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Address: Miami Beach, FL 33139
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+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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Informative and entertaining!

We had a great time with Paula in our small group exploring the South Beach Art Deco scene. She is a great tour guide, both knowledgeable and captivating, and ready to stop to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time with Paula in our small group exploring the South Beach Art Deco scene. She is a great tour guide, both knowledgeable and captivating, and ready to stop to discuss our questions. We learned about the history of the beach as well as the meaning of the architectural details in the great Art Deco hotels. As... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun, informative and excellent value for money! SOOOO much better than the big group tour on offer nearby. Paula is wonderful and very passionate about architecture and history. She also provided some great dining and travel tips at the end of the tour. A must do!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You'd think a walk down Ocean Drive looking at old buildings might be only for architectural buffs or historians of the early 20th century, but not when Paula Fletcher is your guide. Paula is a Brit who has totally absorbed the history and folklore of this stretch of Miami Beach and has a great eye for telling details. A born... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After enjoying the Miami Design Preservation League’s standard art deco walking tour several times over the past few years (also highly recommended), my husband and I wanted to learn more about the grand hotels just north and east of Lincoln Road. Happily, we found Art Deco Walks and Paula Fletcher. Paula took the two of us on a custom tour... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet Paula in the morning and it was just me and my husband. Paula catered the tour to our interests and I really wanted to see the inside of art deco hotel lobbies and she knew all of the best places to go within a few blocks. I never would have ventured into these busy little places if I... More 

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Peoria, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paula gave us a wonderful Art Deco walking tour. It was the highlight of our trip along with the Holocaust Memorial. She gave us the background of 3 types of Maimi architecture focusing on Art Deco of course. We learned so much, saw such interesting buildings and just enjoyed her stories!! Take the tour, you will enjoy every minute

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Thank Linda G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paula gave our group of 5 a terrific tour this afternoon. She was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history and the architecture, and we all learned a lot. Visits to two hotel rooftops were an extra treat. Highly recommended.

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Pitman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paula was very accomodating and knows the history of the area as well as details about specific art deco buildings and architectural terminology. We enjoyed our tour and would recommend to anyone visiting this unique area of Florida and of our country.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marty is an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. On Ocean Avenue we viewed and visited several Art Deco hotels. Marty has in-depth knowledge of the development of the Miami Beach area and the Art Deco hotels and shares this information in a fun and interesting way. We all really enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend adding this activity to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paula is very passionate about Miami Beach history and its architecture. The walk was full with beautiful sights, history and interesting facts. Paula has a wonderful gift of storytelling , we felt like time travelers being back in 20s 30s walking through some of the historic hotels . We recommend this tour to everyone visiting Miami Beach

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