Explore The Neighborhood

When you vacation at Beacon South Beach, you're near a multitude of dynamic and fascinating Miami attractions. Whether you're interested in studying history, appreciating art, enjoying nature or just having fun while at our art deco hotel, there's something here for every taste. 

South Beach Attractions

The Bass Museum of Art features a variety of European works including paintings and sculptures from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Temporary exhibits highlighting American, Asian, and contemporary pieces are displayed throughout the year as well.

The Wolfsonian-FIU is located in the heart of the Art Deco District and showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945, spanning from the height of the Industrial Revolution through the end of World War II.

The Art Deco Historic District & Art Deco Welcome Center is the largest 20th Century historic district on the National Register and is composed of more than 700 buildings constructed primarily between 1933 and 1949. The area has undergone significant refurbishment through the efforts of the Miami Design Preservation League. Guided tours are offered that provide in-depth information and analysis.

The Holocaust Memorial is an inspiring, emotional landmark that pays tribute to the six million Jews who lost their lives during World War II. Designed by Kenneth Treister, FAIA, the monument features tunnel-like passages displaying concentration camp images and a memorial wall with names of the fallen.

The Museum of Contemporary Art located in North Miami provides a fresh approach to modern efforts. Presenting 8 to 10 exhibitions annually along with a permanent collection of over 400 works, MOCA also offers a diverse range of educational and cultural programs.

The Miami Art Museum is part of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center and features works from throughout the western hemisphere primarily composed between the 1940s to the present.

Everglades National Park is a 1.5 million acre wetland that serves as a vital part of South Florida's ecosystem. Visitors can encounter a wide variety of plant and animal life including the Bald Eagle, Florida Panther, and ubiquitous sawgrass. The park also features a Cold War-era Nike-Hercules missile battery and guided airboat rides. 

Fairchild Tropical Garden is the largest tropical botanical garden in the United States. Located in nearby Coral Gables, Fairchild is composed of 83 acres of fauna from around the world, including 800 species of palms alone. The garden features a visitor center, conservatory, and museum of plant exploration. Self-guided and narrated tram tours are offered, as well as programs in environmental education, conservation, and horticulture. 

Little Havana is a Cuban neighborhood west of downtown Miami on 8th Street (Calle Ocho) known for its authentic Latin shops and restaurants. Each February, the street transforms into a huge, colorful festival for Carnaval—a must see event if you're in town at the time.

Bayside Marketplace is a festival-like entertainment complex overlooking Biscayne Bay. Here you'll find shops selling apparel, accessories and home goods, as well as lots of restaurants and live entertainment.