In this post I will show you what the Miami Beach and its Ocean Drive Art Deco district looks like after dark. As we all know, the South Beach Art Deco buildings look amazing at daytime but at night they look even better.
If you really want to see Ocean Drive night lights it’s not sufficient to just drive along the street. Park your car and walk, and you will see a lot more. The Art Deco district in its night lights is something you just have to see!
This Mc Alpin building designed by architect L. Murray Dixon is one of the most stunning Ocean Drive buildings – and blue at night.
The South Beach Art Deco district is Miami’s number one tourist attraction and together with the beach these houses make South Beach the area to stay in Miami.
Look at my little photo gallery of Ocean Drive houses:
Ocean Drive Art Deco Hotels
The Colony Hotel with its blue night lights must be the most photographed Art Deco Hotel in the area.
Photographing Ocean Drive night lights
Next to Colony Hotel is the stylish Boulevard Hotel lit with red and pink neon lights.
Boulevard Hotel night lights, Miami Beach, Florida
The Park Central Hotel again was designed by Henry Hohauser. He was the most famous Miami Art Deco architect.
Neon lights highlight details.
Would love to stay in this blue hotel room!
Beacon Hotel has flamingo doors in the lobby, go and see the doors!
The Tropical Beach
Miami’s Art Deco style is not like elsewhere. It’s a mix of traditional Art Deco and different southern styles. That’s why the Miami style is often called Tropical Deco.
Some Ocean Drive houses look very Mediterranean.
The Ocean Drive Art Deco district, Miami Beach
Stroll along Ocean Drive towards Johnny Rockets. You will find Johnny Rockers original hamburgers at 728 Ocean Drive.
Ocean Drive night life
Bars, grills and clubs exist to all tastes, just choose the one you like. This is Clevelander where you can sit outdoors. Many people do it.
Some of the bars have sky high prices, do check the prices before you order.
A South Beach Mediterranean balcony
More Ocean Drive Art Deco Hotels
Then there are some bright yellow buildings that are simple in style:
A good example of them is the Leslie building from 1937.
Another one: Hotel Victor, Miami Beach
The Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night
American green street signs look so nice.
More Ocean Drive Art Deco
The bars are often, but not always, packed with people, and if you have luck you can park right here.
Ocean Drive night life on Miami’s South Beach
Shades of Green
Not only buildings have neon lighting… look at this!
Harley Davidson parked on Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive Art Deco district
The Miami Police are here, too, of course. They make you feel safe. But no worries without them either.
More cars on the other side of the street.
The palm dotted Lummus park and fresh winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean
So this was Miami’s famous Art Deco district at night. For daytime pictures, check out my post Miami Beach and Ocean Drive.
More about Miami Travel
- See more Miami main sights by car: Sightseeing in Miami: A Miami Driving Route
- Make a day trip to the Everglades or drive along the Florida Keys to Key West: find my Everglades and Key West posts on the Florida category page.