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South Beach

See the Miami Beach you know from the movies in the iconic South Beach neighborhood.


Miami Beach, a slender, nine-mile-long barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean, is divided into three distinct neighborhoods. South Beach – from South Pointe Park north to 23rd Street – is the most famous of the trio, home to sandy strands, swaying palms and the pastel-colored Art Deco buildings that have become synonymous with this iconic destination and render it so undeniably photogenic.

If you’re not staying in South Beach, the Venetian Causeway and the MacArthur Causeway are scenic routes connecting to the mainland, offering stunning views of palatial waterfront homes. Already in South Beach? Slip on your sneakers or rent a CitiBike and join locals at sunrise or sunset for a run or ride on the waterfront path.

Most visitors make a beeline for Lincoln Road, and rightly so. The mile-long pedestrian thoroughfare boasts brand-name stores and independent boutiques, an array of restaurants, street entertainment and superb people-watching. A few blocks south, you’ll find similar diversions at charming Española Way, another pedestrian-only street with Mediterranean Revival architecture evoking quaint villages in Spain and France.

Right next to Española Way is Washington Avenue. Art and design buffs will find inspiration in the world-class collection at the Wolfsonian–FIU museum. From here, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to Ocean Drive, where hotels and restaurants in iconic Art Deco buildings preside over a broad, palm-fringed beach. Guided architectural walking tours start at the Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Drive and 10th Street.

The beach is, of course, the neighborhood’s biggest draw, so spread a towel on the sand and enjoy ocean breezes and sun, year-round. Beachfront green spaces like Lummus Park and South Pointe Park (at the island’s tip) deliver the best of both worlds – land and sea – and the opportunity to enjoy this quintessential Miami Beach scene.

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Top Things To Do With Kids In Miami Beach

Whether you’re looking for an inspiring museum for kids, a tropical oasis that nurtures quality family time, or a beach where your family can frolic in the calm ocean and play in the soft sand, you’ll find endless things for kids to do in Miami Beach.

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Hotels On South Beach's Famed Ocean Drive

Soak up Miami Beach’s world-famous Ocean Drive by booking a stay at one of the many historic hotels that line the street. Experience the iconic street’s history, style and non-stop entertainment, just steps from the sand on South Beach.

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Explore Lincoln Road Like A Local

Lincoln Road is the social hub of South Beach, where shops, restaurants, theaters and street performers make for one of the destination’s most unique experiences. Here’s a locals’ guide to the best places to eat, shop and take in the culture.

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South Beach Highlights

South Beach Video Tours

A Perfect Day in South Beach
A Perfect Day in South Beach

A Perfect Day in South Beach

A perfect day of fun in South Beach- frolick on the beach, enjoy delicious cuisine on Española Way, indulge in the chic ambiance of The Betsy Hotel’s BBar, and more.

South Beach Like a Local
South Beach Like a Local

South Beach Like a Local

Enjoy an outdoorsy date, a stone crab picnic, and live music at the New World Symphony Wallcast.

South Beach by Bike
South Beach by Bike

South Beach by Bike

Take in the sights and sounds of Miami’s most famous neighborhood with an afternoon bike tour.

60 Seconds in Miami Beach and South Beach
60 Seconds in Miami Beach and South Beach

60 Seconds in Miami Beach and South Beach

Architecture Walking Tour of Miami Beach | Walk with Travel+Leisure
Architecture Walking Tour of Miami Beach | Walk with Travel+Leisure

Architecture Walking Tour of Miami Beach | Walk with Travel+Leisure

The amazing Art Deco architecture around Miami Beach shown by David Brauer. See a variety of buildings featuring the classic Art Deco style and learn about the history behind them.
It's So Miami: South Beach
It's So Miami: South Beach

It's So Miami: South Beach

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Miami Beach Webcams

Lincoln Road - Miami Beach

Shop, dine and celebrate good times at Miami Beach's legendary outdoor Lincoln Road Mall. Hosted by Lincoln Center.

Things To Do in Miami Beach's South Beach

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