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Española Way: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: South Beach Food Tour

1. Miami: South Beach Food Tour

South Beach Miami has been at the epicenter of cultural movements, from the Art Deco homes, to it gourmet (and healthy) cuisine. Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the fascinating city, exploring it through its food heritage. You will begin by looking at the architectural wonders. The Art Deco stylings inspired a generation of designers, including Versace, who owned a mansion here until his untimely death. Others who have shaped the area's history include Al Capone, Don Johnson, and the one and only Gloria Estefan! Each has brought a unique twist to the South Beach style, and left a mark that has changed the culture forever. Your guide will explain the history behind the city, stopping off for some drinks and food along Ocean Drive and Espanola Way. Check out the hottest Cuban, artisanal Peruvian, Italian and Jewish comfort foods. Each tasting is an homage to the cultural diversity of this city. In total, you'll stop at 5-8 restaurants or food stands, strolling along a 1 mile (1.6km) stretch.

Miami: Boat Cruise and Hop on-Hop Off Bus Tour

2. Miami: Boat Cruise and Hop on-Hop Off Bus Tour

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. Sit back and relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with a drink with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their impressive mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay, then on to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more mansions of the rich and famous along the way. After your 90 minute cruise in Biscayne Bay, jump on to a Double Decker Bus and Hop on-Hop off all day. See all the best sites in Miami from Little Havana to South Beach on Ocean Dr and Lincoln Road, Wynwood Walls, the Art Deco District, Brickell, and much more. The Double Decker bus departs every hour from Bayside Marketplace starting at 10 a.m., with the last departure at 4 p.m.

Miami Haunts of South Beach Ghost Tour

3. Miami Haunts of South Beach Ghost Tour

The living aren’t the only ones who have a night life in Miami. Mingle with the spirits of psychics, soldiers, mobsters, and a 1990s murderer on this dark and twisted walking tour of Miami’s South Beach district. You’ll meet your seasoned guide at Lummus Park, where an otherworldly creature is said to stalk the dunes alongside hundreds of restless souls. From there, you’ll wind through six iconic, haunted sites, unlocking the grisly details of each one. Transport back to July 15, 1997, when famed fashion designed Gianni Versace was fatally shot on the steps of his Miami mansion. Unearth CIA secrets at the Tides Hotel, and fight off Capone’s cronies in the center of Esapnola Way. Choose the extended tour to visit 5 additional locations, including the World Erotic Art Museum, where ancient totems and figurines are said to cast powerful curses over patrons. Are you brave enough to know the real Miami? Step into the shadows. The spirits are waiting.

Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

4. Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

Explore Miami Beach’s most popular destinations and hidden gems on an electric powered Swoop cart. Learn Miami’s rich and sometimes dramatic history as you experience the local culture. Discover Miami Beach’s top 50 attractions, such as the famous Ocean drive strip, South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, South Pointe Park, Miami Beach Marina, unique Art Deco district, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and much more. Experience the energy and sizzle of Miami Beach, learn about the dramatic history and witness the preservation of the Art Deco District on this 1.5-hour interactive tour. Take pictures, ask questions, request your favorite music and enjoy yourselves.  Group sizes can range from 2-10 people. This environmentally friendly option, allows visitors the flexibility to experience Miami Beach in a more intimate setting. Stop for pictures, engage with locals, interact with your tour guide and enjoy a customized experience.

Miami: South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

5. Miami: South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

Explore South Beach's rich Art Deco past on a private walking tour in French. Experience the area's contrasts, from beaches to flashy stores, and feel like you're in a film in this famous shooting location. With your guide, discover the largest architectural Art Deco collection in the world. Visit Ocean Drive, and step back in time on the mythical Española Way. Relive the 1920s and 30s as you wander through this symbolic area, immortalized in cinema. Sense the area's gangster influence, particularly in the casinos, as Miami Beach was a favorite holiday destination for the American Mafia.

Miami Beach: Versace City Exploration Game

6. 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

7. 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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What people are saying about Española Way

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 728 reviews

We had a fantastic Tour with Eric. The entire experience was relaxing, fun and interesting. Eric was so easy and a great Guide. We are a family of 5, our kids are 12, 15, 18 and everyone had a great time. Thank you Eric, we had the best experience.

Such a well-run operation. Everything was perfect from the open bus tour to the boat excursion. Would highly recommend booking through GYG too as it was considerably cheaper than buying tickets direct.

Very good experience I recommend doing it the first day you are in Miami since that way you can choose the places that you liked the most to visit them

It is a very complete tour, the guide and the people who provide the very professional service.

Great experience to discover Miami's historic neighborhoods!