The Soul of the City: Iconic Areas to Visit in Miami

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Dazzling bright sun, sandy beaches, expensive cars, and beautiful women… That’s what comes to mind first when you think of Miami.

If you are going to visit Miami, and want to feel the spirit of the city, then we recommend to visit the most iconic destinations. Of course, you will have to rent a car from Enterprise at Miami Airport in order to move quickly, comfortably, and also see a lot of secret places that are not accessible by public transport.

This is the pearl of not only the state of Florida, but of all of America. About 40 million tourists from all over the world come there every year, spending more than $17 billion. However, contrary to popular belief, life in Miami is not limited to beach parties and luxury boutiques – it’s also concentrated in the districts of the city.

 

Miami Beach

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Miami Beach is the famous seaside resort, which in fact, is a suburb of Miami. However, many travelers believe that just Miami Beach is the capital of Florida. This area features white sand, fashionable hotels and restaurants, and rich people driving luxury cars. Miami Beach is located behind Biscayne Bay, and divided into several areas. The central part is a business area with the center of Collins Avenue.

The southern part is presents with the most beautiful beaches of Miami. Also, there’s an entire block of Art Deco-style houses built in the 1920s – this city area is called Art Deco District, where everyone can find something to do, regardless of the preferences.

 

Wynwood Art District

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Wynwood Art District is the idea to give new life to abandoned premises, giving them to representatives of creative professions. Wynwood in Miami wasn’t a prosperous area. Here, settlers from Puerto Rico lived in abandoned warehouses. Everything changed when the district was given to the power of street artists. Now it is a street-art center, one of the main attractions of the city, and simply impressive graffiti made by first-class craftsmen.

In addition to the painted walls, there are museums, a huge number of art galleries, fairs and festivals. At art-quarters, in contrast to the luxury Design District, there is an atmosphere of creativity and freedom of expression. In order to fully experience it, visit Wynwood on the second Saturday of the month, when the Art Walk festival takes place there.

 

Design District

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As the name implies, Design District is the place that associated with fashion and shopping – you should go to Design District for top-end brands, because you’ll find there the most expensive and status shops and showrooms of world designers. In Design District it’s interesting to just walk around, look at interesting sculptures and fountains. And if you come there on the second Saturday of the month, you can take part in the festival Night of Festivities.

This festival suggests free entry to all galleries, drinks, fairs and just a pleasant walk in the open air. For walks you can come there at any time, but if you want to go shopping, then it’s available from 11am till 8pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12pm till 6pm on Sunday.