Art Deco South Beach

Experience the Art Deco District

South Beach is home to the Art Deco District. This area is historic and beautiful, featuring eclectic architecture from the 1930s and 1940s. A person should take a stroll down Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue if they’re interested in checking out these unique and style on restaurants, boutiques, and hotels.

For those who want to learn more about this historic area, the Miami Design Preservation League offers an Art Deco District Walking Tour every day of the week. These 90-minute walking tours give visitors an introduction to Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles that are found in the district. The tour brings groups around hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures – outside and inside.

The tours cost $25 and $20 for seniors, veterans, and students. Tours happen on Fridays through Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. If you’d like to go on a tour, visit the Art Deco Welcome Center (1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach) about 10 to 15 minutes before the tour leaves. Tickets can be purchased online, as well.

Some South Beach Art Deco-designed buildings include: Senor Frogs, The Webster, and The Cavalier Hotel. The Cavalier Hotel, which was designed by architect Roy F. Franc in 1936. Recently, this beautiful building has undergone extensive restorations that have updated its Art Deco look with a modern twist. The outside façade is still the original architecture; it is bright pastel colors. The hotel rooms have been updated with new eclectic features like Chicago brick walls and soothing shades of wood. Rooms also include decorative chandeliers, lighting fixtures, full-length paintings, baroque-colored photos, chrome fixtures, Carrera marble, and more.

Visit South Beach’s Art Deco District

People come from all over to visit South Beach’s iconic Art Deco District. It’s something definitely worth seeing in real life. At the Cavalier Hotel, you can even stay in one of these historic buildings in the heart of South Beach. To book your stay at the Cavalier, call 305-673-1199 or click here.

South Beach Rainy Days: Arts & Eats

Even the Sunshine State experiences rain from time to time. While South Beach is widely known for its wealth of outdoor activities, the area also presents endless indoor activities. Below you’ll find the arts and eats to indulge in on South Beach rainy days.


Explore South Beach Art Museums

As Miami’s arts and culture hub, South Beach offers an abundance of eclectic art museums. From Art Deco designs to the largest erotic art exhibit in the world, the area’s art will keep you busy for many a rainy day. South Beach’s Bass Museum of Art and the Wolfsonian-FIU both showcase contemporary art. And you can’t miss the World Erotic Art Museum, which attracts visitors from all over the globe.


Eat Your Heart Out

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s laid back, comfortable atmosphere will keep you warm and cozy all day – or night – long. This Southern-style eatery serves up brunch, lunch and supper along with a full bar of craft beer and cocktails. The rustic ambiance and wooden accents at Yardbird will ensure you’re feeling snug indoors even if it’s pouring outside. Another homey hidden gem sits inside a large commercial building on Michigan Ave. Visa-O1 is known around the world for its delicious Neapolitan pizza combined with its welcoming atmosphere. Sit down with the whole family and enjoy a pie or two.


Relax in your South Beach Hotel

Your vacation should be relaxing, which is why you’re totally justified to spend a night in at your hotel – especially on South Beach rainy days. At the Cavalier Hotel, you don’t need to step into the rain to experience Art Deco designs or tasty eats. The Cavalier is a restored Art Deco building with lots of character within its walls. Plus, its restaurant serves delicious eats ranging from juicy burgers to fresh seafood. To book your stay at the Cavalier, call 305-673-1199.