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Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

1. Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

Hop-on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Explore icons like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach and the port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks available for purchase on-board.  Choose the deluxe option to also discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator! Then take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass.” This Miami sightseeing tour is specifically designed to show you the best Miami has to offer from the comfort of an open-top bus. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood in the city. Beach Loop (Blue): Discover the fantastic views of the Miami Skyline from the MacArthur Causeway as you are transported over Biscayne Bay to South Beach. The upper-deck provides an excellent platform as you pass the classic Art Deco buildings of South Beach. You will be able to hop-off to enjoy your favorite past time, whether it be shopping along the pedestrian-only street of Lincoln Road, catching some sun on one of the most famous beaches in the world, or perhaps enjoying a refreshing drink from one of the many local establishments along Ocean Drive. Operates: 08:40 AM - 05:40 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes.  City Loop (Red) The City Loop will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then go to Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Operates: 09:15 AM – 05:15 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes  Live Guides Entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary. Hear fascinating facts and stories about Miami's tropical history, landmarks, multi-cultural dynamic, distinctive Art Deco architecture and more. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages (English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Portuguese).

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Miami: Cruise to Millionaire's Homes and Hop on-Hop Off Bus

2. Miami: Cruise to Millionaire's Homes and Hop on-Hop Off Bus

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. Sit back and relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their impressive mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay, then on to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more mansions of the rich and famous along the way. After your 90 minute cruise in Biscayne Bay, jump on to a Double Decker Bus and Hop on-Hop off all day. See all the best sites in Miami from Little Havana to South Beach on Ocean Dr and Lincoln Road, Wynwood Walls, the Art Deco District, Brickell, and much more. The Double Decker bus departs every hour from Bayside Marketplace starting at 10 a.m., with the last departure at 4 p.m.

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Miami: Bus Tour and City Cruise with Transfer

3. Miami: Bus Tour and City Cruise with Transfer

Explore the heart of Miami by land and water on this combination tour. See Miami’s most popular places on a narrated bus tour, including Bayside Marketplace, Little Havana, Coral Gables, and more. Learn about the city's history along the way. Discover the famous districts of Miami such as the Art Deco District and South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Little Havanna. Experience the rich diversity of the city up close and lose yourself in the fascinating surroundings of a seemingly Latin American and Caribbean world. See the pulsing heart of the Art Deco District with the colorful, historic buildings of the 1930s, the small businesses, and the cigarette factories. In Downtown Miami, a colorful world awaits at the Bayside Marketplace. Browse the countless shops or pay a visit to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe. Additionally, take a cruise trip with a guide and see Miami's celebrity scene from the water.

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Miami South Beach Bike Tour

4. Miami South Beach Bike Tour

Over the course of approximately 2 hours, learn about the magic city and be taken through the most beautiful and interesting places of South Beach and learn about its rich culture, history, as well as the weird foibles that make up the Miami culture. All of this is mixed with the observations and opinions of your guides, all of whom are well seasoned and eager to share their hard earned knowledge. Biking is thirsty work, so you'll mostly stop towards the end for a drink at one of the best local drinkeries. Here at South Florida trikke it's about personal perspective. So to make sure that your South Beach bike tour is entertaining, informative and genuine, your guides are knowledgeable and will be give the freedom to speak to their own passions. In other words, the guides don't read from a script and so each guide gives a different tour, sometimes varying day to day. All guides are intimately familiar with Miami Beach and their personal experiences inform their tour. Think of the guides as charismatic ambassadors who are very proud of the famous city, striving to show you a side of the city and culture that would be hard to find on your own.

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Miami: Sightseeing Convertible Bus Tour

5. Miami: Sightseeing Convertible Bus Tour

Begin your day with a ride around South Beach and see the colorful Art Deco District. Travel to downtown Miami to feel the pulse of the city. Cruise to Little Havana, the hottest neighborhood in Miami, to take a deep dive into Cuban culture. The next stop is the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood where you will learn all there is to know about street art. Stroll around and explore this must-see open-air museum including its many galleries, restaurants, and bars. Head over to the Miami Design District to explore the luxury shops and feel the distinctive vibe here. After all of your adventures, head back to South Beach via the Julia Tuttle Causeway for an exceptional view of the Magic City.

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South Beach Tour by Plane

6. South Beach Tour by Plane

See the most popular spots in South Beach. This is a Miami must do! Experience a thrilling water takeoff and enjoy unparalleled views of Virginia Key, Beach Park, Fisher Island, Dodge Island, Star Island, Miami Beach Marina, the Port of Miami, Sunset Islands, Hibiscus Island, Venetian Causeway, Treasure Island, Normandy Isle, Miami Beach Golf Club, Miami Beach Coast Guard Station, La Gorce Island, Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Fontainebleau Resort, The W Hotel, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Ocean Drive, the Art Deco District, Nikki Beach and South Pointe Park.

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Miami: Full-Day Bike Rental

7. Miami: Full-Day Bike Rental

Without question, the best way to explore the sunny wonderland of Miami is via bike — so hop on one and get going. Kitted out with a lock, helmet, and lights, and selected from over 100 bikes in tip-top shape, you’ll have all that you need for a perfect day of sightseeing exploration. Chat with the staff to figure out your perfect day, and plan out a route on your included bike map. Criss-cross between the cosmopolitan city and the sea, pausing to pop into a museum or cafe before continuing your exploration. On a bike in Miami, the day is truly your oyster.

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Miami Beach: Art Deco Segway Tour

8. 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.

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Miami: Ocean Drive Segway Tour

9. Miami: Ocean Drive Segway Tour

A Segway PT tour is the ideal way to experience Ocean Drive, you will cover more ground in a shorter amount of time than on a walking tour and still benefit from the fresh air. You will be able to see all of the the man-made and natural must-see attractions of Miami Beach. When you're ready, take off with your guide through the historic Art Deco district of South Beach. As you pass through Lummus Park next to the stunning beach, you will see all kinds of attractions including a popular children's playground, volleyball court, and free outdoor gym where athletes will amaze you with their skills. You will have the sea on one side and the astounding Art Deco architecture on the other, making for a unique picturesque juxtaposition between nature and civilization.  Enjoy traveling up and down the famous Ocean Drive as your guide teaches you about the history of many of the Art Deco buildings, whilst indulging you with interesting stories about Miami Beach. You will stop for many photo opportunities, including one at the beautiful Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace Mansion, on your return to your starting point. 

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Miami Sightseeing Tour in a Convertible Bus

10. Miami Sightseeing Tour in a Convertible Bus

Begin your day with a ride around South Beach and see the colorful Art Deco District. Travel to downtown Miami to feel the pulse of the city. Cruise to Little Havana, the hottest neighborhood in Miami, to take a deep dive in Cuban culture. The next stop is the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood where you will learn all there is to know about street art. Then head over to the Miami Design District to explore the luxury shops and feel the distinctive vibe here. After all of your adventures, head back to South Beach via the Julia Tuttle Causeway for an exceptional view of the Magic City. 

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What people are saying about Art Deco Historic District

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 549 reviews

really fun. Holocaust museum stop was breathless and incredible! I had no idea it was here in Miami

Great tour did the 2 hour tour our guide was very friendly and the experience was fun.

Perfect fun - cool to see Miami Beach zipping around on magic wheels

Great tour and a lot of fun. Friendly staff and very knowledable

it was amazing so nice we cant wait to come again.