Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive
4.5
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Sit back and people-watch as you enjoy a nice meal along this historic boulevard in Miami Beach. Besides top-notch restaurants and hotels, Ocean Drive is famous for its beautiful Art Deco buildings, so a food and cultural tour of the area is a great way to explore it. At night, you can bar hop and dance the night away in one of Ocean Drive’s nightclubs. You can have a good time and picnic at Lummus Park, which runs along the best part of the road, or bask in the sun on the iconic South Beach right behind the park. – Tripadvisor
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  • Peter W
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom829 contributions
    Iconic location.
    We stayed at the Tony Hotel just off Ocean Drive for 2 nights before our Caribbean cruise. Ocean Drive was a collection of Art Deco style properties, hotels, bars and restaurants of all types and standards. The evenings were great for sitting and people watching with a procession of expensive cars cruising the Drive. Iconic location, we’ll worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 March 2023
  • James c
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma186 contributions
    Iconic miami
    Spent 4 days here, our hotel was right off south beach . You can walk to beach. We saw the strip in day and light up at night. See both. Enjoy the art deco buildings. A very hip area, stayed at the beach all day.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Paul S
    Washington, United Kingdom152 contributions
    In your memory bank forever
    I recently visited the Art Deco area of Miami South Beach Ocean Drive, and I must say that it was an amazing experience. From the incredible art deco architecture to the cool bars and drinks and the people watching, this area has it all. Firstly, the art deco architecture is truly stunning. The pastel-colored buildings with their streamlined curves and geometric patterns are a feast for the eyes. It's like walking through a time capsule of the glamorous 1920s and 30s, and it's no wonder that this area is a designated historic district. The cool bars and drinks are another highlight of the Art Deco area. From classic cocktails to modern mixology, there's something for everyone. I visited several bars along Ocean Drive and was impressed by the quality of the drinks and the friendly service. Its is pricey, but you are paying for all that style around you,and its in your memory bank forever, not just your drinks and that’s worth it And of course, people watching is one of the best things to do in the Art Deco area. The streets are always buzzing with activity, and it's a great place to see and be seen. From tourists to locals, there's a diverse mix of people to observe and interact with.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Tiffany B
    23 contributions
    I’m in Miami B*tch
    It’s a beautiful place to visit. Come during the day. The pastel buildings, art deco buildings, the sun and white sand beach awaits you. The turquoise water with calm waves is as beautiful as the Caribbean, even though it’s the Atlantic Ocean. Come with your friends or your soulmate but leave by dark. Miami is no longer safe at night unless you go to Club Liv.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • fiamma11
    Tysons Corner, Virginia4,918 contributions
    A Must
    This is a must drive, a beautiful place with beautiful people. A people watching paradise if one is interested in that. We often see movies being filmed here and people baring a lot of skin. It is fun, for at least one time in your life. Architecture is also most interesting and worthwhile.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Heine Husted H
    Copenhagen, Denmark409 contributions
    Miami Beach glam
    This is really as overexploited and commercialized as it gets, even in a city like Miami, but it is absolutely stunning. cannot imagine what this would have been like before it was made a carnival of glitter and neon, back when is was just the beating heart of Miami Beach and not just a tourist trap. But the beach is nice, the scenery impeccable. But the food and drink, mediocre.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
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Tiffany B
23 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
I take lots of pictures when I travel and Miami is amazing! It’s expensive to buy drinks and eat there, but everyone needs to visit Miami Beach.
Written 14 February 2024
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Heine Husted H
Copenhagen, Denmark409 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is really as overexploited and commercialized as it gets, even in a city like Miami, but it is absolutely stunning. cannot imagine what this would have been like before it was made a carnival of glitter and neon, back when is was just the beating heart of Miami Beach and not just a tourist trap. But the beach is nice, the scenery impeccable. But the food and drink, mediocre.
Written 2 January 2024
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Gloria L
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The only place where you can see 2 oceans - Atlantic Ocean & Ocean Drive. It's the most hashtagged street in the world according to Instagram and TikTok.
Written 20 October 2023
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA4,918 contributions
Jan 2023
This is a must drive, a beautiful place with beautiful people. A people watching paradise if one is interested in that. We often see movies being filmed here and people baring a lot of skin. It is fun, for at least one time in your life. Architecture is also most interesting and worthwhile.
Written 23 September 2023
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Tiffany B
23 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
It’s a beautiful place to visit. Come during the day. The pastel buildings, art deco buildings, the sun and white sand beach awaits you. The turquoise water with calm waves is as beautiful as the Caribbean, even though it’s the Atlantic Ocean. Come with your friends or your soulmate but leave by dark. Miami is no longer safe at night unless you go to Club Liv.
Written 31 August 2023
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Jay
Florida647 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Ocean drive is worth seeing once. The restaurants are all a variation of each other. The art deco part is amazing and fun to walk because they don’t allow cars. Go once.
Written 31 July 2023
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JACSUK
Boca Raton, FL70 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Ocean drive attracts a certain type of people, those that generally have no inhibitions!!! Never seen so many butt cheeks in one place. Don't go if you're easily shocked. My friend did say that if he wanted to wear a mankini in a public place, this where he should do it!!!
Written 12 July 2023
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Eva80
United States46 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
I love the art devo buildings located in Ocean drive
There are many movie locations like Scarface, badboys3, birdcage, dexter, Miami vice, step up and much more.
Palms tree all around the park and beautiful beach white sand .
Definitely a place to visit!!
Written 6 July 2023
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J L
Bath, UK22 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
The place is buzzing, there's so much to see and do, across the road from the beach, its lively & fun all day and into the night
Written 8 June 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,033 contributions
May 2023
We tried driving over here from the Brickell area of south Miami without success. The scenic route as described in the tourist guides just didn't seem to exist for us. As soon as we came anywhere close to Ocean Drive the road was blocked and we were directed to parallel roads where there was a load of traffic including many delivery vans servicing the plethora of restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood. So we gave up.

If we'd had more time we would have tried to park the car somewhere (where?) and walk up to the beach. Oh well...
Written 19 May 2023
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