[ ART DECO WEEKEND 2014 ]
MDPL's GUIDED WALKING TOURS are a great way to get a look at the Nationally
Registered ART DECO HISTORIC DISTRIC and its architectural styles.
[Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern]
Our tours are led by knowledgable local architects, preservationists and historians.
ALL TOURS ARE APPROXIMATELY 90 MINUTES
Times are subject to change, so please check at the Tour Booth
at 10th Street and Ocean Drive during the festival to confirm time.
ONLINE SALES ARE OPEN!
Be sure to reserve your spot and save money by purchasing your tickets online.
Specialty tours sell out fast and ticket prices will increase at the festival.
All online sales are final and will support the ongoing efforts of the Miami Design Preservation League. No refunds will be given.
Please print your tickets and bring them with you to the tour booth or starting location of tour. You must have your tickets printed or provide proof of purchase on your moible device.
You can purchase tickets at the Tour Booth AT 10th Street and Ocean Drive during the festival.
Unless otherwise listed, all tours depart from the tour booth.
THE OFFICIAL ART DECO WALKING TOUR / OCEAN DRIVE STROLL
An introduction to the architectural styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures, both inside and outside.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 10:30AM, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 9AM, 10, 10:30, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 9AM, 10, 10:30, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5PM
OCEAN DRIVE TOUR (En Español)
Una introducción a los estilos arquitectónicos que se encuentran en el Distrito Histórico de Miami Beach. Explora hoteles, restaurantes y otras estructuras comerciales, tanto dentro como fuera.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 11:30AM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 11:30AM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 11:30AM
Explores the Art Deco District through the lens of organized crime and other infamous acts of scandal, murder and mayhem.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 1PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 1PM
COCKTAILS WITH A TWIST TOUR
“The Original Miami Beach Cocktail Tour” celebrates its sixth annual cocktail tour – stopping at three historic bars/ lounges – this tour combines a traditional “pub crawl” with surprise performances and engaging commentary covering history and architecture.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 5PM
COACH TOUR — ART DECO & MIMO
“Art Deco to Miami Modernism” - Hop on board for a 90 minute guided tour beginning at the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum (10th Street and Washington Avenue). We travel north along Washington Avenue through Collins Avenue with historic sightings of the world’s largest collection of buildings and hotels of Art Deco architecture, of the 1930’s and 1940’s and continue through the unique Miami Modern architecture of the 1950’s and 1960’s better known as MiMo, which was a popular response to the various modernist and post WWII architectural movement and along with a visit to the world renowned Fontainebleau Hotel designed by Morris Lapidus, Internationally renowned architect.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM
GAY & LESBIAN TOUR
All about the contributions of Gay men and Lesbians to the history and future of Miami Beach and the preservation of its architectural gems. We’ll also show you to some of the HOT SPOTS of gay life in South Beach.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 5PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 5PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 5PM
JEWISH MIAMI BEACH TOUR
Explore the rise and fall of the Jewish population of Miami Beach throughout the past 100 years ... including a look at the impact of selected key Jewish individuals and institutions, plus an overview of architectural styles in the southernmost part of the city. TOUR DEPARTS FROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA, 301 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 11AM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 11AM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 11AM
DECO NIGHTS AND NEON LIGHTS TOUR
The Art Deco buildings of Miami Beach come alive after sunset and the lights go on!Neon lights have always been associated with the city's glamour and excitement ... learn about the history of neon, its rise, its fall, its resurgence. Inside some of the hotels you will also see some of the world's finest Art Deco lamps and light fixtures.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 6PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 6PM
LINCOLN ROAD REINVENTED - YET AGAIN!
In the 1920s, Carl Fisher's "5th Avenue of the South" label put Lincoln Road on the national map. Later, in the late '50s, Lincoln Road became Lincoln Road Mall when famed architect Morris Lapidus (Foutainbleau and Eden Roc Hotels) redesigned the "road," transforming it into a pedestrian walkway. Lincoln Road Mall has continued to evolve as it entered the 21st Century, with many internationally acclaimed architectural additions alongside the existing Art Deco and Mid-Century buildings & structures. This personal tour describes and explains all the creative developments.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 11AM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 11AM
SOUTH OF 10TH STREET ART DECO WALKING TOUR
Some of the world's most fabulous Art Deco Hotels are located on Ocean Drive, south of 10th Street, including the most photographed Colony, Breakwater, and Park Central hotels. You will visit spectacular terrazzo lobbies, including the one where Art Deco meets Austin Powers.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 3PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 11AM, 3PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 11AM, 3PM
ESPANOLA, COLONY and de MEURON
Explore Miami Beach’s 1920s-style Spanish village (Espanola Way), the recently restored 1935 Art Deco Colony Theater on Lincoln Road, and the newly iconic 1111 architectural marvel at the corner of Lincoln Road and Alton Road, designed by the internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Upon its completion, 1111 became immediately known for world class shopping, dining, and the most visually stunning automotive parking ever seen.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 11AM
SOUTH BEACH: A WALKER'S PARADISE
South Beach is rare in America in that it is an area developed in the 20th Century that is "walk-able". That is, it is possible to reside in South Beach without a vehicle and the surroundings encourage walking for both visitors and residents alike. Discussion topics will include the diversity, density and building design of South Beach.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 2:30PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 2:30PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 2:30PM
VIP: ( V ) ERY ( I ) MPORTANT ( P ) OOLS
Dive into the history of the swimming pool from its early beginnings in Greece and Rome to its surge in popularity during the Hollywood era of the 1940s and 50s. Visit some of our lovely Art Deco hotel swimming pools here in the Historic District, rarely visited on our daily tours. Learn the reason they are on roof tops and enjoy panoramic views and photo opportunities galore. Including a surpirse once in a lifetime visit to one of the most sought after pools. Beverages and a lite bites will be served at conclusion of tour.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 3:30PM
CULTURAL AND CULINARY DELITES
Savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of the Miami Beach Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy edible bites created by five-star Gourmet Chefs to hole-in-the wall Mom & Pop restuarants. Taste the best of Miami Beach's global cuisine, uncovering the top hotspots for Ceviche, authenic Empanadas, home made Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different bites, as well as, stand and eat on the go, as you would in a "Cosmopolitan City". Tour departs at La Ventana Restaurant at 710 Washington Avenue.
FRIDAY (1/17) —12:30PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 12:30PM
SUNDAY (1/19) —12:30PM
NATURE CALLS A SHORE THING
This eco-friendly tour explores the endangered coastal vegetation, beach, and shoreline of South Pointe Park, home to colorful reef creatures, birds and native plant life. Stroll the "natural" side of South Beach's winding paths and grassy vistas, while taking in the gorgeous views of the ocean, bay, and city skyline. Learn about the Native Americans, adventurers, and pioneers who once called this area home; how 20th century urban development and technology has impacted the natural environmental; and witness today's dedicated ecological restoration that enhances the beauty of South Beach.
FRIDAY (1/17) — 4PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 4PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 4PM
ART, ARCHITECTURE AND FORM
The tour captures the spirit of human body in its most natural state from ancient antiquity, biblical and mythological times, through the present day, with an emphasis on the Art Deco era. In collaboration with the online fine erotic art museum in American (WEAM), view the body as expressed by famous artists (from Rembradt, Picasso, Botero, Maplethorpe and Dali), using different design techniques and mediums; including print, fine art and architecture - (sculptures, building reliefs and frescos) Adults Only 18+
FRIDAY (1/17) — 4:30PM
SATURDAY (1/18) — 4:30PM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 4:30PM
COLLINS PARK TOUR
Explores the neighborhood around Collins Park, from grand Collins Park, from grand Collins Avenue hotels to MiMo apartment buildings to the Bass Museum.
SATURDAY (1/18) — 10:30AM
SUNDAY (1/19) — 10:30AM
Call The Preservation League @ 305.672.2014
miami design preservation league
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139