Things to Do on Florida’s Southern Coast

A delightfully warm climate (the lows rarely dip below 60 degrees year-round). Soft sands flanked by blue waters. Access to Latin and Caribbean food and culture. These are just some of the characteristics that make cities on Florida’s southern coast and in the Florida Keys a coveted home base for remote workers.

 

The storied metropolis of Miami buzzes with activity, making it the ultimate hub for those craving the excitement of the city and coastal charm. No matter how much time you have to spare during the workday, things to do abound for every interest. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to see all the art at Wynwood Walls. The outdoor gallery sports works by graffiti artists and muralists—so you can cross one of the most Instagrammable places in Miami off your list on a coffee break.

 

When it’s time to dine in Miami, the options are endless. Grab breakfast before you log on in the morning in Little Havana, where you can grab a potent Cuban coffee at Versailles. For lunch, pop into Mandolin Aegean Bistro, where you can feast on delicious Turkish and Greek fare such as beef souvlaki and mani dumplings. When it’s finally cocktail hour, sidle up to Beaker & Gray’s 13-seat bar to pair inventive cocktails with bites like cheeseburger croquettes and tamarind-glazed chicken wings.

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Miami

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South Beach, Miami

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Wynwood Walls Miami

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Check off your to-do list with sights of coral reefs and pastel-hued buildings outside your doorstep in Key West, located on the state’s southernmost point in the Florida Keys archipelago. Post-work activities include: long walks on Smathers Beach, where the views of the ocean and sky showcase mesmerizing shades of blue and grabbing slices of Key lime pie at restaurants on Duval Street. Little ones adore activities like visiting the and exploring the Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarter Museum—both stellar reasons to take a half day.

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Key West

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Key West beach

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Tucked along Florida’s southeast side, Port St. Lucie is a quiet, family-friendly city ideal for crews who enjoy spending time outdoors. Take an early morning hike before you check your email on trails at Oxbow Preserve and Eco-Center, an area lush with greenery, or spot turtles and birds with the kiddos at Walton Scrub. The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens also hosts evening events like live jazz and sunset yoga among the fragrant flowers.

 

West Palm Beach—once dwarfed by big sister Palm Beach—has transformed into one of south Florida’s greatest cultural hubs over the past decades. The city offers access to tons of arts and cultural activities. Catch an evening show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which has four venues, including an outdoor amphitheater; or listen to free live music on Thursday evenings at Centennial Square at Clematis By Night, a free weekly concert series.

Kravis Center for the performing arts West Palm Beach
Kravis Center for the performing arts West Palm Beach

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West Palm Beach Florida Skyline

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In Jupiter, nestled about 18 miles from West Palm Beach, offers respite via serene stretches of sand and sea such as Carlin Park, Ocean Cay Park and Dubois Park, areas that invite revelers to pitch a umbrella in the sand for a mid-day or early evening picnic or go for a swim.

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Jupiter Florida Inlet

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Hotels in Miami/Key West

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Best Western Plus Miami Airport

North Hotel & Suites

131 Fairway Dr,

Miami, FL 33166

Book ID 85633

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Best Western Gateway to the Keys

411 S Krome Ave,

Florida City, FL 33034

Book ID 57977

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Best Western On The Bay Inn & Marina

1819 79th Street Causeway,

North Bay Village, FL 33141

Book ID 75656

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Best Western Plus Hollywood

101 Ansin Blvd,

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Book ID 20126

 

Hotels in St Lucie/Jupiter/West Palm Beach/FLL

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Best Western Palm Beach Lakes

1800 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd,

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Book ID 11678

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Best Western Plus Palm Beach Gardens Hotel & Suites and Conference Center

11360 US-1,

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Book ID 11797

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Best Western Port St. Lucie

7900 S U.S. Hwy 1,

Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Book ID 11894

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Best Western Downtown Stuart

1209 SE Federal Hwy,

Stuart, FL 34994

Book ID 89526

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Best Western Intracoastal Inn

810 US-1,

Jupiter, FL 33477

Book ID 78018