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When the sun goes down South Beach heats up. Often referred to as the American Riviera, South Beach is the trendy Art Deco district of Miami Beach, Florida. Bustling with beachgoers, shoppers and people watchers by day, it is filled with sounds of music and laughter at night. Whether you like listening to jazz, dancing the night away in one of the many famous clubs, or just sitting at a sidewalk cafe and people watching -- there is something for everyone in South Beach.

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Make your way down to "America's Riviera" for your next vacation, and let the buzz of the city take over as you experience the beauty of the Miami Beach/South Beach area.

Before venturing to the beaches, one of the first sights visitors should check out is the Art Deco district located between the Atlantic Ocean and Lenox Court. Miami Beach has the largest collection of Art Deco architecture, which is displayed on numerous apartments, hotels, and other buildings that were built between 1923 and 1943, so be sure to take a stroll or a bike ride past these colorful buildings. This distinct style is represented by the use of materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, inlaid wood, and lacquer and styles such as stepped forms, zigzags, and dramatic curves.

When most individuals think of Miami Beach, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the popular South Beach (SoBe) area of the city that was made famous by the show "Miami Vice." South Beach is the prime entertainment area of Miami Beach with its hundreds of restaurants, nightclubs, and oceanfront hotels. The nightclubs are the biggest draw, however, as the more than 150 clubs that call this area home are notorious for being difficult to get into if visitors do not have local connections or do not plan accordingly....read more ?

South Beach is known for its lively and exciting night life. Every imaginable aspect of entertainment is present here -- theatre, symphony, night clubs, and restaurants. more ?

Art Deco District Tours
Guided walking tours
($20 Adults - $15 Seniors and Students) of the Art Deco Historic District are offered every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Self-guided tours ($15 Adults - $10 Seniors and Students) are available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with audio in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
Location: MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center 1001 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach Art Deco District/South Beach Website: www.mdpl.org



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