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Built in the early 1900s across the city of Miami in a barrier island which was partly a swamp, the city was incorporated in 1915. The W. J. Brown was the first hotel on the beach in 1914. More followed, and Miami Beach hotels became a vacation destination for the rich and famous. In 1920 the Miami trolley system reached across Biscayne Bay on the recently built McArthur causeway to 5th Street, near the present South Beach.

The Miami Beach land boom took off during the roaring twenties, with several famous millionaires building mansions along a three mile stretch which became known as Millionaire’s Row. The Bayshore golf course opened in 1922. The Art Deco district, running along Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th street where the pioneer Flamingo Hotel opened in the mid twenties, is a row of low-rise hotels facing the public beach along the Atlantic. They were built beginning in the 1930s and recently been magnificently restored. This nostalgia trip along memory lane attracts millions of visitors every year, and these hotels in Miami Beach have been seen in television advertisements, shows, and movies.

One block west of Ocean Drive, running from South Beach to the city of Surfside is Collins Avenue, the first paved road in the city and main north-south artery ever since. With Miami Beach hotels ranging from low budget offering great value for the money, to the most luxurious high-rises such as the famous Fontainebleau, largest ever when built in 1954, and the Eden Roc which followed two years later, there is something for everyone along Collins. With plentiful public transportation, taxis, and with bicycle and scooter rentals, it’s easy to stay here without driving.

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