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Address: Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both...

Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art Deco walking & bike tours throughout the Miami Beach area. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our wonderful slice of paradise has to offer. Tours are personalized to give you the ultimate historic, architectural and urban experience -- as well all the back stories from Carl ("Mr. Miami Beach") to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty & Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special concerns, such as going to/coming from a cruise ship, so that you can experience first hand what makes Miami Beach the Art Deco capital of the world.

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Interesting 90 minutes

Booked tour with Paula on Tripadvisors advice and we weren't disappointed. Paula was very knowledgeable, pointing out interesting aspects of the exteriors and interiors of the Art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked tour with Paula on Tripadvisors advice and we weren't disappointed. Paula was very knowledgeable, pointing out interesting aspects of the exteriors and interiors of the Art Deco buildings. As a result we returned to a couple of them for drinks and may stay there on our next visit to Miami Beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a delightful tour for any design buff - whether a novice or expert. Marty brings to life the wonders of days-gone-by with great charm and wit - We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and recommend this as a must-do for everyone!

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

We love to have designers on our Historic Hotels and Lincoln Road Transformed tour because we go inside 5 or 6 of the best hotel lobbies in South Beach and our clients love what they see, from the stunning martini glass and olives design in the terrazzo flooring of the National Hotel, to Philippe Starck's "Alice in Wonderland" transformation of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula was wonderful! It was easy to communicate and set up a time to meet. She was accommodating as we did our tour late Saturday afternoon which is a busy time on South Beach. Her knowledge of history and art deco was wonderful and very insightful. There were three of us on the tour and none of us got bored... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula was a great tour guide. Started with a brief history of the area and then got right in to an informative tour of the best examples of art deco architecture in the South Beach area. Covered and amazing number of buildings and interiors in an hour tour. Well worth the money. Afterward was then able to appreciate the art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula was our guide for 90+ minutes. She shared the historical context of the Art Deco area as well as specific information about architectural styles an individual buildings. In addition to providing interesting information, Paula was flexible about the timing of our tour and was open to questions from us during the tour. You are likely to have a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marty enjoys sharing his knowledge of Art Deco architecture while giving a fun tour around the hotels in South Beach. The "eye" is a reference to the eyebrows used to provide shade to the windows of the lower buildings of the time. Our suggestion in booking this walking tour is to do it as soon as possible upon arrival so... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (my husband, myself and our four adult children) took this tour with Paula in mid-February. She was incredibly well versed in the history of South Beach and what fun to actually go inside some of the buildings to see examples of architectural details still intact after so many years. Paula also took a little side trip inside the Wolfsonian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged this tour at a few days notice when we visited Miami in mid-November. Marty was very flexible and fitted around our schedule, offering useful tips about traffic and where to park. I was initially apprehensive that the tour would be too short to see much but Marty is so knowledgable (and passionate) about Art Deco that we learned... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paula Fletcher is a fabulous tour guide who knows art, architecture, & good food. I was lucky enough to have her as my guide on an Art Deco Center tour 3 years ago & saved her card in case I ever returned. This time I did her Lincoln road tour with my husband. She was busy for the time we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Art Deco Walk site through Trip Advisor. It had such glowing reviews that we thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed! We had the good fortune to be the only two on our tour with Paula. We chose the early evening tour so we could see some of the neon lights. Paula was... More 

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