Khong River House
1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach
New Grown-Up South Beach Hotels - Carry On | Travel + Leisure: " . . . the James Royal Palm which opened in November, it means a focus on the local and sustainable. Snapper at the restaurant, staff uniforms, even the plantain chips in the mini-bars are South Florida–sourced. Here, the wood is reclaimed and the beach huts solar-powered. . . . . the 393 rooms are large and bright, and nearly half are suites—a boon to families, who will also appreciate the kids’ club. A few blocks up, the Philippe Starck–designed SLS South Beach (1701 Collins Ave.; $$), is the new Miami sibling of the Beverly Hills original. (The company is also taking over the Raleigh.) The 140-room SLS is very much about drinking and spending and having boisterous dinners, but it isn’t juvenile. . . . "
Maoz Vegetarian has upped the fast-casual falafel game. The bright, clean, eatery opposite Miami Beach's New World Symphony Park is certified kosher and vegan friendly. Order a falafel sandwich at the counter, and stuff it with ...
Cycling: Enjoy the ride under the Florida sun
While the two main avenues of South Beach, Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, are clogged with motorists, Washington Avenue just west of these streets has a bike lane that can take you as far as North Beach and beyond from Miami Beach's southernmost tip.
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