Miami, on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida, is known for its cool, hip and design look. You can lay and relax at South Beach, go shopping at Lincoln Road or you can admire the wealth of art Miami has to offer.
A different way of exploring the art district is by Vespa. Yes, you read it right, riding a Vespa in Miami!
The Wynwood Street Art tour takes you on an in-depth and fascinating journey through the Wynwood Arts District. Starting with a 15-minute ride from Miami Beach to the Wyndwood Arts District, where you then make stops along the way to have a closer look at masterpieces of local and internationally known artists.
The Wynwood Art District, once a former garment district, now a neighborhood where the walls are being used as canvases for artists to show off their talent. It sounds a bit like a reversed world, where once graffiti was the thing to keep tourists away in an area, is now the major attraction.
Some examples of the artwork:
Wyndwood Walls was created by Tony Goldman in 2009. Tony was looking for something big to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood. His words: “Wynwood`s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.” It is now a hotspot for culture events, a place to go for lunch or attend one of the art walks every second Saturday of the month.
A Vespa tour begins and ends on Miami Beach, $125/pp, this includes lunch. For more information.
I was invited on this trip by Visit Florida, but all opinions are my own.