4. Miami: City Self-Guided App-Based Driving Tour
Start your adventure by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 21-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Miami in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in Miami’s vibrant South Beach neighborhood, adjacent to the Miami Beach Ocean Walk. As you drive, you’ll get a great look at some of South Beach’s famed Art Deco architecture, including the Carlyle and Leslie hotels and the Versace Mansion! From there, you’ll cruise out across the water, past the artificial but beautiful Venetian Islands. After you hear about the grand plans for those islands which never quite came to fruition, you’ll spot some more funky architecture, like the iconic Freedom Tower. Then, visit the famous Bayside Marketplace, one of the top destinations for shopping and dining in Miami. Next, you’ll head into Little Havana and get a taste for the Cuban culture that makes Miami unlike any other city in the country. Plus, find out more about the history of Cubans in Miami, from the first wave of arrivals to the present day. As you continue on, you’ll dive deeper into the city’s history and learn how the creation of Miami can be traced back to one woman named Julia Tuttle. Then, experience a healthy dose of modern opulence as you cruise along the aptly named Millionaire’s Row. After that is Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an extravagant estate with a fascinating history and some must-see sights. Finally, you’ll reach the storied neighborhood of Coconut Grove, which has inspired artistic greats from Tennessee Williams to David Crosby! Your tour concludes here.