Wave Hello. Stroll hand in hand and survey the sand and seawall of the beach at Bal Harbour on the landscaped Beach Walk, which runs parallel to the water the full length of the seaside village, down into Surfside.
Worth a Shot. All breakfast selections at Artisan Beach House include coffee and a “juice shot”; pair the avocado toast with the Mandarin Mint (tangerine juice and mint leaves) for a light, beach-friendly breakfast.
Privacy, Please. Bal Harbour Beach is among Miami’s most sumptuous, with tranquil waves lapping at the shore of well-groomed white sand. Enjoy the access and view from a luxury cabana at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, which includes two lounge chairs, a day bed, beach towels, refreshments, bottled water, personal concierge service, privacy curtains and a plunge hot tub. Or opt for a private beach bed, with two lounge chairs and umbrellas stationed close to the surf.
The Great Estate. Step back a century and explore Vizcaya. Industrial heir James Deering’s estate was built in the early 1900s but was designed to look like a baroque 18th-century Italian villa. The National Historic Landmark is now open for tours of the 38,000-square-foot main house, the 10 acres of formal gardens filled with statues, busts, vases and urns from as far back as the 1700s, and a collection of 2,000 orchid specimens in “orchidarium.
Sit Back and Sup.Be prepared to truly savor dinner at Naoe; the average meal at this intimate Japanese restaurant on Brickell Key lasts 2½–3 hours, while Executive Chef Kevin Cory lavishes attention on his eight — yes, eight — guests. (Reservations are required, and the Chef’s Choice omakase menu is prepared especially according to what’s new and fresh and can be paired with sake from Cory’s family distillery.) Forbes Travel Guide has awarded the restaurant five stars, the top score, every year since 2013.