The Raleigh's famed pool.

Photo: courtesy of The Raleigh

We've rounded up a weekend itinerary that doesn't break the bank, without sacrificing any of the glittering SoBe lure—beachside hotel and umbrella drinks included!

Check in to the Raleigh Hotel (, a style icon since 1940. Its pool has been the backdrop for movies and hosts Miami Fashion Week runway shows in July. 

At Pubbelly Sushi ( 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.

Make your way down Collins Avenue to the glam Fontainebleau Hotel ( for a coconut Key lime pie donut and coffee at SOLO. Back at the Raleigh, cabana boys will equip you with chaise longues and plush beach towels for a day on the beach. 

At The James Royal Palm's Florida Cookery (, dinner entrées run $30, but lunch costs half that. Try chef Kris Wessel's empanadas stuffed with alligator, oxtail, and oyster. For dinner, order prosciutto-and-salami sandwiches to go at French bistro La Sandwicherie ( and take a blanket to the lawn of the New World Symphony Center.  Have a nightcap at The Broken Shaker (, a bar in the hip Freehand hostel. No $20 watered-down cosmos here—try a King James: rum, toasted Thai coconut milk, and house-made pineapple-and-coffee bitters. 

Wake up with a cortadito ($1.25)—equal parts espresso and milk—and a pastelito (90 cents) at the cash-only Las Olas Cafe (305/534-9333). Stroll down Lincoln Road, and browse the Alchemist (, where the high-concept fashion exceeds mosts budgets but looking costs nada


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