General Information about Miami Beach

Located in USA, Miami Beach is filled with wonderful landscapes, warm beaches, and eye-catching sites.

Miami Beach Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. As of the 2010 census, Miami Beach had a total population of 87,779. It has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.

In 1979, Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North. The movement to preserve the Art Deco District's architectural heritage was led by former interior designer Barbara Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor.

Miami Beach Miami Beach

Fun facts

Miami Beach is one of the hottest vacation spots in USA, but there is much more to this sub-tropical paradise than sunshine and relaxing beaches:

Miami Beach Miami Beach Miami Beach

Major Attractions

South Beach. With nicknames like the "American Riviera" and the "Art Deco Playground," many people flock to South Beach.

Ocean Drive. One of the most famous boulevards in the city, the country, or maybe even the world, Ocean Drive is characterized by its distinct art deco buildings, its constant streams of crowds and its glittering hotel and club fronts in the nighttime.

Lummus Park. The grassy stretch between Ocean Drive and the beach features plenty of palm trees and a winding paved pathway that attracts runners, bikers and rollerbladers. It is also the home of the South Beach Triathlon. Spending some time here will put you within walking distance of Ocean Drive's many restaurants and bars and allow you to experience the Art Deco District, in addition to the sun and sand.

Lincoln Road Mall. Located on Lincoln Road, between Alton Road and Washington Avenue, the Lincoln Road Mall is a mile-long, pedestrian shopping area. Originally designed in the 1950s, the Lincoln Road Mall received a makeover in 1997 that lead to a resurgence in popularity. In 2011, the Lincoln Road Mall was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to several stores and restaurants, the area hosts a farmers market on Sundays, morning yoga classes throughout the year and outdoor concerts.

Ancient Spanish Monastery. Set in North Miami Beach, this monastery has a storied past. Officially known as the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, construction on the structure began in A.D. 1133 in northern Spain and was completed eight years later. Today, it's an active congregation that welcomes churchgoers and also acts as an attraction highlighting the monastery's beautiful architecture and its surrounding gardens.

Art Deco Tour. Miami Beach is known for its art deco architecture, as evident in the gorgeous hotels, storefronts, restaurants and buildings that line South Beach. Art deco architecture is the design style of the 1920s and '30s that's characterized by bold colors and geometric shapes.

South Pointe Park and Pier. Located at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach, South Pointe is a 17-acre park that features walking paths, grassy knolls and sweeping views of the ocean. The 450-foot-long pier now offers stations for cutting bait and washing fish, recycling bins for fishing line and more seating for additional vantage points of the ocean.

The Bass. The Bass boasts a quality collection of domestic and international art, spanning from the Renaissance to the modern period. The museum has also earned a solid reputation from visitors and locals alike for its temporary exhibits.

Miami Children's Museum. The Miami Children's Museum is located on a little island between downtown Miami and South Beach, directly across the MacArthur Causeway from Jungle Island.

Holocaust Memorial. Located near the corner of Dade Boulevard and Meridian Avenue, the Holocaust Memorial in South Beach is a moving tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The site features a series of statues, architectural pieces, a garden of meditation and a memorial wall.