Vintage Miami Beach Photos Are All the Vacation Inspiration You Need

03/20/2015 12:27 pm ET | Updated May 20, 2015

By Jenny Westerhoff and Cynthia Drescher,

This month marks the 100th anniversary of both Miami Beach and its perpetual hotspot, the Fontainebleau Hotel. The city will celebrate with 100 hours of live entertainment around Miami Beach from March 22-26, and these vintage photos are the perfect warm-up.

Women sunbathing on the beach at Key Biscayne, 1969.


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The exterior of the Fontainebleau Hotel in 1956, just two years after its completion.


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Originally, the hotel included a cat-shaped pool for children, though it was eventually replaced with a rectangular one.


Pool at the Fontainebleau; Slim Aarons / Getty Images

The latest in beach and resort fashions presented onboard a New York to Miami flight, circa 1930.


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Teenage girls hang out on Miami Beach, circa 1950s.


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