Need Monday motivation? Head outdoors. Explore Key Biscayne’s Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (1200 S Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne; floridastateparks.org), home to the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse—Miami-Dade County’s oldest standing structure. Free lighthouse tours are offered Thursday through Monday at 10am and 1pm. Park admission for pedestrians and bicyclists is $2, or $4 to $8 for vehicles. Then rent a Yolo Yak for two for $25 per hour at SoSUP Key Biscayne (4400 Rickenbacker Cswy; sosupkeybiscayne.com), and explore the shoreline.
Greet the day with a shot of caffeine, Cuban style, at Oasis Cafe (19 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne; ogroupfl.com), an old-school shack that’s been serving tasty Latin fare for nearly 50 years. Pair it with a fresh-squeezed orange juice ($4.80 to $6) or a Cubano ($7.50). In the mood for Asian? Between 11:30am and 3pm on weekdays, Blackbrick Chinese (3451 NE First Ave) offers dim sum specials for $3 to $12 (we dig the bao) and $10 lunch-size portions of its popular dinner dishes.
27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand (2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach) serves award-winning cocktails in a shabby-chic setting for next to nothing every Sunday through Friday. Head to the second-floor bar to enjoy a happy hour (6:30 to 8:30pm) featuring $7 signature cocktails: including the Yellow Submarine, made with a kiwi-cucumber reduction.
The Kayaking + Blackbrick Chinese + Yellow Submarine = $29.50