While in Miami Beach the Lincoln Road is the must place to visit. This street is one of the busiest streets in South Beach.
You can stroll around and look in stores, have coffee or a meal with multiple choices. I liked this place much more than the Ocean Drive.
Lincoln Road is a pedestrian street filled with restaurants, cafes and bars that offer prime sidewalk seating, ripe for catching a constant parade of local characters, models, street performers and artists.
You can also see some very well dressed dogs, and the water bowls everywhere for the pets to refresh.
Don’t be surprised if you see some locals march with a bird on their shoulder or even a harmless snake around their neck!
Tourists enjoy very much taking some memory photos with them.
It is a ten-block mecca of shopping, dining and entertainment is constantly bustling with a mix of locals and tourists, which creates an unmistakable energy and an ultimate spot for people-watching.
If you are wondering about the dress code, you don’t have to.
Lincoln Road is a place with a “come-as-you-are” attitude, with people decked out in everything from bathing suits to cocktail attire.
In the evenings music from restaurants and bars waft into the street, as staff work to entice people to their tables with Happy Hour specials.
The street is lively and colorful.
Originally, Lincoln Road was a forest of mangroves trees, as most of Miami Beach was. In 1912, Carl Fisher cleared a strip of the mangroves from the Atlantic (east) side of the island to the Biscayne Bay (west) side of the island and it eventually became the town’s social center. Fisher himself, maintained a real estate office on Lincoln Road.
In the 1950s, Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, whose credits include Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau and Eden Rock hotels, was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Road. Lapidus’ designed complete Lincoln Road, with gardens, fountains, shelters, an amphitheater, etc. If you wish to stay in these famous hotels designed by Morris Lapidus, please check the links with hotel names, to check the prices, availability and reviews on Booking.com website, for the Fontainebleau hotel , and the Eden Rock hotel.
If you are interested in Modern pop art, then you should visit Romero Britto galleries. He has two Fine Art Galleries at the Lincoln Road.
I really admire this artist and his work and it was a great pleasure for me to see his work closely.
Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor that lives and works in Miami. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope and happiness.
Romero Britto was born in Brazil but he became popular in Miami. He started humbly in Brazil painting on newspapers which you would be able to see in his gallery and this are among the most expensive, he then went to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Picasso and Matisse. His work exudes warmth, optimism and love and is now displayed in over 100 galleries which is an amazing accomplishment for any artist.
You can be able to admire what I mentioned above at the Lincoln Road.
If you walk into this gallery you would be amazed by the colors.
If you ever have an opportunity to visit Miami Beach and Lincoln Road I would definitely recommend visiting this gallery whether you like art or not it is going to be great experience.
Anyhow, whatever you are looking for I am sure that you will be able to find a shop that has it at the Lincoln Road. There are at least four Starbucks if you are in need of a coffee. I would definitely recommend this place just to chill out and relax at any time of the day.