miami art deco beach tours

Welcome to Art Deco Walks

Please join owners Marty Mueller and Paula Fletcher on our Art Deco Walks tours, when we explore the diverse styles of architecture of South Beach. We'll show you spectacular Art Deco hotels where we have access to gorgeous lobbies and roof top swimming pools. In the process, you'll learn all about this "billion dollar sandbar" and the stories of the people who made Miami Beach what it is today, "America's Riviera".  We are ranked # 2 of 114 Tours in Miami Beach by TripAdvisor and since first place is a charter fishing boat tour, that makes Art Deco Walks the # 1 walking tour in Miami Beach - and for very good reasons! Others may make that claim, but the TripAdvisor ranking speaks for itself.

Marty and Paula are the owners of Art Deco Walks and you will always have one of us for your tours and not one of those unknown hired guides who change frequently in the tourism business, so that you never know exactly what/who you are getting. Remember: it's not the tour that counts - it's the guide who will open your eyes (and "train" your eyes to look at buildings the way we do) and provide a memorable experience!

We recommend morning tours (10 am) or twilight tours (5 pm, or later). Morning tours are best for sunlight on the buildings, and twilight tours are best for seeing the buildings transformed when the neon lights begin to flicker on. 

So come walk with us and see what our slice of paradise has in store for you! Unlike other guides, both Marty and Paula are graduates of the Design Preservation League's Tour Academy and are accredited to lead tours of the Art Deco Historic District. This training is key to the high quality of our tours and our top-notch level of customer satisfaction.

  • Call/text:  786.385.7143 to reserve your tour now!
  • Our tours are kept small (2-4-6-8 people) to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • E-mail: artdecowalks@aol.com to book a tour.  
  • We offer tours in French (Marty speaks French) & are introducing Franzi Medina, who speaks Spanish and German, for those who prefer to learn the Miami Beach story in their own language. 
  • Tours are priced at $30 per person;  tour times can be customized to fit your schedule, if the suggested starting times are not convenient.

Founded in 2011, we are pleased to have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2016, our fifth year in a row to receive such an honor! Read a few of our 400 TripAdvisor five-star ratings for "Art Deco Walks" or tab to our glowing Testimonials to learn more specifics about what our valued clients say about their tours. There's a simple reason for the excellence of our walking tours: from first contact, to the tour itself, to the follow-up  -  we provide total customer service! 

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016

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