Coral Gables should be given credit for some of the best restaurants in Miami, but surprisingly there are not many places where you can sit outside in the shade and have lunch. Which is why this courtyard, with sunshades arranged around its central fountain, is the top luncheon location in the area. Fontana attracts a mixed crowd; tourists who have come to see the hotel, locals who are rich enough to take the afternoon off for some pampering at the spa, and of course the golfers fresh from a round on the Biltmore’s championship golf course. Don’t forget to take a peek at the gigantic pool, which is the most challenging place in Miami to do a length under water. But don’t try it after lunch. With its nine different food stations, Sunday brunch is remarkably popular, so book early.