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Owner Frank Martinez’s ancestors have been producing Cuban cigars since the 1920’s in Pinar Del Rio, an area renowned for its robustly flavored tobacco.... Read More

More than a parking lot, 11 11 Lincoln Road is an open-air raw-concrete structure with, depending on which floor you happen to be on, seven- to 34-foot... Read More

You may not be a competitive Quidditch player just yet, but you can get started by picking up a riding broomstick, an essential element in any Quidditch... Read More

If you’ve read the Harry Potter books, you’ll know that Pygmy Puffs are small pets bred in the back of the Weasleys’ shop. Pick up a plush version of... Read More

No wardrobe of wizardwear is complete without an authentic wizard’s robe, available in your choice of Hogwarts houses. Choose from Gryffindor, Slytherin... Read More

Need a less expensive – or more practical – way to show your support for one of the four houses of Hogwarts? Go for a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw... Read More

Step into Ollivanders—with locations in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley—and find yourself immersed in a world where the magic of a wizard’s wand... Read More

Florida’s largest performing arts venue presents hot-ticket events including everything from opera and ballet to live comedy and theatre, even... Read More

Second only to the Lincoln Center in its super-sized proportions is Miami's world-class performing arts complex with a half-billion-dollar price tag.... Read More

For nearly 30 years, this safari outfitter (run by husband-and-wife team Mark and Alison Nolting) has been running low-impact, personalized experiences... Read More

A 60,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility, only the third of its kind in the United States. Be sure to visit the collection of Haitian art and... Read More

Housed in the Mondrian hotel, Agua Spa is the newer of two Morgans Hotel group spas in South Beach. Marcel Wanders designed this 4,000-square-foot space... Read More

The museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida is also the cultural center of the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation, in the Everglades. The 5,000-square... Read More

Yacht owners tie up their boats and grab seats on the wraparound porch at this marina bar and slurp Key lime–garlic oysters during happy hour (4... Read More

Where you’re going, you don’t need roads—or at least not paved roads. Amelia Earhart Park spans eight miles of unpaved roads for all levels of riders.... Read More

In Epcot's World Showcase, this large outdoor theater hosts several annual concert series, including Flower Power (March through May, featuring artists... Read More

More than 350 manatees winter in Crystal River. This outfitter lets you swim, scuba dive, or snorkel among the gentle, 1,200-pound giants where they... Read More

Enjoy a free tour and beer tasting. Read More

Home to many species of wildlife, this 0.8-mile trail through the Everglades begins at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. The path runs over the sawgrass... Read More

This unique SeaWorld attraction is part ride, part animal encounter, which adds up to an incredible, immersive experience. One of SeaWorld’s newest... Read More

Every two weeks, the Antique Collectibles Market opens on Lincoln Road Mall near Alton Road. Shaded by dozens of palm trees, a forest of white tents... Read More

There's another uncrowded period between spring break and summer vacation, with the exception of the week before and after Easter. Plus, spring in... Read More

Art Basel’s draw isn’t just its surrounding landscape (although who doesn’t love South Beach), but the masterpieces that grace the blank industrial... Read More

An outgrowth of the renowned Swiss art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach has been turning Miami into a citywide art extravaganza during the first week of... Read More

Miami’s longest running art fair, Art Miami is undoubtedly the most important show during Art Week. Occupying the famous Midtown Miami complex in the... Read More

Special booking: Escorted clients on a pilgrimage to the Gujarati holy site of Palitana, in northwestern India. They climbed 4,000 steps to the temples... Read More

Well-dressed gents of all net worths frequent this iconic South Florida men's clothier in business since 1945. Family run continuously for more than 50... Read More

Behind-the-scenes Disney secrets are divulged on this daylong walking tour (lunch included), which takes in some dauntingly complex operations at work... Read More

Located at teh top of downtown's Four Seasons, Bahia is the hotel's premier rooftop lounge. Guests come to enjoy a lazy day of sunbathing and sipping... Read More

Between its gorgeous beaches and dazzling sunsets, Bahia Honda State Park offers all of what the Florida Keys are known for in one, 500-acre park. But... Read More

Located in the Wynwood Arts District, this offbeat warehouse complex is home to 70 resident artists, who occupy the 60+ working studios of the well-worn... Read More

Serving as the watering hole for one of SoBe's true Art Deco masterpieces, the evocative Setai Hotel, the Bar & Courtyard offers Asian-inspired... Read More

The Design District venue is every hipsters dream: Bearing no sign, it’s not a place you simply stumble upon. No, everyone is here for a reason, and... Read More

Base is one of the hippest—and most ecumenical—stores in Miami, where each selection is more refined than the next. The young staff models... Read More

Part of the Collins Park Cultural Center, the Bass Museum of Art houses more than 3,000 works from around the world. The museum is located inside a... Read More

Bar food gets a classy update at this gastropub outfitted with overhead TVs to ensure you don’t miss a second of the action. The bar specializes in beer... Read More

Bring flippers and a mask; The exposed reefs poke up at low tide, forming a tublike enclosure tailor-made for snorkeling. Read More

Book a snorkeling trip à deux to view a multicolored swirl of marine life and the 136-year-old lighthouse. Read More

Essentially a condensed version of both the popular film Beauty and the Beast and the Broadway musical of the same name, this Broadway-style show at... Read More

Drinks infused with liquid nitrogen are the main event at this avant-garde West Avenue cocktail lounge. Cryogenic fluid is colder than... Read More

Owned by a Key West native who stocks her well-appointed accessories boutique with candles from Diptyque and Tocca, antique clocks, spicy red pepper... Read More

Don your trusty waders for landscape photographer Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks, which get you up close and personal with his... Read More

Located on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is probably best known for its picturesque beach. But it's also loaded... Read More

Course legend Donald Ross designed the iconic greens in the heart of Coral Gables circa 1925. A grass lift in 2007 by architect Brian Silva paved the... Read More

Ninety-five percent of this colorful park on Miami’s doorstep is underwater. Save for 30 islets and a mangrove forest fringe on the mainland,... Read More

You’ll find four different ecosystems in one at this National Park—and might even spot an endangered species or two as you snorkel through one of the... Read More

Fifty minutes north of downtown Orlando, find this 2,600-acre park, which includes the largest spring on the 310-mile St. Johns River. You can swim,... Read More

This 1921 Caribbean-style plantation served as the winter studios of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, and the whimsical 35-acre spread&mdash... Read More

Housed inside the Sterling Building on the Lincoln Road Mall, Books & Books is a locally owned bookstore specializing in art, design, and... Read More

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ fuels any and every Miami sporting event. Fans flock for Southern comfort food (Carolina pulled pork shoulder with cornbread and... Read More

The city's arts and entertainment district includes the Broward Center for the Performing Arts ((954)462-0222;, the Museum of... Read More

As if the televisions surrounding the bar weren’t enough, Burger & Beer Joint serves 99-cent beers to keep you quenched throughout the game. Chow... Read More

You'll find more than 50 species of butterflies and 20 kinds of exotic birds under the glass dome greenhouse that is the Key West Butterfly & Nature... Read More

Hike up to the aqua-blue lakes on Poas Volcano and visit the Butterfly Farm, home to hundreds of Blue Morpho butterflies. Read More

Looking for custom-made vintage clothes and accessories? C. Madeleine’s is a staggeringly huge warehouse hidden away on upper Biscayne... Read More

If you’re looking for a history lesson in the bygone eras of fashion, get schooled at C. Madeleine’s. The vintage emporium  in North Miami Beach... Read More

Visit the ersatz European mansion built by John Ringling. Read More

This public park features a gorgeous beach as well as opportunities to fish or take nature hikes. You’ll see tons of wildlife here, including 14 species... Read More

Turns out feeling like a million bucks only costs $295. The starting rate for spa packages at Canyon Ranch is a bargain for Florida’s largest wellness... Read More

Mediums and psychics populate this 57-acre self-titled “spiritualist camp” founded in 1894 to give safe haven to followers of the... Read More

Imposing 17th-century fort that makes a good jumping-off point for a walking tour of St. Augustine's 144-block historic downtown. Read More

The more than 100-year-old chapel is open for weddings and vow renewals most days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

Set inside a museum that has one of the country’s finest, most complete collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany glass, this gift shop is stocked with... Read More

The sprawling store in China is filled with every trinket you can imagine; I loved visiting when I was a kid! But this beautiful pavilion also offers... Read More

Miami’s most rocking venue has been around since 1979. Where else can you do your laundry (Churchill’s has a laundry room open to clients), grab a bite,... Read More

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival's art house has a tasty little café with first-rate popcorn, populated by local intelligentsia.... Read More

The celebration and nurturing of Latin American art is the guiding passion behind this non-profit foundation established in 2002. The "matriarch" of... Read More

The nightlife district at Universal Studios is a little touristy, but locals love it too. Park in the Universal garage and ride the moving sidewalk in... Read More

Insider clout: For clients on a luxury Mediterranean cruise, Gordon set up a rendezvous with a top Tuscan winemaker who created a special batch of wine... Read More

If it’s the Gulf coast you’re craving, venture southwest to Clearwater Beach, where the sand is powdery white and the sunsets are dazzling. See Winter... Read More

Headquartered in Key Biscayne, Club Nautico provides powerboat and yacht rentals for those looking to explore the waters off the coast of Miami. The... Read More

Damn astronauts get to have all the fun. Well, at Club Space you too can feel like you landed on the moon. DJs like Roger Sanchez, Fedde Le Grand and... Read More

One of the beaches that Orlandoans consider “ours,” Cocoa Beach sits just east of Orlando, a straight shot down the State Road 528 toll road. It’s... Read More

In St. Augustine's Old Town, the city’s Mediterranean roots are most evident; take a time-warp stroll past the Castillo de San Marcos and the... Read More

Grab a caffeinated pick-me-up at the friendly shop. Read More

Thanks to its gentle currents, the beach is a popular and lively spot, especially on weekends. For seclusion, head to the gorgeous white-yellow sands of... Read More

The Mystery: Made from 1,100 tons of megalithic-style limestone boulders—some heavier than the Pyramids' and bigger than those at Stonehenge&mdash... Read More

In addition to offering players a picturesque view of Miami’s skyline and the world’s largest tee, Crandon Golf has been named one of the most... Read More

Intact remains of Florida’s mysterious pre-European inhabitants are surprisingly rare—that’s why the 425 or so graves are so special,... Read More

Then hit the museum 19th-century masterpieces from Thomas Moran. Read More

Don't miss the summer regattas held here. Read More

Just as famous for its NASCAR speedway as its seashore, Daytona Beach nonetheless offers a great Atlantic oceanside environment. It’s easily accessible... Read More

The wide beaches here are lounge-worthy, but thanks to Daytona’s role as a motoring mecca for the Daytona 500 (mid-Feb.), driving is permitted on... Read More

If you’re all the way on South Beach and don’t feel like making the trip to Calle Ocho, Google Map the nearest Deco Drive Cigars. With three locations... Read More

Art Basel’s next-door neighbor, Design Miami is a mecca for furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. Expect lamps that don’t look like lamps, chairs that... Read More

This international design show held annually in December has been a critical and popular hit since its 2005 inception. Inspiring a sister show in Basil,... Read More

See the New York Mets baseball team practice at Digital Domain Park during February and March; there’s also a local minor-league team, the St.... Read More

Orlando's parks can make for a whirlwind vacation, but Discovery Cove offers a pleasing blend of adventure and relaxation. The park is all-inclusive and... Read More

More than just an attraction, this is a theme park unto itself—but it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. For one all-inclusive price, feed tropical... Read More

This SeaWorld park is simply stunning. Your ticket buys you an unlimited day of snorkeling with tropical fish and stingrays, feeding exotic birds, and... Read More

Disney is the best cruise line for families. What may surprise you is that the 1,760-passenger Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are gorgeous ships, even... Read More

In 1998, this park became the fourth of Disney's Orlando projects, a vast project that pays living tribute to Walt Disney's passions of conservation and... Read More

The concept for this water park may seem a little weird—it's the remains of a fictitious freak snowstorm that resulted in a melting ski resort—but the... Read More

The third of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, this tribute to the glory days of Hollywood opened in 1989. Six themed areas include a recreation... Read More

Let’s face it, if you’re visiting Orlando, there’s probably someone at home who expects you to bring a Disney souvenir back. Instead of spending big... Read More

If you're into doodads like ridiculous sconces adorned with ostrich feathers, than Dolce - the most wacked-out emporium on the strip - is your kind of... Read More

Years as agent: 15. Other specialty: Small-ship cruises. Consulting fee: Varies. Read More

Disney’s entertainment district is in the midst of a major renovation, but it’s still a thriving center of fun. This is where you’ll find La Nouba by... Read More

This sprawling area outside the theme parks includes the world’s largest Disney character store as well as specialty stores such as The Art of Disney,... Read More

This is one of the areas that locals flock to for a night out. Catch an Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center or a live show at the Social. Enjoy a... Read More

These two dueling coasters are old-school theme park wizardry at its best. Pick one side or the other—the Chinese Fireball dragon or the Hungarian... Read More

Headquartered in Milan, the Italian company Driade made the avant-garde design district home to its first ever US showroom in 2007. The quirky mod... Read More

If you've got enough time for a day trip, hop the ferry to the Dry Tortugas National Park; the seven islands, 70 miles west of Key West, are like a trip... Read More

The Yankee Freedom II takes visitors from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. The 70-mile excursion aboard this high-speed-catamaran takes a... Read More

A playbook of drinks calls for a smart strategy. The winning play here? 2-4-1. All day, every day. The South Florida chain’s flagship location on North... Read More

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Miami added a 24/7 nightlife experience to its social resume.  Who can party that long? People in Miami... Read More

East Sister Rock has a three-bedroom house with a wraparound veranda and a small dock. Read More

Located in Little Havana, this small cigar shop features enormous front windows through which visitors can admire professional cigar rollers, many of... Read More

The tyrant of stogies, El Titan De Bronze is actually an artisan and boutique shop. Cigars are hand-crafted in small batches by “Level 9” rollers from... Read More

Beachfront hangout since 1938 Read More

The second of Disney's Orlando parks to open, EPCOT became a reality in 1982 after sitting on Walt Disney's drawing board for years. Known as "the... Read More

This one is also a favorite among Disney guests. Typically running from mid-March to early May, this Epcot festival features themed flower and garden... Read More

My favorite festival of the year, this multi-week annual event, which typically runs from mid-September through early November, offers so much that you... Read More

The eleven pavilions around the World Showcase Lagoon offer some of the best shopping on property. Buy an elaborate cuckoo clock in Germany, a rare... Read More

Located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, the Terrace Bar is a great place to enjoy sweeping views of downtown Miami and the sparkling waterways that... Read More

Special booking: A surprise two-day excursion as part of a Brazilian honeymoon, involving a private helicopter tour of Angra dos Reis followed by a... Read More

The Ernest Coe Visitors Center contains informative exhibits designed to educate the public on the history and the importance of the Everglades. The... Read More

Overlooking the Atlantic on Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is the U.S. home to premier British-based spa company, ESPA.... Read More

Less than 30 miles from South Beach lies America's largest subtropical wilderness (with about 1.5 million acres), where freshwater, seawater, and... Read More

Sure, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain are classics, and the brand-new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is currently one of Disney World’s most popular... Read More

Throughout the year, biologist Mike Owen conducts guided swamp walks through a 20-mile-long slough filled with a million bald cypress trees, 7,000 royal... Read More

Club House Italia meets Fendi design in this custom furniture line favoring luxe fabrics and monochrome color schemes. Sixty countries worldwide now... Read More

When you’re not lounging on the crystal sand here, stroll around the tiny town. Built in the 19th century, it’s full of ornate, lovingly... Read More

Also at Animal Kingdom you’ll find this show, which is just as spectacular in a completely different way. Enjoy live songs from The Lion King in a... Read More

For breakfast, choose from 15 flavors of muffins. Read More

One of my favorite attractions on Disney property, this 40-minute Animal Kingdom show follows the story of the popular Finding Nemo film. The performers... Read More

Perfect for younger visitors (36 inches and up) with a daring streak, this family-friendly coaster is surprisingly fun for adult riders too. It provides... Read More

Once you’ve watched the Weeki Wachee Springs’ mermaid show, hit the spring-fed waters yourself in a canoe. This tour operator offers three... Read More

Granted, this may not draw you to Orlando unless you’re already a major film buff. But if your vacation plans include an April stay in the Sunshine... Read More

The National Marine Sanctuary–owned museum, devoted to the largest coral reef in North America, opened in January 2007; permanent exhibits... Read More

Opens early February. Read More

Looking for a new shopping experience in a cozy yet distinctive place as off the beaten path as you can get in Miami Beach? Try Fly Boutique, a fun... Read More

Spend the day at the 1850s park (don’t miss the fascinating antique desalination plant). Here, you’ll also find one of the few beaches in... Read More

Take a pit stop at the hokey but endearing Fountain of Youth. Who knows if the free slug of water is better than Botox, but it’s great fun. Read More

Centered around a beautiful oil painting of a jet taking off, this is a classic Miami cocktail lounge with aviation-themed décor and an aren't... Read More

It’s no surprise that after having lived briefly in Paris, I remain a bit obsessed with France. When I’m missing my old Eiffel Tower neighborhood, I get... Read More

Okay, I admit it. I’m a sucker for anything French. And here in Epcot’s France, themed to look like a series of winding streets and alleys in beautiful... Read More

Owner and mentor Fredric Snitzer sits on the Art Basel selection committee and has been promoting art here since the 70’s, long before the rest of the... Read More

The only park of its kind in the United States, the Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre public park filled with more than 500 types of fruits, vegetables,... Read More

If you want to combine shopping with beach time, the Galleria, just a few blocks from the ocean, is the place to go. It features Saks Fifth Avenue and... Read More

A diet rich in art is good for the soul. Indeed, that’s what gallery keeper and local activist Nina Johnson-Milewski believes, and her contemporary art... Read More

The Museum of Art & History at the Custom House occupies a prime location on the port, but for Art Basel–quality work, head to this one-room... Read More

Not far from the better-known theme parks, you’ll find this family-owned 110-acre park that calls itself the Alligator Capital of the World. Your... Read More

Items for both children and home can be found under one roof in this Design District shop. Organic fabrics and sustainable, Earth-friendly materials are... Read More

The shops that surround the beautiful central plaza of the German pavilion are very evocative of Germany itself, which in my book is a very good thing.... Read More

Giving their profits away to the homeless, this thrift store not only promises bargain prices on cool items but also allows shoppers to make a... Read More

Tee off at this affordable PGA-managed course. Read More

A jazzy live band accompanies the rough-looking bartenders, who serve $3 brews to a wide range of characters beneath twinkling green lights. Read More

A few miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, the community of Davie still has rodeos and old Florida cowpokes. You can see why photographer Bruce Weber... Read More

Rent kayaks to paddle through the mangrove swamps for less than $20. Read More

Opened in 1926 as the Olympia Theater, this venue—with Moorish architectural touches and a faux-constellation ceiling painting—now hosts... Read More

On the opposite end of the festival spectrum, find Universal Studios’ enormously popular Halloween Horror Nights, an annual scare-tacular taking place... Read More

At Universal's CityWalk, this popular concert venue, steeped in the tradition of the Hard Rock Cafe (just a short stroll away), features interesting art... Read More

My favorite musical event in town is the monthly Velvet Sessions, which takes place in the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. An... Read More

In a city full of high-tech thrills and cutting-edge adrenaline injections, it's sometimes nice to step back and surround yourself with more analogue,... Read More

Located in Diagon Alley, the ride theoretically takes place in the deep underground vaults below Gringotts, the goblin-run bank. If you’ve ever wondered... Read More

Words can’t begin to describe how very cool I think this ride is. Located in Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley (the newer section of the Wizarding World... Read More

Walk through the gates of Hogwarts and join Harry, Hermione and Ron in an exciting Quidditch match—which unravels into a high-speed chase. An action... Read More

Key West has a history of welcoming vacationing presidents (Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter among them), but Truman made the island city his winter home... Read More

If you prefer a beach with free spirit, the country’s top nudist beach may be for you. You don’t have to strip, though there’s nothing better than... Read More

If your game-time goal is to immerse yourself in the spectacle, then Haven is where you ought to be. Besides serving up organic fare (go for the Duck... Read More

The Hell's Bay Canoe Trail runs through a complex mangrove ecosystem in the Everglades. So named because it was once considered “hell to get into,... Read More

A visit to Ernest Hemingway's tropical hideaway is a Key West must for a reason. To make the most of the experience, it's best to take the official tour... Read More

This restaurant and lounge is ideal for people-watching on weekends, when the hip crowds swill cucumber cocktails and watermelon martinis and dance to... Read More

Deep-sea diving is a way of life in the Keys, so much so that there's an entire museum dedicated to its history. But visitors don't have to have ever... Read More

Miami's history is complex, so it's a good thing there's an institution like HistoryMiami to help sort through the city's past. In addition to a vast... Read More

If you’re a music fan, you’ll love this Universal Studios coaster, which includes the world’s first non-inverting loop and allows you to pick your... Read More

The L.A. Dodgers hold their spring-training session here in March. Read More

Nothing against religious reenactments, but when a blood-smeared Jesus sings into his head-mike from the cross, things start to get creepy. This park ... Read More

This popular dinner experience at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a rip-roaring good time. Enjoy an Old West-style singing, dancing... Read More

Think of this as your house — anything goes. Dress code is strictly enforced—sexy pjs and “creative couture” are OK, sneakers and tanks tops are not..... Read More

The Orlando outpost of this popular concert venue chain is based at Downtown Disney, so it's easy to park and grab a bite before the show. The acoustics... Read More

Latin hipsters with deep pockets make their way to this Little Havana dance club that offers live music and salsa dancing at South Beach prices. Popular... Read More

Grab a beer and discuss the day’s haul at this rough-and-ready bar. Read More

Get a glimpse at the ruins of an early European settlement and some secluded waterfront sands. Read More

Founded in 2006, Ink Art Fair is sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, whose members specialize in offering original,... Read More

This gorgeous nature walk takes hikers along the lavish homes of Palm Beach residents. Read More

Pick up cartoonlike sculptures (fish in red high heels, anyone?) and bright beachscape-painted tables and chairs at this boutique filled with handmade... Read More

Browse the exhibitions—the permanent hoard includes work by Calder, Paschke, and Rauschenberg. Read More

The white rhinos here are a captive rarity. Read More

Epcot’s Japan pavilion is essentially one big Japanese department store, featuring everything from Sanrio items to jewelry to toys to a wide selection... Read More

On Florida’s Hutchinson Island, bask on Jensen and Stuart beaches—the two best local sand strips. Read More

This South beach boutique is always on the edge of the latest celebrity trends. You’ll find an eclectic mix of known and emerging designers, as well as... Read More

The nearly five-acre beach is speckled with picnic tables, and has bike paths and a fishing pier. Families will especially appreciate its amenities,... Read More

Captain Jim Sharp takes groups of up to six anglers on saltwater fishing expeditions in the Florida Straits with his boat Sea Boots. The boat's light w... Read More

A miniature circus re-creates the Ringling operation in staggering detail—2,300 pieces. Read More

This undersea park requires a 45-minute trek down to Key Largo, but its well worth it to experience the first park of its kind in the U.S. The park... Read More

Opened in 1963, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is America's first undersea park—and remains a sight to behold. Within its 70 nautical miles,... Read More

Years as agent: 31. Specialties: Italy, France, luxury cruises. Consulting fee: From $100. Read More

The Miami-based fashion designer, whose fans include Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, and Paris Hilton, has opened his own store, an opulent space with an... Read More

Said to burn at “one million candlepower,” the first-order (largest) Fresnel lens at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in Florida inspired the... Read More

The sense of majesty and all-round general achievement is palpable here as soon as you walk through the gates. Kennedy's famous space exploration speech... Read More

Some of humankind’s greatest adventures began here at NASA’s launch headquarters, an easy hour east of Orlando on the Atlantic coast. Time... Read More

An easy 50-minute drive east, this tourist destination is a beautiful ode to the nation’s space program. The home of Space Shuttle Atlantis, the complex... Read More

The famed shop produces a frozen version, dipped in chocolate and eaten from a stick, lolly-style. Read More

Overlooking Mallory Square, the Key West Art & Historical Society, located within the circa-1891 Custom House, is one of the Florida Keys' oldest... Read More

This two-room bookstore feels and smells like an attic, but the collection of mostly used books is worth a visit. Peruse the teetering stacks for Cuban... Read More

The circa-1891 Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House features a dripping-with-malice portrait of Truman Capote, waving a 1976... Read More

One of my favorite Walt Disney World attractions overall, this Animal Kingdom experience is a must-see for any animal lover. Board an open-air safari... Read More

Not much has changed since King’s opened for business back in the mid 1990’s, and though that isn’t necessarily a positive for the... Read More

Workplace furnishings of modernist design have been this high-end retailer's sole focus for more than 70 years. From its downtown location in an... Read More

Just like the designer and preppy icon before her, Kourtney Pulitzer (whose father-in-law, Peter Pulitzer, was married to Lilly Pulitzer) epitomizes... Read More

Also at SeaWorld Orlando, find this floorless coaster. Your feet will dangle as you hurtle through the air at up to 65 miles per hour. The idea of the... Read More

The belief system at Kush is as follows: “good beer ain’t cheap, cheap beer ain’t good.” Your wallet will gladly open for beer geek David Rodriguez, who... Read More

Located in a striking theater on the edge of Downtown Disney, this Cirque du Soleil spectacular is like nothing you’ve ever seen. From flying trapeze... Read More

This recently renovated hotel restaurant hosts its very own cabaret; men in drag do nightly impersonations of celebrities like Madonna and Cher at the... Read More

Its web site touts it as Orlando’s best-kept secret for outlet deals, and I can’t argue with that. It’s off the beaten path, and locals don’t often... Read More

From birds and bobcats to the odd manatee, 730-square-mile Lake Okeechobee is a sprawling waterway you can hike around (there’s a 100-mile-plus... Read More

When Lanvin first opened its doors inside Miami's Bal Harbour Shops in 2009, it was the French fashion house’s first freestanding boutique in the... Read More

Lapis isn’t a just spa. Thanks to the 75-foot mineral pool, jet baths, eucalyptus steam room, and “silence is golden” nap suite, it’s a temple. Plus,... Read More

This exclusive thoroughfare is where ladies who lunch drop in on sophisticated shops like Lauderdale Lifestyle: A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store (819 E.... Read More

There's a brief lull between the Monday after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the school holiday breaks around the country, making this festive season... Read More

Just a bit too far away to be considered an Orlando theme park, LEGOLAND is, nonetheless, a destination you should consider if you have kids under 12.... Read More

Who would have thought that a small plastic brick invented by a Danish carpenter in 1932 would become a global empire—one that's given rise to movies... Read More

The center hosts exhibitions by up-and-coming Haitian artists such as Jean Brierre and discussions by literary stars, including Edwidge Danticat. Read More

Resting within the central Floriday Keys, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is home to one of the Key's last tropical hardwood hammock forests.... Read More

Take the Mayport Ferry (cars $5) across to the beaches to a bird-filled state park that’s laced with a four-mile trail that loops past the park... Read More

Situated in Miami’s most Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana Cigar Factory understands that cigar smoking is a lifestyle, which is why they’ve made the... Read More

This Irish treasure features raffle giveaways during game time, 30 TVs, three pool tables, and a stage as a centerpiece. When the game is over, locals... Read More

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hate music you’ve surely heard of LIV. ... Read More

The toughest door in town, this megaclub inside the ritzy Fontainebleau is one of the top-grossing clubs in the country. LIV works harder than most of... Read More

Top tip: The little-visited port city of Khasab, near Dubai, is almost unchanged from a century ago: You can still spot men hauling in their catch with... Read More

Lou’s is selective about its craft, and appoints a local tasting panel to cherry-pick their selection, which include Lil’ B Imperial Porter and Lindeman... Read More

Offering a typical South Beach party scene, Love Hate Lounge was founded by Miami Ink's Ami James and Chris Nunez. As befits a bar opened by reality TV... Read More

Martinis and bay vistas are all around at M-Bar. Downtown's posh Mandarin Oriental Hotel is the place to go for a selection of 250 cocktails... Read More

The first park to open at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando (in 1971) is also the most iconic, and is forever visually conjured up with the image of... Read More

Since 1956, the Polynesian Island Revue in this restaurant's dining room has been the goofiest floor show in town. Sip mai tais and watch Samoan fire... Read More

Take a stroll down the Magic Kingdom's iconic Main Street, U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle, and you'll find yourself wrapped in nostalgia and surrounded... Read More

At the Mandarin Oriental, you’ll enter a private spa treatment room, equipped with an even more private shower. And if you’re VIP, the room comes with a... Read More

Owned by Miami’s famed Opium Group, this 40,000-square-foot nightclub is a magnet for A-list celebrities and the city’s fashionable set.... Read More

A million-dollar renovation spurred a resurgence of this iconic Washington Avenue mainstay that first opened its doors in 2004. Superstar DJs come to... Read More

The idea of this SeaWorld Orlando coaster, opened in 2009, is that you’re a giant stingray, gliding, spinning, and flying headfirst through the air. But... Read More

Check exact tournament dates with the tourist office, or if you want to fish year-round, they'll help you rent a charter. Read More

Don't let its nondescript location fool you. Modestly housed in a converted warehouse, this privately owned collection occupies a massive warehouse in a... Read More

Insider find: A roster of local guides across Africa, including in the Zambezi River Valley, in Zimbabwe, and in Hwange National Park, near the Botswana... Read More

Premium black caviar direct from Russia headlines this international food emporium in the North Bayfront, in business since 1983. Part gourmet foods... Read More

This small hotel bar in South Beach’s art deco landmark, the Raleigh Hotel, offers a taste of a glamorous bygone era with its circa-1940’s... Read More

Guzzle one of 30-plus beers on tap at this unfussy Irish pub. Read More

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum celebrates its namesake's 1985 discovery of the hull of a 1622 Spanish Galleon named Atocha, uncovered about a one-hour... Read More

The best time to visit this refuge is winter (late Oct.–early Mar.), when its Everglades-like wetlands teem with migratory birds, not to mention... Read More

On the outside, the Mexican pavilion is a big, squat pyramid. But when you climb the stairs and step inside, you’re immediately thrust into a whole new... Read More

My favorite thing about the shops of the Mexico pavilion is simply being there. Step into the soaring pyramid through an exhibit of Mexican art and... Read More

If there were a poster child for the current melding of design and art in Miami, it would have to be Terence Riley, the new director of the Miami Art... Read More

What to Expect: The palm-studded beach encompasses more than nine miles of the east coast of the barrier island that holds this narrow city; as the... Read More

Located directly across the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center and just a couple of blocks from Lincoln Road, the Miami Beach Botanical... Read More

Made famous by feature films, including Scarface, the vibrant cruise ship-speckled sunsets of South Beach are postcard perfect. Bikini-clad beachgoers... Read More

Though it's best known for its sun, sand, and bronzed bodies, Miami is also home to one of the nation's premier literary festivals—though in true Miami... Read More

In 2003, 20 years after its founding, the Miami Children’s Museum was relocated to a $25 million residence on Watson Island near downtown. The new... Read More

The 55th floor of the Wachovia building plays host to this swanky private club coveted for its views. South Florida movers and shakers congregate at the... Read More

The exuberant architectures of South Beach are the focus of popular tri-weekly walking tours sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL).... Read More

The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium leaves its young patrons (and their parents) wide-eyed with its vast array of hands-on exhibits. Start your... Read More

Miami Project is the new artsy kid on midtown’s tent-cluster block. The fresh fair has received critical praise for showcasing plentiful female and... Read More

Founded by former commercial pilot Tony Anderson in 2004, Miami Seaplane Tours offers four sightseeing excursions, each featuring a different view of... Read More

During Miami Spice, a city-wide celebration of the area's most popular restaurants, you can easily dine out every night without visiting the same... Read More

Since 1985, Miami Twice has offered an amazing selection of vintage and contemporary items from the 1920’s to 1980’s. When it comes to... Read More

Whether you’re looking to take a stroll above the waters through Miami’s elite islands or have a go at the wake zone, Miami Watersports Paradise is your... Read More

For roughly a month between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Washington’s birthday (also known as Presidents’ Day), Orlando's tourist scene is at its... Read More

Although this overlaps with the post-Labor Day period previously mentioned, the weeks leading up to Halloween are certainly worthy of their own category... Read More

Soon after Labor Day, the blistering summer temperatures begin to fade, and the nights start to get cooler. With kids just back to school, the theme... Read More

South Beach was founded on the saving of Art Deco, and now it's Miami Modern's (MiMo) turn. Prime examples of this architectural style line the choice... Read More

A member of the Opium Group, which has produced some of the most prosperous nightclubs in South Beach, Mokai caters to the famous and those with money.... Read More

2008 is the “International Year of the Reef,” so escape the heat while you pay homage to wonderful works of nature by snorkeling, scuba... Read More

Set inside a museum that has one of the country’s finest, most complete collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany glass, this gift shop is stocked with... Read More

Less than forty minutes away, step back in time in this charming lakefront town, a favorite among antique hunters. The downtown area features an array... Read More

This stop is the perfect place for last-minute souvenirs on the way out of the park. My aunt comes down to visit twice a year, and this is where she... Read More

The expansive souvenir store in Epcot's Future World is one of the most popular shops among veteran Disney World visitors, thanks to its huge but well... Read More

A jumble of Disney detritus, MouseSurplus is a hodgepodge of outdated flatware, fiberglass characters from old window treatments, obsolete ride vehicles... Read More

The city's arts and entertainment district includes the Broward Center for the Performing Arts ((954)462-0222;, the Museum of... Read More

Downtown North Miami plays host to this small, but mighty, Charles Gwathmey-designed museum completed in 1996. An earthy, angular structure lined... Read More

The city's arts and entertainment district includes the Broward Center for the Performing Arts ((954)462-0222;, the Museum of... Read More

Hosted by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), this contemporary art festival takes place every December at the Deauville Beach Resort on Collins Avenue... Read More

All the beaches on the Naples coast are not only public but clean and free. After sunning, mosey over to the City Pier, where, in a Florida rarity, you... Read More

Although this CityWalk spot is (obviously) basketball-themed, you can catch all your favorite sports here. A 33-foot statue of the NBA’s “Logoman”... Read More

Quieter and more residential than the Cocoa Beach waterfront, New Smyrna Beach is further north on the east coast, but it’s also an easy drive from... Read More

This Frank Gehry-designed performing arts venue, which opened in 2011, is a testament to the city's ability to reinvent itself after years of shaky real... Read More

Owned by self-proclaimed design junkie Nisi Barryman, this shop has been helping locals design and furnish their spaces since 2004. Appropriately... Read More

Hand-knotted rugs straight out of Nepal distinguish this carpet retailer in the city's cutting-edge design district. Inspired by a childhood spent... Read More

The world-famous Nikki Beach, at First and Ocean, is as beachside as you’ll get while still partying—in cabanas, deck chairs and the bookable day beds.... Read More

Special booking: For a high-profile client’s safari, Pieters worked with a worldwide security company and orchestrated a soup-to-nuts custom trip,... Read More

Novices and pros can both enjoy tee time at this Miami Beach golf course that’s been around since 1939. Its proximity to the water makes your game a bit... Read More

Sadly, the beloved Maelstrom ride has closed, but an attraction themed after the popular Disney movie “Frozen” will soon take its place. In the meantime... Read More

In a town where bars have a way of veering into the terminally raucous, this is a sanctuary for a sophisticated, older crowd, working a quiet groove to... Read More

Oceania’s three identical midsize ships—the 684-passenger Insignia, Nautica, and Regatta—are geared toward a crowd that wants to explore interesting... Read More

Ten miles of intermediate bike trails will challenge the most adventurous of riders. Treacherous labyrinths entertain and burn calories for hours on end... Read More

The largest urban state park in Florida, Oleta State Park is the area that the Tequesta Indians called home 3,000 years ago.  While the park offers... Read More

This popular SeaWorld show features Shamu—the park’s signature orca whale—and emphasizes the idea that we’re all part of the same world, above and... Read More

This delightfully tacky roadside stall topped by a 60-foot orange dome has been a landmark of Americana since the early 70’s. It remains the... Read More

On the far north end of International Drive sits my favorite outlet mall in Orlando. It features outlets of Victoria’s Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman... Read More

This museum has been in existence since before Mickey Mouse was making his first tentative steps into popular culture. Founded in 1924, the collection... Read More

A local institution that dates back to before the roller coasters, the Orlando Science Center doesn't look its 60 years—in fact, it has a notably... Read More

This is the sister property to the outlet mall on International Drive and it’s closer to Disney World; you can reach it easily via State Roads 536 or... Read More

This bar takes its craft beer and food pairings seriously: think Korean chicken and waffles alongside a pint of Dogfish Head’s elusive 120 IPA. Sip from... Read More

Just a short drive (or even a walk) away from Orlando International Premium Outlets, this small outdoor marketplace offers a handful of additional well... Read More

Grab a drink at this atmospheric 1878 saloon, with its carved mahogany bar and tin ceiling, claims to be the oldest bar in Florida. Read More

More than 1000 exotic birds and other colorful varmints populate this iconic South Florida discovery park that dates back to 1936. Founded by Australian... Read More

Originally founded as the Miami Art Museum, the Pérez Art Museum Miami was rechristened in 2013, when it relocated to a state-of-the-art, Herzog &... Read More

Operated by the PGA, this complex is a golf lovers’ dream, with 54 holes of championship golf designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, a 35-acre PGA... Read More

This three-acre green that housed the railroad builders who constructed the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West in 1912 is now a charming museum complex... Read More

Located in Homestead, just east of Everglades National Park, this commercial nursery specializes in orchids, particularly the Phalaenopsis and... Read More

Water is the very essence of Miami, and it is the ease and sensuality of it that defines the city. To properly explore its offshore wonderlands, rent a... Read More

Miami has outdone itself once again: a 26,000-square-foot rooftop nightclub — one of the largest in the Americas — heats up the roof of the... Read More

The 200-acre springs’ shallow waters are especially family friendly. Read More

Popular with convention-goers thanks to its proximity to the Orange County Convention Center, this sprawling compound offers a movie theater, a comedy... Read More

Primary Projects has never been one for going with the flow or fitting in. This unorthodox, artist-operated gallery first swung open its doors in the... Read More

This new Miami facility with world-class golf courses uses Pritikin's strict regimen of weight loss through detox. Read More

A vast room of floor-to-ceiling movie memorabilia. Customers are mostly men, though when something such as Christina Ricci's dresses from Sleepy Hollow... Read More

Growing faster than any other supermarket chain in the United States, Publix still maintains the same commitment to individualized customer service that... Read More

To tune into the heartbeat of the contemporary art world, head over to PULSE.  Peek through the looking glass and into the world of video and new... Read More

New York, Los Angeles, and Miami play host to this annual arts celebration billing itself as “the leading US art fair dedicated solely to... Read More

Go wild over the exotic orchids in nurseries. Read More

This subterranean disco lounge, furnished like a 70’s basement, is a blast from the past. Old-school hip-hop tunes and vinyl records played through 40... Read More

Locally beloved and nationally renowned, this improbably first-rate theater has been a cultural cornerstone in Key West for more than 30 years. Shel... Read More

Country-club casual is the mantra of this upscale, midsize ship line that succeeds in being fancy without being fussy. Accommodations are spacious; the... Read More

This Universal Studios attraction is so much more than just a coaster. Sure, you’ll rocket through the darkness at speeds up to 45 miles per hour, but... Read More

Bring a bike with you to Virginia Key:  there are no rentals available at the first stop on the eight-mile long Rickenbacker Trail. Off-the-beaten... Read More

The city's arts and entertainment district includes the Broward Center for the Performing Arts ((954)462-0222;, the Museum of... Read More

A popular spot with locals and visitors alike, Robbie's Marina is a boat rental and tour company and the starting point for a number of water-based... Read More

Feeding the tarpon ($3 for a bucket of bait) off the dock of this water-sports center is a Keys rite of passage. Read More

Do not leave Homestead without stocking up on tropical fruits like papayas, star fruit, lychees, atemoyas, or monstera deliciosa (which tastes like... Read More

Housed inside the Delano Hotel, this ultra-chic bar attracts the glitterati with its Venetian chandeliers, rose-hued walls, and pricey cocktails. An... Read More

It doesn't get more authentically Miami than an avant-garde contemporary art collection housed in a former DEA warehouse. Miami Beach hotel barons, the... Read More

Set in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Rumbar isn’t a cigar lounge per se, but rather a cocktail lounge that just so happens to have an extensive cigar... Read More

Inside this antiques dealer in the upper East side, shoppers can browse the 'ah'-inspiring selection of of period finds, which range from a 1940s French... Read More

Around since 1991, the SAK Comedy Lab improve venue has been the launching pad for several nationally known stars, including The Price Is Right host... Read More

Located just a few steps from the clubs and lively atmosphere of Collins Avenue, this two-story boutique hotel provides an unexpected respite from the... Read More

Located in Coconut Grove, Sandbar is a holy union of beach vibes and sports fanaticism. Here, walls are fashioned with Hurricane memorabilia, 26 TVs,... Read More

This shellers' mecca attributes its bounty to a wide continental shelf. Bend over in a "Sanibel Stoop" to hunt for the coveted junonia: find one and you... Read More

Florida's most extensive designer outlet mall, with some 300 shops (David Yurman, Coach, Kate Spade, Theory), atop Wannado City, an interactive play... Read More

Founded by gallerists Alexis Hubshman and Peter Surace, the Scope Art Fair was first held in the Gershwin Hotel in New York back in 1991. In Miami,... Read More

Guy Fieri may have gone to Scully’s for bar food, but what he got was Belgian escargot swimming in melted garlic butter. This starter is a go-to for... Read More

This annual arts exhibit of contemporary, large-scale outdoor sculptures and installations started in 1995 as an informal exhibit. Now, it showcases... Read More

Just a five-minute boat ride from Marathon, Seabird Key is a 10-acre private island available for rent by the week. The island is home to an eight... Read More

Luxury on the two 112-passenger SeaDream ships means freedom to do what you want—like being on your own private yacht. You don’t have to... Read More

Mellower than other Orlando theme parks—though it has several rides, including Kraken, a thrilling, floorless coaster—SeaWorld is noted for... Read More

Once a less-than-favorable part of town, Wynwood now hosts one of the area's most popular events, the Second Saturday Art Walk. Attracting art... Read More

You can cruise through the Everglades on a 15-mile paved road that sometimes features alligators as pedestrians. For a bird’s-eye view of the ecological... Read More

A colorful surprise awaits travelers passing through Concourse D in Miami International Airport’s North Terminal. Shop Britto is the first airport... Read More

Silversea’s fancy, pampering experience is delivered on six sleek, 132- to 540-passenger ships, done up in contemporary décor, with gourmet cuisine,... Read More

Covering the grounds behind the Shore Club Hotel, the SkyBar is a magnet for celebrities and locals with enough cache to get in the door. The expansive... Read More

With its striped cabanas, potted palms, and a view of downtown Orlando, SKYSIXTY the vibe is reminiscent of Miami’s South Beach. Grab a booth... Read More

A shoulder massage comes with a shave and cut, plus a drink is included with everything from beard trimming to nail grooming. Read More

This breathtaking, panoramic ride at Epcot takes guests on a hang-gliding style ride over the beauty of California. Feel the wind blow through your hair... Read More

I know, I know. Why would I include a member’s only club spa as part of the list? I found a loophole. Hotel guests are entitled to all the same luxuries... Read More

From October through May, the 7,000-square-foot projection wall that holds up one corner of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center plays host to a... Read More

Based out of Miami Beach, this company leads half-day bike tours of the city’s famed Art Deco District. In addition to the bike rental, the cost... Read More

It’s not a real Miami experience without renting a Deco Bike and pedaling along the South Pointe Park’s paved walkway, which has 360-degree views of the... Read More

This family-owned and operated dive and surf center is the passageway to Miami’s underwater world. They’ve pinpointed 75 sub-aquatic sites all within... Read More

Founded as a one-day event at the Florida International University in 1997, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has since morphed into a five-day... Read More

A formerly hardscrabble spot has been transformed with light towers and artfully arranged dune grass. Sunset at the newly revitalized zone at the tip of... Read More

Anthony Spinello is an artistic force to be reckoned with:  He took over his first gallery before he was legally allowed to drink.  Today, as... Read More

For good food, good drinks, good friends, and damn good sports watching, visit the Sports Grill. This neighborhood joint has built in TV screens and has... Read More

The museum is a knockout, jammed with authentic antiquities: read Captain Kidd’s actual journal in a virtual touch-screen version, and see one of... Read More

Located inside The Standard hotel in Belle Isle Park, this 12,500 square-foot holistic and hydrotherapy spa provides a broad range of relaxation... Read More

Typically running Friday through Sunday from mid-May through mid-June, this event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios draws Star Wars fans from all around the... Read More

The same guys behind LIV felt the need to give real music fans a little more room to dance, so they took over this 27,0000-square-foot space and spruced... Read More

No other nightclub opening was so highly anticipated as STORY. It’s 2012 debut—the day after Christmas, with a weeklong DJ marathon leading up to New... Read More

Off the beaten path in an old Armory building, this nonprofit creative arts community center serves as an artist residency to more than 40 different... Read More

This private label, housed in the Wynwood Arts District, comes from a 23-year-old local fashion blogger who’s as dashing and colorful as the wardrobe... Read More

Hope you packed you’re snorkeling gear, because it will be put to good use at Sunny Isles Beach. The Newport Fishing Pier has been around since the... Read More

One of the top yacht-rental companies, expert sailors can skipper themselves with a bareboat charter (from $410 a day), while novices can hire a crew... Read More

Low-key and relaxed, Surfside’s Residential Beach is family-friendly and ideal for tourists seeking respite from raucous South Beach. Parking is never a... Read More

Swamp buggies are cheap, jury-rigged affairs of old truck parts and giant tractor tires that have been used for hunting for years. On the racing circuit... Read More

The oldest yoga studio in Miami Beach, Synergy Center for Yoga and the Healing Arts offers more than 50 yoga classes each week. Instruction is available... Read More

The Tampa Bay area -- including Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater -- is a popular vacation destination unto itself, so if you're in Orlando, it's... Read More

Insider clout: Johnston sends clients to the Antisana Reserve, in central Ecuador, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: seeing condors in the wild.... Read More

Fish in the shattered jigsawlike landscape. Read More

You might as well be hanging in your living room when visiting the only microbrewery on South Beach. Still Miami’s oldest brewpub, The Abbey has been... Read More

Whether you’re American or just visiting our country, this pavilion celebrates the magic of the United States in a way that will make your heart swell.... Read More

The Museum: You may know him only as the star of Smokey and the Bandit, but residents of Jupiter, Florida, also know him as a generous contributor,... Read More

Stretching across a portion of the Contemporary Hotel's fourth floor, you'll find a string of shops with an open-air market feel, nestled beneath the... Read More

The intimate Jackie Gleason Theater at the Fillmore Miami Beach can house thousands of music fans, yet you still feel as if the center stage act is... Read More

Technically, it serves a purpose: to take visitors with two-park passes between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. But this train, which is a replica of the... Read More

Themed after the comic book character of the same name, this Islands of Adventure coaster accelerates from 0 to 40 miles per hour in the first two hair... Read More

This 1924 African-American schoolhouse has been converted into a museum. Its collection includes the "Heritage Room," a re-creation of a 1920's... Read More

The piano at The Regent isn’t just there for embellishment — it gets played nightly. Everyone in this speakeasy plays their part, such as the elegant... Read More

At first glance, this dimly lit space looks like Dexter’s laboratory.  The intimate bar comes into focus one craft brew at a time, and you’ll see... Read More

Offering a respite in the lively South Beach neighborhood, the exclusive Setai Spa offers private suites, where customized treatments are enhanced by... Read More

One of downtown Orlando's most popular live music venues, The Social is a jewel in the indie music scene. It hosts concerts most nights of the week.... Read More

Reggae, jazz, hip-hop—you name it, The Stage will stage it. This Design District spot evokes the same chilled-out feeling you get when walking into a... Read More

The massage therapists at The Standard are holistic wizards. Besides offering the only three-leveled co-ed Haman in the city, The Standard spa is also... Read More

The city's arts and entertainment district includes the Broward Center for the Performing Arts ((954)462-0222;, the Museum of... Read More

Though white-sand beaches and all the Key lime pie you can stuff into your suitcase are part of any Florida Keys adventure, the archipelago is also home... Read More

The Bottega Veneta designer is given to stocking an eclectic range of items, including high-end Santa Maria Novella shaving cream imported from Italy,... Read More

The best shopping, though, is hidden in the misleadingly named courtyard, Via Mizner, where Bottega Veneta honcho Tomas Maier has a branch of his deluxe... Read More

Mike Hewell, more commonly known as Tour Guide Mike, uses his years of experience as a tour planner for the rich and famous to help families enjoy a...