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“some of the most glorious architecture you'll ever see”

Art Deco Historic District
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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 127 things to do in Miami Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Miami Beach Art Deco District (alternately known as the Old Miami Beach Historical District) has been designated a U.S. Historic District listed on the Ntl Register of Historic Places, & anyone interested in design, architecture, history, or beautiful buildings should visit here. It's generally considered the South Beach area between 6th & 16th St on Ocean Drive & Collins Ave, but technically the District goes all the way over to Alton Rd & up to around 22nd St. The Miami Design Preservation League offers informative walking tours (they also run the annual Art Deco Fest every Jan), but you can take your own personalized tour ... just grab a map at one of the many tourist info centers in South Beach, & start walking, or rent a bike at one of the Bike-Share stations in the area. Many of the hotels in the Deco District have outdoor Cafes, bars, & restaurants where you can stop for a drink or a meal, & Ocean Drive got its name because one side of the street looks out on the Atlantic Ocean & a public beach where you can swim or just hang out. On Collins Ave in the Deco District there are many shops, mostly upscale. An afternoon or evening in the Art Deco District is a wonderful way to spend some South Beach time. I've been there a gazillion times, & I learn or see something new & beautiful every time.

Thank rag1223
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you love art deco or just enjoy history and architecture you'll love South Beach. The largest collection of art deco architecture in one location to be found anywhere in the world!

Thank Penny S
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

There are so many beautiful buildings to see. Most of them in very good condition. They have almost 100 years. At night is the best place to have a drink or just take a walk.

Thank Maximiliano J
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Older small hotels with Art Deco flavor. Nearby shops and beach as well. Lots of clubs and restaurants.

Thank dinast100
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Not all the buildings in The Art Deco Historic District are as beautiful. It's interesting that the city keeps the whole district in Art Deco style. Some of the building need some renovation. Ocean Drive is lively at night and a nice place to stroll around.

Thank caroHolland
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