Ocean Drive

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Ocean Drive

Miami’s famous strip is not only a gathering point for partiers but well worth the visit for lovers of 1920s art deco architecture.

Nothing says Miami quite like the neon signs of Ocean Drive shining into a muggy evening as the sounds of music and laughter drift into the street. Built almost entirely during a huge construction boom in the 1920s, the street is both an aesthetic wonder, with its coordinating pastel-colored art deco façades, and one of Miami Beach’s hottest spots for nightlife. Move from bar to hotel to restaurant in search of a new drink fruitier and more tropical than the last. Return in the daytime to admire Miami in its full glory.

See Ocean Drive first in sunlight, on the way to or from the beach, when the pastels of the hotels seem perfectly chosen to complement the bright blue of the sky and the equally colorful classic cars parked or whizzing by. Walk up and down the palm-tree-lined sidewalk.

For more information, join one of the tours run out of the Art Deco Welcome Center to learn about the evolving history of these buildings, which went from 1920s glamour to the seediness made famous by Miami Vice and back again.

When it’s time to party at a hotel along the street, change into a swimsuit and join in. Dance and relax by the pool during events that take place most days of the week. Otherwise, shop at the high-end boutiques and mass-market stores lining the streets of the district. In the early evening, have a cocktail on a terrace and watch the neon glow as the sun goes down.

Ocean Drive follows the line of South Beach for 14 blocks. Take the bus from Miami International Airport in 50 minutes or drive in 35 minutes. Parking is limited along the street itself, but ample metered parking is available in the area and in garages. Look for a CitiBike station to rent a bike. Architectural walking tours are offered from Wednesday to Sunday. Opening hours vary for the area’s different establishments and some places may require reservations.

The area can get rowdy, particularly on weekend nights, with parties and noise going on into the early morning hours.

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Beacon Hotel South Beach
Beacon Hotel South Beach
4 out of 5
720 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $99 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in South Beach, this beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road Mall, and Miami Beach Convention Center. FTX Arena and Bayside Marketplace ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,663 reviews)
"Mainly in front of the beach"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Beacon Hotel South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $249 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Espanola Way and Washington ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,662 reviews)
"The cleanliness of the hotel and the courtesy of the workers on the beach and pool area!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $279 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Miami Beach Boardwalk and 41st Street. Lincoln Road Mall ...
3.7/5Good! (5,043 reviews)
"It was my first time in Miami and I decided on this hotel because of all the great reviews.. I did like the pool and the room had a decent view.. what I did notice is some of the female staff is very hostile and not helpful at all. I say some because this very nice African American girl was extremely ..."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Clinton Hotel South Beach
Clinton Hotel South Beach
4 out of 5
825 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $62 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Clinton Hotel South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $249 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
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Beacon Hotel South Beach
4 out of 5
720 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $99 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $269 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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Kimpton Angler's Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Angler's Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $144 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Kimpton Angler's Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Moxy Miami South Beach
Moxy Miami South Beach
4 out of 5
915 WASHINGTON AVENUE, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $169 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Chesterfield Hotel & Suites, a South Beach Group Hotel
Chesterfield Hotel & Suites, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
855 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $68 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Chesterfield Hotel & Suites, a South Beach Group Hotel
Starlite Hotel
Starlite Hotel
2 out of 5
750 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $68 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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The Whitelaw Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
The Whitelaw Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
808 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $72 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
The Whitelaw Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
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