Stimulating the senses in Miami
In the afternoon, head over to Wynwood to see art collections starting with the Wynwood Walls — an incredible outdoor collection of street and graffiti artists including Kenny Scarf, Swoon, Shepard Fairy and others — that was started by developer Tony Goldman a decade ago. Each year, new international art stars are highlighted. The displays are free of charge. Seeing them feels like visual skateboarding.
Afterwards, take it indoors to the Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation — housed in the 45,000 square foot former Drug Enforcement Agency — and you’ll see the work of Cindy Sherman, Jean Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Jeff Koons and more up close in the permanent collection, as well as other temporary exhibits.
In the district itself, you’ll find folks selling sea shell jewelry and taco trucks on the street. So grab a conch and a snack before heading back to the hotel to indulge in one of the spa treatments at the Tierra Santa Healing House before dinner. Formulated around South American concepts, in addition to massages and facials, you can opt for a shamanic healing body ritual. Think muds, scrubs, stones, sacred oils, and healing butters.
For a luscious first night taste sensation, eat at Wynwood Kitchen for latin spiced cuisine — and for dining within futuristic paintings by Shepard Fairey, Christian Awe, and sculptures by David Benjamin Sherry. Or try Alter, for multi coursed, responsibility sourced local dishes.Plan your trip