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Miami: See the Ocean Drive Art Deco District at Night

Ever thought about what Miami’s Ocean Drive Art Deco district looks like at night? We have all seen in daytime photos, yet at night it looks still better.

At night the historic buildings shine in tropical colors and the swaying palms and warm wind add to the feeling. We are in the tropics!

To let you see all the beauty, will now show you Ocean Drive in night light.

Mc Alpin building, Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

 The Mc Alpin building was designed by architect L. Murray Dixon.

On South Beach, the historic Art Deco district is located between 5th Street and 23rd Street and the main streets of the district are Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue.

Of these streets Ocean Drive is by far the prettiest. So pretty that the avenue of palms and Art Deco is Miami’s number one tourist attraction – and maybe the number one place to stay:

Ocean Drive Art Deco Hotels

Colony Hotel, one of the jewels of Miami Beach

One of the hotels, Colony Hotel. In blue lights maybe the most photographed Art Deco hotel in the district.

Colony Hotel, Ocean Drive art deco district

Photographing Miami’s Ocean Drive in night light

Colony Hotel, Miami Beach

Next to Colony Hotel: the stylish Boulevard Hotel in red and pink neon lights.

Boulevard Hotel night lights, Miami Beach

Boulevard Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

Park Central Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami

Park Central Hotel, designed by Henry Hohauser, the most famous Miami Art Deco architect.

One more South Beach Art Deco hotel

More neon lights

Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

Would love to stay in this hotel room lit in blue!

Beacon Hotel, South Beach art deco

  Beacon Hotel has original 1930’s flamingo doors in the lobby.

The Tropical Flavor of Miami Beach

The Miami Art Deco style is not found else. The Miami style is a mix of traditional Art Deco and different southern styles. That’s why the style here is also called Tropical Deco.

Ocean Drive Art Deco district, Miami Beach

Some of the Ocean Drive buildings look more Mediterranean than American.

Ocean Drive Art Deco, Miami

The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district of Miami Beach

Johnny Rockets, Ocean Drive, South Beach

What about a hamburger? Johnny Rockers original hamburgers are served at 728 Ocean Drive.

Thirsty, Hungry?

Ocean Drive night life

Ocean Drive night life

To fill all needs and tastes, bars, grills and clubs exist everywhere, just choose the one you like.

This is the large terrace of Clevelander. In the tropics it’s warm enough outdoors.

Ocean Drive Art Deco, Miami

Some of the bars have sky high prices, do check the prices before you order.

An Ocean Drive Art Deco balcony

A South Beach Mediterranean balcony

More Ocean Drive Art Deco Hotels

Not let’s look at some yellow buildings, bright in color but simple in style:

Leslie Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami

 A good example of the yellow Art Deco style is the Leslie building from 1937.

Hotel Victor, Miami Beach

One more yellow hotel: the historic Victor

Ocean Drive Art Deco Street Views

Ocean Drive evening, Miami

The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

Street sign, Ocean Drive, Miami

The green American street signs look so nice!

South Beach district of Miami

Most bars are packed with people, but if you have luck you can park right in front.

Ocean Drive night life on Miami's South Beach

Ocean Drive night life on Miami’s South Beach

Shades of Green

Harley Davidson parked on Ocean Drive, Miami

 Not only buildings have neon lighting…  look at this!

Harley Davidson, Ocean Drive, Miami

Harley Davidson parked on Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive art deco district at night

The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district in green lights

Miami Beach Police on Ocean Drive

To make you feel safe at all times, the Miami Police is present. Yet no worries without them either.

Ocean Drive car, Miami

More cars on the other side of the street.

Lummus Park

Lummus Park, Miami

The palm-filled Lummus park and fresh winds from the Atlantic 

So now we have been on a night walk across Miami’s famous Art Deco district. For daytime photos check out this post Cycling along Miami Beach and Ocean Drive.

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