How to spend an afternoon in Miami’s Art District

Did you know that Miami is more than palm trees and succulent Cuban sandwiches? When you’re looking to get away from the crowded beaches and shopping malls for a fun afternoon, no Miami itinerary would be complete without visiting the art-filled streets of the Wynwood District. What better way to enjoy your afternoon than to stroll along the bright murals that color the streets of Wynwood or chow down on tasty food truck fare after a day of gallery hopping? Here are the city’s must-dos including some of the most Insta-worthy spots in the neighborhood.

If you’ve visited any other cool spots in Wynwood, let me know in the comments below!

Wynwood Walls

If you’re an Instagram mural chaser or if you just appreciate the hard work of street artists, Wynwood Walls should definitely be your first stop! The wall art rotates every so often so it’s never the same same place twice. If you time it right, book a tour with Miami’s Best Graffiti Guide, led by artists themselves to better, to understand the blood sweat and tears that go into producing the works of art.

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Peter Tunney Experience

Inside the walls, you can visit the Peter Tunney Experience a unique art exhibit whose gallery walls are covered with whimsical pop art. The gallery also showcases some show-stopping pieces from Trump’s Taj Mahal, the world’s largest casino until it closed its doors in October 2016, that Tunney acquired during the casino’s liquidation. The oversize chandeliers and gargantuan elephant sculptures will certainly add a bit of sparkle and wonder to your social media feed.

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Goldman Global Arts Gallery

Also located within the walls, the GGA Gallery offers colorful art contributed by the artists who have participated in the Wynwood Wall exhibit. Representing  the work of over 30 artists from 16 countries, you can immerse yourself in an expansive and diverse community of artists all assembled together in one place.

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Walt Grace Vintage

Located right outside of Wynwood Walls, the Walt Grace Vintage showroom provides viewers with rows of aesthetically placed vintage cars and guitars. Gorgeously polished vintage guitars grace the walls of the gallery and provide a special backdrop for all your Instagram pictures. The unique concept allows you to experience the beauty and artistry behind an exclusive collection that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.  

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Plant the Future

Plant the Future’s lush green displays and white sterile walls are a welcoming site to the surrounding brick and pavement of downtown. The showroom exhibits remarkable plant designs and floral arrangements by industrial artist Paloma Teppa. The living art installations stand in stark contrast to the surrounding graffiti art and make you feel as if you are entering an enchanted secret garden. There are plenty of gorgeous photos just waiting to be taken against the lush green plant life.

Cielito Wynwood

Walking in the Miami heat requires some motivation in the form of ice cream pops!  Cielito Artisan Pop’s frozen desserts are just as inspiring as the very artistic neighborhood in which the dessertery  is located. Glitter covered popsicles line the walls of the shop while serving up elaborate and exotic flavor combinations like the Key Lime Pie Pop covered with torched Italian meringue or the Unicorn Pop. 

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Rosé Nail Bar & Boutique

If you’re not done treating yourself just yet, a mani/pedi at Rosé Nail Bar & Boutique offers the perfect relaxation experience complete with glass of rosé. If you don’t have the time for a full pampering experience, you can still pop in to take a picture in front of the iconic neon rosé sign.

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Wynwood Yard/ House of Mac

Wynwood Yard has much to offer: a cozy outdoor café, a cool bar, and thriving food truck scene. If you’re looking for the perfect cheese pull photo, look no further than House of Mac. This bright yellow food truck offers a cheese-centric menu by chef Derrick Turton who was a longtime music manager for Pitbull. Picking your dish may be the hardest decision you’ll make all day but you may feel an immediate draw to the menu’s most expensive item: The Seafood Mac & Cheese. A dish consisting of five cheeses, lump crab meat topped with a grilled lobster tail AND shrimp.

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Zoom Bloomz/Midtown Garden Center

Taking a stroll around the Midtown Garden Center is the best way to walk off copious amounts of cheese and lobster. The green oasis provides a shady space from the Miami heat and its colorful blooms brighten the streets. While you’re there, grab an arrangement from the resident florist, Zoom Bloomz, a full-service florist with delivery and city pop-up shops.

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Bunnie Cakes

While you may be still full, it’s hard to pass up the beautiful display of mini cupcakes, donuts, and other colorfully baked goods at Bunnie Cakes. Even though they are vegan and gluten free, the cupcakes are incredibly tasty and are best enjoyed among the cheerfully decorated walls.

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Bunnie DIY Cakes Studio

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious head to the Bunnie DIY Cakes Studio located behind the shop. The studio offers the possibility of creating your own cupcake and cake designs and is open to walk-ins 7 days a week until 5pm.

Pro Tip: If you round the corner of the Bunnie Cake Studio you’ll  find the Heart of Wynwood wall that has been featured by local Instagrammers!

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I hope I’ve convinced you that Wynwood is worth the visit on your Miami adventure. Please share any other Wynwood musts below!

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One thought on “How to spend an afternoon in Miami’s Art District

  1. Now I understand why Art Basel decided to create a sister art fair in Miami… I didn’t know it was such a creative town! Thanks for sharing! Love your dress btw😊

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