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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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Art Deco architecture and history walk of South Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marty the owner has asked me to write an honest review to which I am happy to do - I have visited Miami many times before but it was my partners first time and I wanted to give her a broad overview of SoBe. We chose the Art Deco Bicycle Tour as a consequence as it specifically stated we would... More 

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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

I am highly distressed by your review of my business partner Marty and the bicycle tour you took with him the other day. Marty is a well known, popular and highly experienced guide who prides himself on giving quality walking and bicycle tours. I appreciate, that like myself you are from the UK, so will not be used to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for an Adele concert and our small group of 4 had an interest in learning more about the architecture and history of Miami Beach. Enter Paula Fletcher. She shared excellent information, selected a great route and provided a very well-paced tour. She was able to gain access to several small hotels and show us some very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends were very impressed with Mr. Mueller's professionalism and knowledge of the Art Deco sector of Miami. His tour was comprehensive and extremely entertaining while reflecting his indepth understanding of the Art Deco sector.

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

It was a true delight to guide Anders and Nora through the Art Deco wonders of South Beach, even in the rain. Paul, their host, had asked for a hotel recommendation here so of course the recommendation was for the wonderful 1939 National Hotel on Collins Avenue, which is a treasure both inside and out. The Art Deco story has... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marty was so very accommodating (our walk was on 10/23/16). From our initial inquiry, to payment, to meeting us at our hotel, to adjusting the walk contents to our interests and needs and to, finally, just being a great guy and a great guide! The information was very interesting and he was able to make the Art Deco architecture come... More 

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

Julia and her sister were staying a the Loews Hotel and just had a narrow window for touring here before their Caribbean cruise. Art Deco Walks is happy to meet our clients at their South Beach hotel and to begin their customized Art Deco discovery then and there. We quickly moved into Ocean Drive, the weather cooperated beautifully, and we... More 

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