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Miami Beach: Art Deco Segway Tour

1. Miami Beach: Art Deco Segway Tour

Indulge your own personal Miami vice on a sweat-free tour of the Art Deco District of Miami’s colorful South Beach. At the helm of a fun little two-wheeled transporter known as a Segway (not just for airport security personnel anymore!), you’ll cruise Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington Avenues in the care of savvy, entertaining guides familiar with all the beautiful examples of the Art Deco architecture for which the district is known. After a quick tutorial and hands-on training in the care and feeding of your faithful Segway, embark on a relaxing glide past beautiful beaches, trendy shops, and top attractions like the Bass Museum of Art, the Holocaust Memorial, the Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive, and the famous Lincoln Road outdoor mall. This combination of breezy ground-level travel through neighborhoods of eye-popping Art Deco architecture just off Miami’s legendary South Beach will rank high on your list of “must-sees” in South Florida.

Miami: 2-Hour Art Deco Bike Tour

2. Miami: 2-Hour Art Deco Bike Tour

Get to know Miami and the South Beach area on a 2-hour bike ride. The celebrated Bike and Roll Art Deco Tour includes plenty of sightseeing with information and commentary from your tour guide. Begin your tour in the heart of South Beach at the corner of 10th and Collins, in the famous Art Deco district. Here you will visit Casa Casuarina, known also as the Versace Mansion. Continue riding along the beachfront to Lincoln Road Theater and visit the Holocaust Memorial. Then stop at the Botanical Gardens and Bass Art Museum. To stay cool in the Miami heat, you can enjoy a quick dip at Nikki Beach, and then take in some refreshments at Monty’s Restaurant and Bar at the Miami Beach Marina; a local favorite. This tour is an easy ride, filled with fun for all ages and fitness levels.

Miami Beach: Versace City Exploration Game

3. Miami Beach: Versace City Exploration Game

Discover the historic heart of Miami Beach with an exciting phone game that has you following in the footsteps of world-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace. Download the app and head to The Bass contemporary art museum to start your self-guided tour. Solve clues and complete challenges in a fashion-first storyline that takes you to see Miami’s art deco wonders. You will also uncover the hidden histories of famous glitterati hangouts. Buddy up with friends and family or go it alone, as each quest unlocks a new cultural landmark, such as The Carlyle Hotel, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, The Lincoln Theatre, and The Fillmore Miami Beach. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Stroll along South Beach or do a spot of people-watching at the 24/7 News Cafe on Ocean Drive before finishing at Villa Casa Casuarina, the former mansion residence of Versace. The tour takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but you can pause the app at any time and take in the sights at your leisure.

Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

4. Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

Embark on a self-guided tour of this sunny strip of paradise. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about Washington Avenue, one of the best known streets in South Beach. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning historic Botanical Gardens, the Humanoids in Collins Canal Park, the Colony Hotel’s bright blue neon beacon, and the famous Casa Casuarina better known as the Versace Mansion. Check out some of the Miami Beach culture at the historic Sagamore and Delano Hotels. Hear the heartwarming stories behind the spectacular 2.5 acre Soundscape Park, an oasis in the city. Learn the story of Collins Avenue and enjoy the Miami Beach Ocean Boardwalk while you hear some of its history and culture. Learn the history behind the creation of the Cameo Night Club, the World Erotic Art Museum, the Tiffany Hotel, the Bass Museum of Art and some of the people responsible for the revitalization of South Beach you see today. Hear about the backdrop to numerous films and television shows at the Carlyle, Cardoza & Cavalier hotels. Stroll down the famed pedestrian promenade known as Lincoln Road and enjoy the charming Espanola Way, modeled after romantic Mediterranean villages in Spain and France. Explore the architectural style known as Art Deco, so popular in South Miami Beach and home to the largest concentration in the world. The embodiment of this style is seen at The Webster and Marlin Hotels, Essex House and The Clevelander Hotels, the Tides Hotel, the Breakwater Hotel and the McAlpin Hotel to name just a few. You can learn even more at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Centre.

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4.4 / 5

based on 278 reviews

Fernando was a great guide filled with local information. Biking speed and route were perfect. Time to stop and get photos as well as your botanical gardens. Good Trek bikes and helmets. Would highly recommend.

Gabriel our guide was very patient and had a wealth of information. We cycled for 2 hours punctuated by many scenic stops for pictures and informative comments.

Our tour guide was knowledgeable, and gave us several cool stories about the area we traversed. The views were breathtaking

Funny guide. Only negative is the constant reminder that he wanted a tip. Aside from that it was a great experience

Fernando was a great guide and made this such a great experience