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.
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
One of the hotels, Colony Hotel. In blue lights maybe the most photographed Art Deco hotel in the district.
Photographing Miami’s Ocean Drive in night light
Next to Colony Hotel: the stylish Boulevard Hotel in red and pink neon lights.
Boulevard Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Park Central Hotel, designed by Henry Hohauser, the most famous Miami Art Deco architect.
More neon lights
Would love to stay in this hotel room lit in blue!
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.
Some of the Ocean Drive buildings look more Mediterranean than American.
The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district of Miami Beach
What about a hamburger? Johnny Rockers original hamburgers are served at 728 Ocean Drive.
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.
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
Not let’s look at some yellow buildings, bright in color but simple in style:
A good example of the yellow Art Deco style is the Leslie building from 1937.
One more yellow hotel: the historic Victor
Ocean Drive Art Deco Street Views
The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district at night
The green American street signs look so nice!
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
Shades of Green
Not only buildings have neon lighting… look at this!
Harley Davidson parked on Ocean Drive
The historic Ocean Drive Art Deco district in green lights
To make you feel safe at all times, the Miami Police is present. Yet no worries without them either.
More cars on the other side of the street.
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.
More about Miami Travel
- More Miami main sights: Sightseeing in Miami: A Miami Driving Route
- Make a day trip to the Everglades or drive along the Florida Keys to Key West: find our Everglades and Key West posts on the Florida category page.