Relish the restored Art Deco neighbourhoods and dazzling night life in this small, but action-packed, resort town. In fact, the hardest part of visiting Miami Beach is deciding what to do next! If you’re flying from Gatwick, check out valet parking at Gatwick for competitive parking prices!
1. New World Centre
Designed by controversial architect Frank Gehry, this concert hall’s unique design creates an intimate audience atmosphere. Listen to the New World Symphony while experiencing the acoustical ambiance that greatly enhances any concert.
2. Miami Beach Soundscape
At least twice a month, the public is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the free movies projected onto the wall of the New World centre building! The quality of the “wallcast” is quite good and big crowds gather to see classic favourites and enjoy the beautiful Florida evening weather.
3. Art Deco District Walking Tours
Admire the over 800 beautifully preserved art deco structures crowded together along the shores of Miami Beach. Touring maps are available from the Miami Design Preservation League who also hosts the official Art Deco Gift Shop, a great place to find vintage items and 20’s memorabilia.
4. Colony Theatre
This beautiful Art Deco-Style theatre is home to world-class film festivals, exciting musical productions and first rate comedy shows. The mid-sized performance space means that every seat has excellent visual angles of the stage.
5. Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at Byron Carlyle
Musicals are this community theatre’s specialty with shows ranging from old favourites to cutting-edge productions. The professional theatre troupe has earned many awards for their high-energy performances.
6. Bass Museum of Art
Featuring historical collections and contemporary art, this educational museum explores cultural and artistic expressions from around the world. Open Wednesday through Sundays, guided tours can be arranged by appointment.
7. Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
Focusing on objects from the modern era (1885-1945), this fascinating museum explores the persuasive power of the Art Deco era in commercial design and development. Presented in a variety of media, the museum has permanent collections on topics like World Fairs and political propaganda.
8. Jewish Museum of Florida
Located in a former synagogue, exhibits document the Jewish population in Florida since 1763. The Mosaic Photo Collection includes over 500 pictures and artefacts that address issues relevant to Jews and non-Jews alike.
9. The Fillmore at Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
The beautiful design of this classic theatre adds to the wonderful atmosphere of their upbeat productions. Performances range from popular rock and roll concerts to classical big band evenings with dancing.
10. Miami Beach Golf Club
Indulge yourself in a day on the links at some of the most luxurious greens in Florida. Enjoy elegant dining and a full service bar while watching golfers finish on the 18th green.