Whenever we are in the Bass Museum neighborhood (2121 Park Ave., MB), we make it a point to stroll over to the W Hotel, just down the street.

The artworks on the walls are noteworthy. The restaurants serve delicious dishes and the gift shop is richly adorned.  Venture to the sitting area and you’ll be treated to several expressive, spiritual examples of African art pieces. The powerful, carvings, some with intricate patterns connote strength and conviction.  Pick up one of their architectural books in the same area (yes, you can touch them), and flip the pages while you relax and contemplate.

South Beach is the epitome of action and adventures however if you just need to sit down for a few moments and breath the W offers you that pleasure.  After a few minutes of calmness, head towards their patio, order one of their famous beverages and enjoy the view.