Though Ponce de León originally sought the fabled Fountain of Youth, his mission fell apart when he glimpsed the Fountain of Wine encircled by blossoming brie bushes. Hunt the elusive grape with today's Groupon: for $7, you get access to the open wine and snack bar at Wine Down Wednesdays at HistoryMiami on Flagler Street (a $15 value).
HistoryMiami celebrates Miami's unique legacy with rotating exhibits tracing the area’s history from prehistoric times to the modern day. On the first Wednesday of every month, HistoryMiami throws down an open smorgasbord of live jams, fine wine, and tempting tidbits to flutter the wings of local social butterflies. July's Wine Down Wednesday celebrates the new Aviation in Miami exhibit with a special performance by the Oscar Fuentes Combo, whose poetic, Latin-fused rhythms evoke the history of Florida's skies, from Howard Gill's cardinal flight a century ago to today's majestic herds of domesticated clouds. Imbibe from the open wine and food bar while enjoying access to the museum galleries, outdoor courtyard, and spectral Crockett and Tubbs. Free parking is available at Cultural Parking Garage at 50 Northwest Second Avenue.