South BeachMiami

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

South Beach, or SoBe, is a sandy stretch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with iconic pink weatherboard lifeguard stations positioned along the shores. SoBe is known as one of the hottest places on earth for another reason: it’s where models and the rich and famous come to relax during the day and go clubbing at night.

Early developers looked to South Beach as the ideal area to build an independent city, a metropolis to rival Miami itself. The earliest family houses were designed in 1912. Architecture buffs should visit the historic Art Deco District, a short walk from the beach. It’s home to hundreds of resort-style apartments built between 1920 and 1940. The houses here showcase Mediterranean Revival style and the later Streamline Moderne style.

Over the years South Beach became a popular and fashionable community for retirees as well as celebrities. Notable SoBe residents have included Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kournikova and Jackie Gleason. Stroll along Ocean Drive, Miami's equivalent of Venice Beach in LA, to find the many upscale restaurants where the stars hang out. Celebrity-owned establishments include Japanese restaurant Nobu Miami, which was co-founded by Robert De Niro, and Larios, Gloria Estefan’s beachside Cuban restaurant.

Lincoln Road Mall (LRM) is a popular pedestrian shopping precinct with art galleries, cafés and clothing stores.

South Beach is on the southern end of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Explore SoBe by foot or use the local bus service. Walking and bicycle tours of the historic architectural district depart from the Art Deco Welcome Center, where you can also pick up a self-guided audio tour.

Top Hotels in South Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nautilus by Arlo
Nautilus by Arlo
4.5 out of 5
1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥12,297 per night

Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Espanola Way and Washington ...

4/5Very Good! (1,146 reviews)

"I loved the fact this hotel has a pool bar. Everything i needed was at my hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Nautilus by Arlo
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥21,279 per night

Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Espanola Way and Washington ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,859 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very clean place and hotel was very prepared to protect customers from virus. Only thing was maybe give a complementary umbrella with the two lounge chairs. Overall super great place to stay with everything close by"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
4.5 out of 5
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥12,565 per night

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,779 reviews)

"Very nice hotel and friendly staff. The car valets were awesome. Rooms and most areas on the hotel were very nice and updated. However, the elevators could have used more thorough cleaning. They were my only real complaint about the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach
5 out of 5
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥35,095 per night

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Miami City Ballet and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,309 reviews)

"Amazing experience, my first time staying in a hotel through COVID, there overall process made me feel safe and anxious free. Not to mention, it’s a beautiful hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

1 Hotel South Beach
The Palms Hotel & Spa
The Palms Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥16,940 per night

Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lincoln Road Mall, Lummus Park Beach, and Art Deco Welcome Center. Phillip and Patricia ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,397 reviews)

"Very very clean property. All staff was extremely friendly and helpful. 5 star service!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

The Palms Hotel & Spa
Iberostar Berkeley Shore Hotel
Iberostar Berkeley Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1610 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥13,543 per night

Located in South Beach, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Lincoln Road Mall. Ocean Drive ...

4.3/5Excellent! (745 reviews)

"Great hotel great service. The valley parking was awesome and rooms were great"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Iberostar Berkeley Shore Hotel

Popular places to visit in South Beach

Ocean Drive
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Ocean Drive

4.5/5(8,387 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Ocean Drive, a popular green space in Miami Beach. Stroll along the area's seaside or experience its great live music.

Collins Avenue Shopping Area
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Collins Avenue Shopping Area

4/5(3,382 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Collins Avenue Shopping Area, a popular shopping spot in Miami Beach. Experience the area's acclaimed art scene and great live music.

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

4.5/5(3,766 reviews)

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Miami Beach Marina
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Miami Beach Marina

4.5/5(204 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Miami Beach with a trip to Miami Beach Marina. Stroll along the seaside in this vibrant area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Lummus Park Beach
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Lummus Park Beach

4.5/5(880 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Lummus Park Beach, a popular beach in Miami Beach. Stroll along the area's seaside or experience its entertainment choices.

Espanola Way and Washington Avenue
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Espanola Way and Washington Avenue

4/5(64 reviews)

Originally conceived as “The Historic Village,” a model of a Mediterranean village, this block in the heart of South Beach seamlessly meshes history with culture.

Top things to do in South Beach

Key West Express Day Trip from Miami
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Key West Express Day Trip from Miami

¥7,960
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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Full-Day Trip to Key West from Miami

¥8,068
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

¥5,259
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Miami To The Max! The Top Sightseeing Tour In The City
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Miami To The Max! The Top Sightseeing Tour In The City

¥4,841
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour
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Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour

¥6,239
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Miami Sandbar Castaways Party
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Miami Sandbar Castaways Party

¥150,862
Per adult

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South Beach featuring a beach, landscape views and general coastal views

Flamingo/Lummus

If you're spending some time in Flamingo/Lummus, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Ocean Drive are top sights worth seeing.

Flamingo/Lummus
Miami Beach featuring street scenes and modern architecture as well as a large group of people

City Center

While visiting City Center, you might make a stop by sights like Lincoln Road Mall and Collins Avenue Shopping Area.

City Center
South Pointe Park which includes a river or creek

South of Fifth

If you're spending some time in South of Fifth, Miami Beach Marina and Ocean Drive are top sights worth seeing.

South of Fifth
Poolside
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Bayshore

3.5/5Good!(22 area reviews)

Travelers come to Bayshore for its beaches, and you can see top attractions like 41st Street and Miami Beach Golf Club while you're in town.

Bayshore
One of the best spots for sunsets in Miami at the Standard Hotel!
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Venetian Islands

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Venetian Islands and surrounding area, you can visit Lincoln Road Mall and American Airlines Arena.

Venetian Islands
The Confidante is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.  Our room was modern, clean and had a incredible view of the beach.
#miamibeach
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Mid Beach

4/5Very Good!(3,992 area reviews)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and popular shops? A visit to Mid Beach might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Miami Beach Boardwalk and 41st Street.

Mid Beach