Raleigh Hotel, Miami Miami’s Raleigh Hotel has left a defining mark on the art deco vibe of the city. Its pool is an attraction itself—you might even recognize it from an iconic spread in LIFE Magazine in 1947.
Coral Gables Venetian Pool Coral Gables, FL Why It’s Cool: History is preserved at this 820,000-gallon man-made lagoon, carved from a coral rock quarry in 1924. The founding father of Coral Gables—George Merrick—designed the pool, which is surrounded by Venetian-style architecture and tropical foliage. Fed daily with springwater, it features two waterfalls, coral caves, even grottoes. Interesting Fact: It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Best Miami Restaurants: Michelle Bernstein of Miami's Michy's and Sra. Martinez shares her restaurant picks. Joe’s Stone Crab has some of the best fried chicken in FL but everybody goes for the stone crab.