From pristine beaches and vibrant street art to stylish design and world-famous festivals, there is plenty to see and do in Miami. Read on to embark on a visual tour of the places, events, and features making this Florida city magical.
In recent years, street art has come to define contemporary Miami’s aesthetic. The best place to explore street scenes in the city is Wynwood Walls, an international art destination highlighting the oft-overlooked art form of graffiti. Free and open to the public, this 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) space has featured works from over 50 artists hailing from 18 different countries. While you’re sure to stumble upon street art wherever you go in Miami, this Insta-famous attraction should be your first stop.
Thanks to an influx of unique businesses, restaurants, and minds, Miami has become a hub for young creatives with cosmopolitan attitudes. Trendy neighborhoods such as Wynwood and Brickell burst with art, food, and entertainment. Visitors will find coffee shops-cum-music venues, outdoor exercise classes, and art walks in Miami’s hipster havens.
Miami is known around the world for its breathtaking beaches. Celebrities, spring breakers, and locals alike flock to Miami Beach, Matheson Hammock Park, and beyond to enjoy much more than sun, sand, and sea. Thanks to Miami’s constant climate, the city’s beaches host cultural events, such as festivals and open-air movie nights, all throughout the year.
Sure, sunsets are not unique to Miami, but the city’s kaleidoscope-colored skies are undoubtedly one of its best features. Every evening, tourists and locals alike are snapping shots of the pink, orange, and yellow sky—preferably with an ocean or palm trees in the background.
From Art Deco to creative contemporary, Miami features a range of design styles. While Miami Beach has long been a top destination for architecture admirers, the more modern Miami Design District boasts stylish installations and buildings sure to suit any design lover (or Instagram user). Pack your camera and sketchbook before embarking on a walking tour of one of Miami’s most aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods.
A global destination, Miami is a popular site for international festivals and fairs. Art aficionados flock to Miami for the popular Art Basel, while foodies, with forks at the ready, cruise to the coast for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. These high-end events are just two of many examples of Miami’s year-round entertainment.
Miami’s diverse inhabitants have built a city as unique as themselves. In ethnic enclaves such as Little Haiti and Little Havana, both visitors and locals can enjoy culturally influenced street art, outdoor decorations, and locally owned businesses and restaurants.
You’re bound to work up an appetite on your tour. Luckily, Miami’s mostly Hispanic population is cooking up renowned Latin and Caribbean grub. From nearly 50-year-old upscale Cuban restaurants to contemporary Venezuelan home cooking, the city invites you to dig in and fuel up for your next local adventure.
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