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Street Art in Wynwood, Miami | Roadtrip USA (14)

The beautiful city of Miami in Florida has a lot to offer. We spent several weeks in our one year journey across America! The beautiful white beaches in and around Miami are just one attraction of the city. Miami is of course also known for the good weather and the beautiful people on the boulevard. Shopping enthusiasts will find themselves in a true Valhalla in Miami. From small-scale boutiques to complete design malls, you can shop here for days if you wish.

Done with the beach and shopping? Then there are up-and-coming neighborhoods like Wynwood to explore. Wynwood is fun to visit, to go out and of course to admire the beautiful Street Art. In fact, Malou and I liked the neighborhood so much that we went there a total of three times! In this article I will therefore tell you everything about this district and what you can see and do there.


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Our journey through the United States and Canada

This article is part of a major one-year journey that we (Chris and Malou van Wereldreizigers.nl), are currently making by the United States en Canada† We started in New York City and are through Washington DC en Baltimore (where we shipped our RV), first traveled south (Florida) and then made a full round of the country.

Organizing this trip took a lot of time and energy. So we had to US B1/B2 visa of one year and we spent weeks working on it renovating our 4×4 camper† Then we got to work on the RV to America to ship and in hindsight it turned out to be a Dutch vehicle insurance in America to be one of the biggest challenges.

When that was all over, we could finally focus on the anticipation: figuring out and planning all the beautiful places we want to visit. I built the ultimate roadtrip route through America and Canada of roughly 50.000 kilometers in Google maps and we are now making our dream come true! The interactive map can be viewed below.

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About Wynwood, Miami

Wynwood was previously known in the 80s and 90s as a working-class neighborhood, which slowly slipped into a ghetto. The district therefore had a bad image for a long time. However, this has been changing rapidly over the past 10-15 years. Wynwood has become a hip part of town where young people like to hang out. Numerous beautiful outdoor Street Art creations can also be admired here. The whole neighborhood is an open air museum! You can continue shopping to your heart's content, because more and more big brands can be found in this hip part of Miami.

Wynwood Neighborhood Overview

In 2022 you can actually divide the Wynwood district into three parts. These are the old quarter. Then Street Art section and the shopping area† The shopping area is also seen as Midtown. To give you a better idea of ​​the neighborhood and where you can or cannot go, I made a map in Google Maps (very provisional) with colored markers.

Orange = the old quarter
Yellow = the bustling Street Art area
Blue = The shopping area

Google Maps overview of the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami
Google Maps overview of the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami

Security in Wynwood

The hip Street Art center of Wynwood basically only covers a few blocks and streets. Here you can walk around both during the day and in the evening without any worries. You will encounter some lost types here and there. Our experience is that they leave you alone. Especially in the (yellow) Street Art part and the (blue) part where the shops are, you will also see a lot of police who have to guarantee safety.

Chris at the 'Welcome to the hood' artwork in Wynwood, Miami.
Chris at the 'Welcome to the hood' artwork in Wynwood, Miami.

A lot of people come here from outside. These are mostly tourists who are worth protecting, because they obviously bring money to the district. The police are just parked in certain streets all day long. In addition, they also drive around a lot, you see them constantly.

The Old Quarter

This part is still very rough. You will see homeless people in various places and people who live in dilapidated houses or tents. Both north and south of the Street Art part (orange on the map) you end up in the old quarter. It is also only a few blocks apart. When you wander around here you will notice soon enough that the streets are very different from each other and you can suddenly end up in a less pleasant street. So now is the time to turn around. I don't recommend just going for a walk here, especially when night falls. If you still want to see it, do this while driving a car, for example.

Where the old quarter ends and the Street Art area begins | Wynwood, Miami
Where the old quarter ends and the Street Art area begins | Wynwood, Miami

What to do and see in Wynwood

Street Art in Wynwood

I have already visited many Street Art neighborhoods in different countries, but Wynwood really takes the cake. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of works to admire here!

Tip:: in the Street Art part of Wynwood you can also immediately visit a popular attraction: the Wynwood Walls (click† The name says it all. They are typical Wynwood-style walls that feature beautiful Street Art works of art by artists from the neighborhood. Entrance costs 10 dollars pp

Entrance to the Wynwood Walls (Open Air Street Art Museum) | Wynwood, Miami
Entrance to the Wynwood Walls (Open Air Street Art Museum) | Wynwood, Miami
Wynwood Walls, Miami
Wynwood Walls, Miami

If you don't feel like paying money to admire Street Art in Wynwood, don't worry! The entire neighborhood is dotted with beautiful works of art. You just have to walk around the neighborhood to see amazing, colorful works of art. Below are just a few of the countless works that I came across while walking.

You won't miss this amazing work of art. The beautiful work can be seen at a prominent intersection in the neighborhood.
Love 'n Gyros | Great Street Art at a sandwich shop | Wynwood, Miami
Love 'n Gyros | Great Street Art at a sandwich shop | Wynwood, Miami
Florida is very pro-Trump except here, as can be seen from the severed 'Crime Face Trump' artwork | Wynwood, Miami
Florida is very pro-Trump except here, as can be seen from the severed 'Crime Face Trump' artwork | Wynwood, Miami

Nowhere in the world have we seen so many beautiful Street Art works of art together as in the Wynwood neighborhood, Miami.

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One of the many Street Art works of art in Wynwood, Miami
One of the many Street Art works of art in Wynwood, Miami
Malou admires an artwork on a shipping container in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood
Malou admires an artwork on a shipping container in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood

If you would like to admire more art, you can also visit The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE, in the western part of Wynwood.

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Nightlife in Wynwood

In addition to its beautiful, colorful buildings, Wynwood is also known for its vibrant day and nightlife. During the day it is often cozy in the various open-air bars and squares where there is a lot of live music, such as below Oasis Wynwood† Entry is free by the way, as it is an open square with several adjacent bars and restaurants.

Open Air Bar Oasis, Wynwood
Open Air Bar Oasis, Wynwood
Open Air Bar Oasis, Wynwood

Other popular places to go out are for example Brig (nice outdoor terrace), Gramps (fantastic cocktails), Las rosas (nightclub with live music), and Grails (sports bar).

Tip:: for whom of specialty beer? Loves: Wynwood also has its own mini-brewery. The Wynwood Brewing Company is the place where they serve the craziest and tastiest IPAs.

Food in Wynwood

Of course you can also eat well in Wynwood. The four most popular (and top rated!) restaurants are:

We chose to have dinner with the family at Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza† This was mainly because with such a bizarrely high review score it really couldn't go wrong. This must be good…

And it was! Every pizza we got was almost perfect with a crispy crust and good toppings that clearly hadn't been cut.. Highly recommended.

Shopping in Wynwood

In Wynwood you basically have two places that will make a shopper's heart beat faster. The first part is the Midtown area (where the high-rises and malls can be found). Here you will mainly see the well-known and somewhat more expensive brands with beautiful shops.

In the Street Art part of the district you have many boutiques with unique clothing, objects and works of art. Even the shops here are often a work of art. See, for example, the shipping containers below that have been converted into great mini-shops.

The rest of Wynwood's shopping areas look something like the image below. The boutiques alternate with Smoke Shops (yes, they smoke a lot here) and Tattoo & Piecing shops. Of course, there is also no shortage of various bars and restaurants.

A typical shopping street in Wynwood, Miami
A typical shopping street in Wynwood, Miami

Conclusion

Anyone visiting Miami should set aside at least one day for the Wynwood neighborhood. Nowhere in the world have we seen so many beautiful works of art in such a small area. It is therefore a unique part of the city that you cannot miss. The entire district is a vibrant and colorful open-air museum. At the same time, it is also a place where, if you wish, you can go all out in one of the many bars and nightclubs.


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