• Harry Potter World - Orlando
  • Cheeseburger Baby - Miami
  • Stone crab - Miami

TRULUCK'S777 Brickell Ave (at 8th Street)

  • Key Lime Pie - Key West

BLUE HEAVEN729 Thomas St (at Petronia St)

  • Prime 112 - Miami

In a city known for its glitz and glamour, Prime 112 is a sparkling fixture in Miami's posh South of Fifth neighborhood. The steakhouse echoes its luxe environs with wood floors, exposed-brick columns and champagne leather-upholstered chairs. On those sultry Miami nights, you'll want to snag a seat on the sweeping outdoor terrace overlooking Ocean Drive Avenue, prime real estate for people-watching and celebrity sightings (the restaurant is notoriously popular among A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and Lebron James). The menu boasts classic prime steaks such as rib eyes, filet mignon and a porterhouse for two, as well as sought-after specialties such as wagyu, which is also featured in a classic tartare preparation, and Japanese A5 Kobe (go all out with the $230 rib eye). Steaks are a draw, but don't miss local seafood such as the blackened swordfish paired with papaya salsa, and (when they're in season) stone crab claws, steamed and served chilled with homemade Dijon mayonnaise. Stepped-up sides such as creamed corn with black truffles, truffle lobster mac and cheese, and Kobe beef and sausage stuffing round out the menu.

  • Scuba dive - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef is not only the largest coral reef system in the world, but also the largest living organism; so great, in fact, that it can be viewed from space. Alas, time and money make this bucket list fave a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many scuba divers. If this is not the year, then consider the coral reef along the Florida Keys. It’s the only tropical reef system in the U.S. Atlantic, and the third largest reef in the world. Luckily, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects more than 6,000 types of marine critters, plants and objects. Divers in the know favor Sombrero Reef, off of Marathon in the Middle Keys, for its array of coral, tropical fish, barracuda, stingrays and sea turtles. Another area highlight is Thunderbolt, an intentionally sunken ship from the WWII era. Three decades of corals and sponges cover its surface, attracting angelfish, amberjack, goliath grouper and more.

  • Hanson’s Shoe Repair - Orlando

A cool speakeasy bar that you need a password to get into — we always end up taking out-of-town guests there.

may 10 2018 ∞
mar 7 2019 +