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Miami & South Beach Visitors Enjoy a Diverse Array of Arts & Culture Venues

Miami and the Beaches is a smorgasbord of cultural venues, museums and art repositories that have long been a part of South Florida history. It’s a fine reflection, in fact, of the eclectic nature of the city. On the same block as the Hotel St. Augustine there’s the Jewish Museum of Florida, located in a former historic synagogue. Nearby is the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, replete with artwork from 1885 to 1945.

Another place worthy of a visit is the Bass Museum of Art, which houses a breathtaking collection of works from Old Masters as well as contemporary artists. Another regional landmark is the beautiful Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island, with more than a dozen galleries and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road is also lined with assorted small galleries housing fascinating pieces.

Just a short drive away, right across the MacArthur Causeway, visitors can revel in both the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District.

Then there’s the open-air museum that is Miami Beach, of course – a world of architectural Art Deco beauties that are as timeless as they are exceptional. The Miami Design Preservation League offers several walking tours, including a self-guided audio tour.

For live performances and assorted concerts, there’s always the Miami Beach Convention Center, always bustling with activity—but there are often live events taking place both on the beach and on Lincoln Road. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is also a hotspot for theater and film festivals, as is the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.