There’s a long stretch of Ocean Drive along southern Miami Beach that I absolutely love walking through because of the pastel candy-colored hotels that line it. It starts at around 5th street and goes to about 15th street. There are a lot of examples of the wonderful Art Deco-style architecture you can see in Miami Beach, Florida.
Art Deco in Miami
The Art Deco movement began in France in the 1920s, and it was popularized in the United States in the 1930s. Miami was the ideal place for its influence to take hold, with its sunny climate, luxurious hotels, and vibrant nightlife.
Miami’s South Beach district is the most well-known example of colorful Art Deco architecture in the city. In the 1980s, the city designated the area as a historic district and launched a major restoration project to preserve the area’s unique architectural heritage. The project involved restoring more than 800 buildings in the South Beach area, turning them into some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Today, Art Deco architecture is a major part of Miami’s identity, and the city is home to many of the world’s finest examples of the style.