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Yelp’s Summer Guide: South Florida

Instead of having your face in the air conditioning unit all day this summer, why not get out and explore our buzzing community? Craft the perfect stay-put getaway as you make your way through the top 50 things to see, do and eat in South Florida.

Our friends at Hilton have the perfect hotel for your to stay (Miami / Fort Lauderdale) if you want to feel miles away from home while still being in our own backyard. 

Radioactive Records / Photo by: Robert M


From specialized running shoes to retro snacks, South Florida has a plethora of independently owned shops to conduct some retail therapy. Seek comfort from 100 degree temps at one of the spots below and perhaps find a unique gift for yourself or a loved one.

iRun Miami

Richard’s Gems & Jewlery Miami

Oddball Nifty Thrift Fort Lauderdale

Radio Active Records Fort Lauderdale

To The Moon Wilton Manors

Bousa Brewing / Photo by: Ambar C


There’s no shortage of great, locally made suds down here. More and more microbreweries are popping up every few weeks. If you’re looking for a cold beer for the hot summer, check out some of these local spots.

Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company  Pompano Beach

Bousa Brewing  Miami

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company  Miami

Nightlife Brewing Miami

3 Sons Brewing Dania Beach


Cocktail Bars

Our local cocktail scene has really come into its own over the last few years. Whether you’re catching up with friends, out on a date, or just relaxing after a long week, there are plenty of places to let your hair down in South Florida.

Le Chick Miami Miami

Melinda’s Miami

Jaguar Sun Miami

Monkitail Hollywood

The Wilder Fort Lauderdale

Calusa Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shops

Looking to start your day on the right foot or simply in need an afternoon pick-me-up? From local roasters to real deal cafe cubano, great coffee is just one of the perks of living here.

Calusa Coffee Roasters Fort Lauderdale

Cali Coffee Hollywood

Little Cuban Cafe Fort Lauderdale

Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse Miami

White Rose Coffee West Miami

South Pointe Park / Photo by: Tina S

Beaches & Parks

We live where people vacation, so live like a tourist. Check out a new beach or park. Go on a walk. Have a picnic. There are plenty of great outdoor spots to explore.

South Pointe Park Miami Beach

Oleta River State Park North Miami Beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Fort Lauderdale

Brickell Key Park Miami

Secret Woods Nature Center Fort Lauderdale

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours


Getting antsy from being indoors? Get some of that energy out of your system with these adventurous activities. Depending on what activity you pick, pirates, manatees and, of course, alligators await!

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures Fort Lauderdale

South Beach Kayak Miami Beach

Virginia Key Outdoor Center Miami

Easton Watersports Pompano Beach

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours Miami

Antique Car Museum / Photo by: Naty K


Culture abounds in our region, but let’s be honest, when is the last time you visited one of our many museums? Make a day out of it and you may realize you really love vintage cars or burgers! 

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Miami

Antique Car Museum Fort Lauderdale

Burger Museum by Burger Beast Miami

WMODA Dania Beach

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Fort Lauderdale

Holocaust Memorial / Photo by: Monica A


We get a bad rap for not having many landmarks, but there are actually plenty of photo-worthy spots you should visit. Don’t forget to snap a pic and share it on Yelp! 

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Stranahan House Fort Lauderdale

Venetian Causeway Miami Beach

Venetian Pool Coral Gables

Spanish Monastery & Gift Shop North Miami Beach

J28 Sandwich Bar / Photo by: Scotty C

Restaurants (Broward)

Finally, it’s time to eat! These are the five highest ranked* places to eat in South Florida.

Amy’s French Bakery & Bistro Pompano Beach

Los Bocados Parkland

J28 Sandwich Bar Hollywood

Arun’s Indian Kichen Coral Springs

CAFE CLUB by les artistes Hollywood

Fratellino / Photo by: Scotty C

Restaurants (Miami)

Keep eating! These are the five highest ranked places to eat in Miami-Dade County.

Yardie Spice Homestead

Fratellino Coral Gables

Franky’s Deli Warehouse Hialeah

Milly’s Empanada Factory Miami

FreshCo Fish Market & Grill Miami

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best restaurants in Broward & Miami-Dade according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.

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