EXPLORE MIAMI THIS WEEKEND BEYOND SOUTH BEACH
Every week I try to inspire you with design and also get you involved in Miami or New Yorks activities. Whether it being the hottest art exhibit in Chelsea, New York, or a pop-up gallery in Miami Design District I am happy to present them to you on my blog!
Now it’s time to explore even more that Miami has to offer that’s not only South Beach!
Sunny Isles Beach
About 30 minutes north of South Beach you will find the Sunny Isles. Locals often refer to this family-friendly getaway as “Florida’s Riviera”. The Sunny Isles was once filled with must old motels but is now lined with a variety of luxury beachfront hotels and restaurants. One of my favorite scenic spots is the Beach Bar at Newport Pier! Get some retail therapy at the famous Bal Harbour Shops at 9700 Collins Avenue, just a short drive away.
Step into Miami’s vivacious Cuban and Latin American community in Little Havana, located on SW 12th Avenue to SW 17th Avenue just west of downtown Miami. Along the neighborhoods main strip, Calle Ocho, you will find Cuban coffee and cigar shops, fruit stands and botanicas.
And of course you must try the delicious Cuban food! Sample some amazing and authentic Cuban cuisine on The Little Havana Food Tour!
This hipster oasis is filled with unique graffiti murals, art galleries and trendy cafes, a great place to spend a sophisticated Saturday. You absolutely need to stop and take a gander at the one of a kind Wynwood Walls, located on 2520 NW Second Ave. These walls are a rotating “museum of the streets” created in 2009 by late developer Tony Goldman and co-curator Jeffrey Deitch. The provocative murals made by acclaimed street artists like Shepard Fairey, Futura and Swoon are free and open to the public.
For a taste of Wynwood, take the Wynwood Food & Art Tour. To see more innovative art, designer shops and chic restaurants, visit the neighboring Miami Design District!
Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest and possibly the most laid-back neighborhood only 20 minutes outside of the city. Take a trip out to this carefree bayside village for its museums, parks and gardens, and the popular open-air CocoWalk Mall.
For a more cultural adventure step back in time at Vizcaya Museums & Gardens and take a glimpse at a lavish European-inspired estate built in 1910 by millionaire industrialist James Deering.