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South Beach showing landscape views, swimming and a sandy beach

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

South Beach, or SoBe, is a sandy stretch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with iconic pink weatherboard lifeguard stations positioned along the shores. SoBe is known as one of the hottest places on earth for another reason: it’s where models and the rich and famous come to relax during the day and go clubbing at night.

Early developers looked to South Beach as the ideal area to build an independent city, a metropolis to rival Miami itself. The earliest family houses were designed in 1912. Architecture buffs should visit the historic Art Deco District, a short walk from the beach. It’s home to hundreds of resort-style apartments built between 1920 and 1940. The houses here showcase Mediterranean Revival style and the later Streamline Moderne style.

Over the years South Beach became a popular and fashionable community for retirees as well as celebrities. Notable SoBe residents have included Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kournikova and Jackie Gleason. Stroll along Ocean Drive, Miami's equivalent of Venice Beach in LA, to find the many upscale restaurants where the stars hang out. Celebrity-owned establishments include Japanese restaurant Nobu Miami, which was co-founded by Robert De Niro, and Larios, Gloria Estefan’s beachside Cuban restaurant.

Lincoln Road Mall (LRM) is a popular pedestrian shopping precinct with art galleries, cafés and clothing stores.

South Beach is on the southern end of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Explore SoBe by foot or use the local bus service. Walking and bicycle tours of the historic architectural district depart from the Art Deco Welcome Center, where you can also pick up a self-guided audio tour.


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Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $463 per night from May 4 to May 5

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,726 reviews)

"Excellent location and service. very nice bar and restaurant. good food and great VIBE. will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2021

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The Gates Hotel South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Gates Hotel South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
2360 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $191 per night from May 4 to May 5

Located in South Beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Miami City Ballet and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach Convention ...

3.7/5Good! (1,030 reviews)

"Amazing staff, amazing location very accommodating to everything!!! clean with an amazing view, they held our luggage at no cost due to a later in the day flight. The conceriage planned basically our entire trip since we went in with nothing planned. We also were allowed to use everything after checkout ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

The Gates Hotel South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Moxy Miami South Beach
Moxy Miami South Beach
3.5 out of 5
915 WASHINGTON AVENUE, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $237 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

Located in South Beach, this hotel is steps from 8th Street Designer District, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Espanola Way and Washington Avenue. Ocean Drive ...

4.1/5Very Good! (35 reviews)

"no closet or dreser is yucky. reception area looks a popup situation"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

Moxy Miami South Beach
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
4.5 out of 5
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $225 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive and ...

3.8/5Good! (1,856 reviews)

"Our only issue was the front desk does not answer the phone. We wanted extra towels but couldn’t get in touch with anyone."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2021

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach
5 out of 5
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $664 per night from May 10 to May 11

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Miami City Ballet and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,189 reviews)

"Great hotel. Stayed there plenty of times. Love the ambiance and atmosphere! Staff are very nice and polite. Can’t wait to go back."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

1 Hotel South Beach
The Palms Hotel & Spa
The Palms Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $250 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lincoln Road Mall, Lummus Park Beach, and Art Deco Welcome Center. Phillip and Patricia ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,827 reviews)

"We had an amazing time at the Palms, we felt safe, hotel & property were clean & well maintained. The only issue we had was the service at the restaurant. We stayed for 4 nights & 3 of the 4 we waited an hour for our food. Other than that... it was great & we will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2021

The Palms Hotel & Spa
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