4 Miami Blocks Where You Can Eat, Shop and Spend the Whole Day
What if you could just park once and spend the whole day somewhere? Totally worth it, right? Here, four super-walkable destinations where you can hang out all day long.
NE First and Second Avenues in The Design District
There’s a lot of yin-yang happening on this block. You’ve got ultra-luxe shopping like Fendi, Prada, Cartier and Tom Ford. But you’ve also got delicious and affordable lunch spots and coffee shops like David Grutman’s OTL and Michelle Bernstein’s Crumb on Parchment. Not to mention Michael Schwartz’s Michael’s Genuine, too. It’s perfect for a meal or just a buzzy happy hour on the courtyard. Oh, and the people-watching here is unbelievable. As you grab a bite and window shop, you’ll totally see why.
Washington Avenue in South of Fifth
Just minutes away from tourist traps like Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, Miami’s South of Fifth feels like a whole other world: charming and laid-back with minimal crowds, pristine beaches and delicious detours. First, refuel with a quick stop at Dirt, a farm-to-counter fast-casual eatery replete with fresh salads, wraps and bowls. Then, set up a beach towel in South Pointe Park. A few hours later, get bendy and work on your strength with a Pilates class at JetSet. (First-timers get $10 off their class.) Follow it with a meal at Joe’s Take Away. We’re thinking stone crabs (it’s the season, after all) and, of course, key lime pie.
NW Second Avenue in Wynwood
There are lots of pockets of goodness in Wynwood, but we particularly love the main strip because it has a little bit of everything. Start with brunch at Wynwood Diner (we suggest the churro waffle with berries or a bacon, egg and Gruyère burger). Then, stroll around the stores inside Wynwood Block—there’s trendy furniture at Illimit, fragrances at Le Labo, clothing at Mimo and plant-based products at Aesop. Travel down Second Avenue to Plant the Future, an indoor-outdoor shop stocked with funky terrariums, then to Thrifter Market, a new open-air area with locally made goods, food trucks, bars and live entertainment.
Purdy Avenue in Sunset Harbour
Just outside the craziness of Lincoln Road, you’ll find a refreshingly low-key slice of Miami Beach in Sunset Harbour. Have a spicy tuna bowl with avocado at the recently opened Sunny Poke, run by Sushi Garage’s Sunny Oh. Browse upscale linens, clothing and jewelry at Frankie, ThreadCount and Eberjey. Stop by Panther Coffee for a French pour and a fresh-baked cookie. Then make your way to Maurice Gibb Memorial Park with your favorite novel. Before you leave, head across the street to Stiltsville Fish Bar for a late happy hour or early dinner. We’ll take an order of citrus-crusted fried chicken, and chilled watermelon and pickles, please.