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In the Neighborhood: Your ultimate guide to Miami’s Wynwood

With world-famous murals and an industrial-meets-boho-chic vibe, Miami’s creative hub draws a see-and-be-seen crowd to its trendy restaurants, stores and art galleries.

By Alina Dizik | November 20, 2023

Formerly one of the country’s largest garment districts and an enclave for Caribbean immigrants, Wynwood has evolved into an ever-expanding arts destination without abandoning its roots. Walk among reimagined warehouses and experience the neighborhood's mural-covered streets, indie boutiques, buzzing restaurants and art galleries.


Wynwood’s alluring dining scene offers everything from casual food trucks to classy lounge-style restaurants. Try:

- Zak the Baker: Start your day with coffee and hearty breakfast options like custardy French toast or a breakfast sandwich from this popular bakery that earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

- Smorgasburg Miami: This local outpost of Brooklyn’s all-day market runs every weekend in Wynwood with around 60 vendors serving everything from freshly shucked oysters to authentic tacos and some of the city’s tastiest doughnuts.

- Beaker & Gray: This dinner hot spot features craft cocktails and family-style dishes, including spicy shrimp salad and smoked rib fried rice. In a hurry? Come happy hour, the restaurant’s moody bar area offers quick and tasty bites.


With hidden galleries inside converted warehouses and some of the country’s most famous murals, Wynwood is a creative hub that appeals to those who want a break from the city’s glitz. Experience:

- Wynwood Walls: Explore the labyrinth of murals that originally put this district on the map. More than 100 artists from over 20 countries have been featured since this open-air gallery opened in 2009. Tickets for the outdoor museum can be purchased online or at the door.

- A buggy tour: Hop on a golf cart and let an expert show you around the area’s murals and graffiti for a behind-the-scenes look at Wynwood’s unique art and history. Opt for a premium tour to have a working artist take you on a customized journey.

- The Museum of Graffiti: Continue your art-themed journey with a stop at Wynwood’s only art museum, which is dedicated to graffiti and the history of the global art movement. Pop in on a Saturday evening for the “Spray It Loud” beginners graffiti class.

Photo Credit: Wynwood BID and Jacober Creative


With an eclectic mix of shops, including everything from funky vintage boutiques to sleek concept stores, strolling Wynwood for some retail therapy never disappoints. Browse:

- Buro79 Wynwood: This art-gallery-meets-shop features colorful prints, chunky jewelry and other one-offs made by local artisans. Be sure to try on the popular oversized hats and statement accessories.

- UNKNWN: A concept store featuring apparel along with sneakers and pieces from its exclusive in-house brands. Locals also love it for the community workouts that take place in its basketball court or courtyard space.

- Wynwood Marketplace: This outdoor entertainment, food and retail space features about a dozen local vendors who sell their goods from a wall of neatly arranged shipping containers. Browse one-of-a-kind crafts and chitchat with local artisans before grabbing a bite at the food trucks.

With its distinctive murals and artsy vibe, Wynwood is a must for Miami visitors. Explore the area by day and settle in to one of its trendy restaurants come dinner time. As one of the city’s most strollable neighborhoods, there’s plenty to see and do within Wynwood’s 50 city blocks.

Hero Image Photo Credit: Wynwood BID and Jacober Creative

Alina Dizik is a veteran lifestyle journalist, covering travel, real estate, family, work trends and dining. Her work appears in The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The Cut, The Guardian and other top publications. She lives in Chicago and has spent time living in New York, Europe and the Middle East. She spends more than two months each year traveling internationally with her husband and two school-age children. She has visited more than 50 countries.