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A Tropical Winter Wonderland: Miami’s Things to Do and Places to Visit

A Tropical Winter Wonderland: Miami’s Things to Do and Places to Visit

The Oculus at Frost Museum of Science

ENLIGHTEN WITH SCIENCE
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is one of Miami’s STEM centers, inflaming the curiosity of visitors through an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Don’t miss the current exhibits: Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity and X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out, plus the newly arrived Wooly Mammoth skeleton! 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305.434.9600; frostscience.org

DE-STRESS AND GET ZEN
The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables, a luxurious part of local history, provides unique spa amenities along with a full suite of familiar treatments. The eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and Himalayan salt saunas help you relax and make stress melt away. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305.445.1926; biltmorehotel.com

Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall at the Manolis Projects
Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall at the Manolis Projects

BUNNIES APLENTY
Artist Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall is on permanent exhibit at Lemon City’s Manolis Projects. The collection is just a few of Slonem’s numerous signature rabbit paintings that have garnered worldwide fame and comparisons to Warhol. Every bunny sold is replaced with a new one. 335 NE 59th St., Miami; 917.971.3201; manolisprojects.com

AN ART COLLECTOR’S MASTERPIECES
Experience the bounty of celebrated art collector Martin Z. Margulies at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. Now through April 30, 2022, there’s postwar Italian art, a new Anselm Kiefer work, a sound art installation by Susan Philipsz, Will Ryman’s sculpture of U.S. government leaders, vintage photographs, new works, masterworks and more. 591 NW 27th St., Miami; 305.576.1051; margulieswarehouse.com

Photo by Rocio Guerra
Photo by Rocio Guerra

A MULTICULTURAL ARTS HUB
Koubek Center is a historical landmark owned by Miami Dade College that celebrates and fosters connections and experimentation in the multicultural arts community. They are currently highlighting three signature events—Little Havana Social Club, a homage to the traditional Latin American and Caribbean fiesta de barrio; Picnic de Libros, a literature- and performing arts-oriented reimagining of family picnics; and En Residencia, a transformation of the center into an art incubator. 2705 SW Third St., Miami; 305.237.7750; koubekcenter.org

HIIT IT ON THE SAND
Faena Hotel Miami Beach hosts weekly full-body high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes on Saturdays and Sundays. This vigorous workout, which takes place on a tranquil beach, is for all fitness levels and is designed to improve focus, balance and endurance. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.534.8800; faena.com

Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall at the Manolis Projects

Books & Books in Coral Gables

BRICK-AND-MORTAR BOOKS
Online booksellers are convenient, but there’s just something about the vibe of a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Books & Books is an all-ages gem with several locations in the Miami area. Your patronage helps this independent bookstore remain a local beacon of knowledge and fun. booksandbooks.com

This story is from our Winter 2021-2022 issue. Read more here.