Wynwood is the IT neighborhood in Miami for cool, trendy, hip or just curious people. If you’re looking for fine dining, on-the-go food, yoga, art exhibits or shopping you can find everything in Wynwood. Recently every time I go out I end up in Wynwood either shopping or just for a night out, and I’m not complaining about it. You’ll find everything the modern young adult needs and more. I’ve taken my recent visits to Wynwood as an opportunity to select what I (by this I mean and my closest friends) think are the must-go places to visit if you’re around this area. If you know my blog you know I’ll be mentioning my favorite Wynwood Swimwear Boutique, after all shopping is definitely considered a necessity for us girls.
1. Best Yoga Spot: TRIO Mind, Body and Spirit – 2328 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Whether you’re a hard core yogi or just getting into the yoga movement this is the place to go. The friendly staff and varied schedule caters to everyone’s needs. It is easy to tell that instructors are qualified and knowledgeable and they make you feel welcomed and motivated. If you want to try something different, they offer AcroYoga (acrobatic yoga) lessons among other types. The vibe and environment is friendly and positive, which is a key factor when trying to connect and set yourself in the mood for a yoga lesson. Step into TRIO if you’ve been meaning to start yoga or if you just feel like you need some meditation time.
2. Best Restaurant: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar- 2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
The artsy vibe is evident: graffiti walls, live music on weekends and some gallery space. The décor is amazing creating a remarkable ambiance. The service is on point, with well-trained, friendly servers who are attentive and ready to help you select something from the menu. The skewers are amazing and the pork is a dream. The tapas-style plates are ideal for sharing and bonding over a nice cocktail and music. Located just across the Wynwood Walls, it is an ideal place to stop by after enjoying this outdoor street museum.
3. Best Happy Hour Spot: Wood Tavern- 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
It’s a great place to meet with friends for some drinks; they have a 2 for 1 happy hour and free tacos on Tuesdays! You can sit inside or on the outside patio, where picnic tables and goof music create a cool environment. The drink menu offers a wide selection of beers including locally brewed as well as liquor. If you’re into beer this is the place for you. They have drink specials every night and on Wednesdays they have Ladies Night. It a great place to chill with friends and enjoy a nice beer, its appeal is based on its charm, welcoming ambience and friendly feel.
4. Best Tanning Place: Solar Intoxication- 3301 NE 1st Ave Suite 103, Miami, FL 33137
If you’re in Miami you better get some color on your skin! Miami is a beach paradise and you need your golden goddess look to match. Solar Intoxication exudes a luxury feel with great service and state of the art equipment. You will be able to achieve the perfect golden tone for you and choose between UV and sunless tanning, with the help of a qualified tanning consultant. This place feels clean and the tanning rooms are comfortable with specialized fans to keep you cool during the session. This was great news since of the reasons why I fail miserably at tanning is because I can’t stand the heat for too long.
5. Best On-the go Food: Coyo Taco- 2300 Nw 2nd Ave, Ste 3, Miami, FL 33127
If time is a luxury for you, then this is your place. Generous portions, friendly prices and tasty Mexican food are a great combination for when you’re on the go. Surrounded by warehouses, this place stands out and is inviting. The tacos and quesadillas are nicely loaded and very tasty; it’s a great place to go for lunch since it is pretty fast without sacrificing quality. The food is more authentic Mexican so it’s great to satisfy a Mexican craving especially because the ingredients feel fresh, helping all flavors to standout.
6. Best Boutique: The Orchid Boutique-171 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127
Are you shocked by this pick? I would guess the answer is no, but I can’t help loving this place! The selection is amazing and the service is top notch. From the incredible details in the embroidered bikinis from Agua Bendita to the more young and affordable exclusive brand Orchid Label. If you need a custom made bikini or one piece, any of the Orchid Label pieces can be customized for you. The sales associates are more than happy to help you try on something that will be flattering and in tune with your personal style. It is open Monday through Friday from 11-7 and on weekend as well from 12-6 pm. You’ll find complementary products like tunics, cover-ups, hats and shoes to complete your beach wardrobe. All the products are high quality and fashionable, nonetheless there is still something for every style.
7. Best Art Gallery: The Margulies Collection- 591 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127
I’m no art expert but this is an incredible collection. It is a huge warehouse, allowing the curator to exhibit a great variety of pieces. It’s a hidden gem that does not like anything interesting from the outside. Be sure to check out their website to verify their opening times. You can find everything from modern pieces to rare pieces from some decades ago. If you’re into photography, sculptures, large scale installations or performance pieces you’ll love this place. Even if you don’t know much about art you will appreciate this place and find it very enjoyable. You can’t really get the feel of the arts district without stepping into a gallery or exhibition, and this one is a true experience.