Art Basel has solidified Miami’s place in the world art firmament. Located right in SoBe, the Bass offers a first-rate collection from several periods, although the real reason to visit is the temporary show, which is guaranteed to be as cutting edge as Miami’s art scene.
When Castro came to power, the flood of fleeing Cubans created their own “Little Havana,” as the area spreading out from this street is known. The center of social, cultural and political activity for Cuban-Americans is a teeming thoroughfare of restaurants, shops and a Walk of Fame that honors luminaries such as Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan.
Just because the White Party has moved on doesn’t mean you can’t pay a visit to this incredible Italianate mansion. Vizcaya was built by an heir to the John Deering fortune in 1910. Today it is a National Historic Landmark, one of America’s Great Homes and proof that they don’t build ‘em like that anymore.
1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
If you’ve ever been to South Beach, you’ve probably passed it daily. The emphasis of this museum is the intersection of design, technology and industry.