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Things to do in Miami Beach Architectural District

Our most recommended things to do in Miami Beach Architectural District

Miami Beach: 1-Hour Segway Glide

1. Miami Beach: 1-Hour Segway Glide

Join a group and guide for a quick ride around South Beach. This one-hour Segway glide is perfect for riders looking to experience the beautiful Miami Beach, but to skip lengthy, touristy excursions. Your knowledgable guide is always there to answer any questions you may have and to shed light on topics you find interesting. On the ride, take in magical views of the island that most guests to Miami never see. Visit the museum and park district and cruise down quiet roads with a modern, Art Deco flair. This tour affords you a unique experience, while allowing you time for other activities.

South Beach Tour des Forks: Eat Like a Local

2. South Beach Tour des Forks: Eat Like a Local

South Beach of Miami is a mecca of good food, beautiful people, and exotic architecture. Experience it all on the SoBe Tour des Forks! Your enthusiastic guide will share with you the history and magic of South Beach (often referred to as SoBe). This popular Miami Beach area is filled with hidden gems, and it's our goal to show them to you! You will bypass the touristy places, and head straight to five different restaurants and cafes in SoBe. We'll stop at Miami Nouvelle, Kosher Ice Cream Factories and authentic ethnic eateries. We'll also take the time to point out the more interesting of the architectural landmarks around. You will delve into the history and culture of this marvelously preserved Art Deco area, and your guide is happy to answer any questions for you. Whether it's your first time in Miami or you're a local just looking to get out of your daily grind, this tour is the perfect way to eat and learn your way through the magic of SoBe! By the tour's end, we promise that you'll have a deeper appreciation for the SoBe perspective (and a full belly!) We do our best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions. Please provide any allergies or dietary restrictions in the ‘remarks for supplier’ section of your booking.

Miami: 2-Hour Art Deco Bike Tour

3. Miami: 2-Hour Art Deco Bike Tour

Get to know Miami and the South Beach area on a 2-hour bike ride. The celebrated Bike and Roll Art Deco Tour includes plenty of sightseeing with information and commentary from your tour guide. Begin your tour in the heart of South Beach at the corner of 10th and Collins, in the famous Art Deco district. Here you will visit Casa Casuarina, known also as the Versace Mansion. Continue riding along the beachfront to Lincoln Road Theater and visit the Holocaust Memorial. Then stop at the Botanical Gardens and Bass Art Museum. To stay cool in the Miami heat, you can enjoy a quick dip at Nikki Beach, and then take in some refreshments at Monty’s Restaurant and Bar at the Miami Beach Marina; a local favorite. This tour is an easy ride, filled with fun for all ages and fitness levels.

Miami: South Beach Food Tour

4. Miami: South Beach Food Tour

South Beach Miami has been at the epicenter of cultural movements, from the Art Deco homes, to it gourmet (and healthy) cuisine. Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the fascinating city, exploring it through its food heritage. You will begin by looking at the architectural wonders. The Art Deco stylings inspired a generation of designers, including Versace, who owned a mansion here until his untimely death. Others who have shaped the area's history include Al Capone, Don Johnson, and the one and only Gloria Estefan! Each has brought a unique twist to the South Beach style, and left a mark that has changed the culture forever. Your guide will explain the history behind the city, stopping off for some drinks and food along Ocean Drive and Espanola Way. Check out the hottest Cuban, artisanal Peruvian, Italian and Jewish comfort foods. Each tasting is an homage to the cultural diversity of this city. In total, you'll stop at 5-8 restaurants or food stands, strolling along a 1 mile (1.6km) stretch.

Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

5. Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

Explore Miami Beach’s most popular destinations and hidden gems on an electric powered Swoop cart. Learn Miami’s rich and sometimes dramatic history as you experience the local culture. Discover Miami Beach’s top 50 attractions, such as the famous Ocean drive strip, South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, South Pointe Park, Miami Beach Marina, unique Art Deco district, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and much more. Experience the energy and sizzle of Miami Beach, learn about the dramatic history and witness the preservation of the Art Deco District on this 1.5-hour interactive tour. Take pictures, ask questions, request your favorite music and enjoy yourselves.  Group sizes can range from 2-10 people. This environmentally friendly option, allows visitors the flexibility to experience Miami Beach in a more intimate setting. Stop for pictures, engage with locals, interact with your tour guide and enjoy a customized experience.

Miami: South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

6. Miami: South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

Explore South Beach's rich Art Deco past on a private walking tour in French. Experience the area's contrasts, from beaches to flashy stores, and feel like you're in a film in this famous shooting location. With your guide, discover the largest architectural Art Deco collection in the world. Visit Ocean Drive, and step back in time on the mythical Española Way. Relive the 1920s and 30s as you wander through this symbolic area, immortalized in cinema. Sense the area's gangster influence, particularly in the casinos, as Miami Beach was a favorite holiday destination for the American Mafia.

Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

7. Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

Embark on a self-guided tour of this sunny strip of paradise. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about Washington Avenue, one of the best known streets in South Beach. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning historic Botanical Gardens, the Humanoids in Collins Canal Park, the Colony Hotel’s bright blue neon beacon, and the famous Casa Casuarina better known as the Versace Mansion. Check out some of the Miami Beach culture at the historic Sagamore and Delano Hotels. Hear the heartwarming stories behind the spectacular 2.5 acre Soundscape Park, an oasis in the city. Learn the story of Collins Avenue and enjoy the Miami Beach Ocean Boardwalk while you hear some of its history and culture. Learn the history behind the creation of the Cameo Night Club, the World Erotic Art Museum, the Tiffany Hotel, the Bass Museum of Art and some of the people responsible for the revitalization of South Beach you see today. Hear about the backdrop to numerous films and television shows at the Carlyle, Cardoza & Cavalier hotels. Stroll down the famed pedestrian promenade known as Lincoln Road and enjoy the charming Espanola Way, modeled after romantic Mediterranean villages in Spain and France. Explore the architectural style known as Art Deco, so popular in South Miami Beach and home to the largest concentration in the world. The embodiment of this style is seen at The Webster and Marlin Hotels, Essex House and The Clevelander Hotels, the Tides Hotel, the Breakwater Hotel and the McAlpin Hotel to name just a few. You can learn even more at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Centre.

Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

8. Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

This combination package allows you to explore everything that Miami has to offer by bus, boat, and bike. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or local accommodation and explore the city of Miami from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit many of Miami's most scenic spots on land including South Beach’s Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Downtown Miami, Brickell Avenue, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana, and Calle Ocho.  After exploring the city by land, hit the water with a fully narrated sightseeing boat cruise. Your cruise will pass through Biscayne Bay where you will see the Downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Millionaire’s Row. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase on board during the 90-minute cruise.  Finally, exploring South Beach by bicycle is an excellent way to see Miami beach even further. You'll ride through glamorous South Beach and experience a tropical paradise, see Versace Mansion, Star Island, the vibrant Lincoln Road outdoor mall, Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District, South Point Park, and more.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 258 reviews

This tour was excellent. We were able to try different foods and meet new people. Our tour guide Gary was great too. He was knowledgeable, polite and fun. I would definitely do this tour again and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience Miami in a different way. Thank you

We had a fantastic Tour with Eric. The entire experience was relaxing, fun and interesting. Eric was so easy and a great Guide. We are a family of 5, our kids are 12, 15, 18 and everyone had a great time. Thank you Eric, we had the best experience.

Tour and guide was amazing. We ran into a bit of rain and the guide graciously provided us with ponchos. What a awesome gesture! Loved trying new food and hearing the history behind it.

Gary showed us a piece of his beloved cuisine in Miami with his very likeable manner. We highly recommend a tour with him. Thanks for the inspiration @Gary

Great food and drinks. Excellent history of the Deco Lane. Dubs was enthusiastic host, will recommend to others.