South Beach has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Yet there's more than fine white sand and colorful buildings to South Beach's fantasyland of exuberant Deco architecture. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries and stores. It's also a culinary hot spot for everything from gourmet to casual beachside cuisine. At night, South Beach comes alive with crowds ready to go out and have a world-class evening out.
About Miami Beach
With its Art Deco architecture, world famous nightlife and enormously popular beaches, Miami Beach has a reputation for being one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Known as a world-class beach resort for almost a century, South Beach has some of the best shopping in the area, with many high-end designers opening stores there. Check out Collins Avenue, known for high end shopping and a buzzing nightlife; Washington Avenue, heralded as part of the designer district; Lincoln Road, a seven block strip of boutiques; and Espanola Way, a pedestrian mall whose architecture is reminiscent of a Spanish village.
A few additional suggestions of things to do in Miami Beach:
Go dancing: Miami Beach is known for its see-and-be-seen nightspots. Liv Nightclub on Collins Road is where many celebrities are photographed.
ArtCenter/South Florida: This public gallery is home to the works of some of the top artists in the area.
GoCar GPS Tours: The world's first storytelling car offers a glimpse into the history of Miami Beach.
Check out a Game: The Miami Heat, Florida Panthers, and Miami Marlins all play in the area.
Go to the Beach: A visit to Miami wouldn't be complete without spending some time at the world-renowned beaches with beautiful views of the city.
Miami has events and attractions throughout the year, some of which attract visitors both nationally and internationally. A few of the biggest events in the city include the Miami Dade County Fair and Exposition in late March, Art Miami, and the Nasdaq-100 Open.
As one of the premiere tourist destinations in the country,
Miami City Ballet - 0.1 miles
Miami Beach Convention Center - 0.4 miles
Bass Museum of Art - 0.2 miles
Lincoln Road Mall - 0.8 miles
Port of Miami - 3.4 miles
American Airlines Arena - 3.9 miles
Bayside Marketplace - 4 miles
Bayfront Park - 4.1 miles
Sun Life Stadium - 13.1 miles
Aventura Mall - 11.1 miles
*In shopping district
*In historical district
*In city center
*In entertainment district
Renowned for beautiful sandy beaches, exciting nightlife, and designer shopping, Miami Beach is South Florida's playground. Visitors can lounge ocean-side, dine al fresco on international culinary delights, or browse clothing boutiques. For family-friendly fun, Miami Beach also boasts a seven mile sandbox enclosed by the city's boardwalk, which is perfect for jogging and rollerblading.