With its sunny days and sultry nights, sexy swaying palms and salsa beats, Miami is sometimes called America’s only mainland Caribbean city. But this modern metropolis has much more to offer than just la vida loca–including world class contemporary art museums, impressive architecture, thriving multicultural neighborhoods, historic hotels, stunning parkland, and a sophisticated restaurant scene. So, dive in. Here’s a list of our favorite places to whet your appetite, unwind, and explore.