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There’s no better way to explore Miami Beach than on foot. Even if you sweat a little on your walk (hello, it’s the sunshine state!), you can always cool down with a dip in a glamorous pool at the end of your trek. Here’s our walking guide to the fabulous Miami Beach.
Just at the edge of South Beach, South Pointe Park has spectacular 360-degree ocean views. You can go fishing off the pier, enjoy a dip at South Beach, and even take your four-legged friends for a walk to the dog park. There’s also room for skaters, a kids’ play area, and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the breeze of the ocean while watching cruise ships sailing by.
After a dip in the water, head on to Ocean Drive. The Clevelander Bar is an institution in this town, you can’t check Miami off your bucket list without having a drink there. The outdoor bar with pools and live music captivates the spirit of Miami Beach and its rowdy partying ways. Drinks may be pricey, but you are on Ocean Drive after all.
Continue your walk along Ocean Drive to explore the Art Deco buildings along the street. Many date as far back as the 1940s when the distinctive architectural style reached the tropics of Miami. There are over 800 Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach, but a few most notable include The Colony Hotel, Park Central Hotel, and The Carlyle. You’ll even spot dozens of vintage cars along the way.
Clad in charming colonial architecture, Española Way is a pedestrian-friendly street a few blocks down. A nod to the Spanish towns, the quaint street is bordered by pink buildings teeming with cafés and garden lights that illuminate the romantic pathway in the evenings. Worthy of a photo or two, you may want to take your time strolling the street with your partner.
Running almost parallel to Espanola Way, you’ll find Lincoln Road Mall a few streets further north. This outdoor mall covers an expansive 10-blocks of shopping and dining which means you’re bound to run into every major store on your list. The pedestrian-friendly road is busy day and night and also has its share of entertainment from bars with happy hour specials and even movies at the historic Colony Theatre, which dates back to 1935. Don’t miss a taste of Cuban cuisine while in Miami with a pit stop at Havana 1957.
Finish your busy day lounging poolside in the relaxing atmosphere of The Raleigh. The popular boutique hotel perched on the sands of Miami Beach is a local and tourist favorite for its creative cocktails and stunning pool. Sink into the bohemian lifestyle of Miami under the shade of lush tropical trees. You’ll need a refreshing dip in the pool after walking in Miami Beach under the scorching heat!