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New World Symphony

Photo by Rui Dias-Aidos

New World Symphony WALLCAST concert.

Arts aficionado? Foodie? Night owl? Design fan? Outdoor enthusiast? There's more than one way to discover Miami.


ARTS AFICIONADO

       
Ron English mural photo by Martha Cooper.        

WHERE TO STAY // Viceroy Miami
Designed by Kelly Wearstler and swathed in shades of ivory, slate blue and black, rooms here are stylish and sprawling.

MORNING // Wynwood Walls
This warehouse complex features bold murals, graffiti and street art. After a tour, lunch on scallops and beer at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar.

AFTERNOON // The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
The contemporary art on display here includes the likes of Noguchi and Willem de Kooning.

EVENING // New World Symphony
Catch a show at this new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry. Locals and tourists camp out on the lawn to watch free concerts and films projected on a giant exterior wall.


FOODIE

       
Baby Japanese peaches with fresh burrata and hazelnuts at The Bazaar. Photo courtesy of The Bazaar.        

BREAKFAST // Versailles
For breakfast, fill up on fried plantains and Cuban espresso (cortadito) at this legendary institution along Calle Ocho in the Little Havana neighborhood.

LUNCH // Pubbelly Sushi
Locals line up for tostones with ceviche, sashimi and avocado rolls at the gastropub-meets-sushi bar in Miami’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood.

DINNER // The Bazaar
This culinary theater is top chef José Andrés’ latest masterpiece, where the out-of-the-box small plates surprise and delight. Don’t miss the baby Japanese peaches with fresh burrata and hazelnuts.

EVENING // The Regent Cocktail Club
This new pint-sized bar keeps libations neat and classic. Bartenders who wear bow ties and jazzy tunes round out the speakeasy vibe.


NIGHT OWL

       
Photo courtesy of LIV.        

WHERE TO STAY // SLS Hotel South Beach
This tricked-out boutique hotel oozes whimsy. The indoor/outdoor lounge, Hyde Beach, is the place to see and be seen. slshotels.com

BREAKFAST // Front Porch Café
Snag a patio table and fuel up on carbs such as French toast and breakfast burritos at this popular brunch spot.

EVENING // Bardot
This clandestine lounge tends to fly under the radar of out-of-towners, but it was voted best live music venue in town by locals for a reason.

LATE NIGHT // LIV
Splashy and lavish, this 18,000-square-foot nightclub at the Fontainebleau hotel is the place to dance the night away—if you can get in, that is.


DESIGN FAN

       
Photo courtesy of The Webster Miami.        

WHERE TO STAY // The James Royal Palm
The streamline modern exterior of this historic Collins Avenue property is matched by a commissioned collection of art inside. Most rooms, 393 in total, offer ocean views.

MORNING // Wolfsonian
Showcasing decorative arts and propaganda from the Industrial Revolution through World War II, this South Beach museum explores the influence of design on culture.

AFTERNOON // The Webster Miami
This three-story boutique, housed in a gorgeous 1939 art deco building, carries plenty of Chanel, Alexander Wang and Balmain, alongside vintage Rolex watches, jewelry by local designer Nektar De Stagni and emerging labels such as Piamita.

DINNER // Juvia
At the top of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this classy restaurant combines twilight views with Asian fusion fare and ginger-laced cocktails.


OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST

       
Photo courtesy of DECOBIKE.        

WHERE TO STAY // Surfcomber
Whether you’re traveling en famille or with friends, this well-situated hotel will win you over with its easy hospitality, mod vibe and colorful rooms.

BREAKFAST // Athens Juice Bar
Fruit punch, coconut-papaya or a coco frio? You can’t go wrong at this beloved spot, period. 6942 Collins Ave., 305-861-2143

MORNING // DECOBIKE
Rent some wheels from the city’s official bike-sharing and rental program and cycle along the boardwalk or South Pointe Park.

AFTERNOON // Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
In Coral Gables, a half-hour drive from Miami Beach, this 83-acre garden boasts an extensive variety of palms, flowering plants and vines.

 

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