Things to Do in South Beach near Art Deco District
When you choose the chic and spacious accommodations offered by the The Loft Hotel, centrally located in the heart of the Art Deco District of Miami's South Beach, you'll find countless things to do in the area. South Beach is a unique mix of metropolitan influences complete with a sparkling ocean view, and our Art Deco District hotel is the perfect place to stay to experience the best of both worlds. With 15 blocks and 10 miles of beach animated with hip nightlife, endless shopping and eclectic dining experience, the area bristles with vibrant energy. When the sun goes down, crowds of club-goers head to one of the liveliest night scenes found anywhere. Talented DJs perform in the hottest dance clubs. Live rock, jazz and Latin music spill out into the neon covered night. Restaurants and cafés serve up delicacies late into the evening. In addition, South Beach features some of South Florida's preeminent cult+ural destinations, including the Wolfsonian and Bass Museums.
Greater Miami and the Beaches are spread over 2,000 square miles at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula. The Intercoastal Waterway separates the Miami mainland and Miami Beach, located on the Atlantic Ocean. More than 2 million people reside here, bringing to the area a rich cultural diversity.
Greater Miami's beaches consistently receive praise in national surveys. The area's beaches have been recognized as top picks for recreation and families, and have been ranked among the best beaches by USA Today, the Travel Channel, and the Surfrider Foundation.
Top 10 Things to Do in the South Beach Miami Area
Bike, Rollerblade or Stroll through the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive in South Beach. Most of the buildings on Ocean Drive are hotels built in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The architecture is impressive and the scenery bright and cheerful.
Relax on the Beach. Find a secluded place to relax on Miami 's famous white-sand beaches. Lummus Park Beach (a.k.a. Glitter Beach ) runs along Ocean Drive from about 6th to 14th streets and is one of the more popular tanning spots.
Dance Until Dawn. Dance until the sun comes up in world-renowned, lively night clubs. Many of South Beach's hot nightclubs and bars don't get going until late into the night, and most are open until 5 a.m., giving you plenty of time explore the club scene.
Enjoy New World Cuisine. World-class chefs have discovered the richness of locally harvested ingredients, including tropical fruits and seafood. This culling of techniques and ingredients from the Cuban, Haitian, and Asian communities has created the now-famous "New World Cuisine."
Drum on a Full Moon. Barefoot drummers gather on the sands of Miami Beach each month to celebrate the full moon. Just head down to the beach at 21st and Ocean Drive on a night of a full moon, and follow the beat of the drums.
Lunch at News Café on Ocean Drive. The exemplary South Beach experience, lunching at News Café is more of a spectator sport than a dining experience. The Ocean Drive location of News Cafe is one of the best sidewalk spots to people-watch.
Boat off the Coast of Miami Beach. Jump on a party boat take a sightseeing cruise, or rent a skiff. A boat ride off the coast of Miami Beach is the best way to see stylish waterfront mansions, the spectacular skyline and beautiful coastline that make Miami so attractive.
Shop. One of South Florida 's main attractions is its unbelievable selection of stores and outlet malls. Many visitors from the Caribbean and Latin America come for the sole purpose of buying. From electronics to shoes and hardware to exotic grocery items, this is the place to shop.
Cruise with the Top Down. Drive a convertible over the causeways to any of Miami 's wonderful islands.
Try a New Watersport. You haven't visited South Florida until you get in the water. Swim, surf, parasail, jet ski, kayak, sail, scuba dive or snorkel through the clear ocean.