Where gritty and the heart meet.
The Wynwood community in the heart of Miami is home to the Wynwood Walls outdoor art exhibit.
The admission fee is $10 but is 110% worth the extra cash.
The rotating collection features 50 murals and graffiti art from world-renowned artists.
In addition to the main exhibit, a small indoor exhibit is available at the back of the walls. This exhibit features portions of former wall exhibits in addition to other street art.
This museum is a great way to support local businesses, and the entire Wynwood community is covered in art. You'll notice a whole ton of Monopoly Men appearing in walls throughout the city – a likely comment on the gentrification of the Miami and Miami Beach area.
When you're finished at the exhibit, you can spend a couple of hours walking around viewing the neighborhood art, much of which is as well done as the exhibit. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and bars to explore as well as the Museum of Graffiti. You can easily spend half a day – or longer – in the Wynwood community.
The area is great for artists and folks who like to explore the quirky sides of a city. I'd compare it to RiNo Denver but with even more art.
The Florida Keys hold many natural treasures with a day trip that will give you an introduction to the most fragile ecosystems in the world and many endangered species. This one focuses on the coral reef and mangrove island habitat, which are disappearing fast as development continues to put huge stresses on the limited natural and human resources