miami art deco beach tours

Welcome to Art Deco Walks

Please join co-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 recommend morning tours (10 am or earlier) or twilight tours (5 or 6 pm) to avoid the hottest times of the day. 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. Our day time temperatures in August are 92- 94'F  (33-34'C) and the warm South Atlantic Ocean temperature is 90'F (30'C). It's summer!

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/email  Marty @ 786.385.7143 for your tour now!
  • Our tours are kept small (2-4-8 people) to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • E-mail: artdecowalks@aol.com to book a tour.  
  • We offer tours in French (Marty speaks French) & are introducing our new guide, 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're the newest of the Art Deco walking tours in South Beach and are pleased to have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2015, our fourth year in a row to receive such an honor! Check our 245 TripAdvisor five-star ratings for "Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula" or tab to our glowing Testimonials to learn more specifics about what  past clients say about our 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!  As of September 2015, we are #2 of 84 of Tours & Activities in the TripAdvisor ratings for Miami Beach ( #1 is a boat tour - so we are the top-rated walking tour)!

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