Captivating Collins Avenue – the main stretch for Art Deco developments in Miami Beach – has a sun-soaked Americana glamour that feels straight out of the movies. Bright whites, hazy hues and symmetrical designs stand tall on your right. While Atlantic swells lap at the South Beach shores on your left. Stop off in Española Way for a small slice of Latin American history. While you’re here, take a seat in Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine for a cool mojito and fresh Floridian lobster. All before setting off in search of more Art Deco inspo.
Just a five-minute stroll from the restaurant is The McAlpin – the most photographed building in South Beach. Perfectly encapsulating Art Deco design, the windows are framed by salmon-pink accents, while turquoise lines run the length of the building. Like most places along this stretch, it’s just as dazzling at night. But we’d recommend an afternoon visit so you can really soak in the striking colours.
No matter where you go in Miami Beach, you won’t be short of photo ops. And your next stop, the 8th Street Designer District, is just as photogenic as the rest. This place is a haven for Art Deco architecture, with cool classics and fresh revivals lining the roads. It’s also a great spot to splash out in high-end boutiques and thriving independents.