|Midtown Miami is comprised of two neighborhoods, Wynwood and Edgewater. The area is currently undergoing very rapid growth, which paused slightly during the housing bubble of 2007 but is once again on the rise.|
About Midtown Miami
One of the largest attractions in the area is Shops at Midtown, an outdoor shopping complex that has the same feel as New York’s SOHO. Many of the most popular retailers in the country maintain retail space there. There are also many local stores unique to Miami.
Midtown does not have any public museums currently operating, but there are various private art collections that are open to the public. The most famous of these is the De La Cruz collection, which is on display on Miami Avenue. Some of the most famous international artists in the world are showcased there, along with several local artists. Admission to the spectacular collection is free.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is a local gem that you should definitely put on your to-do list when you visit Midtown. Street artists have decorated the interior and exterior of the building, making it an impossible to miss landmark. The unique cocktails served here have all been inspired by local artists. If you’re not quite so adventurous in your drink choices, you can still sit out on the patio and enjoy a good beer as you soak in your surroundings.
If you are a yoga enthusiast, make sure you take the time to stop by the Green Monkey during your stay. This fitness center offers one of a kind experiences, including Vinyasa yoga by candlelight. You’ll be glad you tried it once, and you might even find yourself coming back again and again.
On Sunday afternoons there’s no better place to be in Midtown than Wood Tavern. They have become famous for their weekly Backyard Boogies. You will have the best barbeque of your life here, all accompanied by great music from all different genres. If you really want the full experience, have a Jeremiah Sweet Tea Vodka spiked lemonade along with your meal.
Ricochet Lounge is one of the trendiest spots in Midtown right now, featuring an artsy, laid-back atmosphere that attracts musicians, artists, and creative minds of all types. Mercadito is the best place for terrific Mexican food, and if you’re daring enough to try the Miami Spice menu, you’ll be rewarded with a free drink. Make sure you save room for dessert as you won’t want to miss out on their heavenly cheesecake.