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.
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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.
Richard’s Gems & Jewlery Miami
Oddball Nifty Thrift Fort Lauderdale
Radio Active Records Fort Lauderdale
To The Moon Wilton Manors
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
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
Jaguar Sun Miami
The Wilder Fort Lauderdale
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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