Posted on May 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm
Named one of the nation's coolest neighborhoods by Vogue and characterized by its vibrant murals and bustling retail, Wynwood is your Miami destination for art, shopping, culture, and cuisine. Whether you're here for the day or spending a few weeks in our incredible city, these are our five favorite ways to while away the hours in Wynwood.
Visit the Wynwood Walls
Get in the spirit of Wynwood with this outdoor mural garden, which features 80,000 square feet of wall space with artwork by creators from all over the world. The six buildings in the gardens serve as a giant canvas for free artistic expression. This neighborhood institution was founded in 2009 to celebrate the area's legacy of graffiti and street art. Wynwood Walls is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until at least 8 p.m., often remaining open until midnight. Admission is free, or you can arrange for a private tour. While you're there, you can browse for prints, books, and other art-inspired gifts at the Wynwood Walls shop.
Take a Second Saturday Art Walk
On the second Saturday of every month, Wynwood's main thoroughfare comes alive with street performers, live music, and vendors who sell everything from original prints and photographs to handmade jewelry and everything in between. This busy, vibrant event is one of the best ways to experience the unique culture and spirit of this iconic Miami neighborhood. The businesses in Miami's premier arts district are open after hours. The party starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until whenever the streets empty.
Browse the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
This expansive 45,000-square-foot exhibition space features one of Miami's best art collections, showcasing contemporary sculptures, sound installations, large-format pieces, and other thought-provoking works by modern artists like George Segal, Olafur Eliasson, and Anselm Kiefer. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from mid-October through April; the Margulies Collection costs only $10 for admission or $5 for students.
Shop for Unique Wynwood Finds
Wynwood is best known for its unmatched art district, but it also has a fashion district with everything from trendy vintage, consignment, and thrift stores to shops that focus on works by Latin American artists. Whether you're looking for unique garments, gorgeous gifts, or souvenirs of your visit to this incredible city, you'll find it on the streets of this neighborhood.
Dine at Joey's Italian Cafe
Looking for the best Italian restaurant in Wynwood? Joey's Italian Cafe checks every box with its fresh gourmet ingredients and relaxed neighborhood vibe. Food and Wine magazine recognized this dining destination for its exceptional pizza. Choose from classic margarita or opt for creations with toppings from burrata, pesto, mushrooms, and prosciutto to caviar and egg.
Joey's also features charcuterie, salads, pasta, sandwiches, and seafood entrees as well as an incredible wine menu. You'll love this combination of traditional old-world flavors and modern sensibilities. Joey's is the perfect place to grab lunch before strolling the streets of Wynwood or to enjoy a relaxing dinner with your beloved after an afternoon of galleries and boutiques.
With so much on your agenda, don't let your group go hungry. Contact Joey's Italian Cafe today to make your reservations. For large groups, we also offer private dining in an intimate setting.
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