Walking up to two miles throughout the day.
Full American Breakfast at the hotel with hot items, breads, cereals, fruit, coffee and tea.
With an expert historian and preservationist, we’ll go on an architectural walking field trip through the world famous Art Deco district. The first neighborhood from the 20th century to be recognized as a National Register of Historic Places, many of the 800 buildings were constructed from 1923 to 1943. Our expert will point out many of the bright pastel buildings with sleek curves, shiny chrome, and relief ornamentation featuring whimsical flora, fauna, and ocean-liner motifs.
At a casual restaurant close to our afternoon exploration of Wynwood.
Continue with your guide as you explore Wynwood Art District, a restoration haven that is home to an artistic community that has bloomed since the turn of the century by capitalizing on pre-existing graffiti in what used to be the warehouse and manufacturing district of Miami. It features a collection of previously unused buildings that have been developed into galleries, venues for performing arts, and other creative business ventures, as well as one of the largest street art installations in the world.
Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.
End the day with a lecture on Henry Flagler and the Overseas Railroad. One of Miami's premier historians will share the greatest railroad story ever told, setting the stage for the next leg of our journey. Henry Flagler became immensely wealthy as a partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil during the Gilded Age. He visited Florida while seeking a salubrious climate for his ailing wife in the late 1870s and later returned to build and develop resort hotels and railroads along the east coast of the state all the way to Miami. His vision extended even further, to the Keys. The construction of his train line was almost as challenging as the Panama Canal, and the finished product became known as the Overseas Railroad.