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Longing for Autumn: Unwind & Enrich in Miami

Longing for Autumn: Unwind & Enrich in Miami

  • Fall in love with these local things to do.
The Bath House

TAKE A DIP

Miami’s most historic private membership clubhouse, The Bath Club, was recently revamped after a century of opening its doors to offer a 3-acre private beach, luxurious design by Antrobus + Ramirez, and distinctive food and beverage experiences. 5937 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.867.5938; thebathclub.com

A LESSON ON MIAMI HISTORY

Learn about Miami’s past through HistoryMiami Museum’s educational and interesting exhibits, from “It’s a Miami Thing,” a celebration of Miami’s 125th birthday to “Miami From the Sky,” a collection of beautiful aerial photographs of the Magic City. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305.375.1492, historymiami.org

“Agua Dulce” at the Bass Museum of Art
“Agua Dulce” at the Bass Museum of Art

ALL ABOUT THAT BASS

Feast your eyes on an intriguing architectural and sculptural art piece from Rafael Domenech and Ernesto Oroza; Abraham Cruzvillegas’ “Agua Dulce,” an outdoor installation made of over 1,000 plants; and more at The Bass Museum of Art. 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.673.7530; thebass.org

RELAX AND REJUVENATE

Miami Beach’s private bayfront holistic paradise The Standard Spa reopens this September with extensive architectural renovations, including the addition of a cedar-clad cocoon sauna and a cold room, as well as new treatments, a café and a bar. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305.673.1717; standardhotels.com

ART DECO WALK

Before or after lounging by the beach, take an Art Deco Walking Tour of hotels, restaurants and other commercial structures of the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and MiMo styles within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.672.2014; mdpl.org

Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet

ON POINTE

Miami City Ballet returns to the stage this fall with blockbuster ballets including the dance event of the season, Alexei Ratmansky’s “Swan Lake,” the dazzling “Jewels,” and the long-awaited return of “Prodigal Son.” miamicityballet.org

AN ODE TO HARLEM

The Wolfsonian’s digital experience “The Harlem Renaissance: Origins, Influences and Currents” draws from Wolfsonian collection books, magazines, photographs and ephemera to allow viewers to step into the shoes of 20th century great masters. wolfsonian.org

Cara Despain, Water/Tables (Courtesy the artist and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Trust)
Cara Despain, Water/Tables (Courtesy the artist and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Trust)

ARTFUL PINGPONG

The Underline’s first permanent public art installation, Water/Tables by Cara Despain, allows passersby to play a game of pingpong on two tables that also feature a central drain that is both a ball return and makeshift flood mitigation system. Southwest 1st Avenue from the Miami River to Southwest 13th Street; theunderline.org

ART + TECH + SCIENCE

Artechouse pushes the boundaries in art, creating an immersive experience at the intersection of art, science and technology. This fall, artist Vince Fraser celebrates the historical, social and cultural aspects of the Black experience through “Ase: Afro Frequencies.” 736 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; artechouse.com

This story is from the Fall 2021 issue. Read the magazine here.