5 of the Best Miami Beach Walking Tours
Put on your walking shoes. To experience Miami Beach like a local, you'll want to hoof it through town on your own two feet. SoBe is only 17 blocks long by 12 blocks wide, so taking to the streets is the best way to see the neighborhood, get your bearings, and learn about where you are from a local expert’s point of view. Whatever you're looking for, our round-up of the best Miami Beach walking tours has you covered.
1. Intro to Miami Beach Walking Tour
We recommend taking a general walking tour of the neighborhood for first-time visitors. Trip Savvy offers a Miami Beach Walking Tour that you can download straight to your phone. The tour is perfect for an afternoon or it can even be split up over a day or two. Visit SoBe’s most popular destinations like Lummus Park, Ocean Drive, the Versace Mansion, Wolfsonian Museum, and Española Way.
2. Art Deco District Tour
The Sagamore has created a free one-of-a-kind walking tour through Miami Beach’s Art Deco District that departs straight from our front door. Go inside some of SoBe’s most iconic Art Deco buildings along the famed Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Spice up your Art Deco adventure even more with some seriously amazing cocktails. Miami Culinary Tours designed a SoBe Art Deco Cocktail Tour that explores some of the district’s most photographed buildings with the added bonus of refreshing cocktails and exquisite bites.
3. South Beach Shopping Walk
Discover SoBe’s designer destinations, trendy boutiques, and vintage finds along Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue or “The Strip”, and Washington Avenue with this SoBe Shopping Walk. Download your self-guided tour straight from iTunes or Google Play to your phone. Best of all, the GPSmyCity app has a built-in GPS navigation function that allows you to follow the route with ease.
4. A Taste of South Beach Food Tour
The three-hour culinary adventure costs around $60 per patron and includes stops at five SoBe restaurants for an international sampling of New American, Cuban, French, Haitian, Italian, Mediterranean, and Peruvians cuisine. You’ll pop into places like The Café at Books & Books, family-owned Bella Cuba, Chalan on the Beach, Andrix Café, and The Frieze Ice Cream Factory for delicious eats and a sprinkling of storytelling, history, and architecture lessons thrown in along the way.
5. Legends of Lincoln Road Tour
Take a stroll down one of Miami Beach’s most famous thoroughfares, Lincoln Road, once referred to as the “Fifth Avenue of the South.” During your private tour, you’ll discover how geography and history influenced the architecture of Lincoln Road from 1912 to present and what led to the revitalization of the area that we know today.
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