With standout spots like Little Havana, Wynwood Walls and Vizcaya, Miami is a feast for the senses. One of the city’s most distinctly colorful attractions is the historical Art Deco District in Miami Beach. Featuring symmetrical, column-based structures, pastel facades, neon signage and striking typography, the 900-plus South Beach buildings that make up the Art Deco District are an enduring, stylish tribute to the bygone era of the 1930s and 1940s.
Some great ways to experience the area: join the Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Walking Tour, grab a drink or a meal on the outdoor patios, or spend a weekend at one of these classic hotels. If your time is tight, you can simply stroll up and down Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue on your own, admiring each uniquely designed building.
Here are a few of my favorite facades from my walk around the blocks of the Art Deco District.
The Art Deco Welcome Center sits on the beach side of Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Stop by to orient yourself with the district, learn fun facts and history about the architecture, shop for Art Deco posters and postcards, and plan your overall Miami itinerary. The MDPL Art Deco walking tours also start from here.
Onward on Ocean Drive…