From Golden Girls and CSI to Burn Notice and Jersey Shores, Hollywood makes Miami look like the hot place to visit—literally. If you’re looking to escape icy roads and winter jackets this year, you can experience the Florida heat for yourself. And while you’re at it, stay in the Nautilus, the beachside hotel with an MCM spin.
The Nautilus sits in the Art Deco district of Miami, the historic area of the city. The district contains many restored buildings from the ’20s–’40s. While not directly midcentury, many MCM designers got their start in the Art Deco period, and some of the buildings in this district show the early evolution between 19th century design and the classic MCM look. The Nautilus itself was designed in the 1950s by architect Morris Lapidus. “Nautilus has been renovated with homage to its original spirit,” the website says.
More modern coastal elements dominate the hotel rooms, but many of the communal spaces such as the cabana club and lobby bar, are filled with midcentury-inspired furniture and designs.
Besides touring the historic Art Deco district, there are many other sights and attractions to keep you occupied. You could lay on the beach or go boating with a sailboat or guided tour of the bay. Try out one of Miami’s museums, or stick with the coastal theme and visit the Miami Seaquarium. The Everglades National Park is just an hour away, or you could take a longer trek up to Orlando to visit Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The options are nearly endless.