Before 2009, Miami’s Wynwood district consisted only of unassuming warehouses. Empty. Plain. And absolutely boring.
In fact, it was barely a blurb on the south Florida map – until it was bought out. Pretty soon after, it transformed into the graffiti haven it is today. But what makes Wynwood different than your average graffiti park is that it’s not just vandalism. It’s art. And very good art, for that matter.
It’s on Trip Advisor’s list of must-see Miami attractions. Walking the district is totally free and it’s around 4 dollars to park a car for around 3 hours, which is plenty of time to get lost and explore the 80,000 square feet of walls painted by artists from all over the world. Spend an afternoon or a whole day, it’s up to you.
It’s unique, friendly for the little ones (just a little scorching during the heat of summertime with all that concrete), an intriguing setting for photographers, forward enough for hipsters, and just the right amount of interesting for people who say art is – eh, alright. Hopefully this will change their minds.
Here are the few I managed to capture.
Check out their website for more info about the area and featured artists. Sometimes the artists are local and hang out around the district (I’ve met a few!). If you’re looking for more things to do in Miami, find some inspiration here.
Have you ever been to Miami? If so, what is your favorite place to visit that’s not on the average sightseeing list? Help a girl out – I’m in need of another adventure!