The Florida Keys
Only an hour south of Miami, the iconic Florida Keys begin. Although this island oasis can’t escape the clichés of cheap daiquiris and Jimmy-Buffet-approved revelry, there are plenty of options for every type of traveler. For a girlfriend getaway, stay at Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, where you can relax beachside or in a hammock beneath the palms. Less than 30 minutes south is the island of Islamorada; adventurers will find easy access to sport fishing during a stay at the luxe Cheeca Lodge (reopening on March 30, 2018 following necessary Hurricane Irma renovations). For the younger crowd (or those young at heart), try Stock Island. As one of seven islands that make up the city of Key West, this waterfront community has an emerging arts scene worth checking out and has seen an uptick in boutique digs like The Perry Hotel Key West.