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Ocean Drive neon lights, South Beach

Miami, FL
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Ocean Drive neon lights, South Beach, Miami FL

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It's pure joy to walk along Ocean Drive at night checking out the Art Deco buildings lit up in neon. The scene is happening, with loud music and crowds of people. If you like a quieter scene you can choose how close you walk, either directly under the buildings for loud noise, across the street for a still pretty crowded scene, or on the other side of the park near the beach for the sensitive souls, taking in the neon buildings through the palm trees. All three are super fun!
After, chill out at the shore. The lapping waves will soothe your soul before you get back to the party scene again. There's nothing better than the beach at night! The playground in Lummus Park is bustling at night on weekends and holidays- your kids can play while you take in the Art Deco lights from across the street.
At Christmastime there are selfie spots located in the park- giant Christmas balls you can walk inside, or huge presents to stand beside, lit up at night.
You can take 90 minute walking tours of the Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive and Collins Ave at night. Tours start at the Art Deco Welcome Center, on Thursdays at 6:30pm for $25 per person, $20 for students or seniors. No reservations necessary.

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Voodoo Miami, lit at night.
Voodoo Miami, lit at night.
Palms with lights.
Palms with lights.
Breakwater.
Breakwater.
Art Deco Welcome Center at night.
Art Deco Welcome Center at night.
Ocean Plaza.
Ocean Plaza.
Congress, and luxury cars outside.
Congress, and luxury cars outside.
Art Deco buildings often have port holes like cruise ships.
Art Deco buildings often have port holes like cruise ships.
Hotel Victor and its neon lights.
Hotel Victor and its neon lights.
Les Deux Fontaines building at night.
Les Deux Fontaines building at night.
Leslie, at night.
Leslie, at night.
Cardozo Hotel and neon lights.
Cardozo Hotel and neon lights.
Cuban restaurant and lovely night lights.
Cuban restaurant and lovely night lights.
Penguin Hotel and palms.
Penguin Hotel and palms.
Huge Christmas decoration.
Huge Christmas decoration.
Winter Haven, at night.
Winter Haven, at night.
Cardozo Hotel and Christmas angel decorations.
Cardozo Hotel and Christmas angel decorations.
Leslie Hotel, at night.
Leslie Hotel, at night.
Huge Christmas ball for selfies.
Huge Christmas ball for selfies.
El Dorado at night.
El Dorado at night.
Miami Beach is warm even at night in winter!
Miami Beach is warm even at night in winter!
Fat Tuesday, and multi-colored lights.
Fat Tuesday, and multi-colored lights.
11th Street Diner, at night. This is slightly off the main strip.
11th Street Diner, at night. This is slightly off the main strip.
   

Directions

The Art Deco buildings are all around the Colony Hotel, at 736 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139. If you cruise your car along Ocean Drive slowly, you can usually find a parking space along the road. You pay with your phone. Cost is $5. Another option is the parking garage on 7th Street and Washington Ave.

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Last Updated: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 01:44:16 GMT