Above: The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Miami Beach, Florida

Florida is America’s second-most-visited state — California is the first — and attracted more than 126 million visitors last year. But there’s another, quieterFloridathat exists alongside the one that is so deservedly popular. Beyond the beach blanket and amusement park crowds, the Sunshine State has several new small hotels of real character, as well as one of the most interesting restaurant scenes in the country.

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Above: The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Miami Beach, Florida

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