South Beach

16 of the most exciting sites in Miami Beach, all for one low price.

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South Beach

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The South Beach Smart Walking Tour brings you to all the popular sites at a fraction of the price! Click on each site below to learn more about it:

  • Brown's Hotel
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    Brown's Hotel

    Although it has changed hands many times over the years, Brown's Hotel holds the great distinction of being the first hotel in Miami Beach.

  • Smith/Hardie's Casino sites
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    Smith/Hardie's Casino sites

    Before Miami Beach became a globally recognized destination, it was people from the mainland that frequented the white sand beaches. Find out what casinos are and how they provided amenities that spurred additional growth at the beach.

  • South Pointe Park
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    South Pointe Park

    Home to many firsts including Miami Beach's first restaurant, hotel and synagogue, South Pointe, otherwise known as Ocean Beach, holds the great distinction of being the first planned subdivision in Miami Beach.

  • Joe's Stone Crabs
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    Joe's Stone Crabs

    Founded by Joe and Jennie Weiss as Joe's Restaurant, Joe's Stone Crabs is Miami Beach's first restaurant. Although best known today for stone crab, this internationally recognized landmark only stumbled upon the delicacy after prodding from a marine scientist.

  • Congregation Beth Jacob
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    Congregation Beth Jacob

    Now home to the Jewish Museum of Florida, Beth Jacob came from humble beginnings and grew to become the epicenter of Jewish life in Miami Beach. Find out how a history of highs and lows, including plans for demolition, ultimately paved the way for the building's current use.

  • History of Art Deco
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    History of Art Deco

    Art Deco is undeniably the flagship style for South Beach. Here we've pointed out key elements on two buildings, as well as included photos so you can better understand what to look for as you make your way through South Beach.

  • Avery Smith House
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    Avery Smith House

    Once home to Miami Beach casino pioneer Avery Smith, the Smith House also served as Miami Beach's first doctors office, and was at the center of a major city scandal.

  • Art Deco Historic District
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    Art Deco Historic District

    The 1970's were not kind times to Miami Beach. The area was suffering from high crime, and blight. The once neon lit Art Deco hotels were shells of their former glory, and many sat vacant and crumbling.

  • Henri Levy House
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    Henri Levy House

    Now home to Catch 10 Seafood Restaurant, the Levy House was the former home of Miami Beach developer, Henri Levy. Levy brought development out of South Beach and helped shape the northern half of Miami Beach.

  • Versace Mansion
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    Versace Mansion

    Modeled after the Alcazar de Colon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the apartment building turned home is best known as the Versace Mansion, named after one time owner, Gianni Versace.

  • Lum Homesite & Lummus Park
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    Lum Homesite & Lummus Park

    Home to hundreds of palms, miles of pathways, and lush grassy fields, Lummus Park was donated to the city by beach pioneers, James and John Lummus. Looking over the park was the one time home site of Charles Lum, and John Lummus.

  • Cardozo Hotel
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    Cardozo Hotel

    Owned by musical sensation Gloria Estefan, the Cardozo Hotel is an outstanding example of Art Deco style, and was designed by famed architect Henry Hohauser.

  • Miami Beach & World War II
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    Miami Beach & World War II

    While World War II had an indelible impact on the US, few realize how close the Axis forces came to US soil, and Miami Beach in particular.

  • Espanola Way
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    Espanola Way

    While it may look like you made a wrong turn and ended up in Spain, rest assured you are still in South Beach. Espanola Way was designed to be a creative community filled with artist, poets, and other intellectuals, but instead attracted the likes of bookies, bootleggers and even Al Capone.

  • Lincoln Road
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    Lincoln Road

    Today's Lincoln Road is a far cry from what it was not even 20 years ago. Originally the place where the who's who of Miami came to shop, dine and socialize, Lincoln Road fell from grace, only to be revived and brought back to what was originally dreamt by founder, Carl Fisher.

  • Sagamore Hotel
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    Sagamore Hotel

    Designed by architect Albert Anis and opened on January 9, 1949, the Sagamore is a carefully restored property, that perfectly blends historic and modern Miami Beach.

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