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

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, 9-hour 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. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Miami Duck Tour

Is it a car or is it a boat? It’s both. Hop into this unique land/sea cruiser for a 90-minute, guided duck tour around Miami South Beach. Led by a professional, knowledgeable and entertaining guide, laugh and learn about the interesting facts and figures of Miami’s top attractions, then drive (or dive) into Biscayne Bay for a close-up look at the homes of the rich and famous on Star, Hibiscus and Palm Islands from the water. It’s a ride to remember.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour

Eat your way through the Latin flavors of South Beach on this food‐filled 2.5‐hour walking tour. Accompany your guide on a sensory journey to five‐star restaurants and foodie hideaways. The tour serves the following cuisines: Peruvian, Italian, Colombian, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Spansih. Along the way, learn about the commingling of Latin American cultures that define Miami’s culture, neighborhoods, and culinary history.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Seaplane Tour of Miami

See Miami in a whole new way on an exhilarating seaplane tour! Delight in lovely aerial views as you glide over Miami’s stunning coastal hotspots like Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Star Island and South Beach. Enjoy 30 minutes of colorful storytelling from your experienced pilot and check out white-sand beaches, unbelievable mansions and Miami’s signature Art Deco architecture from above.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Half-Day Guided Little Havana Tour Food and Culture Tour

Learn all about Cuban culture in Miami on this food and culture tour of Little Havana. With a guide in the lead, you'll visit important Cuban landmarks such as Cuban Memorial Park and the Bay of Pigs Museum, listening to in-depth commentary about Cuban heritage in Miami. Your guide will take you to the very best Cuban family-owned restaurants, where you can sample stewed meat and Guava pastries, among other delicacies.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Miami Beach Food and Art Deco Walking Tour

Experience the vibrant culture and diverse cuisine of the bustling South Beach neighborhood of Miami on this guided, 3-hour, small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable foodie guide, sample a variety of dishes at five of the most popular restaurants in South Beach. Learn about the history and architecture of this trendy, quirky district and find out why it’s one of the most popular hot spots in the world.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Miami City Tour plus Shopping and Optional Bay Cruise

Discover Miami’s signature vibe by land and sea on this 6-hour city tour and sightseeing cruise. With your friendly guide, travel by coach along the city’s colorful streets lined with art deco architecture, and explore vibrant neighborhoods like Little Havana and Calle Ocho, South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables. Break at Bayside for some quality shopping, then finish with a 90-minute float through Biscayne Bay!
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The South Beach Air Tour

See the glitz and glamor of South Beach from the air on this guided, scenic, 40-minute flight. Enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the entire Miami Beach shoreline plus beautiful South Beach with the popular Art Deco District and bustling Ocean Drive, the major thoroughfare in South Beach. Catch the high-rise hotels and condos of Miami Beach, the Venetian Islands, plus the exotic marine life in Biscayne Bay, like manatees, dolphins, manta rays and more.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Miami to the Max Tour

Get to know the city of Miami in just four hours on this guided, comprehensive sightseeing tour. Enjoy walking tours of the Little Havana neighborhood, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the Wynwood Walls, while making six photo stops at unique locations. Souvenir map and a hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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South Beach Segway Tour

See more of glorious South Beach on fun 1.5-hour Segway tour. On the self-balancing device, accompany your guide along Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, enjoying lively scenes of beach life, art deco architecture, tropical flora, and local attractions such as The Villa Casa Casuarina, former home of Gianni Versace. As you wheel along, hear fascinating facts and stories about the famous multicultural hotspot.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Everglades Airboat Adventure with FREE South Beach Bike Rental

Explore the Everglades by airboat on a half-day tour that includes round-trip transport from Miami and a bonus full-day bicycle rental in South Beach. Skim across the water for a swamp-level view of the Everglades’ alligators, birds, and snakes, visit an alligator farm, and use your bike rental for any subsequent day while visiting Miami.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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The Grand Miami Air Tour

See Miami in a whole new way on an exhilarating sightseeing flight! Choose a departure time for your 60-minute tour, and delight in lovely aerial views as you glide by small plane over urban Miami and its tropical surroundings. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse amazing sights including South Beach, Biscayne Bay, Miami's Art Deco District and celebrity island mansions.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Miami Super Saver: Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour

Witness the many wild sides of Miami with a combined Florida Everglades and city sightseeing tour. Travel by airboat deep into the wild Everglades with a naturalist guide. Spot local critters in their native habitat, then head back to land for a live alligator show. Finish back in Miami with a guided tour of vibrant neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and the Art Deco District. Save money and have fun — the perfect combo!* Please note: The itinerary described above may switch, where the travelers will take the city tour first and then see the everglades.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Little Havana Cultural Walking and Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the rhythms, flavors, and culture of Little Havana on a walking tour of the historic neighborhood that’s led by a local guide. Stroll through a bustling farmer’s market, watch expert cigar rollers at work, taste the finest Cuban coffee, then finish the morning with a lunch of classic Cuban cuisine. As you walk through Little Havana, you’ll learn the history and back stories that keep the neighborhood vibrant, from public artwork to the game-playing regulars at Domino Park.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Art Deco Tour with Cocktails

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.
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
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Miami Segway Tour

Experience Miami like never before on this educational and entertaining 2.5-hour, 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 hi-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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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A Taste of South Beach Food Tour

Experience the vibrant culture and diverse cuisine of the bustling South Beach neighborhood of Miami on this guided, 3-hour, 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Miami Sunrise or Sunset Segway Tour

Experience a Miami sunset like never before on this educational and entertaining 2-hour, small-group Segway tour around Miami Beach and South Beach. Roll through South Pointe Park in Miami Beach and the famous Art Deco District of South Beach, with incredible views of both the Miami skyline, Fisher Island, the Biscayne Bay waterfront and beyond into the Atlantic Ocean as the sun sets on another day in sunny South Florida. Guided Segway training and a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Best of Miami Tour incl. AM or PM pick-up

Discover the best of Miami and its most popular neighborhoods on this guided, 4-hour bus tour around the city. Admire the sun-splashed skyline of downtown Miami, stop at the Bayside Marketplace and visit the popular and glamorous South Beach neighborhood and famous Art Deco District. Enjoy the vibrant, Cuban atmosphere of Little Havana. Drive through Coconut Grove, the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami. Learn about Miami’s history and culture from the local driver/guide and make several stops along the way for photos. Miami Beach hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Miami Original City & Boat Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Tour: South Beach by Bicycle

Make the most of South Beach's famous year-round sunshine on this bicycle tour of the city, which takes you on an easy ride through the City of Miami Beach and the Art Dec District. Your guide will fill you in on the city's history, architecture, and culture, while your small group will keep you company and help ensure an entertaining ride.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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South Beach Bicycle Rental

Pedal past glamorous mansions, picture-perfect sandy beaches and vibrant neighborhoods with a bicycle rental in Miami’s iconic South Beach. Forget about traffic jams, parking and cab fares, and enjoy the city the easy, breezy way. Get insider tips on the best places to ride, from the historic landmarks in the Art Deco District to Miami-cool bars and restaurants. Enjoy the flexibility to explore at your own pace, with plenty of time to stop for drinks, visit downtown attractions or simply soak up the sunshine.
  • Duration: 60 days
  • Duration: 60 days
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