Lincoln Road, Miami

Lincoln Road, Miami (must see)

Lincoln Road, the popular name for Lincoln Road Mall, is a pedestrian walk in Miami, located between Washington Avenue and Alton Road.

Lincoln Road was developed by real estate magnate, Carl Fisher, as Miami’s equivalent to Fifth Avenue in New York. Back in the 1920s and 30s, it was the most fashionable shopping street in the South. The area suffered neglect after World War II. In 1960, architect Morris Lapidus was commissioned by Miami Beach to rejuvenate Lincoln Road and thus the present mall was created. When opened to the public, it was one of the first outdoor pedestrian walkways in the country. Lincoln Road Mall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Today, the past glory of Lincoln Road has returned, featuring some of the best shopping and restaurants in Miami. The abundance of Art Deco and Mediterranean architecture is lavishly complemented by green spaces and water gardens to enhance the appearance of the mall. The local amenities include a multiplex cinema hall, a concert hall for the New World Symphony Orchestra and the 1111, Lincoln Road, parking installation designed by the Swiss design firm, Herzog and De Mueron. Visitors can also enjoy performances by street musicians while shopping or eating at one of Lincoln Road’s numerous cafes or restaurants.

Why You Should Visit:
This place is like an open-air mall. Part of it is closed off to traffic. Dining outside is plentiful.
Tours can be booked for many sites and attractions. The beach is nearby.
Even dogs are welcome to dine with you and are given water by the waiters.

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Lincoln Road on Map

Sight Name: Lincoln Road
Sight Location: Miami, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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