The Miami Beach Art Deco District is the cultural and historical hub that sets the city apart from the rest of South Florida. With 1,000 historic buildings within one square mile, the neighborhood is an extraordinary attraction in its own right. To take it all in, visitors should explore by foot, checking out the funky, colorful buildings that have played a major role in shaping Miami Beach history. While simple observation is the best way to enjoy the architecture, there’s a whole lot more to enjoy throughout the neighborhood.
Miami Beach Art Deco District Attractions:
Lummus Park connects the area’s fascinating architecture with the majestic Atlantic Ocean via finely paved sidewalks, volleyball courts and palm trees. Acting as a relaxing haven in the heart of the uptempo city, Lummus Park complements the Miami Beach Art Deco District with some natural splendor.
More info: www.miamibeachfl.gov
Front Porch Cafe
Serving breakfast all day, the Front Porch Cafe provides visitors the extraordinary opportunity to sit in the sun, savor the world-class architecture and enjoy delicious food all at the same time. Not ready for a full meal? That’s fine: Front Porch Cafe has a great bar with daily happy hours!
More info: www.frontporchoceandrive.com / @frontporchmiami
Art Deco Museum
To learn a bit more about the Miami Beach Art Deco District and its historic buildings, swing by the Art Deco Museum for education and fun. Guests can delve into the neighborhood’s overall history and the various design styles that helped bring architectural fame to Miami Beach.
More info: www.mdpl.org / @mdpl1976
World Erotic Art Museum
Holding the world’s largest collection of erotic art for public view, the World Erotic Art Museum brings an unusual — yet fascinatingly fitting element — to the neighborhood. Staying in line with the Miami Beach Art Deco District’s progressive and off-kilter style of thinking, it seems righteous that this radical attraction is located right here in Miami Beach.
More info: www.weam.com / @theweam
Miami Beach Cinematheque
The Miami Beach Cinematheque offers locals and visitors an opportunity to enjoy arthouse cinema in an environment that perfectly suits the city’s artistic vibe. Located in the historic City Hall on South Beach, the cinematheque is comprised of a screening room, gallery, cafe and bookstore.
More info: www.mbcinema.com / @mbcinema
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