If you are interested in staying in one of these historic gems, many of the Art Deco buildings still function as hotels and have much more character than modern hotels.
It's a place to see and be seen, but also a place to swim and enjoy the shallow waters, escape the heat, and soak up the sun.
These swamplands, covering about 1.5 million acres, are home to alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of birds.
This whole area is essentially a shallow river flowing out to the ocean.
Along some of the main streets, awnings on the lower level of these buildings provide shade for outdoor dining areas.
Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue are the two main streets through the area.