Jump-start your morning in true Miami style with a Cuban Cafecito from a ventanita (a streetside shop window.) Then climb the historic lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on quiet Key Biscayne before lounging on it secluded sands below. Explore Wynwood’s vibrant art scene. Cruise from Miami to step inside the Renaissance-style Vizcaya estate for a look into Miami’s dazzling past.
Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.
Tucked between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize packs in a ton of adventure in a tiny space – with diverse people, extraordinary wildlife and delicate ecosystems. Spend the day hiking jungle paths or mountain trails, go tubing through caves and rivers, or explore ancient cities of the Maya and the modern-day villages of their descendants.
Past meets present in Costa Maya. Venture into the jungle for a glimpse of Maya history at the Chacchoben and Kohunlich ruins. Or kick back in the village of Mahahual, where you can hit the beach and sip micheladas— a spicy beer cocktail. The best of both worlds awaits.
Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there’s no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and a beachside massage at Playa Mia.
Head west of the city for a bike ride past alligators on the Everglades’ Shark Valley route. Take the kids to the Miami Children’s Museum, or paddle a kayak through Biscayne Bay. Come evening, indulge in haute cuisine at a swanky beachside restaurant – all before cocktails and dancing amid The Magic City’s trendy nightlife scene.