Art Deco Historic District
Art Deco Historic District
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An area of Miami Beach noted for its concentration of over 800 Art Deco buildings all within one square mile. Consider joining the walking tour which takes you past the white- and pastel-colored stucco buildings beautifully restored to their former splendor thanks to the Miami Design Preservation League.
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Arty_mom
Rochester Hills, MI2,055 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I was in awe of beautiful architecture. Make sure to take a walk up and down both Ocean Drive and Collins both during the day and at night. The Neon lights showcase different architectural features from nighttime to twilight to mid day. Many buildings on Collins are better viewed from across the street, too. Early morning is a great time to walk and take pictures before it gets busy.

If you love architecture, I highly suggest you make it to South Beach just to walk this beautiful neighborhood. I have always been a lover of architecture, but these cute boutique hotels, shops, and restaurants just took my breath away!
Written February 20, 2022
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Sharon v
Montreal, Canada380 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
James was knowledgeable and interesting. We learned about the history and Art Deco architecture of South beach. Energetic vibe with lots of good tidbits of information you would never know without taking his tour on Versace, the mob, the preservationist-Barbara Baer Capitman etc. I would highly recommend James and the Art Deco historic tour in South Beach Miami
Written March 10, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,866 contributions
Jan 2020
The iconic Art Deco district is something Miami Beach is most recognazible and famous for. Many historic restaurants, hotels, private houses, etc are built in this popular achitecture style from last century 20's and 30's.
They're mostly along the legendary Ocean Dr., but can be also found on Collins and Washington Avenues, as well scattered in other parts.
During the day Florida sun shines on their white washed facades with pastel colors decorations. At night many neon lights and lines illuminate them, streets are full of people and is very live. Therefore I recommend visitng both, day and night.
Prices in the restaurants along are slightly higher, but bearable so I'd also recommend visiting at least one according to your liking.
You'll encounter all kinds of people here, many ordinary, but also a lot of strange, extravagant, oddly dressed,....but all very interesting.
Also be prepared to see a car on the street you haven't seen in a best and newest car show you've visited, and contrary to that a vintage restored car, so there's no way to be boring here.
Written February 8, 2020
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202ajs
76 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We wandered around the Art Deco District on Christmas Day, so we couldn’t get the official tour. If you look online though, you can find pretty good information about these beautiful buildings. Definitely a great way to spend the morning in South Beach!
Written June 25, 2022
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joe-chicago-23
Chesterfield, MO1,029 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We walked through the District while participating in the annual Art Deco Festival. There is block after block of amazing hotels, bars and restaurants. All next to Lummus Park and the beaches.
Lots of people walking their dogs while strolling through here. The festival included exercise, music, antique cars and more.
Written January 15, 2023
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runner24
Orlando, FL1,422 contributions
Jul 2021
We planned a visit to the Art Deco District while we were visiting the southern portion of Florida. Although parking is a premium, we managed to find a kiosk along Collins Avenue that would park your car while you walked one block over to Ocean Drive. I think the price was around $35 with a tip for 3 hours. It worked for us. We really enjoyed Beach Street checking out all the Art Deco Buildings. We managed to find a bar on the second story near one of the hotels, with a great view of the street. We had a couple of cocktails and enjoyed people-watching. It was a hoot. We wished we could see it at night when the building elevations are lit. I’m sure it would be impressive.
Written July 11, 2021
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MstrViolinist
Seattle, WA404 contributions
Mar 2021
This area has declined so far since I last went here 8 years ago. As an architect I love the colorful art deco architecture and think this used to be the one of the most beautiful strips of buildings in the world.

No longer.

The buildings are still there but the whole area felt dangerous and run down. All the restaurants and cafes were either closed or of the low-quality "tourist trap" variety you see in every major city. The only stores left are generic surf-shop souvenir crap shops. No local vendors or flavor whatsoever. Gangs of 20-somethings were just wandering the street, mostly smoking, blasting loud music, or harassing women. Nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Ocean Drive was closed and many restaurants spilled into the street, which was good and I hope stays this way after COVID ends. But unless there's a serious concentrated effort to improve it by the city I won't be going back. No amount of beautiful architecture can get me to go back there the way it is now.
Written March 18, 2021
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Monika S
9 contributions
Jul 2021
I was not comfortable hanging out and walking this strip. It is a shame because the building were beautiful. Ive never seen So many art deco buildings in a concentrated space- Went on for bocks and blocks. It is a shame that the area is over taken by unruly padtiers, smoking weed and being obnoxious. We did not enjoy walking these streets at night, nor did we
feel safe.
Written July 28, 2021
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Raymond
144 contributions
Feb 2022
The local Art Deco society saved this district from being torn down and preserving it for our pleasure. The design is originally French and introduced here when Miami Beach had to rebuild after a hurricane. You will probably have to visit the Art Deco museum or do a Miami Beach Ocean Drive walking tour to understand this unique design.
Written March 6, 2022
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Andrés Blanco
Carteret, NJ657 contributions
Aug 2021
The Art Deco District has a unique appealing only found in this part of Miami. The streets and buildings around are very well maintained and there are plenty of restaurants and shops there so you can keep your self entertained. The atmosphere in this place varies depending of the time of the day so you may want to stick around to find out what vibe suits you better.
Written August 31, 2021
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