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THINGS TO DO
IN
MIAMI
Art Deco District
Museum of Contemporary Art
Metro Zoo
Little Havana
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Everglades Nat'l Park

RESTAURANTS
IN MIAMI

Granny Feelgoods
S & S Diner
Tobacco Road

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market
 

Miami - Whether you're into sports, sunshine or salsa, Miami sizzles all year long with exciting entertainment venues and attractions, world-class hotels and restaurants, great beaches and a nightlife that never sleeps. While South Beach, full of chic nightclubs and pastel-hued buildings, gets all the press, other sections of Miami are offer culture, recreation and more. Explore the Art Deco District or take the kids to the zoo. At night chill out at any of the area's cool bars and nightclubs.

Art Deco District

Art Deco District MIAMI BEACH The Art Deco district of Miami Beach occupies a compact one-square mile area roughly between Lincoln Road, Sixth Street, Ocean Drive and Alton Road. It is a showcase for this early twentieth century art movement and contains dozens of restored buildings with that characteristic architecture. To help find your way around, visit the Miami Design Preservation League's Welcome Center on 1001 Ocean Drive (305) 672-2014. Pick up the league's audiocassette for a self-guided introduction to the Art Deco Historic District. The South Beach section, where fashion designer Gianni Versace lived and died, is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the world.
Miami Beach provides plenty of nightlife. The large hotels have elaborate stage shows and the Art Deco District is filled with bars and nightclubs.

Art Deco is a type of architecture that was considered very modern back in the 1920s. Art Deco made it's debut in 1925 and has fascinated people all over the world. Fans of the style think that art deco is beautiful and amazing. It is made up of a few hotels and apartment buildings that are built in the way that hotels were built back in the days very historic, antiques. These buildings are situated along a barrier of beach. There are shopping areas here or you can just walk along the sidewalk and be amazed by these structures that take you back in time. The buildings are a memorial of pre-war historic modernism with characteristic rounded corners and magnificent ornamentation of the buildings.

The historic "Art Deco" district of South Beach, in Miami, Florida, is arguably one of the most successful urban restoration projects in the history of American architecture. The buildings have now been restored to fit the modern look of the 20th century. You can walk out to the white sandy beach and watch as the waves wash up on the shore. Cruise ships dock at the port. Art Deco creates a sense of freedom just by looking at the buildings; they are beautiful buildings lined up against each other where people go skating, walking their dogs, or are just trying to get a tan. Inside these magnificent buildings they are decorated with beautiful furniture that was made from rare woods and veneers to the highest possible standards and was affordable for the wealthy people.

One of the most famous furniture designers of the Art Deco period was Jacques-Emile Ruhlman, whose company, Ruhlman and Laurent, was to become one of the most famous interior design companies in France. He held his first exhibition in 1913 at the Salon d'Automne where he achieved a name for luxurious furniture of great style. British furniture designers, like Heal, son and Gordon Russel, had less interpretation of art deco more suited to the British market.


Miami Beach, Florida  United States