With only about four hours to spend in Miami, my girl friend and I had to make a decision. Do we spend half that time in traffic to hopefully get a glimpse of South Beach? Or do we wander the streets of the growingly popular, colorful Wynwood Arts District. Without hesitation we chose the latter.
Surprisingly, this was my first visit to Miami despite having grown up on the West Coast of Florida! The Wynwood Arts District is must visit during your time in this bustling seaside city. Full of color and life, it is a great place to wander around and visit the many boutique shops and restaurants!
The vibrant neighborhood is easily walkable but give yourself ample time here because there really is so much to see and do!
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What to Do
Put this at the top of your list!
Miami’s Wynwood Arts District is centered around this outdoor museum. Showcasing some of the most talented urban artist in Miami and beyond, Wynwood Walls is a completely free attraction and definitely worth a visit!
The incredible art work within these gates is just breathtaking and you can really see the dedication and love that was put into each piece. Within Wynwood Walls there are a few indoor displays which you’ll want to be sure to pop into as well.
Wander around the Wynwood Arts District
The colorful graffiti art isn’t limited to Wynwood Walls. You can see all sorts of unique and creative art work all around the area. We had a great time wandering around and admiring all the beautifully vibrant murals.
Where to Shop
This beautiful shop is a place for local artists to showcase and sell their art and handmade goods. If you are looking for something unique and love to support local creatives than this is the place for you!
Inside this spacious shop you will find a variety of goods, such as artwork, home decor and even jewelry! They even have an online shop which you can check out here!
These guys are all about recycling and reusing materials to create new clothing from up cycled textiles. With a strong focus on sustainability and ethical options, they are breaking free of fast fashion by creating a quality product that will last.
It’s important for us as consumers to start thinking about our impact on our environment when purchasing clothing. Nomad Tribe is working hard towards creating clothing that you will not only love for many years but that will also be helping the planet.
Their clothing is beautiful and the fabrics are all made from soft 100% cotton. If you want to recycle your unwanted clothes you can either drop it off in the store or mail it in.
They will give you 20% off your next purchase!
That’s a win win!
This eclectic shop caught my eye almost immediately. Inside you’ll find tons of brightly colored home decor, clothing, jewelry, books and more!
They have a fun selection of printed mens bathing suits and shirts which seem to match the brightly colored graffiti walls just outside the door.
Where to Eat & Drink
As one of Miami’s most popular coffee shops, Panther Coffee has a wide variety of beverages available for everyone.
As soon as you walk through the doors, the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans fills your nostrils and your body immediately craves the taste of roasted beans. Be sure to try one of their classic coffee blends, you won’t be disappointed!
There are a multitude of mexican restaurants all over Miami, but if you are looking for something a little different then head over to Miam!
This cute cafe is the perfect place to grab a quick bite during your time in the Wynwood Arts District. They have a variety of menu items all made fresh to order.
Located in the black & white painted building, you can’t miss this sunny cafe!
Calling all donut lovers!
I’m serious when I say that these were probably some of the best donuts I’ve ever eaten in my life! This family owned artisanal donut shop truly creates some culinary masterpieces! They use only the freshest ingredients, making everything from scratch in small batches.
On the menu you will find six of their classic, year-round donuts. My favorite of these flavors include the guava & cheese, maple & bacon and brown butter & salt! The rest of their donuts change seasonally so be sure to pop in to see what they’ve created while you’re there!
Voted one of the top donut shops in the nation, the Salty Donut is guaranteed to have a line out the door. And after indulging in these mouthwatering treats I can definitely see why!
Have you visited Miami’s Wynwood Arts District? There are so many more places that could be added to this list so if you have a recommendation drop it in the comments below!
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