Art Deco Historic District
Art Deco Historic District
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An area of Miami Beach noted for its concentration of over 800 Art Deco buildings all within one square mile. Consider joining the walking tour which takes you past the white- and pastel-colored stucco buildings beautifully restored to their former splendor thanks to the Miami Design Preservation League.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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  • Irene C
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glamour and History
    Janinha Piazetta have an excellent and glamorous adventure that satisfied my desire for more art deco era history. You can tell she is passionate about Miami culture and history. Her story telling is beautiful as she paints a picture of 1930’s and on early South Beach.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Zee Dawn Orx
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place to go back someday
    Exploring the Art Deco Historic District in Miami was a captivating journey into the city’s architectural and cultural heritage. The district’s iconic pastel-colored buildings and intricate designs provided a glimpse into the glamour of the 1930s and 1940s. Walking along Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue was like stepping back in time, with each building telling a story of Art Deco elegance. Guided tours of the district allowed me to appreciate its history and architectural details, from the neon signs to the decorative motifs. The dedication to preserving the cultural heritage of the district was evident throughout. The Art Deco Historic District is a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone seeking to explore Miami’s unique blend of past and present.
    Visited September 2023
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Aiken C
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art Deco Heaven
    After a very disappointing night's stay over by the cruise port we decided to get brunch in the Art Deco Historic district before catching our boat, in hopes that our stay in Miami wouldn't be a total disappointment. I am so glad that we did. The architecture is stunning, the mood was very relaxed, and the service at the restaurants was wonderful. Very easy to walk and has excellent access to the beach.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • CRISTINA Z
    Bucharest, Romania70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing walk along South Beach/Ocean Drive
    Nice Art Deco buildings (hotels) to be seen walking through Ocean Drive. Stop at Miami Beach sign to take some nice photos of yourselves and at many shops along the way. We walked at noon, but I reccomend to also go there at night when the buildings are lighted up.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom1,746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to walk along
    This is a fun area to walk along at night and see all the art deco buildings and old cars parked outside. It felt reasonably safe in the early evening and there are lots of restaurants and bars. During the day the beach is across the road.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Timothy L
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Art Deco Tour
    Absolutely fantastic! Jan Piazzetta was our tour guide and she made the experience a memorable one for us. We were able to experience all that we had hoped for and more. Very informative and on time as promised. Highly recommend this trip
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2024
  • MS11M22S
    United Kingdom216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    It’s hard up explain how beautiful this area of Miami is. It’s got a bustling vibe during the day as you stroll past iconic buildings and stop to watch the world go by. By evening there is much more of a party atmosphere among the illuminated buildings. Grab food or even just a drink and sit and watch the world go by.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2024
  • Gwen
    Miami, Florida24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So this first when you get to south beach!
    Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and caring. Julie made sure we were all feeling good and kept us in the shade when possible. I learned lots of great info and got to see inside some awesome historic hotels.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 May 2024
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Gwen
Miami, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and caring. Julie made sure we were all feeling good and kept us in the shade when possible.

I learned lots of great info and got to see inside some awesome historic hotels.
Written 10 May 2024
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MS11M22S
United Kingdom216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It’s hard up explain how beautiful this area of Miami is. It’s got a bustling vibe during the day as you stroll past iconic buildings and stop to watch the world go by. By evening there is much more of a party atmosphere among the illuminated buildings. Grab food or even just a drink and sit and watch the world go by.
Written 25 April 2024
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lawaikai K
New York City, NY5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I came here to go to the beach and celebrate a big milestone birthday. I should have (and will in the future) done my research of the area. I was left heartbroken. Despite the pretty art deco buildings, the area is in decay and one of the tackiest tourist dumps with overpriced food, and underwhelming cuisine, loud music and touts calling you in to their establishments. Very low end tourist shops. Their 5 star reviews at restaurants are from tourists that they hand same device used to pay for food and ask for generous reviews. Inaccurate reviews so tourist beware. Walking from the Art Deco neighborhood where we were staying at 12th on Collins to South of 5th didn’t feel comfortable during daylight hours, I can’t imagine it later at night. No cute boutiques or interesting cafes. Just regret. If I can spare one person the same heartbreak then this review was for you. Seedy and it’s only for the beach
Written 8 April 2024
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Sue K
Winnetka, IL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We learned a lot about the art deco architecture in Miami Beach. Our Brazilian Italian tour guide Janine was passionate and enthusiastic which made the tour five stars.
Written 21 March 2024
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Timothy L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic! Jan Piazzetta was our tour guide and she made the experience a memorable one for us. We were able to experience all that we had hoped for and more. Very informative and on time as promised. Highly recommend this trip
Written 27 February 2024
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a fun area to walk along at night and see all the art deco buildings and old cars parked outside. It felt reasonably safe in the early evening and there are lots of restaurants and bars. During the day the beach is across the road.
Written 11 February 2024
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CRISTINA Z
Bucharest, Romania70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Nice Art Deco buildings (hotels) to be seen walking through Ocean Drive. Stop at Miami Beach sign to take some nice photos of yourselves and at many shops along the way. We walked at noon, but I reccomend to also go there at night when the buildings are lighted up.
Written 30 January 2024
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fjords-design
Alesund, Norway257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
Lovely atmosphere, beautiful architecture and great beaches, good food and friendly people everywhere, was perfect to just walk on the beach and enjoy the weather
Written 19 January 2024
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James B
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Was a ton of fun to see the fireworks and watch the party on New Year’s Eve. Very interesting buildings, great parks, and nice walking pathways.
Written 1 January 2024
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Aiken C
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
After a very disappointing night's stay over by the cruise port we decided to get brunch in the Art Deco Historic district before catching our boat, in hopes that our stay in Miami wouldn't be a total disappointment. I am so glad that we did. The architecture is stunning, the mood was very relaxed, and the service at the restaurants was wonderful. Very easy to walk and has excellent access to the beach.
Written 30 October 2023
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