South Florida is a hotbed of fun, but sometimes the itinerary calls for more business than pleasure. All work and no play in Miami? Bah! Here are the meeting-friendly hotels that won't turn boardrooms into bored rooms, along with the city's best steakhouses and one-of-a-kind restaurants to nail down the deal that you just can't afford to lose. (Photo: Courtesy of Loews Miami Beach)
Even the fiercest of workaholics can use a day off. Given the brutally hot summer that South Florida is experiencing, we can all use a day to cool off, too. From indoor powwows to watery outdoor getaways, let's commemorate a holiday dedicated to working by doing as little as possible around town.
Sometimes you need more than just a mojito or a bottle of beer to get the night started. Show the world that you know how to sip your drinks old school, shaken and not stirred. From the classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best classic cocktails in Miami.
The Grove was the city's iconic party haven in the 1970s and 1980s. South Beach took the baton and ran with it in the 1990s. Coconut Grove may never wrestle back the baton, but it's creeping back into favor. With one-of-a-kind restaurants and eclectic watering holes, here are the Grove spots that tastemakers are rediscovering. (Photo: Courtesy of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)
The Spaniards brought us red sangria, and we're grateful. However, sometimes you have to spin the color wheel on the Andalusian concoction. More and more places are adding white sangria to their menus, giving white wine grapes a shot at mixing it up with fruit chunks and other sweeteners. Try these Miami mainstays for white done just right. (Photo: Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock)
Heading out for a night of fun with the boys? When you're in Miami, this doesn't mean settling for a night of poker in your den or renting a fistful of Clint Eastwood DVDs. You can canvas the town and find a restaurant that will keep piling sirloin on your plate until you send out a red light or blues club that's been boozing up locals since 1912. Miami also lets you get into the game, and that even includes legal wagering if jai-alai is up your alley. Check out our best recommendations.
Miami is more than just America's playground for the rich and beautiful at play. When it comes to embracing foreign cultures, it's also a mixing bowl, a blender and a sandwich press. Keep your passport at home but bring your appetite as we explore some of the city's best ethnic eateries.
Everything goes with denim. Unfortunately, it seems as if every apparel retailer in town is also selling blue jeans. If you want to stand out, your jeans can't come off the racks of some mega-chain in the mall. Here are some of the obscure Miami clothing stores that will deck you out in denim that the major retailers aren't selling.
Every city is unique, but how many places treat visitors to jai-alai and a 28-ton coral castle built by a jilted groom? Call it quirky, but we here in Miami are proud of our offbeat rep, tropical heat and pastel backdrop. Visit these South Florida attractions and hot spots for a lesson on our unconventional, yet lovable culture.
Photo: Alligator by Rodney Cammauf for the National Park Service
We've sniffed out the area's best spots for a full day of doggie nirvana. Whether you're hungry, sleepy, or playful, there's no reason to hand over your pooch to relatives or a boarding kennel when you're in Miami. Grab a leash and lap up the fun.