Once a bleak and abandoned warehouse district, Wynwood is Miami’s new South Beach. There’s so much to see, eat and experience within the outdoor arts district, which runs from 36th Street to 20th Street between I-95 and NE First Avenue.
Stay: Even though you’re hungry for art, we prefer a stay at the 1 Hotel South Beach. Four pools, seven restaurants (we’re looking at you, Habitat, STK and Plnthouse), a farmstand with fresh produce in the lobby, beachfront yoga and an in-house SoulCycle studio. Ahh, we could go on and on. Plus, an Uber is only 15 minutes to the Arts District.
Eat: It’s all about booze-infused doughnuts at the Salty Donut, brunch at Zak the Baker, hummus at Dizengoff and unicorn ice cream at 1-800-Lucky. For something more upscale, transport yourself to Greece at Mandolin. Oh, and don’t forget Wynwood Kitchen & Bar—its charming back patio is one of the few places where you can dine while fully surrounded by graffiti-clad walls.
Do: Stroll around the stores inside Wynwood Block. (We love the botanical beauty products at Aesop.) Travel down Second Avenue to nursery-gallery mash-up Plant the Future, then forage for treasures at Thrifter Market. Don’t forget to visit the Wynwood Yard for live music and happy hour. As you explore, keep an eye out for open galleries. (They’re basically everywhere.) Afterward, make your way to the PAMM, Miami’s flagship art museum, which features—along with an impressive collection of contemporary works—a delicious waterfront restaurant and a really cool swing set outside.