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In Miami and South Beach:

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 Miami Ave., Coconut Grove; (305) 250-9133, www.vizcayamuseum.org. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Admission: $12.

Wolfsonian museum, 1001 Washington Ave., South Beach; (305) 531-1001, www.wolfsonian.org. Open every day but Wednesdays; noon-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; noon-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Guided tours at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets: $7 (free after 6 p.m. on Fridays).

Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd.; (305) 577-3344. www.baysidemarketplace.com. Retail, restaurants and outdoor entertainment on the waterfront. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

Island Queen Cruises depart from Bayside Marketplace dock and sail past Miami's skyline and Millionaires' Row island homes; (305) 379-5119. www.islandqueencruises.com. On the hour, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Tickets: $19.

Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, South Beach; (305) 672-2014, www.mdpl.org. Departure point for guided walking tours of historic district at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets $20.

Miami Nice Tours, (305) 949-9180, www.miaminicetours.com. Passengers are picked up at Collins Avenue hotels for a five-hour city tour daily ($37).

Miami Duck Tours, (786) 276-8300, www.ducktoursmiami.com. Land and sea sightseeing in amphibious vehicle, departing from 1665 Washington Ave., South Beach. On the hour 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily. $32.

In Fort Lauderdale:

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, 900 N. Birch Road; (954) 563-5393, www.bonnethouse.org. Guided tours of the old South Florida artist's estate are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15.

Fort Lauderdale Water Bus, (954) 467-6677, www.watertaxi.com. Hop-on, hop-off service with 11 stops along the Intracoastal Waterway. All-day pass $11. All-day family pass (two adults and up to four children) $35.

Jungle Queen riverboat sightseeing and dinner cruises on the New River; (954) 462-5596, www.junglequeen.com. Departures from Bahia Mar dock. Four-hour dinner cruise, at 6 p.m. daily, $34.95. Three-hour sightseeing cruise, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, $15.50.

— Beverly Beyette

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