Buy-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; baysidemarketplace.com
Spoon-fed tips. Linda Bladholm writes the Miami Herald's dining column, A Fork on the Road (bit.ly/a3ffmO); she touts the eatery CVI.CHE 105, a gorgeous white space where innovative Peruvian ceviche is served. (305) 577-3454; ceviche105.com
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; jungleisland.com
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; area31restaurant.com
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. bayfrontparkmiami.com;theflyingtrapeze.net
(Photograph: Sakine Gulec)
On the Web Take a mini-getaway at your desk by clicking on the live webcam and watching the waves at miamiandbeaches.com/visitors/beachcam.asp.