INN & OUT: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
We could go on and on about fabulous places worth a visit in Miami (and likely, we’ll have a reprise) but here are a few we highly recommend.
Nautilus Hotel: Built by Morris Lapidus (Fountain Bleu, Eden Roc) in 1951, this slice of history features beautiful ocean front suites, a stunning lobby bar, a classic pool deck with a bamboo outdoor hallway which leads right to the beach. few we highly recommend.
Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel: Linked in 1964 and renovated in 2012, this hotel pays tribute to its roots donning photos of wartime Miami and 1940’s glamour. Be sure to make time for the rooftop pool, we recommend early in the morning or late afternoon for the views and pictures!
Prime 112: In an area known as Sofi (south of fifth), is an exquisite steakhouse that doesn’t just stop at steaks. Their chicken and waffles dish is decadent! Be sure to get reservations as it can get packed.
(Tip: Their sister restaurant Prime Italian, also fantastic, will occasionally send over their “big meatball” for an appetizer if you ask. Trust us, it’s WORTH it)
Joe's Stone Crab: Also in Sofi (not far from Prime 112), this classic gem is worth the trip on its own, but only during stone crab season! Not only are the crabs incredible, but the hash-browns that come with it are out of this world!
(Tip: if you eat on the early side you’ll be seated quicker)
Scarpetta: Located in the Fountain Bleu Hotel (gorgeous hotel worth visiting), this Italian restaurant may have the best Spaghetti we’ve ever had! We almost didn't order the spaghetti in search for something more exotic but boy are we are glad we did!
The Broken Shaker: This outdoor bar is unique as can be in the courtyard/pool deck of an art deco hostile on the northern side of South Beach. Great night life and vibe and fantastic whiskey sours!
The Regent Cocktail Club: This classic craft cocktail bar is located in the back of the Regent and Gale Hotel. It pays tribute to the hotel’s history in the 1940’s. Great atmosphere!
If you happen to visit any of these spots let us know your thoughts!