by The Editors | March 5, 2019

Bird’s Eye View: Destination Art Deco

Don’t hate South Beach because it’s beautiful. The famed Miami beach neighborhood teems with architectural icons, chic boutiques and authentic eateries.


Illustration by Leslie Chalfont

  1. MICCHIALINA Straight out of Italy, this hidden gem specializes in handmade pastas and a perfecto vino selection.
    820 Alton Road
  2. ESPAÑOLA WAY This historic street bustles with shoppers and diners soaking up its bohemian atmosphere.
    Between Washington Ave. and Drexel Ave.
  3. COLONY THEATRE Originally opened in 1935 as a Paramount Pictures cinema, the classic Art Deco venue hosts live stage performances.
    1040 Lincoln Road
  4. TAQUIZA Steve Santana gives the people what they want: mouthwatering tacos with handmade tortillas. 
    1351 Collins Ave.
  5. THE LINCOLN EATERY A new mecca for foodies with more than 16 culinary experiences under one gorgeous roof.
    723 Lincoln Lane N.
  6. BOOKS & BOOKS Founded in 1982, this book shop still serves as the city’s leading independent book store and coffee shop.
    927 Lincoln Road
  7. THE BASS The crown jewel of the art scene, this contemporary art museum features exhibits from international artists.
    2100 Collins Ave.
  8. LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL This icon glitters, with its signature spire, an oceanfront pool, a luxe spa and Lure Fish Bar.
    1601 Collins Ave.
  9. THE BETSY HOTEL This literary-loving hotel at the top of Ocean Drive hosts exclusive events including book and poetry readings.
    1440 Ocean Drive
  10. LA SANDWICHERIE Open until 5 a.m., this tiny shop has been serving French fare on fresh-baked baguettes since 1988.
    229 14th St.
  11. THE WEBSTER This chic boutique in the heart of South Beach holds three stories worth of designer duds.
    1220 Collins Ave. 
  12. GIANNI’S AT THE VILLA CASA CASUARINA Italian dining by the mosaic-tiled pool inside Gianni Versace’s former home.
    1116 Ocean Drive
  13. PUERTO SAGUA This classic option for authentic Cuban food is known for its ropa vieja and guava pound cake.
    700 Collins Ave. 
  14. NEWS CAFÉ No trip to South Beach is complete without a visit to this sidewalk cafe and bar, open 24/7.
    800 Ocean Drive

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