Colorful lifeguard tower in Miami Beach, Florida
Colorful lifeguard tower in Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

The basics

Though the beaches themselves draw huge crowds of sun worshippers, there is so much more to appreciate about Miami Beach. If you're seeking pastel buildings, vintage neon signs, and a bustling scene, head to South Beach—particularly the Art Deco Historic District and Ocean Drive. Away from the beach, you'll find a mix of restaurants, parks, botanical gardens, and shopping spots, as well as the quieter, historic Espanola Way.

See the sights on a Miami Beach tour; there are endless options for private and group walking tours, hop-on-hop-off open-top double-decker bus tours, or boat tours for a view of the city from the water. Pedicabs also take visitors on leisurely sightseeing tours around the area.

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Miami Beach Food and Art Deco Walking Tour
Miami Beach Food and Art Deco Walking Tour
$69.00 per adult
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Things to know before you go

  • Much of this area is pedestrian-friendly, but you can cover more ground by car, or by taking a city sightseeing bus tour or boat tour.

  • The most crowded beaches run from about 5th Street to 21st Street in the South Beach area.

  • Families with kids should head north of 21st Street, especially to the beaches at 53rd Street or 73rd Street, or to Matheson Hammock Park or South Pointe Park.

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How to get there

Miami Beach is located on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The bay separates the beach area from the city of Miami, but it is accessible by road for those who want to rent a car. Miami tours often include pickup and drop-off in downtown Miami or Miami Beach.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

South Florida has a warm climate—and lots of visitors—year-round. Miami Beach is most popular from January to May, so expect the heaviest crowds then. Hurricane season, which often sees tropical rains, is from June to November.

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Exploring beyond Miami Beach

After sunning and reveling in Miami Beach, take some time to explore the surrounding area. Just a jaunt away are the iconic parts and eclectic areas of Miami—Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami—all of which you can check out on a Miami city tour by neighborhood. Other popular excursions from Miami Beach include day trips to the wild Everglades National Park and beautiful Key West.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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