The newly renovated Palms Hotel & Spa combines a magnificent location, earthy elegance, natural gourmet dining and beautful oceanfront Aveda destination spa. Its casual yet refined character, personalized service and serene botanical atmosphere form a comfortable....more
At the northern edge of the Art Deco District, the oceanfront Continental Hotel South Beach is at Collins and 18th, two blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center, and approximately 14 miles from Miami International...more
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South Beach is a fashionable neighborhood located east of downtown Miami between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Most of the neighborhood's attractions are located near Miami Beach's barrier islands that face south of Indian Creek.
South Beach's most important thoroughfare is Dade Boulevard. It is located near the West Avenue Corridor and Alton Road. It bisects the neighborhood diagonally from 17th Street to 23rd Street before it merges with Pine Tree Drive.
Other major thoroughfares include 5th Street, Alton Road, Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, the MacArthur Causeway, Washington Avenue, and Ocean Drive. Most of these thoroughfares are located near South Beach's most popular landmarks and bus stops. You can travel to these thoroughfares by traveling west on 41st Street.
A Brief History
The South Beach neighborhood was originally a farming community that was established in the 1870s by local farmers. Some of the crops grown in the neighborhood included coconuts and lemons. Oranges and limes were later grown in the neighborhood in the 1890s when a fresh water source was discovered near the Collins Canal.
The neighborhood began to emerge as an entertainment and shopping destination in the 1920s when the first roads suitable for automobile travel were constructed in the area. Many of the firms that were established in the neighborhood during this time are still in business today.
The neighborhood would grow into one of Florida's leading entertainment and shopping destinations after World War II when several shopping districts were established near 41st Street and Lincoln Road. Most of these shopping districts became the prototypes for the modern shopping districts that made South Beach a popular shopping destination.
South Beach is now a thriving neighborhood that is popular winter getaway for travelers who enjoy the area's beaches, colorful buildings, and lively atmosphere. This is hardly surprising because the neighborhood's sunny weather and clean environment offer travelers the perfect getaway from winter's doldrums.
Most South Beach streets feature wide bike lanes that can help you travel to most of South Beach's landmarks without using your vehicle. Most of South Beach's most popular bike lanes are located on 3rd Street, 17th Street, Alton Road and Lincoln Road. Other popular biking lanes are located near the West Avenue Corridor and the Venetian Causeway. Visitors may also ride their bikes on streets marked with yellow street signs that promote bike travel on South Beach's streets.
Visitors may rent bikes to travel to South Beach's destinations by visiting one of the rental centers located near Alton Road and Lincoln Road. The bikes are available for rent 24 hours a day. Visitors can learn more details about South Beach's bike rental program by looking for posters located near the rental centers.
There are over 40 parking lots located around Dade Boulevard. Many of them are located on Lincoln Road, Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive. Others are located near Alton Road and 19th Street. They offer visitors several short-term and long-term parking options that can help you plan your visit to South Beach. Visitors can purchase parking passes by visiting ticket kiosks that are located near Alton Road, Lincoln Road, and 19th Street.