores and a food court. Popular retailers include Nike, Adidas, Converse, coach, Carter, Gymboree, Levi’s and more. 250 E. Palm Drive, Florida City, 305.248.4727. THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALE Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, The Galleria is the largest and most upscale mall in Broward County. It is home to fashion retailers Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s as well as popular shops Apple, Cole Haan and J. Crew, and an Elizabeth Arden Spa. The dining choices are tough to beat, too— choose from The Capital Grille, P. F. Chang’s, Seasons 52, Truluck’s or Blue Martini. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., 954.564.1015. THE GARDENS MALL From “A” (the Apple Store) to “Z” (for Zales), The Gardens Mall is home to just about any retailer you’d care to visit. Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Nordstrom and Macy’s are the major department stores, while Brooks Brothers, Williams-Sonoma, Tourneau, and Sony Style are among the others you’ll find. 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.622.2115. MIAMI INTERNATIONAL MALL Got kids in tow? Take them to the Simon Kidgits Korner play area before you shop among specialty stores including Hollister, Guess, Nine West, Ann Taylor Loft, Bebe, Forever 21 and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. Five department stores serve as anchors: Macy’s The Women’s and Kid’s Store, Macy’s Men’s and Home, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Sears. Later, dine at one of 22 eateries. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 1455 NW 107th Ave., Miami, 305.593.1775. PALM BEACH OUTLETS Palm Beach Outlets is your perfect shopping destination with savings of up to 70% at over 100 outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike Factory Store, Vera Bradley, Tommy Hilfiger Kids, Cole Haan, Gap Factory Outlet and more. Marketplace at the Outlets features 20 additional stores including Nordstrom Rack. 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.515.4400. SAWGRASS MILLS This huge outlet mall is said to be the No. 2 tourist attraction in Florida, after only Walt Disney World. Legend has it that airlines have been forced to send extra planes back to Latin America to accommodate all the purchases made at Sawgrass Mills. From Burberry, Brooks Brothers and Calvin Klein to Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks, all of the big names are represented here. Eat at the mega-mall’s restaurants or see a movie at the 23-screen cinema. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su 11 am- 8 pm. 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954.846.2300. THE SHOPS AT MARY BRICKELL VILLAGE The first mall to open in the Brickell Miami neighborhood, Mary Brickell Village, is separated into two plazas set amid towering oak and mahogany trees. Find everything you need, from groceries and cigars to clothing, accessories and jewelry. The Shops at Mary Brickell Village aren’t just for shopping; don’t forget to take a break and check out their extensive selection of restaurants. 901 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.381.6130. SHOPS AT MERRICK PARK World-renowned luxury retailers and award-winning restaurants clustered around a breathtaking urban garden create an unprecedented shopping experience here. Retailers include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Gucci, Canali, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Tiffany & Co. and Elemis Day Spa. Take in a movie at Landmark Theater or dine at Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Sawa, Villagio or Yard House. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305.529.0200. THE SHOPS AT MIDTOWN MIAMI Shop till you drop at the Nordstrom Rack, West Elm, Target, Guess Factory Store and HomeGoods at this shopping center located near Wynwood’s Art District, just minutes from downtown, Miami Beach and Miami International Airport. Shops at Midtown Miami features a blend of value retail, lifestyle stores as well a number of beauty salons, casual restaurants and bars. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305.573.3371. THE SHOPS AT SUNSET PLACE This popular mall in South Miami, across from the University of Miami campus boasts three levels of stores, restaurants, GameTime, L. A. Fitness and an AMC movie theater with an IMAX Theater. Enjoy exclusive retailers such as Pottery Barn, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic and more. Restaurants include Johnny Rockets, Buffalo Wild Wings and Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge. M-Th 10 am-9 pm, Fr-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 11 am- 8 pm. 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami, 305.663.0482.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON One of South Florida’s top Luxury shopping destinations, this mall features an impressive lineup of six department stores— Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Sears— plus, specialty shops that draws shoppers throughout Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Among the 220 stores at Town Center, you’ll find The Apple store, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer and many more. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.368.6000. APPAREL & ACCESSORIES BIKINI BRASIL Miami Beach’s one-stopshop for trendy swimwear features charming bikinis from up-and- cooming designers in Brazil. Find the much sought-after thong and scrunch bottoms here. The store also offers mix and match styles and sizes for endless combinations. Open seven days a week. 402 14th St., Miami Beach, 305.695.7979. CAPRETTO SHOES This ritzy shoe boutique in South Miami, across from the University of Miami campus, would make Carrie Bradshaw melt. One of the few specialty stores in the country, Capretto specializes in high- end designers like Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Valentino and much more. 5822 Sunset Drive, Miami, 305.661.7767. DASH Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian opened the first outpost of DASH, their star-studded fashion boutique concept, in Calabasas, California in 2006. DASH’s range of chic American designers and must have prize accessories have helped secure the boutique’s reputation as a one-stop shopping destination. 668 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.8484. GIVENCHY Discover the world of French luxury fashion at Givenchy, now at the Aventura Mall. Designed with the elegance and style as the high fashion Paris flagship store, the boutique pays homage to the boxes in which Hubert de Givenchy used to deliver his haute couture dresses. The designer and ready-to-wear collections are presented in half- closed black lacquered boxes. M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm; Su noon- 8 pm. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.682.9773. GRIFS WESTERN If you thought South Florida was all about beaches and Ferraris, check out this cowboy heaven (although Grifs caters to cowgirls and cowkids, too). Whether you’re looking for Wranglers or a Stetson, Grifs stocks it. There are more than 10,000 boots, hats, shirts, jeans, saddles and racks on display, plus a complete English riding department. Grifs carries brands such as Lucchese, Laredo, Roper and Montana. 6211 Orange Drive, Davie, 954.587.9000. INTERMIX Women depend on this ever- changing boutique to find the latest big name and up-and- coming designer apparel. Its amazing selection of embellished bikinis, tights, leggings, hair accessories, jewelry and shoes add to the “mix” of Chloe, Missoni, Moschino and Mint labels, to name a few. 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.5950; 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.993.1232; 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.837.0506; 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.393.6942. KRUZIN FOOTWEAR Developed in Taipei. Designed in Miami by Creative Director and sneaker queen Alessandra Gold. Step into style with ultra-hip, luxury and athletic sneakers that add edge and comfort to any wardrobe. 1602 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.397.8427. MVM MIAMI Owned by Melissa Mosheim, MVM Miami is a fashion forward women’s boutique for the edgy fashionista (think NYC Soho-style). The majority of the lines in MVM Miami come from New York and Los Angeles as well as local designers. Personal shopping available. M-Sa 11 am-7pm; Su noon- 6 pm. 2119 NW Second Ave., Miami, 954.606.0964. PEACE LOVE WORLD Peace Love World is the brainchild of founder and designer Alina Villasante, a Cuban-born, Miami clothing designer who signs her name with peace, love and happiness symbols. The mission of this Miami-based design house is to spread peace, love and happiness everywhere possible and to do so in an environmentally- conscious way that shows how much they love each other and the world in which they live. 225 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.444.5120 ; 7700 NW 56 St., Doral, 786.522.4390 ; 12801 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise. PORSCHE DESIGN Known for over 40 years of iconic style, Porsche Design is one of the leading luxury brands in the high- end men’s accessories segment. Its style is technically inspired and purist, featuring products such as high- end timepieces and eyewear, which are crafted by combining functional timeless design with technical innovation. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.792.0091; 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.391.0790; 7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, 305.665.3777; 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.579.0250. RAMONA LARUE Timeless fashion brand from Coconut Grove native Arianne Brown. With its bohemian roots intact, this whimsical fashion line has grown to impressive heights over the years. Find at her boutiques worldwide, bold prints in hand-painted colorful designs with silhouettes that beautifully compliment a woman’s body of all shapes and sizes. 3400 N. Midtown Ave., Miami, 305.456.8191; 3444 Main Highway, Miami, 786.564.52863013 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 561.409.3562 530 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 786.564.5206. SAINT LAURENT Founded in 1961, Saint Laurent is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. The iconic brand recently opened its second Miami boutique at the chic Design District neighborhood where sophisticated shoppers can find the full range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes and jewelry. M-Sa 11 am- 8 pm; Su noon- 6 pm. 149 NE 40th St., Miami, 305.704.4144; 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.868.4424. SUITSUPPLY Find colorful suits, shirts pants and accessories at Suitsupply, an Amsterdam-based menswear retailer. Located in the penthouse level, you can relax in between shopping and enjoy the view of Lincoln Road from the rooftop terrace, outdoor seating and a coffee and beer bar. Onsite tailor on the premises. 1000 17th St., Miami Beach, 305.349.3941. TED BAKER LONDON Look like a world traveler with threads from Ted Baker London. Known for pairing fashion with a bit of British mischief, the line offers menswear, women’s apparel, accessories and everything in between. 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.466.9099; 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.695.0590; 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.725.3748; 1840
Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, 954.838.0145. AUTOMOTIVE AUTO CRAZE Located in downtown Miami, Auto Craze is a place to go for your automotive needs. Its upbeat and high- octane décor will entice you to browse through its aisles, which display merchandise from such brands as Sparco, Simpson, Omp, Dainese, Bell, Arai, Shoei, Eibach Springs, Troy Lee Designs, Koni and Dunlop. Everything for the track bike enthusiast, motocross and karting is also available. 121 SE First Ave., #40, Miami, 305.358.9021. BOOKS BOOKS & BOOKS This indie bookstore, a favorite among locals, offers an eclectic mix of books, café/wine bar and newsstand. Special events include reading groups, poetry readings and author signings. are also a part of this culture. 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305.442.4408; 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.532.3222; Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305.864.4241. THE BOOKSTORE IN THE GROVE Started with the vision of creating a cultural center for the Coconut Grove neighborhood, this bookstore has expanded to more than books. They host local author nights, book signings, book club meetups and offer all- day breakfast, bakery items and sandwiches from its organic kitchen café. Open M-Th 7 am- 8 pm, Fr-Sa 7 am-9 pm, Su 8 am- 8 pm. 3390 Mary St. #166, Coconut Grove, 305.443.2855. BRIDAL CHERNAYA BRIDAL HOUSE Chernaya is a by appointment- only, luxury bridal salon in Miami’s Design District, featuring renowned designers such as Marchesa, Angel Sanchez, Pamella Roland, Elie Saab and more. The boutique offers a unique and personalized experience, masterful seamstresses, music and lighting for the best fittings. 4100 NE 2nd Ave., Ste. 305, Miami, 305.576.6000. CHIC PARISIEN This renowned bridal boutique, owned by Catherine Fox Milian and open since 1969, offers a selection of wedding gowns from leading designers. The store also features mother- of-the-bride, special occasion and flower girl dresses, making it the perfect spot to find that special dress. Call for an appointment or stop by to browse for the dress of your dreams. 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756. DAISY TARSI Daisy Tarsi is internationally known as one of the top bridal destinations in the country. With an exemplary assortment of bridal- gown designers using the finest fabrics, trims, flowers and hand embroideries for all of their unique creations. The boutique also offers one of the largest selections of designer bridesmaid dresses. Accessories such as designer tiaras and shoes also are available. Open M and Sa, 11 am-5 pm; Tu- Fr 11 am- 6 pm. 311 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.441.6796. J. DEL OLMO BRIDAL GALLERY Provides the finest in bridal and evening wear. This father and daughter- owned business offers custom couture clothing and ready-to-wear, as well as specially imported fabrics, gowns and bridal accessories from Europe. The shop also includes an array of clothing for mother- of-thebride/groom, bridesmaids, quinceanera, flower girl and prom dresses. 322 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.448.3599.
AVENTURA BOURBON STEAK American A contemporary American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak gives guests the chance to sample celebrity chef Michael Mina’s culinary style. Highlights include premier cuts of prime beef finished over a wood-burning grill, lobster pot pie and beignets. Open nightly for dinner. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle, 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 786.279.6600. CORSAIR Mediterranean Celebrity chef Scott Conant has created a rustic meal of farmhouse specialities, including scallop crudo, roasted eggplant, local snapper, slow-roasted sirloin and other delicious, hearty plates. 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 786.279.6800. BAL HARBOUR LE ZOO
French Le Zoo, a French brasserie in the Bal Harbour Shops combines the French spirit with Miami’s tropical flavors. The menu features classic bistro fare, including steak frites and trout amandine and the classic flavors of French cuisine including steak tartare and duck confit. 9700 Collins Ave. #135, Miami Beach, 305.602.9663.
AmericanSANTA FE LocatedNEWS & on ESPRESSOthe second floor of Bal Harbour Shops and also at Brickell City Centre, Santa Fe is a feel- good spot to enjoy a rich espresso with your favorite international newspaper. Enjoy a unique international menu featuring delicious hot meals, pizza and hearts of palm salad. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.861.0938. ; 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.254.5713. COCONUT GROVE GREENSTREET CAFE American A popular corner spot in the Grove, it serves breakfast, offers dining all day and has an outdoor lounge. Greenstreet Cafe is a true beacon in Coconut Grove nightlife, with hugely popular nights like Whiskey Wednesday’s, this cafe welcomes and entertains all varieties of Miami natives and newbies. 3468 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, 305.444.0244. MONTY’S RAW BAR
Seafood Monty’s brings fresh seafood, live entertainment and dining while overlooking the water. Happy hour is 4- 8 pm (M- F) with live music nightly and a DJ on weekends. Stone crabs all year. Lunch and dinner served daily 11:30 am-11 pm and F-Sa until 1 am. Major credit cards accepted. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305.856.3992 Map 1 C-9;
300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach Marina, 305.672.1148. CORAL GABLES PALME D’OR French Palme d’Or features French cuisine in a posh atmosphere at the world-famous and historic Biltmore Hotel. Chef Philippe Ruiz presents dishes such as their lobster bisque, a house specialty. Palme d’Or is recognized by Zagat as one of the best French restaurants in the country. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.913.3201. SWINE SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR
American Dubbed as the house of worship for the hog, Swine is all about classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality with a side of whiskey. Snack on the deviled eggs, try the crispy pork caesar salad or the low and slow ribs for supper. Open seven days a week, it offers brunch from 10 am - 4 pm M- Fr and happy hour from 4-7 pm M- Fr. 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786.360.6433. DESIGN DISTRICT MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD AND DRINK American One of south Florida’s beloved chefs, Michael Schwartz, showcases his trademark New American cuisine at the eponymous restaurant featuring lo-
cally-sourced products. Michael’s is known for its small plates at affordable prices as well as inventive hand- crafted cocktails. 130 NE 40th St., 305.573.5550. FORT LAUDERDALE 15TH ST. FISHERIES Seafood Dine on the outside deck. Order up the signature sizzling seafood platter, selections from the raw bar, or a luscious lobster roll and enjoy the ever- changing view on the Intracoastal. 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.763.2777. CASA D’ANGELO
Italian Excellent Italian food in a strip mall location. Tuscan entrees with Southern accents under the direction of Chef Angelo Elia. Freshest and finest products available. Zagat-rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in Florida. 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.564.1234. TAP 42 American Tap 42 is a combination of a sports bar meets gastropub. A local favorite for burgers and beers, it offers 50-plus craft brews on tap and bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.4900; 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561.235.5819; 301 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 786.391.1556.
HOLLYWOOD BILLY’S STONE CRABS Seafood Now in its fourth decade, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market is a South Florida institution. Specialties include stone crab claws, Florida lobster, fresh Florida fish, steaks and chicken. 400 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.923.2300. MARGARITAVILLE RESORT RESTAURANTS
American Find a variety of unique bars and restaurants at this all-new beach resort located on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Raise a glass and toast to the resort’s spectacular collection of venues, including JWB Prime Steak & Seafood, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 o’ Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Lone Palm Beach Bar and Floridays Airstream Cafe. 1111 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.874.4444. MIAMI ALTER New American Since its opening, Alter in the artsy Wynwood neighborhood has been raking in the accolades, including nominations from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Choose from a five- course or seven- course dinner menu. D ( Tu-Su), 7 pm-11 pm. 223 NW 23rd St., Miami, 305.573.5996. GARCIA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE & FISH MARKET Seafood This spot is one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. Fresh seafood is made to perfection by many different methods, including blackened, fried or sautéed. The Cuban- Caribbean cuisine also features Garcia old-family recipes such as grouper chowder and conch fritters. M-Th 11 am-10 pm; Fr-Sa 11 am-11 pm; Su 11 am-9 pm. 398 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.375.0765. KYU Asian The Wynwood favorite with a penchant for Asian
wood-fire specialties offers delicious, shareable dishes of pork belly and soft shell crab, korean fried chicken and wagyu beef brisket. L, D and happy hour too. 251 Nw 25th St. Miami, 786.577.0150. LA MAR
Peruvian Luxurious fine dining can be found at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Diners will get the chance to explore the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastrono from acclaimed restaurateur Gaston Acurio and Peruvian-born executive chef Diego Oka. Try one of the 15 ceviche dishes available from the Cebiche bar or Peruvian street food from the Anticuchos bar. D daily. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8358. OLD LISBON Portuguese An old-world ambiance adds to this restaurant’s selection of fine cuisine. Also features an extensive wine list; partake in a glass of port wine from one of the largest selections in the country. L and D served daily. 1698 SW 22nd St., 305.854.0039; 5837 SW 72nd St., South Miami, 305.662.7435. VERSAILLES CUBAN RESTAURANT Cuban A meeting place for everything from power brokers to political discussions, this Cuban restaurant is a glorified Cuban Cafe, with chandeliers and mirrors evoking its French namesake. Has an outside walk-up window, where you can order Cuban coffee. 3555 SW 8 St., 305.444.0240. WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR American Since opening in 2010, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar’s influence on the culinary and arts scene has been second to none. Part of the Goldman Properties empire, it offers a Latinthemed menu of small plates perfect for sharing. Steps from the Wynwood Walls. 2550 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.722.8959.
Japanese Enjoy authentic, non-traditional, modern Japanese cuisine, plus a lounge bar, a sushi counter, bar-side seating and a Robata grill (an open-fire barbecue in the style of northern Japanese fishermen). Both the outside seating and lounge area overlook the Miami River; there also are bay views and boat accessibility at the bayfront entrance at the Epic Marina. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.577.0277. MIAMI BEACH HAKKASAN Asian Alan Yau, the owner of Britain’s only Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, debuted his first U. S. restaurant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It offers diners a diverse menu of New World wines and sake to complement Yau’s inventive Chinese fare. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 877.326.7412. IZZY’S FISH & OYSTER Seafood The second outpost from famed restaurateur Jamie DeRosa on South Beach features New England fare including Maine lobster roll, golden potato gnocchi with oysters, sugar snap salad, fried clam bellies, crab salad BLTs and Boston cream pie. 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.397.8843. JOE’S STONE CRAB Seafood For nearly a century, no visit to South Beach has been complete without dining at Joe’s Stone Crab. Feast on Joe’s stone crab claws served in their signature mustard sauce, creamed spinach, clam chowder and Key Lime pie. Order their delicious specialties online, too. Closes in May, reopens in Oct. 11 Washington Ave., 305.673.0365. JUVIA French A parking garage near Miami Beach’s famous Lincoln Road is home to Juvia, a chic restaurant where chefs prepare an eclectic mix
of Peruvian, Japanese and French-inspired dishes. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.763.8272. OLA RESTAURANT Latin American Passion and pleasure guide the Latin American cuisine of this restaurant. The “Nuevo Latino” menu includes appetizers like smoked marlin tacos and black lobster empanadas (try the asting trios or ceviche options). Dinner served Su-Th 6:30 pm-10 pm; F-Sa 6
pm- 11 pm. Sanctuary Hotel, 1745 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.9125. RED, THE STEAKHOUSE Steakhouses Red’s interpretation of “classic steakhouse” cuisine features certified Angus Beef Prime on-andoff the bone, daily specials of fresh Alaskan King Crab, pasta and salads made with seasonal ingredients. Su-Th 6 pm-midnight; Fr-Sa 6pm-1 am; bar opens everyday at 4:30 pm. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.3688. SUSHI GARAGE
Japanese Set in a former bodyshop in Sunset Harbour, this Japanese concept from the owners of Juvia rolls out a menu of updated classics, with cocktails to match. With its natural wood finished decor and tranquil green tones, Sushi Garage is about keeping it simple and Japanese to its core. 1784 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305.763.8355. YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR Southern This eatery is all about reinterpreting Southern comfort cuisine, hospitality with farm-fresh ingredients. The fried chicken (which takes 27 hours to make from start to finish) is a must. Wash it down with one of the bar’s bourbon cocktails. L and D seven days a week; brunch Sa-Su. 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.5220.
BARS/LOUNGES BARDOT This off-the-beaten path intimate live music venue located in Wynwood Miami’s hip and trendy art district, offers an upscale nightlife scene and is a popular hangout for the hipsters and trendsetters. A small living room setting mixed with state- of-the-art sound make it ideal for artists to perform and enthusiasts to let loose. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.576.5570. BASEMENT MIAMI Developed by the legendary Ian Schrager of Studio 54, Basement MIAMI has an impressive music lineup. Here, you can dance, bowl and skate on their mini ice rink. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.641.7119. BEAKER & GRAY Named after key culinary tools—the Beaker, used to concoct libations, and a Gray Kunz spoon, used to execute dishes— Beaker & Gray is Wynwood Miami’s new hotspot. With globally-inspired cuisine and a vibrant bar scene, the restaurant has been packing them in since it opened. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.699.2637. BIG CITY TAVERN Located right at the start of the famous Las Olas Boulevard, this restaurant/ bar is the place to see and be seen. Dress to impress and sit outside or at the bar and enjoy the extensive wine list. 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.0307. THE BROKEN SHAKER Unique and bold, this James Beard Award-nominated bar set in an alcove that opens up to a lush patio adorned with Christmas lights, is sure to throw you into a cocktail dreamland. Herbs are used from the bar’s very own outside garden, the entire area looks like a grown- up fairy’s favorite place to have a drink. Mixologists pair elixirs, syrups and infusions for creative cocktails. The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, 786.325.8974. CLEVELANDER SOUTH BEACH This legendary outdoor social spot can be found in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. One of South Florida’s longest-running pool parties, with a popular after-beach party scene. Inside sports bar, live entertainment and DJ nightly. 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.531.3485. DADA The scene here is a leafy two-story house built in 1924. There’s outdoor eating and drinking, and live entertainment most nights. Karaoke, open-mic poetry, magic shows and rock bands keep things moving. 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561.330.3232. ELBO ROOM Fort Lauderdale boosters have worked feverishly to run off rowdy spring breakers. They’ve succeeded, and yet the Elbo Room survives. This 70-year- old bar made its debut in the spring break flick “Where The Boys Are.” 241 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954.923.5505. HYDE AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA This celebrated courtside hotspot at the AmericanAirlines Arena offers gourmet fare, specialty cocktails created by renowned mixologists and plenty of celebrity sightings. On any given night rub elbows with Lenny Kravitz, David Beckham and a slew of celebrities at this exclusive club. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.231.1218. JAZID Longest-running nightclub on Miami Beach, this intimate lounge offers live music every night of the week. Music selection includes everything from Latin and American jazz to cumbia, reggae, rock and more. Bar and performance area on the first level and a lounge area upstairs with a completely different vibe, with DJs spinning deep house and soulful sounds. 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305.673.9372. LEOPARD LOUNGE The swank factor is high at this throwback spot, in the Chesterfield Palm Beach hotel. Leopard spots cover everything, including the staff’s coats. There’s live music — classical guitarists, showtune singers — every night. There’s also a cigar lounge. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, 561.659.5800. MAI- KAI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Much cheaper than a trip to the South Seas and possibly more fun, this long-standing Fort Lauderdale favorite treats diners to Polynesian food, drinks and entertainment. A must for any first-time South Florida visitor. Molokai full-service bar features more than 50 specialty drinks and and extensive wine list. 3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.563.3272. PURDY LOUNGE A neighborhood bar where the design is as laid back and the crowd friendly. Comfy bar serves the finest margaritas in Miami and the classiest cosmos this side of the Mississippi. A sultry
bohemian vibe forbids pretense but while the music is retro the conversation is not. 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.4622. REC ROOM A long-time favorite for locals, the quaint retro bar is downstairs from the recently renovated Gale Hotel, built in 1941 during Miami Beach’s Art Deco heyday. Make like the Rat Pack and sit back with a litany of classic cocktails as you listen to music from a live band or a DJ, or smoke a stogie out on the patio. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.975.2555. WATR AT THE 1 ROOFTOP Steps away from the beach on the Atlantic in the eco- chic 1 Hotel South Beach, you’ll find Watr, an unforgettable venue that floats above the sea and a menu inspired by the islands of Polynesia and Japan. Try the poke, sushi or the assorted shumai and dumplings. The 1 Rooftop is an adults- only area for those 21 and over. 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.6580. CASINOS THE CASINO AT DANIA BEACH The Casino at Dania Beach is home to both jai-alai, known as “the world’s fastest game” for the pelota that travels at 170 mph and poker. It features 900 Vegas-style slot machines, blackjack, roulette and craps. You can also bet on thoroughbreds through simulcast. No admission charge. 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 954.920.1511. GULFSTREAM PARK Since 1939, Gulfstream Park has been one of the most important venues for horse racing in the country. Some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders pass through this premier track with their eye on the Triple Crown glory. Fans flock to this landmark annually to watch the country’s top jockeys and horses compete, for year-round casino action or the bustling nightlife. 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954.378.0900. ISLE CASINO & RACING AT POMPANO PARK Try your luck at any of the 1,460 gaming machines or a hand at 38 live-action poker tables. Plus, live harness racing, entertainment or enjoy a meal at your choice of six sensational restaurants: Bragozzo Osteria Wine Bar, Farraddays’ Steakhouse, the Farmers Pick Buffet, Myron’s Delicatessen, an authentic New York style deli, Bexpress for Italian comfort food and quick bites at The Lone Wolf. . 777 Isle of Capri Circle , Pompano Beach 800.843.4753. MAGIC CITY CASINO Miami’s Magic City Casino offers 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, poker tournaments, live greyhound racing, music entertainment and an extensive selection of foods at the Big Mouth Cafe buffet as well as drinks at the Casino Bar or Sky 7-37. Open everyday, Su-Th 10 am- 4 am, F-Sa 10 am-5 am. 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305.649.3000. MARDI GRAS CASINO Play the odds with more than 900 of the hottest Vegas-style slot machines, including Progressive slots, virtual roulette and blackjack, as well as
The Dog Pound, Mardi Gras’ smoker- friendly slot area; 30 action-packed poker tables; simulcast and greyhound racing; entertainment; and various dining options including the signature restaurant The French Quarter. M-Th, 9 am-3 am, weekends 24-hours. 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954.924.3200. MICCOSUKEE RESORT AND GAMING Whether poker, high-stakes bingo or pull-tabs are your thing, Miccosukee has it all. Take advantage of a full schedule of concerts, a de- luxe hotel and a variety of restaurants ranging from upscale to casual dining. Open 24 hours; patrons must be 18 or older. Admission to general casino is free. 500 SW 177th Ave., Miami, 305.222.4600 or 877.242.6464. COMEDY PALM BEACH IMPROV AT CITYPLACE Located at the West Palm Beach City Place, the Improv is the premier comedy club in West Palm Beach and features the biggest and brightest names in comedy 52 weeks a year. 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach, 561.833.1812. DANCE CLUBS E11EVEN MIAMI Located in Downtown Miami, two blocks from the AmericanAirlines Arena, this multi-million dollar entertainment center, open 24 hours daily, features sexy go- go dancers, contortionists, big name DJs playing a mix of hip-hop, EDM and top 40 music and more. There’s also an intimate restaurant and lounge onsite for a multi- course meal. 29 NE 11th St, Miami, 305.570.4803. ELECTRIC PICKLE CO. For a late-night libation or a night of entertainment, head to the Electric Pickle in Miami’s swanky Design District. This music haven is the spot to groove to underground dance music from DJs spinning until the wee hours. There are two floors: a cozy lounge/bar/dance floor and outdoor patio and the larger dance floor upstairs. 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.456.5613. LIV MIAMI Miami’s hot nightclub, LIV at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, offers a high energy, DJdriven atmosphere, with the Miami nightclub scene’s sexiest dancers. The legendary club offers three full-service bars, a main room playing a variety of hip-hop, house and rock music, plus state- of-theart audio and lighting systems. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4680. STORY NIGHTCLUB This premier entertainment destination is known for its unparalleled, high- energy nightlife experience that has come to define the South Beach lifestyle. STORY’s amenities include over 60 VIP tables and five full bars to keep the party going all night. Open Friday and Saturday, 11 pm-5 am. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.2424. WALL MIAMI Since its opening in July 2009, WALL is South Beach‘s current longest running nightclub. WALL Miami’s immersive environment has attracted some of the world’s most popular celebrities and featured performances by top DJs, including Afrojack, Nervo and Alesso, to name a few. Weekly events include Favela Beach on Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays and SKAM Fridays. Tu-Sa from 11 pm to 4:30 am. 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305.938.3130. ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS BOOMERS Spend the day riding go-karts and bumper boats, playing laser tag, miniature golf or at the arcades and everything else that Boomers Park has to offer. There’s also a snack bar and an area for birthday parties. Open daily but hours vary, please check the online calendar for details. 3100 Airport Road, Boca Raton, 561.347.1888. DAVE & BUSTER’S If you’re into video games, billiards, simulated golf and virtual reality games, this is the spot for you. Dave & Buster’s serves food, but the real attraction is the warehouse-sized arcade. 3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood, 954.923.5505.
GAMETIME Let the games begin at GameTime in South Miami. With over 70 HDTVs, arcade games and a remodeled outdoor patio, there isn’t a bad seat in the house to watch any sport. And for the kids, thereare arcade games to entertain. 5701 Sunset Drive, Miami Beach, 305.66.4263. XTREME ACTION PARK Located in Fort Lauderdale, Xtreme Action Park features a unique mix of indoor attractions including a gas-powered go kart race track, arena-style roller skating rink and performance venue, rockin’ jump trampoline park, sky high indoor ropes course adventure, Lauderdale Auto Museum, mini café, glow in the dark arena for Bazooka Blast, All American Café, Hershey’s Ice Cream Shake Shoppe and a sports bar. 5300 Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale, 954.491.6265. PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA With 80 professional musicians selected from around the world, Miami’s hometown professional symphony is a thriving asset in the classical music scene. Under the direction of Master Eduardo Marturet, MISO’s 2016-2017 season wraps up May 6, at the Adrienne Arsht Center with “Beethovenmania.” 10689 North Kendall Drive, Suite 307 Miami, 305.275.5666. NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, who is a conductor, composer and educator, the New World Symphony prepares gifted graduates for leadership positions in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Performances include full- orchestra concerts, a chamber-music series, a new-music series, small- ensemble concerts, a family series and special festivals. 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305.673.3331. SERAPHIC FIRE From Gregorian chants and Baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works, Seraphic Fire is Miami’s premier vocal ensemble. Hear the country’s finest vocal artists perform Allegri’s “Miserere” in churches throughout Miami and Fort Lauderdale from May 10-14. 2153 Coral Way, Suite 401, Miami, 305. 285.9060. SPORTS DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL Be the MVP all- day, everyday at Duffy’s Sports Grill’s casual dining, sports-themed experience. Watch your favorite teams play on HD TV’s throughout the restaurant and at the bar. Various locations through
out South Florida. 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 305.648.2200; 1804 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954.713.6363. FLORIDA PANTHERS South Florida’s NHL hockey team was initiated in 1993. The Panthers take to the ice in a tough schedule against perennial playoff contenders the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks. Venture out to the BB&T Center to cheer on these kings of the rink. One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954.835.7000. HOMESTEAD- MIAMI SPEEDWAY Do you feel the need for speed? Well, then visit this 600-acre facility with a 1.5mile oval and 2.21-mile road course that hosts major car-racing events, including NASCAR during Ford Championship weeked in November and the Toyota Indy 300 in March. One Speedway Blvd., Homestead, 305.230.5000. MIAMI MARLINS Watch a great baseball game with the whole family at the Marlins Park. The new 37,000seat Major League Baseball facility includes a retractable roof to shield spectators from the sun and rain, making sure that summertime baseball in Miami is a perfect game no matter the weather. Super Saturdays feature a post- game concert with internationally acclaimed recording artists and a fireworks spectacular. 501 Marlins Way, Miami, 305.480.1300. MILLS POND PARK R/C SPEEDWAY Come race RC cars and go on-an- off-road tracks at this racing facility inside Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale. Race classes are also available. 2201 NW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.828.8943. THEATER ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE AT THE MIRACLE THEATRE One of Florida’s major critically acclaimed non-profit cultural institutions, The Miracle Theatre complex consists of three separate performance spaces: mainstage, balcony theatre and a black box studio. Upcoming performances: Broadway musical comedy “It Should Have Been You” (May 17-June 11) and “Finding Mona Lisa” (July 12-Aug. 13) a play about the world’s most famous painting. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.444.9293. COLONY THEATRE What was once a 1920s movie theater has become a 415seat venue for film festivals, live theater and dance performances. The cityowned art- deco performing arts center is home to resident theater company Miami New Drama and an array of music, dance, comedy and plays. 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.674.1040. FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT THE JACKIE GLEASON THEATER Miami Beach’s premier theater for concerts, dance, Broadway shows and other major productions from around the world. The Fillmore is an iconic venue with an incredible range of scheduled events and shows, from mainstream and well-known names in the industry to local performances only found in Miami, can be expierenced throughout the year. 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7300 or Ticketmaster, 305.358.5885. GABLESTAGE AT THE BILTMORE This intimate theater located next to the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, is one of Miami’s longest running and most highly acclaimed theater companies. Annually they present six plays of the most vital works of contemporary playwrights worldwide. Upcoming shows include musical comedy “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (May 27June 25) and a play exploring science and belief “Informed Consent” (July 29-Aug. 27). The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.445.1119. MIAMI THEATER CENTER Formerly known as The PlayGround Theatre, this community theater produces nationally recognized theater program for all ages including theater, dance and musical performances as well as film screenings. Upcoming performances include ‘ Volcano” (May 26-June 10) with showings Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, 305.751.9550. VENUES ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The crown jewel of the Miami performing arts scene, the Arsht Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet, and the New World Symphonyas well as presents plays, Broadway musicals and concerts. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.949.6722.
AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA The AmericanAirlines Arena is located in a vibrant waterfront setting and showcases world- class events of all sizes. It draws sophisticated international audiences to concerts, family entertainment and sporting events and plays host to the NBA’s Miami HEAT. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.777.1000. BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER This recently renovated amphitheater, an outdoor venue, is located in Bayfront Park, in the heart of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay. Some of the hottest stars perform at this open-air venue, which is managed and operated by Live Nation. 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305.358.7550. BB&T CENTER Home to the Florida Partners hockey team and serves as a venue for major productions, including concerts, professional sports games, ice shows, circuses and more. From Miami, take I-95 N or Florida’s Turnpike N to I-595 W; exit at 136 Ave. and go north to the arena. Call for show times and ticket prices. One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954.835.7000. BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District, includes the magnificent 2,688seat Au- Rene Theater and the intimate 590-seat Amaturo Theater. It hosts Broadway musicals, serious drama, modern dance and ballet, classical music and Grammywinning pop concerts. 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.0222 HARD ROCK LIVE A state- of-the-art arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that seats 5,500 music lovers, sports fans, or conventioneers in comfort and style. It’s 120,000 square feet on three levels, with cutting edge lighting and sound. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866.502.7529. HARD ROCK STADIUM The Hard Rock Stadium is a place that has held five Super Bowls, two World Series, college football championships and spectacular world- class festivals and events. Home of the Miami Dolphins, it is located 16 miles northwest of downtown Miami in the city of Miami Gardens. 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, 305.943.8000. PERFECT VODKA AMPHITHEATRE This open-air music venue hosts several popular events and concerts. Renowned artists like Pearl Jam and Coldplay have performed here. 601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561.795.8883. RAYMOND F. RAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS This top-notch performing arts center includes a 2,193seat concert hall and a 300seat playhouse. Many regional arts organizations call the Kravis Center home, including Ballet Florida, Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Broadway Series, Palm Beach Opera and the Palm Beach Pops. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.832.7469. SUNSET COVE AMPHITHEATER The spacious outdoor venue is the host site for tribute band concerts and music festivals like the Southern Jam. National acts like the Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson and Yes have all performed here. There are also weekly food truck events and occasional family movie nights. 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, 561.488.8069.
ALTERNATIVE SPACES DIASPORA VIBE This cultural incubator features compelling, politically- charged, thought-provoking, yet beautifully executed works of art by up-and- coming artists from Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to regular gallery hours, the space hosts music and poetry events. 686 NE 56th St., Miami, 305.573.4046. LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL CENTER This community arts center showcases Afro- Caribbean culture through art exhibits, dance performances, film screenings and other public programs and special events. The center hosts the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti celebration the third Friday of each month and houses the Caribbean Marketplace. 212–260 NE 59 Terrace, Miami, 305.960.2969. WYNWOOD ART DISTRICT Since 2009, the Wynwood Art District has been transforming a former warehouse district into a work of beautiful local art. The area is now home to more than 70 art galleries, retail stores and bars, and features one of the world’s largest open-air street-art installations. 2516 NW Second Ave., Miami. ART GALLERIES ARTCENTER/ SOUTH FLORIDA Founded by sculptor Ellie Schneiderman in 1984, ArtCenter/South Florida is credited for helping revitalize Lincoln Road. The nonprofit organization focuses on artist residencies and visiting artists programs, mounting exhibitions and also offers art classes. Open M- Fr 11 am-7 pm; Sa-Su noon- 8 pm. 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.674.8278. DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY Once a crumblng warehouse, this 5,000-square-foot gallery is now a shining space displaying works by international and local artists. Among its exhibited artists are Jean- Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others. Open Tu and W, Fr-Sa 10 am- 6 pm and anytime by appointment. 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, Miami Beach, 305.573.8110. GARY NADER ART CENTRE Gary Nader Art Centre is wellknown for featuring Latin American, modern and contemporary art, including Latin American masters’ paintings, sculptures and drawings. The gallery presents an extensive number of solo and group exhibitions as well as provide extensive professional servic- es to private clients, corporations and museums with the acquisition or sale of art. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 62 NE 27 St., Miami, 305.576.0256. THE MARGULIES COLLECTION AT THE WAREHOUSE Housed in a large warehouse, the Margulies Collection is an extensive collection of contemporary and vintage photography, video, sculpture and installations from the holdings of prominent Miami collector Martin Z. Margulies. Open April through October annually Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, with extended hours during Art Basel/ Miami Art Week. Admission: $10 adults, Florida students $5. 591 NW 27th St., Miami, 305.576.1051. ROMERO BRITTO GALLERY Located along Lincoln Road, this fine art gallery exhibits the work of Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto. Besides his famous original paintings, expect to find a selection of his sculptures, prints, portraits and commissions. 1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.918.8000. RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION Housed in a former United States Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated- goods warehouse now holds works by Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and others. Open W-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, free under 18 and veterans. 95 NW 29th St., Wynwood, 305.573.6090. ART MUSEUMS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART MIAMI The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami presents the work of local artists through frequent exhibitions; its permanent collection, meanwhile, showcases local artists who have reached “cornerstone moments” with their works. Tu-Su, 11 am-7 pm; free admission. 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.901.5272. LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Miami’s oldest and largest art museum with a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects including Greco- Roman Antiquities; Renaissance and Baroque Art; 17th to 21st century art of the Americas and Europe, Asian, African, Ancient and Native American Art, rotated within large gallery spaces, plus changing exhibitions. Open Tu-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su noon4 pm. Adults $10, students, seniors $5, children under 12 free. 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 305.284.3535.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI This sleek museum has attracted a world- class and ongoing roster of exhibits, showcasing such artists as Keith Haring, Jean- Michel Basquiat and Diego Rivera. It also offers art classes for children, teens and adults. Check out Jazz at MoCA, a free outdoor concert on the last Friday of each month. Open Tu- Fr and Su 11 am-5 pm and Sa 1 pm-9 pm. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, 305.893.6211. NORTON MUSEUM OF ART Founded in 1941 by art patrons Elizabeth and Ralph Norton, the museum boasts impressive collections of late 19th- and 20th- century American work, European art, contemporary work and photography. Its holdings include works by Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Free admission. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.832.5196. NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE Host to a number of high-profile exhibits over the years, this museum’s permanent collection features works by the American realist William Glackens, post-World War II avant- garde Cobra artists, and Latin American and Cuban art. Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm; Su noon-5 pm; 11 am- 8 pm the first Thurs. of every month. Adults $12, seniors and military $8; students and college students $5. One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.5500. THE PATRICIA & PHILLIP FROST ART MUSEUM A Smithsonian affiliate, The Frost Museum features innovative exhibits, lectures and programs. Its repository has more than 6,000 collections of art that feature the Metropolitan Collection and Cintas Fellows. Free admission. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Florida International10975 SW 17th University,St., Miami, 305.348.2890. PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI With frequently changing exhibits and amazing works of art, a one- of-a-kind restaurant overlooking Biscayne Bay, you’ll discover something new every time at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. M-Tu and Fr-Su 10 am- 6 pm; Th 10 am-9 pm. Adults $16, Youth (ages 7-18) and Seniors (62+) $12, children under 6 free. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305.375.3000. THE WOLFSONIAN- FIU The Wolfsonian- FIU showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945. Noon- 6 pm daily, except Wednesdays till 9 pm. Admission $7 adults; $5 seniors, students and children 6-12. Free admission Fridays after 6 pm. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001. WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM Find the world’s greatest collection of erotic art, including sculptures, paintings, artifacts, jewelry and much more from the four corners of the world. The WEAM collection includes more than 4000 works of international art, ranging from 300 BCE to the immediate present. M-Th 11 am-10 pm, Fr-Su 11 am-midnight. Admission $15. 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.532.9336. YOUNG AT ART From the “Pop-Surrealistic” world of internationally recognized artist Kenny Scharf to a psychedelic day- glo environment and a Global Village, this hands- on children’s art museum features exciting opportunities for children to learn and play. M-Th 10 am-5 pm; Fr-Sa 10 am- 6 pm and Su 11 am- 6 pm. Adults and children $14. 75. 1 SW 121st Ave., Davie, 954.424.0085.
ATTRACTIONS ANCIENT SPANISH MONASTERY The Monastery Cloister is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. William Randolph Hearst brought the pieces to America, and in 1952 Miami developers reassembled the monastery at its current site. Today the parish Church of St. Bernard de Clairvaux is an active congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. Services are held on Sundays and weekdays in both English and Spanish. 16711 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, 305.945.1461. ANNE KOLB NATURE CENTER The nature complex is a 1,500acre coastal mangrove wetland that’s home to wading birds and other native wildlife, along with an Intracoastal fishing pier, five-story observation tower, canoe and bicycle trails, and an environmental exhibit hall. Admission is free but there’s a $2 fee for the Exhibit Hall. Open daily 8 am-7:30 pm. West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 954.926.2480. BUTTERFLY WORLD Walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with twenty thousand live exotic butterflies and the world’s most amazing birds. Hand feed the small parrots in the Lorikeet Encounter. Enjoy the botanical gardens, Macaw Landing, butterfly museum, live bug zoo, outdoor café, gift and plant shops and many more things to see and do. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400. CAULEY SQUARE HISTORIC VILLAGE This nostalgic village offers a glimpse of Old South Florida. Quaint cottages have been restored into a labyrinth of antiques, boutiques and specialty shops, featuring unique items. The famous Tea Room Restaurant and The Latin Corner and the Village Chalet offer a delicious menu of local seasonal dishes and juices. 22400 Old Dixie Highway, Miami, 305.258.3543. CORAL CASTLE See a hand- carved 9-ton gate, a Polaris telescope, the world’s only sundial with seasons and more at the Coral Castle Edward Leedskalnin built. No one knows how he excavated, carved and placed 1,100 tons of coral in the large open area. His creation has been compared to the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. Su-Th 8 am- 6 pm, F-Sa 8 am- 8 pm. Adults (13- 64) $18, children (7-12) $8, children under age 6 free. 28655 S. Dixie Highway Miami,, 305.248.6345. DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER From its archaeological features to its historic houses and nature preserves, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is one of Miami’s noteworthy historic sites and parks. This vast estate is home to entire spaces dedicated to philanthropist Charles Deering’s collections of art and design. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; ticket office closes at 4 pm. Adults, $12, children (4-14) $7. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami, 305.235.1668. GRAPELAND WATER PARK Beat the heat at Miami’s only water park located minutes from the Miami International Airport. This city- owned park is perfect for the whole family and features slides, kid-friendly splash areas and pools. Open seasonally from March to October, weekends only in the spring and fall from 10 am to 4:45 pm and seven days a week during the summer. Admission: $7 for children 2-13 years old and $14 for nonMiami- Dade County residents over 14 years old. 1550 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305.960.2950. JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM For a slice of Old Florida, visit this distinctive orange-red tower on the Gold Coast’s northern end. A climb to the top is rewarded with views of the Loxahatchee River, Jupiter Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t feel like climbing? Stop by the lighthouse museum or check out the DuBois Pioneer Home. 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, 561.747.8380. LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER Marine nature center and sea turtle hospital in oceanfront Loggerhead Park. Exhibits, scheduled group tours, gift and book shop and evening beach walks in nesting season. Nature trails, picnic areas, and playground. 14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, 561.627.8280. MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS BISCAYNE NATURE CENTER Located in Crandon Park, the Biscayne Nature Center offers hands- on marine exploration, coastal hammock hikes, fossil-rock reef walks, local history lectures, field science programs and beach walks. Marine exploration trips are scheduled at low tide only. All trips are led by a naturalist guide. Reservations required. Rickenbacker Causeway to North Beach Entrance. 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305.361.6767. MCCARTHY’S WILDLIFE McCarthy’s Wildlife invites you out for an intimate expe-