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Exciting Tourist Attractions in South Beach

Discover the Art Deco District

Miami Florida Attractions near the BeachBefore touring the area to see the one-of-a-kind attractions, stop by the Art Deco Welcome Center & Gift Shop. Besides providing maps and pamphlets to help guide your way, the center also sells various souvenirs to bring home to loved ones, or to just enjoy for yourself. If you decide a guided tour is more your speed, the welcome center offers these as well.

Discover a tour that's always on the move with the Bike and Roll Art Deco Tour, which includes informative highlights of the district's architecture, culture and history. An added bonus is when the tour rolls by the Versace Mansion and lets tour goers cool off at the exclusive Nikki Beach.

Attractions & Activities in South Beach

Lincoln Road

Lined with boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, bars, specialty shops and antiques stores, this pedestrian mall is one of Miami Beach's buzzing social centers. With a movie theater showing new releases, a Frank Gehry designed symphony hall where the New World Symphony plays classic and contemporary compositions, and the Colony Theatre hosting film festivals and live musical performances, there's no shortage of entertainment at this popular center for Miami Beach activities.

Ocean Drive

Restaurants and bars, the News Café, Gloria Estefan's Cardozo Hotel and lots of other trendy establishments make up the collection of businesses perched on this restored Art Deco street.

Bass Museum of Art 

Exhibiting art from a variety of cultures from the Renaissance to contemporary art, the Bass Museum of Art is one of Miami's most celebrated museums.

The Holocaust Memorial

This memorial features Kenneth Triester's bronze Sculpture of Love & Anguish, which depicts a reaching hand and forearm with concentration camp victims climbing the hand. Other highlights of this memorial include a reflecting pool, a narrow passage with a decreasing ceiling height that depicts the feeling of a diminished self, and a circular Jerusalem stone plaza surrounded by black granite walls.

Island Queen Cruises

Choose from a dance cruise where DJs spin the hottest tunes as you float along the tip of Miami Beach or a scenic boat tour to view historic sites all around the coast and Millionaire's Row, where you can view homes of the rich and famous.

Miami Beach Golf Club

For a relaxing afternoon in the Florida sun, tee off on on this beautifully maintained 18-hole golf course nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Designed by Arthur Hills, this palm tree dotted course with it's rolling hills and sparkling lakes received an $11 million overhaul in 2002 to make it a jewel of the area.

The Wolfsonian

A museum featuring North American and European artifacts collected by Mitchell Wolfson Jr., the Wolfsonian offers exhibitions of furniture, sculptures, rare books, paintings and textiles. The museum focuses on themes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as nationalism, political persuasion, advertising, architecture and industrialization, to name a few, and depicts how art shapes and reflects our culture.

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