Daily Escape

The Raleigh Hotel

Photo by The Raleigh Hotel

The Raleigh Hotel

Miami, Florida

A Miami landmark, The Raleigh first opened its doors in1940; it still exudes that old Miami charm. Linger poolside in lounge chairs surrounding the hotel’s iconic South Beach swimming pool, where silver screen star Esther Williams regularly frolicked in its aqua-blue waters. Now the famous pool is the setting for one of the hippest parties in town -- a Sunday afternoon of outdoor music presided over by a local celebrity DJ.