So you think you know South Beach? You may recognise it from the movies, but the real glamour and dramatic history of the iconic Miami neighbourhood will be revealed to you on this guided walking tour!
Miami South Beach Guided Tour Itinerary
Having met your guide at 3:30 pm at The Alley Restaurant in Miami, your fascinating walking tour of one of the Florida city's most popular and intriguing neighbourhoods will begin.
South Beach itself is a hotspot for fashionable sun-seekers, and many flock to the beach to see and be seen. But it's not just sea and sand that brings the world's most glamorous in search of fun: the district is much much more. Did you know that it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that the first house was built in South Beach? And that only in the 1920s did it begin to attract tourists as it does today? As you stroll down wide, palm tree lined avenues, you'll learn all about the evolution of the area from farmland to a major entertainment destination.
Walking down Ocean Drive, into an area known as the Miami Beach Architectural District, you'll find yourself surrounded by strikingly beautiful Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style buildings. You'll feel like you've stepped into a Hollywood film! There's one particular mansion to take note of here... the former home of fashion icon Gianni Versace. What mysteries hide behind the doors of the home where the designer was murdered?
From this infamous crime scene your tour will take you deeper into Miami's dark history. Your guide will tell you about the Drug Wars that marked the 20th century and how this violent period of history, which has since inspired any number of films and TV series, came to unfold.
Your walking tour of South Beach will end at 5 pm at a popular bar-restaurant on Ocean Drive, where you can enjoy discounted drinks and an evening at your leisure in Miami.
All are welcome!
There is no minimum age for this tour, all are welcome to participate! However, to enjoy the discount on alcoholic drinks at the end of the activity, you do have to be over 21 years old and bring your valid passport to prove your age.
Per personUS$ 25
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking guide with expert knowledge of Miami's history.
Walking tour of South Beach.
50% discount on drinks at the bar restaurant at the end of the tour.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (most areas are accessible).