Overview of Miami
Miami's fashion center
Wynwood is divided into two distinct sections, one of which is the Miami Fashion District. Fashionistas flock to this area as their preferred place to live and hang out because of the wide array of boutique and major brand clothing shops. The area also features the Keni Valenti Gallery, a space devoted to displaying the most innovative fashion styles.
In the northeast corner of the district lie the Shops at Midtown Miami, a major shopping center, featuring a wide range of retailers that cater to the fashion layman as well as the hip and cutting-edge.
Arts, culture and nightlife
While the Design District lies just to the north, Wynwood has its own wealth of artistic and cultural activity, and offers generally lower price points for those looking for apartments in Miami.
Art galleries and museums dot many of Wynwood's streets. Miami Gallery and the Damien B. Contemporary Art Center are well-known, thriving centers for the arts. The Art Fusion Galleries will take you almost into the Design District, and from there it's a quick walk north to the De La Cruz Contemporary Art Space.
The arts are a regular, established component of life in the neighborhood: The Wynwood Art Walk takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the Wynwood Walls display elaborate street art murals by Shepard Fairey and others.
In terms of nightlife, there are many trendy bars and restaurants to choose from in Wynwood. Lounges like Cafeina offer great cocktails, beer and plenty of mahogany for sophisticated bar goers.
Fun at nearby Miami Beach
A short drive over the Tuttle Causeway will bring you to Miami Beach, where you and your friends can show off your trendy swimsuits in the sun and sand.
Fashion enthusiasts will also be glad to hear that Miami Beach is home to the annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami. The week-long showcase of pieces by the world's top designers features one of the most renowned showcases of designer swimwear in the world.
Relax at parks and coffee shops
If you ever need a break from all the activity Wynwood puts at your fingertips, there are plenty of great spots to relax and get away from it all in and around the neighborhood.
Popular cafes and coffee shops like Panther Coffee offer a hip environment in which you can relax with a cappuccino and a book - or fashion magazine.
Those looking for a taste of the outdoors won't go wanting either, as parks abound in Wynwood and northern Miami. Robert E. Lee Park and Roberto Clemente Park reside within Wynwood's borders, while Rainbow Village park is just to the south, and it's an easy walk to seaside locations like Stearns and Martell Park.