Championed as the American Riviera, SoBe is the heart of Miami. The Ocean Drive skyline, clear blue waters and white sandy beaches are the things of postcards. This Art Deco playground comes alive with an eclectic crowd wandering its mix of world-class museums, gourmet restaurants and infamous clubs.
Whether you’re staying a few nights or a few weeks these are SoBe’s must-do activities.
Art Deco Walking Tour
The pastel colors of Art Deco architecture marked South Beach’s rise in the 1920s and 30s to iconic status. Today, with over 800 buildings this legacy stands as the best Art Deco neighborhood in the nation. WPH itself is lucky to be housed in a piece of this tremendous history. While in SoBe, grab one of WPH’s free Martone bikes and explore the Art Deco Historic District located between 5th Street and 23rd Street, along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. It’s a great idea to take a guided walking tour to scratch beneath the surface and learn the history of these amazing buildings.
Explore the collections at The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington Avenue
The Wolfsonian is one of Miami’s top museums and a must on your list of things to do in SoBe. The modern-era design museum in the heart of the Art Deco District is just meters away from WPH! A museum, library and research center, which uses objects to illustrate the pervasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social and technical advances that have changed the world. There is something for everyone within its impressively diverse collection. Explore the troves of graphic, industrial, and architectural design, furniture and paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs. Full of Instagram-worthy exhibitions that will have your friends back home green with envy! Look to see what’s exhibitions and events are on now.
Hit the beach
Just blocks from WPH the soft white sand opens up to Miami’s most beautiful beach. The beach is what defines SoBe and gives its characters and class. A trip to SoBe is incomplete without truly exploring our beautiful shoreline. Some love to lay out on the white sand until they are golden tanned, taking a dip to cool off in the crystal blue waters. Others are keen to get out on the water. South Beach is a great place for all kinds of water sports. We recommend you get out and try stand-up paddle boarding. SUP has taken the city by storm and is fast became one of the most popular activities for tourists and locals alike. With its calm, pristine waters, SoBe is the perfect playground for SUP boarders. Hire boards on the water. Don’t worry if you are a beginner lessons are available.
Dance the night away at LIV Nightclub
4441 Collins Ave
LIV lights up in true Miami style. Venture into an alternate party reality, where light and sound converge as the ceiling moves changing color to the beats of world-class DJs. The 400 digitally controlled LED panel choreographed light show awes partygoers and gets the dancefloor moving like no other. At the city’s most famous dance spot, you’re sure to rub shoulders with a swag of well-known celebrities and Insta-influencers. Consistently ranked as one of the top nightclubs in the world, it is one of SoBe’s best nights out. Drinks are pricey, but you only live once! Check out upcoming events here.
People watch on Espanola Way
One of SoBe’s most treasured areas boasts Spanish colonial architecture and open-air European streets. Drawing an eclectic crowd, it’s the perfect place to sit back in SoBe style and do some serious people watching. Enjoy a meal at one of the quality restaurants and spend the afternoon sipping on delicious frozen cocktails. If you are looking for a perfect spot to take that special one, this is also one of SoBe’s most romantic spots.