Places to Visit in Miami Beach (Self Guided), Miami

Miami Beach, a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. Miami Beach is a vibrant area with hip nightclubs, shops, restaurants and other places of interest. Take this walking tour to explore some of the city's most notable sites.
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Places to Visit in Miami Beach Map

Guide Name: Places to Visit in Miami Beach
Guide Location: USA » Miami (See other walking tours in Miami)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Author: stacey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lincoln Road
  • Panizza Bistro
  • ArtCenter / South Florida
  • Romero Britto Gallery
  • Flamingo Park
  • Royal South Beach Hotel
  • Palm & Star Islands
Lincoln Road

1) Lincoln Road (must see)

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

Lincoln Road was developed by real estate magnate Carl Fisher as Miami’s equivalent of Fifth Avenue in New York. In the 20s 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 the present mall was created. When the mall was 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 and it has some of the best shopping and restaurants in Miami. The structures have art deco and Mediterranean architectural styles and there are green spaces and water gardens to enhance the appearance of the mall. It has 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 many 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 welcomed to dine with you and are given water by the waiters.
Panizza Bistro

2) Panizza Bistro

Panizza Bistro offers its visitors Argentinian cuisine food, Italian Paninis, Pastries, Tortilla Espanola, sandwiches de miga, aand veggie dishes.
ArtCenter / South Florida

3) ArtCenter / South Florida

ArtCenter/South Florida opened in 1984. It advances the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida. Exhibitions reflect Miami's diverse communities. Prices are affordable.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Romero Britto Gallery

4) Romero Britto Gallery

Romero Britto b. 1963, Recife, Brazil is a Brazilian neo-pop wall decorator, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines stereotyped elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. He is known for his contemporary work. Britto currently lives in Miami, Florida, where his work can be seen in many parts around the city. Britto has one main art gallery in Miami, on South Beach on Lincoln Road. Romero Britto creates a completely new expression that reflects his optimistic faith in the world around him. Eileen Guggenheim wrote it best when stating "Chagallís floating lovers seem to foreshadow so many of Britto's buoyant exultant couples." Alluding to influences of early and modern masters, Britto's pulsating colors, pop themes and commanding compositions have led him to become the premier contemporary Artist of his generation.

Operation hours: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday & Satuday: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sight description based on wikipedia
Flamingo Park

5) Flamingo Park

This park is a place where visitors to Miami, of all ages will find interesting. Flamingo Park covers an area of 36.53 acres and offers sporting and recreational activities for children and adults.

Flamingo Park, located in the heart of Miami was established in the 1950s. The Flamingo Aquatic Center located within its boundaries was renovated and opened for public viewing in 2002. Since then new recreational facilities like a tot playground, a bark park for pets and different types of sporting venues including a state of the art football field, tennis courts, racquetball courts and basketball courts have been added to make it an enjoyable place for family activities. There is a playground with equipment for toddlers and older children.

The Flamingo Park Aquatic Center has been voted as the best swimming pool in Miami. It has a 15 inch deep pool for toddlers with slides and rides for the entertainment of young visitors. There is also an eight lane pool for advanced swimmers and adults. For visitors who want a quiet stroll around the park, there are separate running and strolling areas with plenty of shade making Flamingo Park a cool and quiet getaway in addition to a sporting venue.
Royal South Beach Hotel

6) Royal South Beach Hotel

Royal South Beach Hotel was designed by Jordan Mozer and subsequently was included in the 2001 edition of "The Best Designed Hotels in North & South America”. The hotel offers good services at reasonable prices. The restaurant of Royal South Beach serves nice Italian food.
Palm & Star Islands

7) Palm & Star Islands

Palm & Star Islands are man-made islands situated in Biscayne Bay near Miami Beach. It is a residential complex with houses belonging to famous and rich people. Famous residents of the islands are Al Capone, Scott Storch, Louis L. Gregory. It is the right place for those who are looking for luxury.

Walking Tours in Miami, Florida

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South Beach Nightlife 2

South Beach Nightlife 2

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Art Deco Tour in Miami

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
South Beach Nightlife 1

South Beach Nightlife 1

World-renown for its hot nightlife scene, visitors to Miami can expect to party all night long in any one of its extensive list of bars and clubs. A major metropolitan area and cultural hub, Miami attracts a diverse set of visitors each year. Whether you’re looking to hobnob with models and celebrities at a chic club in South Beach, or for a decadent night of dancing to the hottest world class...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Places to Visit in North Miami

Places to Visit in North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. North Miami is not very rich in attractions, yet enough to have a good time touring. The list given below includes the most important venues and attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles

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