As Miami celebrates Miami Cruise Month, we’ve listed some great tours to take prior or after your cruise vacation! From architecture to food, there is a tour to satisfy everyone’s interest. Think of it as a vacation to your vacation.
ART DECO WELCOME CENTER – MIAMI DESIGN PRESERVATION LEAGUE
A full-service Visitor Center located in the heart of the Miami Beach “Art Deco” Historic District. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located at 10th and Ocean Drive, The Art Deco Welcome Center offers visitors world-class customer service along with information on preservation and awareness of the Art Deco “Historic” District, through the “Official” Art Deco Walking Tour, lectures, films, exhibits, and other events. Guided Walks depart daily at 10:30 a.m. every morning and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. $25 adults, $20 seniors and students and military, free for children 12 adn under. Self-guided audio also available all day, $15. Private tours also available. Tour prices subject to change. In addition to the walks, the Welcome Center provides information on Performing Arts, Attractions, National Parks, Museums, Monuments, and Transit throughout Greater Miami and The Beaches. Find the perfect vintage keepsake or souvenir at the “Official” Art Deco Gift Shop, open 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Art Deco Museum is open daily except Monday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Visit website here.
MIAMI CULINARY TOURS
This company offers the South Beach Food Tour, the Little Havana Food Tour and the Wynwood Art District Food Tour. All tours provide a non-touristy, local experience so attendees get the opportunity to immerse themselves into the local culture, and feel and eat like a native. The tours blend a historical, architectural and cultural experience together with an intimate, behind-the-scenes culinary introduction to savor the best cuisine the area has to offer – all at an affordable price. Visit website here.
OCEAN FORCE ADVENTURES BOAT TOUR
Adventure sightseeing with expert local guides aboard a high-performance Zodiac RIB (boat) exploring secluded insider locations, popular landmarks, natural areas and historical sights in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. An intimate experience with only six passengers exploring the heritage and history of Miami’s colorful past, from its origins as a mosquito infested swampy outpost favored by famous mobsters and business titans to its rise as a trendy, international cultural mecca. Guests will explore environmentally diverse and sensitive areas including Biscayne National Park, the largest underwater park in the US, known for its abundant marine life and vast underwater preservation areas. Tours offered daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost of tour: $150 per person or $135 per person for groups of four or more. Visit website here.