Boasting the highest concentration of street art in the country, Miami’s Wynwood Art District is a must-visit for mural lovers. It can be a bit overwhelming to know where to go and what to see first. But, we’ve got you covered.
Where to Start?
Of course, you’ve gotta start with the neighborhood’s claim to fame: the art. Wynwood’s claim to fame is massive murals and lots of ’em. What used to be six bland, dull warehouse buildings were transformed into vibrant, colorful paintings in the early 2000s. Street artists from around the globe—including Aiko, Lady Pink, Shepard Fairey, and Maya Hayuk—have all made their mark.
You can check out the Wynwood Walls at your leisure on a self-guided stroll, or take one an official, guided tour, which you can book online at thewynwoodwalls.com. To get an even more immersive experience, you can also attend the Art Walk held on the second Saturday of every month. Another great time to visit is during the annual Art Basel festival, held in December. Beyond the walls, wander down some of the side streets to enjoy some unexpected art.
Grab a Bite
After looking at all of that art (and taking some great Instagram photos), you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. No sweat—there are plenty of places to grab a bite, including Kush, Beaker & Gray, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Coyo Taco, Joey’s Italian Cafe, and 1-800-LUCKY, a massive Asian food hall.
For a more upscale experience, head to Alter, where James Beard Award finalist Bradley Kilgore dishes out elegant and innovative cuisine.
There are lots of watering holes to grab a drink as well. Like, Wood Tavern, Cafeina, Gramps, and El Patio Wynwood. Into craft beer? Head to Wynwood Brewing Co. Coffee aficionados need not look further than Panther Coffee, a small cafe owned by a husband and wife duo.
Craving the glitz and glam of South Beach? The Wynwood district is just across Biscayne Bay from the hustle and bustle.