We’ve rounded up a weekend itinerary that comes in right under $500 without sacrificing any of the glittering SoBe lure—beachside hotel and umbrella drinks included!
Check in to the Raleigh Hotel (raleighhotel.com), a style icon since 1940. Its pool has been the backdrop for movies and hosts Miami Fashion Week runway shows in July. Rates run $285 in summer, but our SL Reader Deal brings the price down 39% to $175 a night through September 30. Use code SOUTHERN. (Bill: $350 for two nights.)
At Pubbelly Sushi (pubbellysushi.com) no dish costs more than $15. Sit at the bar to see itamaes (cooks) roll your yellowtail with green soy paper and snowcrab nori flakes. (Bill: $50 for two with drinks.)
Make your way down Collins Avenue to the glam Fontainebleau Hotel (fontainebleau.com) for a coconut Key lime pie donut and coffee at SOLO. (Bill: $12 for two.) Back at the Raleigh, cabana boys will equip you with chaise longues and plush beach towels for a day on the beach. (Bill: Free!)