The Miami Art Deco District, also known as the Old Miami Beach Historic District or the Miami Beach Architectural District, covers the majority of South Beach, including the Winter Haven Hotel’s iconic home on Ocean Drive.
The first 20th-century site to earn the status of a nationally registered Historic Place, the Art Deco District features over 800 preserved structures, and is at the heart of South Beach culture. Hotels, stores and restaurants have bright colored facades with bold geometry and elements reminiscent of old world Cuba as well as historic venues like Radio City Music Hall.
Due to its abundance of exemplary structures, Miami Beach’s Art Deco District has made the neighborhood of South Beach a premier architectural destination. The most recognisable part of the area is a strip of hotels on Ocean Drive that includes the Clevelander, The Park Central Miami Beach, and our very own Winter Haven Hotel. Other iconic art deco landmarks include the 11th Street Diner and the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre.
To learn more, take a guided tour of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District with the Miami Design Preservation League—a force in the ongoing effort to maintain the neighborhood’s historical look. Another chance to learn and celebrate the architecture and visual appeal of SoBe is an annual festival known as Art Deco Weekend, which is held every January.