Best Of Sports & Recreation
Under Stobs, who also serves on the board of an adversity award, Barry's men's teams have also lent a hand to Habitat for Humanity and local reading programs.
Best Dolphins Player
In Miami his star finally rose, and last season Wake's defensive play was as bright as the fan favorite's megawatt smile: He earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his takedowns of Brady and went on to rack up a season-total 11.5 sacks and 31 tackles.
Best Heat Player
He's the heart of the next-generation Heat, and he's probably not headed back to Lebanon anytime soon.
Best Marlins Player
One man has taken on the challenge of saving the Marlins organization from itself.
Best Panthers Player
For a precocious teenager from small-town Ontario, does it get any better than this?
Best Hurricanes Player
Between leading the Atlantic Coastal Conference in passing touchdowns (26) and finishing second in yards (3,198), Kaaya earned his title as ACC Rookie of the Year.
Best MMA Fighter
In his five years as an MMA fighter, Romero has knocked out his share of top-flight competitors, including Clifford Starks and Ronny Markes.
Virginia Key Beach Park
Virginia Key Beach Park is the anti-South Beach. There are neither hundreds of sexy bodies nor blaring nightclubs.
Dinner Key Marina
One evening, just before sunset, head to Coconut Grove and park your car at Miami City Hall.
Brickell Key Jogging Trail
The smell of salt and the aroma of flowers wafting in the breeze is a lot nicer than the smog of traffic across the bridge.
Best Urban Bike Ride
Black Creek Trail
The breeze generally blows away the smell, and the view of water and trees is breathtaking. There's no traffic, and the pedaling is smooth.
Best Tennis Courts
Palm Island Park
Tucked into a quiet residential neighborhood, the park is lush with mature green palms and a well-kept lawn.
Best Soccer Field
The fields are neat and the ambience is friendly, but Wynwood Soccer on NW Fifth Avenue at 22nd Street, also offers a rare gritty charm.
Best Mile of Miami
NW North River Drive
See all the Bentleys and Beemers waiting for the valet? It's Seaspice, the swankiest spot in town.
Best Road to Avoid
South Dixie Highway
Of all the twisted highways and byways, there is no piece of asphalt more maddening in Miami than the stretch of South Dixie Highway from the end of I-95 to SW 27th Avenue, the entryway to Coconut Grove.
The Miami Beach Edition
Once you're whisked up the elevator, you arrive in a hall of plush carpet and rows of doors, one leading to your personal restful paradise.
Best Cheap Thrill
Kendall Ice Arena
The neighborhood rink, a local fixture since 2000, offers open skating every night (hours vary), so you can bring a Tinder match anytime for a charming yet dirt-cheap date.
Best Not-So-Cheap Thrill
Test-Driving a Lamborghini
Certain days, the 1.6-mile professional track is open for amateurs to take their dream cars out for a spin.
Best Kids' Thrill
Miami Children's Museum
Miami Children's Museum wears them out, engages their imagination, and gives you that smugly superior feeling that all parents crave.
Best Place to Be a Kid Again
Rainforest Riptide at Jungle Island
If you want some good, clean fun in the sun, there's no better destination than Jungle Island's floating obstacle course/water park, Rainforest Riptide.
Best Day Trip
Visitors can rent a kayak or canoe and paddle out to see the hulking gray swimmers or simply stand and stare into the canal with cameras ready.
Best Weekend Getaway
Bimini via the Bimini SuperFast
Once a sleepy fishing community, it now boasts a full-service resort with a casino, megamarina, and Hilton hotel — all just 53 miles away.
Best Escape From Reality
Airbnb Treehouse at Earth 'n' Us Farm
At Little Haiti's Earth 'n' Us Farm, you can hide out from the soul-sucking daily grind and take to the trees.
Best Dog Park
A small fenced-in area in Coconut Grove, it is a nice respite from other doggie hangouts.
Best Place to Kayak
Blue Moon Outdoor Center
Paddle through the mangroves out to Biscayne Bay and you'll enjoy a wonderland of sea life, weekend boating weirdness, and tiny islands where you can stop and take a dip.
Best Picnic Spot
E.G. Sewell Park
The ten-acre Little Havana public nature park, named for an early-20th-century Miami businessman and mayor, is hidden so well even many longtime residents don't know it's there.
Best People-Watching Spot
On a crisp Miami day, you can easily hang out at Museum Park for hours.
Best Golf Course
Trump National Doral
Trump National Doral is unlike any other exclusive 18-hole course in the Magic City.
Best Parking in Miami Beach
Pennsylvania Avenue Garage
The cost for parking is $1 an hour for the first six hours, which is a miracle in South Beach. And the location is perfect if you're catching a performance at the Fillmore or New World Center.
Amelia Earhart Park
With all of that nature, you might forget you're in La Ciudad Que Progresa.
McDonald Water Park
The oblong loop traverses the northern end of the park, and riders pass lovely palm trees and under walking bridges and arches.
Best Watersport Rentals
Climb onto a Jet Ski and let your wild side hang out. You can even rent a party boat with friends or step into the future on a mothereffing flyboard.
Though we occasionally enjoy a grimy bowling alley, Bird Bowl is clean and well maintained, meaning you won't be slumming it out in the burbs.
Millennials (and even Gen Xers) will never say no to reliving the pretechnology glory days. This cultural obsession with nostalgia is part of the brilliance of Bay Skate.
Best Yoga Studio
Can't keep up with this yogi slang? You'll be well-versed after a moon cycle's worth of classes with the guru of Skanda himself: Ken von Roenn III.
Best Personal Trainer
Yanniel Santos, lead personal trainer and owner, employs everything here to get your heart rate pumping.