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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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Art Deco Walking Tour

From $40.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the gorgeous Art Deco architecture in South Beach on a guided walking tour that explores landmark buildings and out-of-the-way gems. You’ll learn the history of South Beach as you walk through the ocean-side neighborhood, with fascinating stories about mob life, Hollywood glamour, and modern design, and you'll hear about the area's outrageous characters and scandals. Since this tour begins and ends in the heart of South Beach, it’s a great way to get oriented in one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with a local guide to lead the way.
  • Walking tour through South Beach's Art Deco highlights
  • See Versace's over-the-top mansion
  • Learn about the distinctive, local take on Art Deco
  • Take in the neighborhood from street level
  • Find out how South Beach was created from a tropical swamp
  • Includes stops at beloved film sites

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Essex House by Clevelander
    1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

    We will meet inside the lobby of the Essex House Hotel at 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

End point

  • 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

    Your tour will conclude at 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, in front of another iconic Art Deco landmark in Miami.

What To Expect

Art Deco Historic District

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Please know traffic is heavy and parking is limited after 12pm on Fridays, weekends and holidays. If you are driving into South Beach please allot additional 45 minutes to enter South Beach and locate parking as some garages may be full and you will need to drive around to locate street parking. ALSO please check traffic advisory on Internet for any traffic delays.
  • Tour continues in rain or shine (except for Hurricanes Watches or Warnings). In the event of rain, we keep you indoors most of the time. Be sure to carry an umbrella or rain poncho to walk in between buildings. Statistically, rain showers do not last more than 20 minutes.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Great walking tour
Frank_R, Apr 2024
James was very knowledgeable and friendly and gave a very well done tour .He was able to share architectural history and local history that was very interesting . We felt like it was the perfect length not too short and feeing rushed or overwhelmed
Great Art Deco Tour
Rosemary_W, Apr 2024
James Cubby was fantastic! He has vast knowledge of the history of Miami and the Art Deco area! He truly is passionate about where he lives of what the city offers. My friend and I are world travelers and he is definitely exceptional as a tour guide.
Great Art Deco tour -highly recommend.
Ranee_G, Apr 2024
James was a fantastic tour guide. So knowledgeable with the history of South Beach Art Deco and the history of Miami Beach. Very witty and has his own history to share which made this a fun tour. 2 thumbs up.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your glowing review, Ranee! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Art Deco tour with James. We'd love to host you again next time!
Do this tour!
Nancy_B, Apr 2024
James is a brilliant guide with nonstop anecdotes, deep architectural and historical knowledge and a great sense of humor. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your glowing review, Nancy! We definitely pride ourselves on providing knowledgeable guides who make the experience even more engaging and fun. We'd love to have you join us again!
J&P Florida Adventure
Pam_C, Apr 2024
James was our guide. We appreciated the depth of his knowledge of the art deco district. He clearly outlined art deco so we could appreciate its history
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for joining us on this adventure, Pam! Remember, Secret Food Tours operates in over 60 cities worldwide - so there's always more to explore.
Recommended tour
Manny_H, Apr 2024
Highly recommended! James was terrific. He was knowledgable and enthusiastic about art deco and the history of Miami. I appreciated that he started the tour with a bit of education to contextualize the things we would be seeing. Also, the tour started and ended on time. Well done.
Miami Beach Art Deco
Brek_S, Apr 2024
We had a great time with James. He was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot on the tour. THANKS JAMES
Julian best tour guide
Elizabeth_G, Apr 2024
Julian was fantastic, really patient, well informed and fun! The pace was perfect give home a raise!
Great tour of historical south beach. Highly recommend
Barbara_N, Apr 2024
Janinha was an excellent tour guide. One of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend her Learned how to identify art deco architecture Heard great stories about various hotels and locations Even got to see inside some of the famous hotels
Great tour! Julian was terrific.
Jeff_L, Mar 2024
Highly recommend this tour. Well worth the 2 hrs. Julian is a superb guide. Very patient, listens and answers very well. Have fun!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for joining us, Jeff! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you on another Secret Food Tour soon.
This was a great experience!
Antonio_C, Mar 2024
This was a wonderful tour. James was very knowledgeable about Art Deco and the history of the Miami area. He was very entertaining with his stories and personal experiences. Would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your kind words and for highlighting James' knowledge and entertaining storytelling, Antonio. We're glad you had fun and we'd love to host you again soon!
Charming!
joy_s, Mar 2024
James Cubby was an excellent guide. Lots of history, stories and pointed out all sorts of things about life in Miami in the early days, the art deco style, etc. He was engaging and charming. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you on another tour, Joy - may it be in Little Havana or in our other locations!
Must see tour while in Miami!
Peter_G, Mar 2024
Julian was an amazing tour guide! He is so knowledgeable, energetic and engaging! We learned so much about Miami history and the architecture styles. We all loved it - even our teenage daughter! Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're glad you had an awesome time on our tour, Peter. We hope you'll join us again!
Art Deco tour
John_S, Mar 2024
James was fantastic, very informative! He expressed a genuine love for the artitecture. Would highly recommend taking the tour with him.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It's our pleasure to have hosted you, John! We're glad you enjoyed exploring Miami's Art Deco architecture with James. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you on another tour soon.
Interesting Historical Tour
Sarah_W, Mar 2024
Our tour guide James was very funny and knowledgeable, taught us a lot about the history of the area.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for leaving a review, Sarah. We're glad James was able to share his knowledge and make it an even more enjoyable experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Highly recommend
Stacey_D, Mar 2024
Jennifer was an amazing tour guide sharing her personal experience with exceptional knowledge about the history and architectural design around South Beach. The pace of the tour and amount of time was perfect. It was fun and educational. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you on another adventure, Stacey!
Interesting and colorful art deco walking tour
Mary_M, Mar 2024
Learning about the history of art deco generally and of the Miami buildings and their features specifically was the highlight for me. Janinha Piazzetta was a terrific tour guide with passion for and deep knowledge of the topic. She engaged us rather than lecturing at us, and happily answered questions.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're delighted that Janinha's lead resonated with you, Mary. It's our pleasure to have hosted you!
Great Art Deco tour with Julian!
Kathleen_N, Mar 2024
Saw many impressive Art Deco buildings and their characteristics! Also learned the history of South Beach! Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Your recommendation means a lot to us, Kathleen. We look forward to hosting you again!
Great tour with a good...
Vicky_D, Mar 2024
Great tour with a good mix of history, exterior and interior viewsof amamzing art deco buildings. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in art deco.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive review, Vicky! We hope you'll join us again for even more discoveries.
Treat yourself to art deco walk in south beach!
Jennie_A, Feb 2024
Her Knowledge of art deco and its history and people in Miami was amazing Recommend to anyone visiting south beach
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're glad you enjoyed our Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour, Jennie. Thank you for recommending us!
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