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Washington Avenue: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami Beach: Art Deco Segway Tour

1. Miami Beach: Art Deco Segway Tour

Indulge your own personal Miami vice on a sweat-free tour of the Art Deco District of Miami’s colorful South Beach. At the helm of a fun little two-wheeled transporter known as a Segway (not just for airport security personnel anymore!), you’ll cruise Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington Avenues in the care of savvy, entertaining guides familiar with all the beautiful examples of the Art Deco architecture for which the district is known. After a quick tutorial and hands-on training in the care and feeding of your faithful Segway, embark on a relaxing glide past beautiful beaches, trendy shops, and top attractions like the Bass Museum of Art, the Holocaust Memorial, the Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive, and the famous Lincoln Road outdoor mall. This combination of breezy ground-level travel through neighborhoods of eye-popping Art Deco architecture just off Miami’s legendary South Beach will rank high on your list of “must-sees” in South Florida.

Miami: South Beach Bike Rental

2. Miami: South Beach Bike Rental

Pick up your bike from a convenient location in the heart of Miami Beach and experience the sights of South Beach at your own pace. The supplier's shop is conveniently located in the middle of the Art Deco District on the corner of Washington Avenue and 14th Street, just one and a half blocks from Ocean Drive. Choose a rental period to suit your schedule and plan your route with the provided map. No deposit is needed. Then, bike through the glamorous heart of one of the city's most fabled areas, and experience a tropical paradise by pedal power! See the many beautiful places on your own terms, including landmarks such as the Versace Mansion where the famous fashion designer lived. Go to the neighborhood of Star Island, completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1922 when the sand south of the Venetian Islands was dredged. Ride over to vibrant Lincoln Road Mall to discover the premier shopping destination of Miami Beach. Locks are provided if you want to pop in to purchase some designer clothes! Marvel at the Art Deco hotels of Ocean Drive in the famous Art Deco District, and investigate its history and culture as you admire the attractive architecture. Experience the smooth ride of a beach cruiser bike that is incredibly easy to operate and supplied with a helmet for your safety. Kids bikes are also available, if needed. For rentals for 24 hours and over, a refundable security deposit of $100 in cash is required per bike. Your rental includes the bike lock, a basket if needed, and a bottle of water.

Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

3. Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

Explore Miami Beach’s most popular destinations and hidden gems on an electric powered Swoop cart. Learn Miami’s rich and sometimes dramatic history as you experience the local culture. Discover Miami Beach’s top 50 attractions, such as the famous Ocean drive strip, South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, South Pointe Park, Miami Beach Marina, unique Art Deco district, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and much more. Experience the energy and sizzle of Miami Beach, learn about the dramatic history and witness the preservation of the Art Deco District on this 1.5-hour interactive tour. Take pictures, ask questions, request your favorite music and enjoy yourselves.  Group sizes can range from 2-10 people. This environmentally friendly option, allows visitors the flexibility to experience Miami Beach in a more intimate setting. Stop for pictures, engage with locals, interact with your tour guide and enjoy a customized experience.

Miami: South Beach Architecture and Cultural Bike Tour

4. Miami: South Beach Architecture and Cultural Bike Tour

Bike around Miami’s famous South Beach and take in the tour’s stops at local hot spots. Go past some of Miami’s famous Art Deco architecture, and take in the fresh air at the South Beach Pier. Visit Fisher Island if you wish from the mainland. See the best of Miami during your relaxing bike ride. Bike along Ocean Drive and see its infamous Art Deco facades. Next, bike with your guide to South Pointe, the residential area where locals like to meet away from the craziness of South Beach. Enjoy the sights of Miami’s architecture and take in the elegance of the shaded streets. Tour down Meridian, Pennsylvania, or Euclid avenue and discover more Art Deco treasures of Miami. Explore Miami Beach Arena, and bike out to the end of the boardwalk where the South Beach Pier awaits with a spectacular view. From the mainland, take the opportunity to take a boat ride to Fisher Island.

Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

5. Miami: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide App

Embark on a self-guided tour of this sunny strip of paradise. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about Washington Avenue, one of the best known streets in South Beach. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning historic Botanical Gardens, the Humanoids in Collins Canal Park, the Colony Hotel’s bright blue neon beacon, and the famous Casa Casuarina better known as the Versace Mansion. Check out some of the Miami Beach culture at the historic Sagamore and Delano Hotels. Hear the heartwarming stories behind the spectacular 2.5 acre Soundscape Park, an oasis in the city. Learn the story of Collins Avenue and enjoy the Miami Beach Ocean Boardwalk while you hear some of its history and culture. Learn the history behind the creation of the Cameo Night Club, the World Erotic Art Museum, the Tiffany Hotel, the Bass Museum of Art and some of the people responsible for the revitalization of South Beach you see today. Hear about the backdrop to numerous films and television shows at the Carlyle, Cardoza & Cavalier hotels. Stroll down the famed pedestrian promenade known as Lincoln Road and enjoy the charming Espanola Way, modeled after romantic Mediterranean villages in Spain and France. Explore the architectural style known as Art Deco, so popular in South Miami Beach and home to the largest concentration in the world. The embodiment of this style is seen at The Webster and Marlin Hotels, Essex House and The Clevelander Hotels, the Tides Hotel, the Breakwater Hotel and the McAlpin Hotel to name just a few. You can learn even more at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Centre.

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What people are saying about Washington Avenue

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 125 reviews

We had a fantastic Tour with Eric. The entire experience was relaxing, fun and interesting. Eric was so easy and a great Guide. We are a family of 5, our kids are 12, 15, 18 and everyone had a great time. Thank you Eric, we had the best experience.

Very fun and enjoyable! Tour guide Heath was hilarious and very knowledgeable about the city. Made sure we all stayed safe and stayed together as a group. Would book again.

Funny guide. Only negative is the constant reminder that he wanted a tip. Aside from that it was a great experience

easy process and great way to spend the day! the employees were helpful and kind.

Fernando was a great guide and made this such a great experience