By Catherine, Age 11

If I were to have the best day I could have in Miami, this would be it: 

I would wake up at a leisurely time, about 8:00-8:30. Then, I would go to The French Bakery (14453 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33176). I would  probably have one of their famous apple tarts, or delicious eclairs, and then wash it all down with their freshly squeezed Florida Orange juice.

Then, I would go shopping at The Falls (8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176). First I would go shoe shopping and find the perfect pair of flats. Then, I would go to buy clothes and find the best outfits, and dresses. After that, I would go to Brookstone and check out their latest gadgets and probably buy something fun.

You'd think that's pretty much it, right?! No way, I've only just begun! After, I would go to Claire's and pick out a few accessories. By then, I would be hungry. So, I would go to Lan Pan Asian Cafe, a delicious Asian food restaurant (8332 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143). I would get the Pork Flat Noodles which are the best. After that, I would go to Bill Baggs Park (1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149), and hang out at the beach there and visit the lighthouse - maybe I'll see a manatee! While being there, I would go to the restaurant by the lighthouse and have a popsicle.

For dinner later, I would go to the Rincon Argentino ( 7744 N Kendall Dr Miami, FL 33156 ) because they have the best steaks in Miami. After being satisfied with a good meal, I would go to The Falls again, to the theater there, to watch a movie. Then, I would be very tired from my perfect day in Miami, and go home. 

That for me, is the perfect day in Miami.