Where to stay: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 500 Brickell Key Drive, mandarinoriental.com/miami. This member of the luxurious MO collection occupies its own private island, but is still close to the city's main attractions.
The spa offers the best in Asian-inspired treatments, and dining options range from YAKU, a waterfront lounge offering craft cocktails and innovative bar bites, to the signature restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio, a gastronomic temple to the genius of the Peruvian chef.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., frostscience.org
Perez Art Museum, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., pamm.org
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., arshcenter.org
(Patti Nickell is a Lexington-based travel and food writer. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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