Get ready history and architecture buffs because Miami is brimming with some of the best preserved art deco in the country. After you’ve gotten the sun, sand, and beach out of your system, a good place to start your tour is Lincoln Road, then head east on Collins, and finally Ocean Drive and the iconic strip, an exciting example of the unique architectural style only found in South Beach. Experience the facades covered in neon lights, the flamingos, and palm frond detailing from the 30s and 40s. For art deco enthusiasts, there is no other place like it in the world.
10. Colony Theatre
A few blocks west of the beach and Ocean Drive is the popular shopping and dining area of Lincoln Road, a good spot for starting an art deco walking tour. Located at 1040 Lincoln Road, check out the Colony Theatre, a 430-seat performing arts space featuring international art films and talent from around the world. Built in 1935, the building stands out with its perfectly maintained marquee and façade, restored ticket box, and classic art deco standards of bold lines and geometric patterns. Originally commissioned by Paramount for its expanding theater chain, the theater is a prominent fixture of South Beach and the shopping district of Lincoln Road.