Manhattan With Ocean Breezes

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Stay at the celebrity-favorite Delano, as in Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which helped to trigger the South Beach Renaissance. When you have a spare minute, you can always drop by the pool to socialize and maybe even get wet.
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Toddle down to Lincoln Road and arrive at gay-popular Balans before the crowd starts nudging in around 10. Go for the corned beef hash and a Bloody Mary, Balans is a British import after all.
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Work up an appetite for lunch by shopping Lincoln Road with not-to-miss stops like BaseAlchemist, Tashchen and an Apple Store if you're in need. The Lincoln Road branch of Books & Books will seduce bibliophiles as will the light refreshments on the patio. Check to see if any LGBT-Q book group meetings, author talks or musical events are on the calendar.
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Travel by car, bus or taxi across the bay to the Perez Art Museum, designed by Herzog and de Meuron and where last year's White Party was held. Spend the afternoon looking at modern and contemporary art treasures and take a break for lunch at the rave-winning Verde waterfront restaurant and bar.
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Back at the Delano, check out the pool and consider what's for dinner. Go to Joe's Stone Crab if it's the season. if it's not or you don't want to wait your turn at the bar in the no-reservations restaurant, Smith & Wollensky with superb water views is nearby. After dinner stroll up Ocean Drive, check out the nightlife or savor a nightcap back at the Delano.