Miami Beach: South Beach

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Lights, Camera, 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.

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.
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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Shift your perspective when you arrive in chic, sunny South Beach. Hosted by Hilton Bentley Hotel.

Miami Beach: South Beach

Miami Beach: South Beach
A hot spot day or night, South Beach in the city of Miami Beach,offers an eclectic mix of world-class restaurants, stores, boutiques and galleries, amidst iconic art deco buildings. The nightlife is unbeatable and the world-renowned beach is a must for any Miami visitor. South Beach is THE place to see and be seen!

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