Miami - "Staycation" Pt. 1 - Wynwood, Miami Art District
Note: these activities took place the weekend right before the mandatory "Rest in Place" order was placed in Dade and Broward county. Although we are encouraging others to visit the Wynwood area in this blog we must insist that you #stayhome until it is safe to travel again.
Vib'n in Wynwood - Miami's Art & Soul....
Hey travel fam we have some exciting Miami gems to share with you in the next few weeks and we absolutely can't wait for you to see what we've been up to. We planned a 9 day trip overseas for my 32nd birthday and had to cancel super last minute (like the morning before we left 😢) in light of the COVID-19 news. Ya'll we were so heart broken 💔. We had been planning this trip for months and were sooooo looking forward to taking a break from the 9-5 life and traveling which is our true passion.
With the media being filled with grim news of the devastating impacts of COVID-19 we had to put things in its proper perspective. In the end, all we could really do is be exceedingly grateful for our health, our jobs, and the love and support from our family and friends during this time. Not to mention the many brave and self-sacrificing essential workers during this time. THANK YOU!!! We are praying for you daily and for the rapid recovery and health of our country and every country that has been affected. 🙏🏽
Instead of pouting around the house, Matt and I decided to make the best out of our "staycation" and go visit places in Miami we've never been before and I'm so glad we did! One of the spots that we've been to many times before but never had a chance to document and share with you all is the colorful and lively area of Wynwood Miami. Now if you know anything about Wynwood you know that this area is full of thought provoking graffiti art which really makes it feel like an outdoor museum. For several blocks all you'll see are tons of murals and creative art displays on the surrounding buildings and streets. It's full of art from well known artist all over the world. Wynwood is most known for one of the most popular annual events in Miami - Art Basil.
I'm writing this blog a week after we visited Wynwood and many restaurants and bars have already been closed due to state mandates. However, we still want to share this gem with you for a time when everything is back up and running which hopefully will be soon...
One way to describe Wynwood is it feels like an outdoor art exhibit at city scale. There's an instagrammable photo every 10 feet in this neighborhood. There's also plenty of places to eat, drink, and explore. There were so many foodie options but we decided to try out the Wynwood Diner. The food was great and the place was nicely decorated and had a really chill vibe with outdoor seating.
After we ate we decided to check out the Wynwood walls which is a concentrated area with several beautiful murals and art galleries.
You could walk around for hours in Wynwood and still not see everything....
Just like Matt shirt says above 👆🏽 we really had a "Good Time" viewing all of the murals and abstract art. Museums are definitely one of our favorite activities so Wynwood is such a dope place to us and we can't get enough of it. The area is always evolving as new artists leave their mark so I don't think we'll ever get tired of hanging out in this place.
After viewing the Wynwood walls we grabbed desert at NABATI - a plant based ice cream spot and I must say is was very delicious 🤤. I got the mango flavor...
And last but not least I had to share this pic because Kobe was Matt's favorite player of all time. His legacy is definitely felt all throughout Wynwood with several murals dedicated to him and his daughter Gianna (gigi). May they continue to rest in heavenly peace... #mambamentality
Well guys thanks for stopping by! I truly hope you enjoyed this post. Wynwood is definitely one of our Miami favs and a frequent hang out spot for us. We hope you'll have an opportunity to check it out soon.
Once we overcome this devastating time that will forever be remembered in our history I hope that we all will be able to truly appreciate the opportunities we have to travel and gather together. Until next time stay safe guys and hold on tight to your loved ones!