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Miami Ocean Drive Art Deco District at Night

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!

Mc Alpin building, Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

 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

Colony Hotel, one of the jewels of Miami Beach

The Colony Hotel with its blue night lights must be the most photographed Art Deco Hotel in the area.

Colony Hotel, Ocean Drive art deco district

Photographing Ocean Drive night lights

Colony Hotel, Miami Beach

Next to Colony Hotel is the stylish Boulevard Hotel lit with red and pink neon lights.

Boulevard Hotel night lights, Miami Beach

Boulevard Hotel night lights, Miami Beach, Florida

Park Central Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami

The Park Central Hotel again was designed by Henry Hohauser. He was the most famous Miami Art Deco architect.

One more South Beach Art Deco hotel

Neon lights highlight details.

Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

Would love to stay in this blue hotel room!

Beacon Hotel, South Beach art deco

  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.

Ocean Drive Art Deco district, Miami Beach

Some Ocean Drive houses look very Mediterranean.

Ocean Drive Art Deco, Miami

The Ocean Drive Art Deco district, Miami Beach

Johnny Rockets, Ocean Drive, South Beach

Stroll along Ocean Drive towards Johnny Rockets. You will find Johnny Rockers original hamburgers at 728 Ocean Drive.

Thirsty, Hungry?

Ocean Drive night life

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.

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

Then there are some bright yellow buildings that are simple in style:

Leslie Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami

 A good example of them is the Leslie building from 1937.

Hotel Victor, Miami Beach

Another one: Hotel Victor, Miami Beach

Ocean Drive evening, Miami

The Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night

Street sign, Ocean Drive, Miami

American green street signs look so nice.

More Ocean Drive Art Deco

South Beach district of Miami

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

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

Ocean Drive Art Deco district

Miami Beach Police on Ocean Drive

The Miami Police are here, too, of course. They make you feel safe. But 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 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.

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