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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

See the Kid-Friendly Side of South Beach


4. Insider’s Tip

Skip the lines at Joe's Stone Crab and instead enjoy their claws picnic-style at South Pointe Park.  

Joe’s Stone Crab is a legendary destination for its eponymous delicacy and the bib-wearing, claw-cracking fun that comes with it, but it’s also touristy, insanely crowded, and has a maddening no-reservations policy. Avoid the disappointment and take a cue from the locals by placing an order at the take-out window; they’ll pack everything you need for a picnic. Then walk to nearby South Pointe Park, a gorgeous, newly renovated seventeen-acre green space where you can feast on your crab and real key lime pie as the sun falls over the water.

Published on Mar 31, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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