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Art Deco Historic District Tours

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Art Deco Historic District
Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is a colorful, vibrant section of the trendy South Beach neighborhood. The area includes about 900 unique buildings—from nautical-themed hotels to pastel-colored mansions—and was the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The Basics
Building elements in the district include sleek curves, glass blocks, terrazzo floors, pastel exteriors, and porthole windows and railings that are reminiscent of the ocean liners that docked in the area during that time. Ocean Drive is one of the best-known streets in the area, home to many Mediterranean Revival-style houses. Notable buildings include Casa Casaurina, a 1930s Spanish-style mansion that was once the home of Gianni Versace, and the 1937 Park Central Hotel, where Hollywood legends like Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth were noted regulars. 
 
A walking tour is the most popular way to explore the area around Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road. Some Miami tours, by vehicle or Segway, include art deco–themed walking tours in the Miami Beach Historic District. Group tours available through the Art Deco Welcome Center include themes like gay and lesbian life, Jewish heritage, Miami scandals, and self-guided audio tours; they offer private tours as well.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Art Deco Historic District is a must for architecture aficionados.
  • Restrooms and other amenities are available at the Art Deco Welcome Center, but once you start on a walking tour, there are few public facilities along the way.
  • The welcome center houses an art deco museum and gift shop. 
  • Those with special mobility needs should contact the Art Deco Welcome Center 72 hours in advance of any tour to seek assistance.
 
How to Get There
The Art Deco Welcome Center, home to the Miami Design Preservation League, is at Ocean Drive and 10th Street, and is a good starting place to pick up brochures and books. The neighborhood stretches to the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, and Dade Boulevard to the north. 
 
When to Get There
The Art Deco Welcome Center is open from 9am to 5pm every day, and different tours run throughout the day. In the summer heat, it’s advisable to book a walking tour in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday sun—and the crowds. You may want to avoid Miami’s rainy season, June to September.
 
Art Deco Weekend
The historic district hosts the popular Art Deco Weekend every year, during which Ocean Drive is closed to traffic and vendors showcase vintage and handmade paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures, posters, and more. There are classic cars, food vendors, and street entertainment, all set against the famous art deco backdrop. 

Address: Ocean Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

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Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades and see Miami by bus and boat on this guided, full-day, city sightseeing adventure. This exciting full-day combo package includes a coach tour around downtown Miami and beyond, plus a cruise on the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay. See the sun-splashed Miami skyline, Miami Beach and much more. Then enjoy a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Take in the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, especially alligators.
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  • 9 hours
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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Miami Beach Art Deco Tour with Cocktails

Miami Beach Art Deco Tour with Cocktails

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Experience Miami’s Art Deco District through its cocktail scene on this glamorous tour that hits four of the neighborhood’s outstanding hotels. Sip signature cocktails as you learn about the people and events that shaped the district’s culture including hurricanes, the mafia, noveau riche entrepreneurs, and even the television show Miami Vice. As you walk to each venue, your local guide shares stories and insights. Cocktails, fees, and bartender gratuities are included—just bring yourself and some sensible walking shoes.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour

South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour

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Eat your way through the Latin flavors of South Beach on this food‐filled walking tour. Accompany your guide on a sensory journey to 5‐star restaurants and foodie hideaways. The tour serves the following cuisines: Peruvian, Italian, Colombian, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Spanish. Along the way, learn about the commingling of Latin American cultures that define Miami’s culture, neighborhoods, and culinary history.
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A Taste of South Beach Food Tour

A Taste of South Beach Food Tour

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Experience the vibrant culture and diverse cuisine of the bustling South Beach neighborhood of Miami on this guided small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable local foodie guide, sample American, Cuban, French, Haitian, Italian, Mediterranean and Peruvian dishes at some of the most popular restaurants in South Beach. Learn about the history, culture and architecture of the trendy, quirky Art Deco District and find out why it’s one of the most popular hot spots in the world. Food tastings and beverages included.
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  • 3 hours
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Miami Segway Tour

Miami Segway Tour

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Experience Miami like never before on this educational and entertaining small-group Segway tour. Choose from the popular and glamorous South Beach neighborhood and famous Art Deco District, complete with Miami’s sun-splashed skyline, or visit the Biscayne Bay and Miami River waterfront region to witness the high-rise condos, yachts, cruise ships and much more. Guided Segway training and a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Spend four-hours touring Miami's hotspots and highlights on this incredible city tour. You'll follow a friendly local guide to the Art Deco Dristrict, Biscanye Bay and Brickell Avenue. You'll pass by the stunning homes of Coconut Grove, where Miami's elite take up residence. This tour includes a stop at Little Havana, where you'll see the Cuban influences and Latin flavor that have influenced Miami culture. Your whirlwind experience hits all the highlights in minimum time and is ideal for first-time visitors. Convenient round-trip hotel transport from South Beach is also included.
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  • 4 hours
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Star Island Segway Tour

Star Island Segway Tour

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Discover the glittery highlights of South Beach on a fun and informative Segway tour! On the self-balancing device, you’ll follow an expert guide through streets lined with vibrant Art Deco buildings, along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, and past famous residences on Star Island. Along the way, take pictures, stop at favorite sites like the Versace Mansion, and hear colorful commentary about the Magic City.
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South Beach Art Deco Miami Walking Tour

South Beach Art Deco Miami Walking Tour

Our meeting point will be at 841 Washington Ave. We will show you the beautiful architecture and tell you about the history of this great and unique oldest and largest neighborhood in the United States, while on our walking tour we will visit restaurants of the area with its exclusive flavor of International and Latin cuisine, Publick Garage located between Washington Ave. and Collins Ave. on 7 th Street Or between Collins and Osean Drive on 13 th Street. Duration 2:1/2 Hours. Distance Half Mille
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Beyond the beaches the best kept secrets of Miami Semi private guided tour

Beyond the beaches the best kept secrets of Miami Semi private guided tour

This Miami City Tour will be a beautiful and complete introduction to one of the most fascinating cities in the United States, one of the most dynamic and perhaps the one most interested in an urban change of enormous impact and importance.
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  • 4 hours
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Miami by Night Semi Private City Tour

Miami by Night Semi Private City Tour

Miami at night is tinged with lights and magic. And the night is an opportunity to see the city from another perspective. A thousand lights color its skyline and the ocean acquires perhaps even more striking beauty. Miami by Night Tour is a unique way to see the city as it lights up and the sunset dresses up in evocative and unforgettable colors.
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  • 4 hours
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4-Day Miami+Key West+Fort Lauderdale Tour (Miami Departure) MIA4-A

4-Day Miami+Key West+Fort Lauderdale Tour (Miami Departure) MIA4-A

1. Classic tour to South Florida: Key West, South Beach, Miami City, Little Havana, Coral Gables, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale, location of the Mar-a-Lago -Palm Beach, and etc. 2. Exclusive* Fort Lauderdale's Dinner & Show Cruise or Miami South Beach Night Tour on the day of airport pickup. 3. Visit America’s unique wildlife kingdom- Lion Country Safari. Experience African scenery, and wildlife in the Southern United States. 4. Exclusive*The itinerary for the last day: you may choose one out of two options in order to coordinate with your following travel plan or the departure time of your flight. 5. Enjoy complimentary breakfasts, and begin your day at 8am with a relaxing vacation mood. 6. Boutique group, no more than 14 groupmates each group (excluding peak season 12/15 – 1/3).
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  • 4 days
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5-Day Miami+Key West+Palm Beach+Fort Lauderdale Tour (Miami Departure)(MIA5-A)

5-Day Miami+Key West+Palm Beach+Fort Lauderdale Tour (Miami Departure)(MIA5-A)

1. Travel, shopping all in one. Have a shopping spree in the second largest shopping outlet in Florida with a wide range of brands to choose from. 2. Exclusive* Fort Lauderdale's Dinner & Show Cruise or Miami South Beach Night Tour on the day of airport pickup. 3. Visit America’s unique wildlife kingdom. Experience African scenery, and wildlife in the Southern United States. 4. Visit Southern Florida: Key West, South Beach, Miami City, Little Havana, Coral Gables, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale, location of the Mar-a-Lago -Palm Beach, and etc. 5. Enjoy complimentary breakfasts, and begin your day at 8am with a relaxing vacation mood. 6. Complimentary drop-off at POE available for guests with cruise itinerary. 7. Boutique group, no more than 14 groupmates each group (excluding peak season 12/15 – 1/3).
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  • 5 days
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 1-Day Miami+Everglades Naitonal Park Tour ( Miami Departure )( MIA1-A )

1-Day Miami+Everglades Naitonal Park Tour ( Miami Departure )( MIA1-A )

1. Enjoy Miami Bay view by cruise. 2. Enjoy the view Everglades National Park from Air-boat. 3. Outside visit Hemingway Home & Museum. 4. Enjoy the view of South Beach.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private Segway Tour in South Beach

Private Segway Tour in South Beach

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We are currently OPEN for private (you/family) tours… (I’ll be in mask/shield)— You pick the time you'd like to go. All our tours are private, so it would just be you and your party + a guide (moi). I've spent a dozen years as a Lifeguard on a number of Miami's beaches and know much of what it used to be like... and how it's been transformed. I've been doing these Segway Tours since 2007 and have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence every year since I've been in business i.e. every year since 2007. And SEGWAYSOUTHBEACH was the very first .COM touring company to get approval from the City of Miami Beach to begin operations on the beach. On South Beach we go 7 miles and it usually takes about an hour and a half. After you book ANY day / time (you can always cancel before that day without any fee), we'll be able to communicate directly with you... to change, update, clarify anything.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Original Miami Classic Convertible Private Tour

The Original Miami Classic Convertible Private Tour

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with this Miami private sightseeing tour by legendary vintage convertible. With the Miami breeze in your hair while cruising in ultimate style you will discover all the main neighborhoods of Miami. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour to Miami Beach, Wynwood and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

Private Tour to Miami Beach, Wynwood and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and cruise around Miami on this private tour in a legendary vintage convertible. Feel the breeze in your hair as you explore the city in ultimate style and discover 3 of its most distinct neighborhoods. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour to Miami Beach and Wynwood with Classic Convertible

Private Tour to Miami Beach and Wynwood with Classic Convertible

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Cruise in an Art Deco-like mythic vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach/South Beach and the two main artsy neighborhoods of mainland Miami. Visit Miami Beach and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.27
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Private Tour to Miami Beach and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

Private Tour to Miami Beach and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

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Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach and South Beach as well as the Cuban neighborhood of Little Havana. Visit Miami Beach and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.27
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$196.27
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The Original Miami Beach Classic Convertible Private Tour

The Original Miami Beach Classic Convertible Private Tour

Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach. Visit Miami Beach, the Art Deco neighborhood in Miami and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 1 hour
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$124.30
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The Original Ocean Drive Classic Convertible Private Tour

The Original Ocean Drive Classic Convertible Private Tour

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Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach. Visit Miami Beach, the Art Deco neighborhood in Miami and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 45 minutes
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$78.88
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2 Hour Cycle Boat Tour

2 Hour Cycle Boat Tour

Paddle Pub tours are one of the most fun activities to do in Miami. The Paddle Pub lets you experience the city on the open water, enjoy an ice cold beverage, and has room to fit all your friends, family, or colleagues!
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  • 2 hours
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$50.00
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Miami City Tours | Best of Miami Open Top Bus with Stops

Miami City Tours | Best of Miami Open Top Bus with Stops

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Enjoy the best of Miami, on this one of a kind city sightseeing tour by buy and boat. There is no better way, to discover the city of Miami and Miami Beach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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$37.00

 Miami: Full-Day Deluxe Key West Tour

Miami: Full-Day Deluxe Key West Tour

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Take a day trip to Key West from Miami on an air-conditioned coach. Cross over 43 bridges and 31 islands on the Overseas Highway, an engineering marvel and one of the most famous roads in America due to its appearance in several Hollywood films. Once in Key West, enjoy some free time to visit the Ernest Hemingway House, take a ride on the Conch Train, or so some shopping on Duval Street. Let someone else handle the drive so you can let loose and have fun.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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