South Florida is a land of dreams and Miami is known as the Magic City. Imagination and innovation are big here, manifesting in art, architecture and music. You'll see it in the extravagance of Lincoln Rd, the ephemeral neon beauty of Ocean Dr, the cloud-kissing skyline of Downtown Miami and in the mid-century modern design on N Biscayne Blvd. From the pink castle walls of a Coral Gables mansion to sun-dappled marinas in Coconut Grove; from the Fabergé-egg interior of the Vizcaya Museum to cutting-edge art in Wynwood: stay in Miami long enough and you might believe magic is real.
America’s eccentricities (and quite a few eccentrics) coalesce in the southeast corner that is South Florida. And the truly unconventional are found in the sun-dappled islands of the Florida Keys. This lovely island chain is connected by the Overseas Hwy – one of the nation's great road-trip byways. Here you’ll find drag queens working day jobs as boat captains, ‘No Name’ islands inhabited by miniature deer, and colorful Key West: a tolerant pot of gold at the end of a rainbow flag. And all ensconced within the natural beauty of shimmering bays, serene tidal flats and emerald islands.