As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to the Magic City.

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Miami

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to the Magic City.

A vacation in Orlando doesn't have to be all about Mickey Mouse and turkey-leg dinners. While the theme parks are Orlando’s biggest attractions, the Central Florida city also offers plenty of more intimate (and, well, less expensive) things to do.

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Orlando

A vacation in Orlando doesn't have to be all about Mickey Mouse and turkey-leg dinners. While the theme parks are Orlando’s biggest attractions, the Central Florida city also offers plenty of more intimate (and, well, less expensive) things to do.

From the Art Deco-lined shores of Miami Beach to the couture-filled streets of the Design District, Miami is a city that manages to simultaneously pay tribute to its storied past and to remain on the cutting edge of what’s next. Read on for restaurant and hotel recommendations, as well as Miami travel tips!

Miami Travel Guide

From the Art Deco-lined shores of Miami Beach to the couture-filled streets of the Design District, Miami is a city that manages to simultaneously pay tribute to its storied past and to remain on the cutting edge of what’s next. Read on for restaurant and hotel recommendations, as well as Miami travel tips!

The Sunshine State's most lustrous resorts range from modern properties in Miami Beach to century-old inns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Best Resort Hotels in Florida

The Sunshine State's most lustrous resorts range from modern properties in Miami Beach to century-old inns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sunshine State's most lustrous resorts range from modern properties in Miami Beach to century-old inns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Best Resort Hotels in Florida

The Sunshine State's most lustrous resorts range from modern properties in Miami Beach to century-old inns in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pensacola Beach: Untouched Pensacola Beach has translucent waters best appreciated at low tide, when you can walk hundreds of yards and see nothing but a sandy, winter-white bottom and maybe a few minnows.

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach: Untouched Pensacola Beach has translucent waters best appreciated at low tide, when you can walk hundreds of yards and see nothing but a sandy, winter-white bottom and maybe a few minnows.

Caladesi: Fall off the grid with a 20-minute ferry ride to pristine Caladesi, where good things come in threes: three miles of beaches with enough mollusk shells and sand dollars to lure collectors; a three-mile nature trail through tropical mangrove forests; and three miles of paddling trails.

Caladesi

Caladesi: Fall off the grid with a 20-minute ferry ride to pristine Caladesi, where good things come in threes: three miles of beaches with enough mollusk shells and sand dollars to lure collectors; a three-mile nature trail through tropical mangrove forests; and three miles of paddling trails.

Gasparilla: “Hush, don’t rush” is the unofficial mantra on Gasparilla Island between Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Driftwood is strewn across seven miles of shoreline flanked by fluffy, creamy-white powder, turning the beach into an organic art installation.

Gasparilla

Gasparilla: “Hush, don’t rush” is the unofficial mantra on Gasparilla Island between Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Driftwood is strewn across seven miles of shoreline flanked by fluffy, creamy-white powder, turning the beach into an organic art installation.

Playalinda: You’ll have to drive through a wildlife refuge to reach this sweet swath of Cape Canaveral National Seashore. With bald eagles, manatees and loggerhead turtles hiding in wetlands, it’s like playing nature’s version of “I Spy” on your way to one of the most peaceful stretches of sand in the state.

Playalinda

Playalinda: You’ll have to drive through a wildlife refuge to reach this sweet swath of Cape Canaveral National Seashore. With bald eagles, manatees and loggerhead turtles hiding in wetlands, it’s like playing nature’s version of “I Spy” on your way to one of the most peaceful stretches of sand in the state.

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