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Art Deco Walks testimonials


Here are some of the lovely things people have said about their Miami walking tour with Art Deco Walks. And if you think we’ve cherry-picked the best, have a look at our 5 star Tripadvisor reviews - you’ll see we have a lot!

Fun for the whole family! Marty did a fantastic job of highlighting the unique architecture of South Beach while sharing stories that add perspective and color. We had teenagers, parents and grandparents on our private tour and they all enjoyed this experience.

Michael Rogers, Beeline Tours, Seattle, Washington - April 11, 2018

Paula took us into hotel lobbies to point out interesting features, and even up to the rooftop pool area of one hotel to provide us with a view of the area. We enjoyed this tour so much, we arranged to also meet up with Paula again a couple of days later to tour the street art of Wynwood. Highly recommend this company and their tours in Miami. May even try to arrange a tour in Warwickshire, UK, when we are next in the UK.

"Key Travellers", Edmonton, Alberta - January 19, 2018

Super visite avec Marty dans un français parfait du quartier Art Deco à Miami Beach. Plein des infos très intéressantes sur l'historique de ce quartier...surtout en début de séjour. Il nous a permis aussi d'entrer dans des hôtels dans lesquels nous n'aurions pas osé aller... Merci à vous Marty...

Solene and Tony Gebler, Metz, France - November 21, 2017

Took an Art Deco Walk tour with Paula. She picked us up at hotel which was convenient as we were staying in the Art Deco area of South Beach. She explained both what art deco was as well as the history of Miami Beach. We had a very enjoyable 90 minute tour and learned so much we would have not known had we not taken this tour. I highly recommend this tour.

Laurie P, San Francisco, November 8, 2017

If you like to walk and you enjoy learning about architecture and culture, this tour is for you. On our first evening in South Beach, Marty met us in our hotel lobby and took us on a 90-minute walking tour of many classic Art Deco buildings on Collins Ave and up Lincoln Road. We couldn't have asked for more. Marty brought us inside some of the most gorgeous hotels from the Art Deco period. We would never have ventured in on our own, but the doormen at each hotel knew Marty and welcomed us in. What a treat!

Elizabeth Kotowski, Nottingham, New Hampshire - April 23, 2017

After enjoying the Miami Design Preservation League’s standard art deco walking tour several times over the past few years, my husband and I wanted to learn more about the grand hotels just north and east of Lincoln Road. Happily, we found Art Deco Walks and Paula Fletcher. Paula took the two of us on a custom tour of the historic district "Divas,” such as the Raleigh, the National and the Albion. She was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable, and before we knew it the 90 minutes had flown by. Highly recommended and an excellent value. We're looking forward to trying Paula and Marty's other walks on our next visit.

Anne Diamo, Boston, Mass - February 15, 2017

I went on the Art Deco Walking Tour with Marty. He has both a passion and expertise in this style of design. His knowledgeable presentation has obviously been expertly cultivated over time and conveyed a wealth information. I would repeat this tour again in the future.

Oliver Trojak, Stroudsburg PA- January 4, 2017

We were in town for an Adele concert and our small group of 4 had an interest in learning more about the architecture and history of Miami Beach. Enter Paula Fletcher. She shared excellent information, selected a great route and provided a very well-paced tour. She was able to gain access to several small hotels and show us some very interesting aspects/design features of these historic buildings that one couldn't do in a much larger group. She is knowledgeable, interesting and charming which made the tour a delight. So thoroughly did we enjoy this tour that we hope to participate in her Warwick tours on our next trip to England

Carla M. Narrett, Punta Gorda, FL - November 1, 2016

Marty was our wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide for our bike ride through South Beach. We were a little hesitant to book the bike tour, since it's been 15+ years since we've ridden bikes. However, we were lucky enough to roll with Marty. His well-paced and informative tour was exactly what we were looking for in order to familiarize ourselves with the layout of South Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Art Deco in South Beach. Do yourself a favor and book a bike tour with Marty!

Susan Ramirez, Napa Valley, California - June 22, 2016

We met Paula at 10am on Ocean Drive for a 90 min tour of the Historic Art Deco area of Miami Beach. In this short time we learned some of the history of the town as well as becoming familiar with the Art Deco styles and themes. Paula is a knowledgeable and engaging guide and her love of the style, the period and the area is palpable. This is a great way to spend time before heading off and exploring more on your own. Such fun!

Steven T., Philadelphia - May 15, 2016

My mum & I met Paula Fletcher at our hotel, the Surfcomber, for an Art Deco tour. Paula greeted us with such a warm welcome, on our first morning in Miami. We both loved our tour. Paula was so knowledgeable and brought the buildings to life. It has been the highlight of our visit & i couldn't recommend this more highly to anyone trying to choose a tour. You cannot beat this. My mum cant walk fast and Marty & Paula were so accommodating to arrange us our own private tour at no extra cost.

Fiona Watts, London, England - April 15, 2016

We started with a mild interest in Art Deco but mostly a need to kill time before we could check into our hotel after an early flight arrival. We ended up informed and deeply interested in South Beach Art Deco -- what it is, how it came about, what happened to it, how it was renewed, what the preservation rules are doing to protect it and prevent cheapening imitations, and more. All this with none of the didactic drone that often sends me fleeing from tours. Marty does a terrific job of making the walk interactive and not just a lecture. And, of course, he knows everything there is to know. Not only was the tour terrific, it greatly enriched the rest of our stay in South Beach.

Bill & Susan Iverson, Washington DC - March 11, 2016