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 Florida Travel Guide for Philadelphians
Considering that they're nearly a thousand miles apart, replica louis vuitton bags Philly has always had an unexpectedly tight relationship with Florida. There are the old money Main Liners who've long wintered (yes, you know you've arrived when you use it as a verb) in Palm Beach. high quality replica handbags china The rabid Phillies fans who cheat the start of spring with a visit to Clearwater. And the parents who get ransom notes from their darling children, saying: "Take us to Disney or there's gonna be trouble." Nothing wrong with any of those reasons to visit Florida, but if that's cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk all you've seen of the Sunshine State, you're missing out. What follows are seven itineraries that will leave you tanned, rested, and just maybe dreaming of gators.
Edited by Tom McGrath and Ashley PrimisA pool at the Miami Beach Edition. Photograph by high quality replica handbags china Nikolas Koenig.
Bold + Beautiful The art of fitting in in Miami BeachThose in the see and be seen crowd (read: people who don't mind packing more stilettos than flip flops) will feel right at home in the buzzy barrier island resort city. You can eat, shop and dance, but mostly you'll just feel fabulous.
The Hotels
At the clubby Miami Beach Edition, hotelier Ian Schrager encapsulates all the flash of Miami: vast expanses of glossy white Carrara marble, gold columns, sleek rooms, and a staff of alarmingly beautiful people. For even more glamour, snag a room at the Fontainebleau, one of Miami Beach's most iconic spots, with palm lined pools, four signature restaurants, and one of the top spas in the city. Edition: 2901 Collins Avenue; from $429. Fontainebleau: 4441 Collins Avenue; from $399.
The Fun
Highbrow: The Miami Design District teems with impressive architecture, galleries, and glitzy shops like Herms and Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile, Miami's heralded Art Deco District is best discovered via a walking tour ($25), which sets out from 1001 Ocean Drive at 10:30 each morning.
Off the beaten path: Leave an afternoon free for Wynwood Walls, a collection of large scale murals by some of the world's best graffiti artists.
Outdoors: Run, walk, bike or rollerblade (you can rent the latter two at Fritz's Skate, Bike Surf Shop) along the Miami Beach Boardwalk, a 40 block pathway that replica designer handbags unfurls along the beach.
The Food
High end: A newcomer to the South Beach dining scene, Bzi managed by a Philly native and Starr expat turns out stellar riffs on Asian cuisine.
Brunch: Go to Wynwood Kitchen Bar (located within Wynwood Walls), order the cachapa a traditional sweet and savory Venezuelan dish comprised of cheese sandwiched between corn pancakes and dream of it long after your tan has faded.
Where the locals go: You can't leave Miami without eating at least one taco (or five). Your best bets: the unfussy and often jam packed Coyo Taco, and the unassuming Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, where a walk through the faux bathroom seriously, open the graffiti splashed Porta Potty door and keep walking rewards you with a nonchalantly cool bar and lounge, plus great happy hour tacos for $2. Emily Goulet
Phillies spring training at Bright House Field. Photograph courtesy of Getty aaa replica designer handbags Images.
Come for the Phillies, Stay for the CultureA fan's guide to Clearwater and St. PeteThe Phillies have given us little to cheer for of late, but during spring training, hope is eternal. Enjoy the Gulf Coast beach town vibe of their springtime HQ, Clearwater, or use cosmopolitan St. Petersburg, with its bustling and gay friendly bayside culture, as home base.
The Hotel
You could spend the entirety of your getaway in the immediate vicinity of the historic, stately Vinoy Renaissance in St. Pete. While your days away in the spa, at the resort's private golf course, or with a pia colada on the Veranda patio. Or wander around the Yacht Basin just outside the proudly pink hotel's front door. 501 5th Avenue NE; from $179.
The Fun
Highbrow: The folks behind the Dal cheap replica handbags Museum have turned the artist's shticky oeuvre (hallucinogenic trompe l'oeil, dude!) into a must see attraction at their new architecturally adventurous, mustache forward waterfront digs.
Off the beaten path: [email is the epicenter of St. Petersburg's homegrown arts and culture scene. On Friday nights, the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club opens its doors to the public for the St. Pete Shuffle. Cruise through the Spanish architecture of the historic Roser Park neighborhood (founded by Charles Roser, by some reports the inventor of the Fig Newton).
Outdoors: The Carpenter Complex and Bright House Field in Clearwater are the spring home of the Phillies and the summer home of the team's High A affiliate, the Threshers. No Phillies Clearwater expedition is complete without a stop at Lenny's diner, a madcap home team friendly outpost with sassy waitresses, fake designer bags a famous danish basket, and a guy who'll make a balloon animal likeness of you if the mood strikes him.
The Food
High end: Don't let its location in the downtown Sundial Mall dissuade you: Fabrizio Aielli's stunning Sea Salt starts with the basics an expansive raw bar, a (no joke) salt list and spins it all up into something transcendent. Newcomer Brick and Mortar serves seasonal New American cuisine, with nods to an owner's Indonesian and Spanish roots, that has the locals buzzing.
Brunch: The Sunday buffet at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House piles the snow crab legs and shrimp high, does a killer pork verde, and makes tres leches cake to elbow into line for.
Where the locals go: Florida's Gulf Coast is becoming a beer hot spot (the upshot of Yuengling's Tampa satellite brewery?), with stops like Cigar City (Tampa), Green Bench (St. Pete), Saint Somewhere (Tarpon Springs) and Dunedin Brewery making the Bay Area's Craft Beer Trail a worthwhile endeavor. Brian Howard
A suite at the Gates Hotel. Photograph by Manolo Doreste/In Focus Studios.
Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags Jimmy Buffett Wasn't LyingAnd other things you need to know about Key WestThere's something called Keys Disease, a mysterious affliction that leads people to replica louis vuitton quit their jobs, sell their homes, and decamp for this tiny island 150 miles southwest of Miami. Key West is fake louis bag a genuine escape a place where you can be yourself, or be somebody else.
The Hotel

The recently opened Gates Hotel channels the laid back Key West vibe cheap louis vuitton bags from china without sacrificing creature comforts (like cozy Turkish cotton robes and towels) or going overboard on the nautical theme. If you can pull yourself away from the poolside bar, the Gates offers a fleet of chic blue bikes for exploring the rest of the island (a necessity, since the hotel is a few miles from the heart of the city and there's no guest shuttle service). 3824 North Roosevelt Boulevard; from $249. 


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