6 Things to Know About South Beach

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In southern Florida, “the season” officially ends with Easter. But to us, off-season just means shorter lines and more room on the beach. Here are a few things we’re happy to have to ourselves … more or less.

DIRT, where we like to take our vegan/paleo/gluten-free friends to lunch, because we won’t go hungry either. (Dirty Steak + Cheese sandwich for the win!)

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The coolest Walgreen’s ever. Though it looks like a relic of the Googie school of 1950s architecture, this drugstore on Collins was really built only two years ago. (Check out its siblings, built by the same developer, on Alton Road and Normandy Drive.)

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Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, so we can leisurely cruise around on our Citi Bikes—formerly known as DECOBIKES, the program expanded in 2014 from South Beach and Miami Beach to downtown and Coconut Grove.

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The Lincoln Road Mall flea market. Er, make that “antiques and collectibles market.” Every other Sunday from October to May, dozens of vendors set up tents along the pedestrian mall at 8 in the morning. This month, look for the market on April 10th and 24th.

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Also on Lincoln Road Mall, the Colony Theatre, a splendidly renovated Art Deco classic now playing host to such local arts organizations as (this month) the Miami Lyric Opera and Momentum Dance Company.

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The Hall’s new Campton Yard outdoor bar—head to the back of the property and stop when you get to the banyan tree.

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