Things to do in Miami: Wynwood Walls

Miami, known as the Magic City, is a vibrant and culturally diverse place to visit.  During the fall and winter months, tourism is blooming for solo and family travellers.   With me almost being a native Miamiam (I came to Miami when I was 7 years old), I always wonder why visit Miami? Yeah, I said it!  Duh!

In some ways, we take for granted activities that are in our own backyard.   Well no more!  I am going to act like a tourist!  First stop is the Wynwood Walls.  If you like art, sunshine, and being a little active (walking), this is the place to be.

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls is a remarkable outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the world.  Initially, it was conceived in 2009 by the renowned community revitalizer, the late Tony Goldman.  Mr Goldman was looking for  to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, and he came up with a simple idea: “Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.” 

Wynwood Walls is between 25th–26th Street and NW 2nd Ave that comprises of six separate buildings.  The concept was to create a center where people could gravitate to and explore and to develop the area’s pedestrian potential.

Location: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Hours: Every day from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm excluding major holidays

Cost:  Free (self-guided)

Parking:  Street parking starting at $1.75.  Various parking lots:  minimum $10.00

Tours:  Wynwood Walls does offer several tours such as Wynwood Walls and Street Art Tour, Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Tour.  Price range from $22.00 to $65.00 with a minimum of two people.   For more information go to Wynwood Walls Tours.

Dining Options:

Wynwood Kitchen and Bar

The cuisine has a Latin-influenced with tapas that gives guests the freedom to try a variety of dishes while sipping on creative cocktails, beer or wine.

Wood Tavern

A hopping outdoor artsy spot with communal tables, great cocktails and music.

Art Walk

In addition to The Wynwood Walls, there are several art galleries in the neighborhood.  During the second Saturday of each month, there is the Wynwood Art Walk.  You will truly get an experience of the “Magic City”.

Courtesy of Art of Miami

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If you live here or coming to visit, make sure to check out the Wynwood Walls within The Wynwood District.  It will be one of the best times you will have in the Magic City.

 

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