Miami’s most stylish neighborhood

Few cities in the world can claim to be home to an entire architectural style. But Miami and Art Deco go hand-in-hand. Miami Beach’s Art Deco District embraced this decadent style, building more than 800 hotels, restaurants and homes to create the world’s largest collection.

Love the elegant, extravagant look of Art Deco? Then explore the district on a walking tour, with tickets available from Big Bus. Our Miami Bus Tour drops you off in the heart of Miami Beach where you can join your guide. Just don’t forget to bring your camera.

Discover Art Deco classics

Everywhere you look you’ll see classic examples of Art Deco style. Note smooth straight walls, graceful neat curves and nautical-themed porthole windows - all wrapped up in bright ocean blues and coral pinks. Don’t miss dusk in this district, when the streets come alive with neon lighting.

Keep an eye out for Streamline Deco and Miami Deco hallmarks, such as the US Post Office, Lincoln Theater and Albion Theater.

Other interesting facts about the Art Deco District, Miami

  • The high point of the Miami Art Deco age was between 1923 and 1943
  • The district is not wall-to-wall Art Deco – be sure to check out stunning examples of the Mediterranean Revival Style along Española Way
  • Miami’s Art Deco District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the first 20th century neighbourhood to be recognised
  • The Park Central Hotel used to be a prime hangout for stars such as Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Rita Hayworth
  • The nautical flag designs were copied from ocean liners docking in Miami Port in the 1930s