Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

60 Reviews | Miami, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival


Transport to the 1920s, 30s and beyond while your guide enlightens and entertains you with fascinating history of the pioneers, unlikely heroes, the rollercoaster boom-bust-boom periods, the rise of Art Deco architecture, the influence of the mob and Hollywood, and the transformation of this swampland to a tropical paradise. During your VIP small group tour, admire architecture on the outside and get exclusive access to select Art Deco buildings to appreciate the contemporary design and decor incorporated into the original interiors. We guarantee you'll walk away as Art Deco experts. Tour last 2 hours 10 minutes.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible



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Average 4.77 out of 5 stars based on 60 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Mary E, Mar 2021 Verified
James is a wonderful knowledgeable guide. His passion for art deco is apparent and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this architectural style so significant to Miami. Well worth the time and money. Thanks James. You're a gem!!
Janet C, Mar 2021 Verified
James was a wonderful guide and had a very thorough grasp on the architecture and history of Miami Beach. He knows art deco and has done extensive research on the development of the area, including the mob's influence on how buildings were constructed during the depression-era 1930s. The specific hotels and lobbies we visited on the tour were well chosen allowing for a better understanding of how to spot art deco designs in the area. I highly recommend this tour to any architecture -- or history buff. It was a nice activity to participate as a break from the beach, sun and spring breakers.
Mike S, Feb 2021 Verified
James was fantastic! Super knowledgeable and we learned a lot about South Beach history and he threw in great detail of his own personal experience after living here for 25 years.
Kasie C, Feb 2021 Verified
James was an outstanding guide!! Wonderful tour in every way, he knew Miami beach so well! We learned about architecture on this tour but we also learned the history of South Beach and James presented it all in an engaging and entertaining way!
Nicholas G, Feb 2021 Verified
James was a great tour guide. He showed up on time, provided a lot of information and kept us entertained the entire tour
Anne S, Feb 2021 Verified
James was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the history and architecture, as well as having some excellent personal stories!
Sari G, Feb 2021 Verified
Art Deco tour in Miami Beach. Joseph was friendly and informative. Good tour! I would highly recommend it. Do this tour!!
Mike, Feb 2021 Verified
Excellent, informative tour. Our tour guide, John, is possessed of a wealth of information gathered over many years, and shares that information in a clear and amusing way that keeps the attention of the audience. My wife and I really enjoyed the tour, and I highly recommend it for people who want to learn about the history of this area.Wear comfortable walking shoes, and, if you are so inclined, bring something to drink, as the weather can be slightly warm.
Joshua, Jul 2020 Verified
James was very knowledgeable. I would recommend booking this one over other Art Deco tours. His prior experience as a south beach nightlife columnist has given him a vast and extensive knowledge of the area. It was a great experience.
Cheryl Z, Mar 2020 Verified
James was a fantastic guide - so forthright with details history and even funny factoids. Don’t miss this - with him as your guide

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