Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Miami Beach, a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is known for its wide sandy beaches, Cuban influences and conga rhythms. It’s a location you’ve likely seen in American movies, where tanned locals stroll and cycle along the oceanfront promenade. But the white-sand beaches and endless sunshine are not all it has to offer, it’s also packed full of Miami Modernist and Art Deco architecture – The Miami Beach Architectural District, also known as the Miami Art Deco District, contains 960 Art Deco hotels, apartments and other structures built between 1923 and 1943. Miami has been shaped by many cultures, but perhaps most evident is the Cuban influence, which dates to the 1950s and ’60s when Fidel Castro came to power and Cubans started fleeing to South Florida for a better life. This cultural diversity is evident in the city's food, music and vibrant art scene.