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Address: Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 786-385-7143
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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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Great Tour: It's not just about seeing the outside of Art Deco buildings

We booked this tour as part of a Get Away weekend. We had been to South Beach before, but never focused on the history or architecture. Marty Mueller, one of the owners of Art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this tour as part of a Get Away weekend. We had been to South Beach before, but never focused on the history or architecture. Marty Mueller, one of the owners of Art Deco Walks, was our guide, and the tour was a small group of just 6 people. This allowed more time for history and anecdotes, not just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour was very informative and we heard about South Beach (and Miami) history and lot of data about art deco while visiting several historic buildings (hotels). Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked my husband, son and son's gf on a tour with Paula after having done a tour with another organization several years ago with a friend. I insisted on some culture during our Miami beach getaway! The tour I had taken was with 20+ other people while in this case, Paula was able to accommodate our tight travel schedule... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In August 2015 we did the "Historic Hotels and Lincoln Road Transformed" walk with Marty and so enjoyed it that we decided to do the "Art Deco and more on Ocean Drive" walk with him. Our two teenage daughters were as keen to do the tour as we were - the first tour had opened their eyes to Art Deco... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula Fletcher knows everything about the history of the entire area as well as the details of architecture for many decades. She had photos of the beginning of South Beach. She knows the restaurants, hotels, and anything else you may in need of advice. Paula's personality makes one want to travel with her anywhere. She has had an exciting life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paula knows everything there is to know about Art Deco. The tour includes an introductory portion about the history and roots of Art Deco, and the actual tour around the area, and inside some of the beautiful restored buildings and hotels. We had fun and learned a couple of new things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative tour into historic Art Deco district done in a refreshing way, from inside and outside of hotel buildings. Marty has a broad knowledge of history not only of Miami Beach Art Deco, so he is also giving a very fascinating insight into how live has been in those days. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommendable tour that brings the history of Miami Beach to life through architecture, design and anecdotes. The tour covered all aspects of local history including the characters who shaped Miami Beach as it is today. A big thanks to Paula for keeping us entertained - knowledgeable but with a wicked dry sense of humour. Also really appreciated the recommendations... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marty really knows his stuff. In addition to providing great info about just what constitutes art deco architecture - think angular, symmetrical and unadorned. (See, Marty - we remembered.), he also explains how South Beach came to be one of the art deco capitals of the world and how South Beach came to be a tourist mecca (rounds 1 and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the pleasure of taking both walking tours (with Paula) and biking tours (with Marty). As a local person, I have taken many tours of all types in Miami Beach and the greater Miami area and often found myself disappointed and unimpressed. However, the tours I took with Art Deco walks were by far the most entertaining, informative... More 

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