We are driving down from Stuart to see a show in mid March. We want to spend the afternoon sightseeing or poolside and have a nice dinner before the show, and not have a long drive afterwards. We live near the beach, and have stayed in SoBe before, so that is not a neccessity for us and it being season, the price of the SoBe hotels makes that look less appealing. But it does seem like a short drive, many hotels, interesting restaurants and I always love the old buildings. Downtown would be convenient, but does not seem like much to do (please, no Bayside for me). Would Coconut Grove or Coral Gables be a better option? We are pushing 50, nightclubs are not an option for my DH anymore, but nice restaurants and a non touristy, interesting neighborhood sounds like what we are looking for. We love unique architecture, can't stand to shop, if this helps.