Miami Beach is one of America's most popular coastal resort cities in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Visitors vacationing in this luxurious tropical area can swim, surf, and jet ski in the warm and crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea surface temperatures range from 74ºF (24.4ºC) in winter to 86ºF (30ºC) in the spring/summer/fall months, giving Miami Beach the warmest ocean surf in the United States mainland annually.
White sands stretch across the neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively known as the commercial center of South Florida. Models and celebrities are often spotted in these areas.
Miami Beach is also home to an Art Deco Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. It is home to hundreds of hotels, apartments, and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943.