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Art Deco Tours in Miami South Beach

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This post covers some of the best art deco tours in South Beach, providing details about how long they are, which locations are included, and other information you might want to know before getting a ticket.

 


AUDIO TOUR OF THE ART DECO DISTRICT

If you’re looking for a convenient way to explore the Art Deco district of Miami while learning a lot of interesting information about the area, you may want to consider taking our audio tour.

This tour provides details about the Art Deco architecture on display in South Beach, including stops at several notable and historic buildings along the way.

Aside from being very affordable, this tour is also available 24/7, so it doesn’t matter what time it is – you can begin the tour whenever you want!

 

 

Of course, we recommend taking your tour sometime during the day to get the most out of the beautiful artwork in the area, but you won’t have to adhere to any schedule.

Our audio tours also use GPS maps to help you find your way to each stop without fail, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost or going the wrong way.

All you have to do is download our free walking tour app on your smartphone and download the South Beach Art Deco audio tour to begin your journey!

For more details, please read our post covering Miami audio tours.

 


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SELF-GUIDED TOUR

If you’d rather read about the Art Deco district than hear about it, there are also self-guided tours that are entirely free to take.

 

Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami

 

Much like our audio tours, these excursions can be enjoyed whenever you want, and all you really need is a smartphone to access the website where the self-guided tour is available.

Another nice thing about this option is that you can enjoy the tour on your own and avoid the crowds that often gather for walking tours in South Beach.

Self-guided tours of the Art Deco district will provide details about a variety of historic buildings that were designed as part of the artistic movement, and some also offer a few tips about great places to stop and grab a meal.

Here are just a few of the best self-guided Art Deco tours in Miami:

 


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GUIDED TOURS

If you’re looking for help finding all the best Art Deco locations in South Beach and you would prefer to have a guide show you around, these services are an excellent alternative to either self-guided or audio tours.


Miami Design Preservation League Tour

When it comes to the subject of the Art Deco movement, few sources are more knowledgeable than the Miami Design Preservation League, and they actually offer their own walking tours of South Beach.

In addition to providing details about Art Deco, they’ll also include information about architectural designs from the Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern styles.

 

 

Advance reservations are not necessary, but you can purchase tickets ahead of time to make sure that you’ll be signed up for the tour when you want to take it.

These tours are offered daily, and they cover a variety of notable locations in the area over the course of 1 ½ - 2 hours. Here are the prices and times for each tour:

  • Ticket Prices: $30/Adults | $25/Seniors, Veterans & Students
  • Fri-Wed Hours: 10:30 am each day
  • Thursday Hours: 10:30 am & 6:30 pm
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Art Deco Tour w/ Cocktails

In addition to the artistic and architectural history behind this city, South Beach is also an excellent place to grab a drink – and some of the best bars in the area can be found at the most historic hotels.

During this cocktail tour, you’ll visit multiple hotels which are excellent examples of the Art Deco movement, sipping signature drinks along the way.

While on the tour, you’ll learn about the hotels visited and much of the history behind the culture of the Art Deco district. All cocktails, gratuities, and fees are included in the ticket price.


Bike & Segway Art Deco Tour

Bike and Roll currently offers two different Art Deco tours in Miami: one via bicycle and the other on a segway. Each outing includes a variety of stops in the district at several notable and historic locations.

 

Clevelander Hotel in Miami

 

While on these tours you can expect to visit sites like Casa Casuarina, Lincoln Road Theater, the Botanical Gardens, the Holocaust Memorial, the Bass Museum of Art, Ocean Drive, and many other areas.

Helmets and protective gear are provided for both bikes and segways, as well as a quick tutorial of how to use a segway if you need help.

 


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About The Author

Nichole

Nichole's love for Miami began when she chose the Magic City as her future home, after living overseas in Singapore. She cannot get enough the city's food scene, culture and 'multiple boroughs,' each unique in their own way. She is an avid worldwide traveler and thrives on learning about new cultures in each place her feet land. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2017, first as a part of administration and then later as a writer. She's a chiropractor and yoga teacher with a full-time business in Miami. Her motto is "Peace, Love, & Travel.”
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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