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Visit Lincoln Rd. Mall

September 05, 2016

Originally, Lincoln Road was a mangrove forest, as was most of the original Miami Beach. In 1962 eight blocks of Lincoln Road — from Washington Avenue to Alton Road — were repaved and revamped as a pedestrian mall, no cars allowed.

By the early 1990s, Lincoln Road had become Miami Beach’s living room, a locals’ hangout where artists milled about, models walked their dogs after returning from shoots and in-line skaters paused at outdoor cafes for bottled water. In recent years Lincoln Road has once again reached critical mass, gaining recognition from retailers and investors as one of the great shopping streets in America.

Today’s Lincoln Road features a movie theater, a concert hall for the New World Symphony, restaurants, bars and national retailers. The Colony Theater and Art Center South Florida are all part of Lincoln Road. It is a top destination for tourists and locals alike.

Lincoln Road features some of the best and most popular restaurants and bars in town. Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or a fast-casual meal, the sidewalk cafes and sleek dining rooms that populate the shopping district offer something for every palate and budget. My favorite restaurants are Juvia, Sushi Samba, Doraku, Segafredo Cafe & Bar, and Rosa Mexicano.

There's pretty much something for everyone here. Sit outside, grab a beer and people watch before catching a flick at the movie theater. Afterward, drop by one of the art galleries or sample some magnifique French macarons at Ladurée. Travelers agree that a stroll through the Lincoln Road Mall is a must when visiting Miami Beach!!