Florida Travel Guide

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 popular (and free) outdoor movie series that features a mix of recent blockbusters and all-time classics.

It wasn't too long ago that Miami's Wynwood neighborhood was a warehouse-filled ghost town. That was until the late Tony Goldman, the man who reinvented New York City's SoHo, came into the picture.

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 December since 2002.

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 with history, from its iconic lighthouse (built in 1825) to its designation as at National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site.

Less than 30 miles from South Beach lies America's largest subtropical wilderness (with about 1.5 million acres), where freshwater, seawater, and terrestrial ecosystems collide. It's the only place in the country to spot crocodiles, and the most reliable place to see even more flamingoes.

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.

Located directly across the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center and just a couple of blocks from Lincoln Road, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden may as well be worlds away. A slice of calm in a sea of bustling activity, the Garden's history dates back to 1962.

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 style, its self-described as an "eight-day literary party." Founded in 1984, the Miami Book Fair International attracts hundreds of thousands of

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 restaurant twice.

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 estate developments. In all respects, the Gehry campus is intended to be used as an everyday social arena, not simply a place to be gaped at.

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 & de Meuron-designed facility overlooking Biscayne Bay.

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 culinary extravaganza.

Built from a coral rock quarry in 1923, this Coral Gables landmark (it's actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is far from your typical community swimming pool.

Built in 1916 as a winter home by industrialist James Deering, this Italian Renaissance-style villa and its 10 acres of formal gardens, chock full of European antiquities, was the first great over-the-top house in town, and it's now open to the public.