by By Sarah J. F. Braley | September 01, 2010

The Bayside MarketplaceBuy-curious? Shopping is a breeze at the Bayside Marketplace, an outdoor mall on Biscayne Bay. The directory offers plenty of well-known and local establishments. (305) 577-3344;

Spoon-fed tips. Linda Bladholm writes the Miami Herald's dining column, A Fork on the Road (; she touts the eatery  CVI.CHE 105, a gorgeous white space where innovative Peruvian ceviche is served. (305) 577-3454;

Capuchin Monkey at Jungle Island
Creature features. Stroll among exotic animals at Jungle Island, an 18-acre park. New this year are prairie dogs, a baby camel, a baby zebra and a family of marmosets. (305) 400-7000;

Seafood at Area 31


The EPIC Hotel's eatery, Area 31, is named for an international fishing region and serves sustainable seafood and local seasonal produce. (305) 424-5234;


Yoga classes at Bayfront Park
Stretch or swing A few blocks from the EPIC is Bayfront Park, where free yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., or you can take lessons at the park's Flying Trapeze School.;
(Photograph: Sakine Gulec)

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