Lavish Labor Day Destinations Less Than 3 Hours From Miami

August 22, 2014 | by Chelsea Olson

Want to get away for Labor Day? If you haven't planned your weekend yet, we've got you covered with relaxing itineraries in destinations near Miami. 

Islamorada

Islamorada

Enjoy French fusion cuisine with unparalleled views at Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant at Morada Bay.

STAY: Skip the traffic along the route to Mile Zero; instead, make a reservation at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada. Start relaxing the instant you arrive at this secluded resort with a Gentleman’s Hot Towel facial or Signature Golden Veil Body Treatment. 81801 Overseas Hwy., 305-517-4485

DINE: An Islamorada mainstay, Pierre’s Lounge & Restaurant offers elegant French-fusion cuisine in the setting of a two-story plantation house. Watch the sunset while dining alfresco on the veranda for the complete experience. 81600 Overseas Highway, 305-664-3225 >>Read More

 

Get Ready for the 2015 Miami Open Presented by Itaú

August 21, 2014 | by Tricia Carr

The excitement from March’s tournament has finally died down—which means it’s the perfect time to start gearing up for the 2015 Open: rebranded and better than ever.

Aerial view of the 2014 Open.

Looking down on the 2014 Open.

Notice anything different about the Miami Open? This week IMG announced that Miami’s biggest tennis event has a new name, signaling the start of a five-year presenting sponsorship by Itaú, the largest privately owned bank in Latin America. Starting now, those in the know should refer to the tournament as the “Miami Open presented by Itaú” and mark their calendars for March 23, 2015, when the two-week tennis event begins at Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne.

With the Open's new identity comes a colorful new logo developed by Itaú’s in-house design team, as well as a newly branded experience starting at the entrance, where tennis fans can anticipate shopping and food in a high-end atmosphere. >>Read More

 

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List from ‘Ocean Drive’ Staffers

August 09, 2014

Members of the Ocean Drive staff share what’s at the top of their summer to-do lists—covering everything from their favorite eats to snorkeling in Key Largo’s clear waters.

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Deputy Editor Bill Kearney suggests a snorkeling tour at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Day Trip to Wynwood

“I drive through it all the time to check out new walls and murals and look at some of my favorites, but I really need to park, grab a coffee at Panther (2390 N.W. Second Ave.), and hit the ground.” -Jared Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief

Snorkeling in Key Largo

“I’m dying to go snorkeling in Key Largo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (102601 Overseas Hwy.). Summer, with its light winds, is when water visibility is at its best and the water temp is perfect.” -Bill Kearney, Deputy Editor >>Read More


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