Known as "The Magic City," this sun-drenched metropolis is truly enchanting.
Miami, a former swamp settled by the indigenous Tequesta Indians, grew out of a vision in the late 19th century by local developer Julia Tuttle, who was later called "The Mother of Miami." Her dream of a big city by the Miami River was realized—the city and its metropolitan area ballooned from 1,000 residents in 1890 to over 6 million in 2017. Miami's drastic growth has been fueled by many immigrant groups, including Cuban exiles starting in the 1960s, and it was nicknamed the Capital of Latin America for its large Hispanic population. The city is also renowned for its art deco and Mimo (Miami Modernist) architectural styles, most visible on the palm-lined streets of Miami Beach. Explore glamorous Miami with Context's private and small group guided tours.
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Want to make sense of the tropical hotspot that is Miami? Join a local architect, historian, or artist on our signature private or small group guided tours of Miami. Lasting, on average, 3 hours, and capped at 6 people, a Context private tour in Miami is designed to take you on a deep travel journey. Visiting for the first time? We highly recommend our Miami Art Deco Tour, a jaunt visiting some of the most striking buildings in Miami Beach that examines the development of the area’s architectural styles, from Art Deco to MiMo. Still anxious about your trip or wondering how to make the most of it? Book our Introduction to Miami private tour. We’ll meet you at your accommodation when you arrive for a 2-hour orientation chat and mini-tour of your neighborhood. We’ve put together a diverse array of Miami walking tours for flâneurs of all flavors. Feeling peckish? Then we invite you to savor Cuban sandwiches on our Little Havana Food Tour. Alternatively, art enthusiasts can see some of the city’s most exciting galleries in its hippest ‘hood on our Wynwood Tour. Looking for an in-depth examination into the foundations of Miami’s history, from the Tequesta to today? Then our Miami Day tour fits the bill with a detailed walk through Brickell and Downtown.
What Context Miami Travelers Say
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The tour was great. Annette had knowledge of things we never knew we would learn about. She brought us to hotels where we could rest as she spoke, and was always careful to get us in the shade etc. She recommended things to do after the tour which were very helpful. She is a very capable and intelligent, caring person, and an asset to your company!
Nov. 20, 2019
Reina was considerate, especially when it started raining! She let us to dryer spots to chat, and continuously monitored our needs and desires respectfully. She was knowledgeable, courteous, and has a great personality.
Nov. 20, 2019
Yoela was amazing! She taught us so much about Art Deco, the architectural history of the neighborhood, and the history of Miami since its origins. She even took the time to join us on her birthday! I highly recommend Yoela!