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Review of Art Deco Walks

Art Deco Walks
Ranked #2 of 141 Tours in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art Deco walking & bike tours throughout the Miami Beach area. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our wonderful slice of paradise has to offer. Tours are personalized to give you the ultimate historic, architectural and urban experience -- as well all the back stories from Carl ("Mr. Miami Beach") to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty & Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special concerns, such as going to/coming from a cruise ship, so that you can experience first hand what makes Miami Beach the Art Deco capital of the world.
Reviewed 14 May 2014

From the architecture to the back stories. Miami Beach is rich in many different ways, from historic landmarks to beautiful botanical specimens. Marty and Paula have the inside scoop and are great tour hosts. Marty has a great sense of humor and by keen eye for architecture. Get ready to enjoy Miami Beach.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Top 5 information about Marty after a tour in Miami Beach (Art Deco):
1. Very informative, knows a lot about what he talks about.
2. Very funny, there are a lot of moments were one will laugh
3. Knows how to focus ones attention - it does not matter if you are a architecture fan or total ignorant
4. Marty takes you to many hidden points which you would never discover by yourself
5. Time passes too quickly with Marty...:)
It was a great tour, Marty! (PRGN group from all arround the world)
Mariusz

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thank you so much, Mariusz, for your great review and all the specifics that you included as to why you liked the tour. This was a custom-designed tour for the Public Relations Global Network (PRNG, who had their annual conference Coral Gables this year) that included a 1-hour walking tour of Ocean Drive, followed by a mini-tour of the New World Symphony exterior and Lincoln Road. These international participants were able to see and grasp the entire gamut of South Beach, from the early days until now, including a great example of 21st century architecture. Participants were from France, Romania, Poland, Italy and Brazil, and with a little research, we were able to link Art Deco buildings in their home countries with what they were seeing in Miami Beach. Thanks, again, Mariusz - and we hope to hear from others now that you have set the stage!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our tour with Marty!! I was with five other woman, actually as part of a bachelorette party, and right off the bat, Marty got to know each of us by name and made sure to tailor his tour to our specific interests. We didn't have any architects in the group, so we mostly just wanted to learn as many interesting facts about Miami, the Art Deco and the gorgeous hotels -- Marty did not disappoint. On hour and a half stroll down and around Ocean / Lincoln Road we learned all about the unique features of Art Deco, and heard many interesting stories about the rise of South Beach. One of our our favorite aspects of the tour was stopping inside several of the iconic hotels to learn all the history of the interior architecture and design. Marty was also a BLAST of a tour guide -- funny, witty, and filled with insider stories.... Couldn't recommend this trip enough!!

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

We're thrilled you had a blast! Marty and Paula love guiding bachelorette parties, wedding groups, family reunions (grandparents and the kids, even the little ones) and folks here for conferences who need a break from meetings. We will meet you at your hotel, custom design your tour route along Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road, provide your group a unique experience here in our slice of paradise that is guaranteed to be, as this reviewer states, "both interesting AND fun." We will also devise the tour to end at a restaurant or watering hole of your choice, so that the fun can continue. Come walk with us!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Our tour guide, Marty Mueller is so passionate and informed, it makes the walking tour a total delight!! We learned about Art Deco as being angular and symetircal, the rebuild of Miami Beach Ocean Drive after the 1926 huricane and how Miami and Miami Beach are the capitals of Art Deco with the largest selection of Art Deco buildings. What a total delight! You must take this tour!

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We were vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale from NY and took a day trip to South Beach. Marty's tour was one of the highlights of our trip! We love history and architecture, but even if you don't, Marty's knowledge and wit will surely win you over. We learned a lot and laughed a lot! His recommendations for restaurants and other to-dos in the area were spot on, too. Thanks, Marty:)

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