Miami - The Essentials! (Part 2 Wynwood walls)
Updated: Jan 26
Wynwood, walk into an explosion of colours, from acids to pastels, becoming an art connoisseur for a day by visiting one-of-a-kind galleries and striking a cool pose next to your favourite wall art...and when you are thirsty, chill out at a secret patio bar for a refreshing and fruity drink!
Nohemí’s Top Tips – Wynwood (Design District)
. Bars: Lagniappe,
· Activity: Re-charging your creativity levels by walking this open-air art gallery.
· Insta-Spots: honestly, all Wynwood is an insta-spot!
· Outfit style: Release your creativity, everything is allowed..after all you're in the art district, just don't forget to bring a pair of trendy sneakers (to walk and walk) and a colourful 90's plastic visor.
.Songs to add in your playlist: Shut Up and let me go (The Ting Tings), Palmtree (Mandelbarth), Hold On (Bergs, Rachel Fels), Best Days of My Life (Sons of Maria).
Half day in Wynwood
Your Miami experience is not complete without playing cool in the artsy and hip Wynwood neighbourhood!
Going through the doors of Wynwood Walls is like entering a Miami version of Alice in Wonderland - nothing feels crazy, just creative. 2520 NW 2nd Avenue is a good starting point, although you do not need an itinerary as the wall designs change regularly; wall art that you saw on Instagram six months ago, might not be there when you visit - best to just go with the flow. However, if you have limited time or are a "better to plan" kind of traveler, you can always check the street art map (great to find specific walls/designs) or get an official tour.
After exploring the galleries of the Wynwood Walls gardens, spending dollars in the pop-up stores and taking photos under the Miami sun, it is time for a refreshing stop. There is nothing better for cooling down than a drink on the little tropical patio at the fun Miami Mojito Company. Enjoy one of their delicious Mojitos or (like me) an alcohol free strawberry Daiquiri (they obviously also have the alcoholic version - not to panic!), all while latino sounds play in the background.
Now refreshed, keep walking to check out more wall art, browse unique shops and visit galleries, such as Walt Grace Vintage (Guitars and Classic Cars), Pan American Art Projects (contemporary South America and North America art) or Wynwood28 (boutique gallery promoting emerging artists).
End your visit with a culinary art bite at Alter (the bar offers original quick bites but if you have the time -and the space in your tummy- try one of they tasting menus).
Additional tip: there is a free event in Wynwood every second Saturday, called Wynwood Art Walk. (10am untill midnight). You can enjoy the usual great vibe of the place with a few added bonuses, such as live art shows, food trucks, crafted beer.
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Photos: Cris Calve & Nohemí A.M
Style: Bomber jacket Maison Scotch, jumpsuit & sandals Mango, earrings Women's secret.