Miami Beach

At the southern tip of the Magic City’s eastern corridor sits the Miami Beach Marina, a sprawling venue that boasts 400 slips, with everything from luxury-yacht charters to dive-boat excursions on the menu. In terms of dining, you’ll find just about anything onsite, from the upscale Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse to the funky bayside hangout Monty’s Raw Bar. And it’s just a short walk to the chophouse outpost Smith & Wollensky, where stunning views of Fisher Island and cruise ships setting sail on the Atlantic are in great supply.

Bahia Mar

The Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale and offers 250 slips capable of handling vessels up to 300 feet along its 3,000 foot parallel dock as well as more than 5,000 feet of floating docks. In addition to being home to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the property features a Hilton Hotel complete with restaurants, shops, a swimming pool, tennis courts and is directly across the street from pristine sandy beaches.