The shimmering beaches and Art Deco style steets of Miami Beach are the reason Miami is called America's Riviera. Miami Beach is an island that separates Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The island is divided into three sections: North Beach, Mid Beach and South Beach (aka the Art Deco District). The restaurants, boutiques, delicatessens, markets, cafes and nightlife for which Miami Beach is known are located in the Art Deco District. This district is a 10 block area that features over 800 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lincoln Road features world class shopping that rivals 5th Avenue in New York City and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Little Havana offers cafe con leches and hand-rolled cigars on Calle Ocho. Floribbean cuisine is prevalent at restaurants like Astor Place. Beach clubs are places to relax as well as socialize. Can't travel to the French Riviera? Come to Miami Beach!