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Art Deco Historic District

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The Art Deco Historic District has the highest concentration of Art Deco architectural heritage, with over 800 historic buildings. Guided walking tours guided by the Miami Design Preservation League take you through this neighborhood, between 5th Street and 23rd Street and along Ocean Road, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue, to give you a fascinating and historic perspective. Designated as a National Register District since 1979, the historic buildings are in the style of Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and MiMo (Miami Modern).

Start your day with a light breakfast at the Shepherd Artisan Coffee. Iced coffee and a bagel are going to hit the mark. Admire the beautiful architecture of Miami South Beach Art Deco on your way to the cafe. You may also find a vintage car or two to add to the mood.

Go over to the intersection of 5th Street and Ocean Road, walk north, and you'll begin to note the area's quaint buildings with porthole windows, curved metal rails, and duplicated flags from the famous ocean liners that once anchored at the Port of Miami in the 1930s. In specific, look for the Hotel Celino South Beach, between 6th and 7th Street: an Art Deco jewel that was once a notorious Hollywood glitterati hangout.

The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) runs a regular Art Deco walking tour from the Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami South Beach, a few blocks away from Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. Miami's Art Deco District Tours dig deep into prominent architects such as Albert Anis, Henry Hohauser, and Murray Dixon.

At one of the outer limits of the Art Deco Historic District, Lincoln Road in Miami Beach's pedestrian promenade and outdoor mall, lined with restaurants, stores, bars, and more, all with Art Deco shades on its facade.

There are plenty of good Cuban places to eat in Miami South Beach, mostly owned by Cuban immigrants or their descendants. Try Puerto Sagua, an erratic family-owned place hidden away at the far end of Collins Ave.

After lunch, stroll off your meal at the Miami South Beach Promenade. You're going to pass funky lifeguard stations along the water. They are certainly on the topic of the District.


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