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Wolfsonian-FIU Museum

1001 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach. FL 33139

305-531-1001

Hours: October-May: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11 am-6 pm, Thursday to 9 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. Summer hours: Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am-6 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. Closed Wednesday and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, and July Fourth.

Admission Charged
The Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, within easy walking distance of the world-famous Art Deco hotels. The building has been restored and now belongs to the Florida international University. Its fascinating collection of objects from the modern era (1885-1945) includes nearly 70,000 cultural artifacts, but only a segment of those treasures is on display at a given time. Exhibits range from furniture to the evolution of industrial design to World War II print propaganda.

Bass Museum of Art

2121 Park Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

305-673-7530

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 1 am–5pm; closed Mondays and holidays.

Admission Charged

A permanent collection of Renaissance masterworks makes up one section of this museum. In another, featured exhibitions showcase the best in historical and contemporary art.

Holocaust Memorial

1933 Meridian Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

305-538-1663

Hours: Open daily 9am-9pm

Admission Free

The centerpiece of the Holocaust Memorial, Kenneth Treister’s “Sculpture of Love and Anguish” depicts victims of the concentration camps crawling up a 40-foot-tall outstretched hand marked with an Auschwitz number tattoo, stretching up to the sky. The story of the Holocaust is imprinted in marble slabs along the reflecting pool and inside the memorial are photographs and the names of concentration camps and their victims.


Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

11 Washington Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-673-0365

Hours: Beginning Oct. 19, Tues - Sat 11:30am-2pm; Mon – Thurs 5-10pm; Fri and Sat 5-11pm, Sun 4-10pm

Reservations are not accepted

For close to 100 years, no visit to Miami has been complete without stopping in at Joe's Stone Crab. From the beginning, it has always been the love of food, family, and friends that has brought in customers and kept them coming.

Art Deco Historic District

1001 Ocean Dr

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-531-3484
An area of Miami Beach noted for its concentration of over 800 historic Art Deco structures built during the 1920s and 1930s, all located within one square mile. The district features white and pastel colored stucco buildings that have been restored to their former splendor. It will only seem like a million people are on the streets of the Art Deco District, the super-trendy section of South Beach between Sixth and 23rd streets. The district is roughly bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Alton Road on the west, 6th Street to the south, and Dade Boulevard (along the Collins Canal) to the north. Walking tours of the district are available.

Sanford L. Ziff Jewish Museum
301 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

305-672-5044

Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; closed Mondays and Jewish holidays

Admission Free for members, Admission Charged for non-members

The museum houses a collections and research center which reflects Florida Jewish history since 1763; and communicates Jewish history, values and issues to Jews and non-Jews alike.

Amsterdam Palace (Versace Mansion)

Located at the northwest corner of Ocean Drive and 11th Street

Miami Beach, FL 33160

If you can get past the fact that the late designer, Gianni Versace was killed on the steps of this palatial estate, you should definitely observe the intricate Italian architecture that makes this house stand out from its streamlined deco neighbors. Built in the 1930s as a replica of Christopher Columbus's son's palace in Santo Domingo, the house was originally called Casa Casuarina, but was rechristened the Amsterdam Palace in 1935 when George Amsterdam purchased it.

Shopping

Lincoln Road

Lenox Avenue

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

305-531-3442
A pedestrian walkway with entertainment, shopping and shows, Lincoln Road is a favorite part of South Beach for locals and visitors alike. Second only to Ocean Drive in popularity, Lincoln Road is not as wild as its counterpart by the water and you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and shops.

Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139
When Miami Beach was first developing; Collins Avenue was carved out parallel
to the beach. The road meandered north from the southern point through land cleared for oceanfront estates with fine mansions. Today Collins Avenue, also known as State Road A1A is the main artery of Miami Beach stretching almost to the Broward County line. A journey along its dozen miles crosses numbered streets from 1st to 192nd. Shopping becomes the focus at the intersection of Collins Avenue and 8th Street. This is the center of the South Beach designer district, actually two still-evolving retail districts of designer boutiques and interesting, locally-owned shops.

Beaches

Haulover Beach Park

10800 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33154

305-944-3040

Hours: Daily dawn to dusk

Admission Charged
Nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean; this scenic park boasts white sandy beaches, open ocean surf and sweeping dunes. Sand on the eroded beach hasn't been replaced, and the narrow strand is perfect for beachgoers who don't relish a trek across hot sand to get to the water. You can fire up the barbecue grills; get in on a pickup volleyball game, rent kayaks, or bike on one of the trails.

Miami Beach — Central
Collins Avenue from 21st Street to 46th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7714

Fee Charged for parking
Raised boardwalk over the dunes popular for strolling and jogging. Proximity to sidewalk cafes along Collins Ave. Lifeguard towers, food/drink concessions, beach chair/umbrella rentals.

Miami Beach — North
Collins Avenue from 46th Street to 78th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7714

Fee Charged for parking
Community center and old-fashioned bandshell in adjoining park at north end. Features a palm-shaded grassy area with proximity to sidewalk cafes and fast-food restaurants. Lifeguard towers, food/drink concessions, beach chair/umbrella rentals, shower facilities.

Miami Beach/South Beach
Gay and lesbian beaches on:
5th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Collins Avenue and 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7714

Fee Charged for parking
Brightly painted, whimsical lifeguard stands. A great place for people-watching while walking, jogging or skating along the concrete promenade bordering the beach

North Shore Open Space
Collins Avenue from 78th to 87th Terrace
Miami Beach, FL 33154
305-993-2032

Fee Charged for parking
Lushly landscaped green park with a boardwalk on the sand. Features picnic tables, restrooms, shower facilities and parking. Located in North Beach, a quieter section of Miami Beach ideal for families.

Oleta State Recreation Area
3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-919-1846

Fee Charged for parking
Sandy beach on Biscayne Bay in a shady park offering many recreational activities. Popular spot for with boating and kayaking along nearby Snake River.

South Pointe Park
Ocean Drive at 5th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7714

Fee Charged for parking
Entrance through the park at 1 Washington Ave. Beach located at the southern tip of South Beach. Great place to watch cruise ships sailing out to sea.

Nearby Attractions

Miami Metrozoo
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177 (26 miles SW of Miami Beach)
305- 251-0400

Hours: Open daily, Park Hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm

Admission Charged

The Miami Metrozoo has been a world leader in the "cageless zoo" concept. Children are sure to have a wonderful time in this 300-acre environment, which is surprisingly close to Miami's urban centers. Climate is a favorable factor: Metrozoo is the only zoo in the continental United States that has a subtropical climate.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149 (11 miles south of Miami Beach)

305-361-5705

Hours: Open daily 9:30am – 6pm

Admission Charged

Come out to Miami Seaquarium for a wonderful day of family fun. There are exciting shows, great exhibits and enjoyable, educational presentations in a beautifully landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Parrot Jungle

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

Miami, FL 33132 (7 miles east of Miami Beach)

305-2-JUNGLE

Hours: Open 10am – 6pm daily

Admission Charged

See Parrots and more. Parrot Jungle Island offers memorable opportunities to feed the birds, fish and flamingos, interact with trainers and animals as they stroll the park, and take pictures with some of the most exotic and rare animals in the world.




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