Downtown Miami and Art Deco District

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Bucket List Dreams and Road Trip Adventures: Miami

One of Florida’s most popular seaport cities, Miami, is one of the top travel destinations across the nation. Miami is known for its world-famous beaches, wildly hot nightlife, and brilliant art deco architecture. Miami bridges Latin and Carribean influence, five-star dining and accommodations, live entertainment venues, and top-notch attractions so it’s no wonder why Miami continues to thrill the masses. Miami is an epicenter for history, culture, and tourism.


The Downtown Miami Historic District has a rich history. Some of my favorite explorations in Miami include Little Havana, Little Haiti, and the Art Deco Historic District. Miami offers incredible scenic views, glorious beaches for days and magnificent skylines.


Miami’s Art Deco District includes 800 historic and retro buildings from the 1920s-1930s. The Miami Art Deco District in South Beach is the largest cumulation of historic Art deco buildings including hotels, theatres, museums, and clubs in the world. The architecture is stunning and timeless. Old Miami should certainly be savored and appreciated.

I truly love learning about culture and customs from visiting historical landmarks and markers, taking a cultural tour, wearing handmade native clothing and jewelry and trying authentic cuisines.


I attended the Fillmore theater for the Dita Von Teese Art of the Teese Burlesque Revue. Dita was very elegant and true to character. She fit perfectly at this theater with her Old Hollywood pin-up style. The show was phenomenal. We laughed, we were shocked and we were all completely enthralled.

Some cons of the theater are that one small bottle of water costs six dollars. Another con is that the seats are close together with no arm-rests which make for uncomfortable seating for two plus hours. The last con is a parking is atrocious for self-parking. Valet parking is 25 dollars I later found out. We rode street to street and came across a parking garage for only 1 dollar an hour! Theater tickets ran us around 200+ and then there’s amenities, food, drinks, and merch.



The production, the lights, the sound everything was spot on. As far as the theater goes the theater itself is quite elegant. It’s Old Hollywood glam with its red walls and hanging chandeliers. I’d come back here and watch another live show because overall I liked the history of the theater and it transforms the entire experience.

Until next time! I’m off to wash all this road trip dirt off my car.

With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”




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