Community activist, historian, preservationist and freelance writer, Herb Sosa served for
more than a decade as the Chairman of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board,
is the former president of Dade Heritage Trust (Miami-Dade’s leading Historic Preservation
organization), and was involved in the restoration and re-lighting of the 1825 Cape Florida
lighthouse in Key Biscayne in July 1996, capping Miami's Centennial. Sosa was Executive
Director of the Miami Design Preservation League, Art Deco Weekend Festival, & served as
advisor to the World Congress on Art Deco.
Bringing over 20 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership experience in the
community, Sosa was Corporate Creative Director for Burdines Dept. stores, overseeing a
staff of 250 and 47 stores across Florida for over 8 years.
Sosa is a founding member of, and currently serves as President of Unity Coalition|Coalición
Unida, offering Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBTQ rights - the
only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002. He is also is Pubisher|Editor-In-
chief of AMBIENTE Magazine, a publication offered in English, Spanish & Portuguese,
produced bi-monthly, offered free of charge, and distributed digitally around the globe to
thousands of our readers each issue.
In 1995 Mr. Sosa created and developed the Ba-Balú Store concept in Miami & Miami Beach,
earning the store the unique distinction of being named one of Conde N’ast Traveler
Magazines top 100 destinations in the world in 1996. Mr. Sosa has receive various career
and personal accolades from his peers, including the Up and Comers Business Leaders
Award (1996), City of Miami Beach Herb Sosa Day proclamation (1997),
and featured in Café Con Leche, a documentary on first-generation Cuban-American
(1996). In 2005 was named one of OUT magazines Top 100 LGBT Activists and featured on
LOGO TV. In May 2011 was named one of 5 “People To Know” in Miami Beach by the Miami
Herald, was featured in PBS’ In the Life: Orgullo Latino (2012), and The Day It Snowed in
MIAMI BEACH ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR
As the world’s first mid-twentieth century historically
designated district, cultural, fashion, music &
tourist destination, Miami Beach has much to offer
on its shores. Enjoy a lively 90 minute private
walking tour (or in a provided car service),
presented by Miami native and historian Herb
Sosa, where you will hear why these buildings are
here, who and what inspired their existence and
what is being done to protect their future.
Visit several significant buildings and their inspiring
interiors, movie sets, concrete cruise ships, neon
palm trees and frozen fountains. Learn how Al
Capone, German U-Boats, Frank Sinatra, Desi
Arnaz, Gloria Estefan, Gianni Versace, and a
persistent grandmother in sneakers - all fit in to
Miami Beach’s development and history!
If your passion and interests go
beyond the shores of Miami
Beach… private tours of Little
Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood,
Design District, Coral Gables
and more, are also available - in
English & Spanish.
RATES starting at $200. per hour, based on 3
hours minimum. Prices subject to number of
guests, transportation and customized interests
and destinations within South Florida.