Miami is one of the great American cities. It’s a vacation destination for beach lovers, and home to a thriving Cuban-American population. Sadly, it was recently flooded by Hurricane Irma, and now may be affected by Hurricane Maria as well. In this photo essay, Neil Watson shares a few of the facets of the jewel that is Miami.

Like most beach towns, Miami has a pretty informal dress code.

Elaborate dress is still celebrated sometimes though.

All roads lead to sand.

Dinner is always one lucky cast away.

Or you could eat here (it’s a restaurant).

Protected by linens and leaves.

On your crowded drive out of town at the end of the weekend, there are still a few palm trees to wave goodbye.