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Miami brings the heat, and sometimes it’s nice just to enjoy the day indoors. To help our readers have fun while staying cool, we compiled a list of the five best activities to escape the heat:

Spa day at Spa E

There is nothing better than a relaxing spa day at Spa E on Lincoln Road. De-stress with a massage from one of their award-winning staff members. Pick from a 50 or 30-minute massage with options for aromatherapy and hot stone. You can purchase a full spa package or choose from any of the soothing facials, body, hands and feet, and anti-aging treatments.Their signature spa package includes a facial, manicure and pedicure, all performed at the same time. Ahh how relaxing.

Spa E
630 Lincoln Rd
(305) 534-3223

Movie at O Cinema Wynwood

O Cinema in the Art District of Miami is the premiere spot for independent foreign, art, and classic films. The outside keeps up with traditional Wynwood aesthetics, with murals and street art, and the inside impresses with an art gallery, interactive chalkboard, and movie-themed gift shop.

O Cinema Wynwood90 NW 29th St.
(305) 571-9970

Shopping at Dolphin Mall

Going to Dolphin Mall isn’t your typical shopping trip—it’s an event. At this mega mall you can dine in restaurants such as Texas de Brazil, watch live events, and shop with family and friends. Not only does this indoor mall contain over 340 retail outlets like Brooks Brothers and Ann Taylor, but they also have a Spike bowling alley, Dave and Buster’s, and live music.

Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th Street
(305) 365-7446

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

This contemporary art museum located in Downtown Miami houses modern 20th and 21st-century works of art. The exhibitions celebrate the diverse communities of Miami with pieces from local Caribbean and Latin American artists. Visitors can shop for handmade items like Beatriz Milhazes’ silk scarf designed exclusively for PAMM at the gift shop. Dine at the onsite restaurant Verde, and be sure to try the chicken under a brick—grilled meat with yukon potatoes drizzled in chimichurri sauce.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
(305) 375-3000

Books & Books in Coral Gables

This Coral Gables bookstore is one the most famous and historical independent bookstores in the nation. The Mediterranean-style building still has it’s original 80-year-old fireplace, beamed ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Books & Books has it’s own full-service café and hosts events such as story groups, poetry readings, free workshops and lectures.

Book & Book Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue
(305) 442-4408