Miami Design District

#20 in Best Things To Do in Miami
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Key Info

3998-3900 NE 1st Ave

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Cafes, Shopping, Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.6

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Miami Design District fuels the fashion-forward Florida city with various luxury brand stores, including Gucci, Flight Club and Prada. If you're not here to shop, you'll find an abundance of art and architecture. Recent visitors praised the expansive art galleries that populate the area, while public displays, which include murals and statues, provide mind-bending photo backdrops. Travelers also enjoyed window-shopping as they strolled by the high-end stores. Many compared the area to Rodeo Drive. If you'd like a little help navigating the area, book one of the city's top tours, many of which stop in the area.

What's more, a variety of upscale restaurants call the Miami Design District home, which makes the area an excellent option for an elegant meal. The district sits about 3 miles north of downtown Miami, while Miami Beach floats just across Biscayne Bay. The Biscayne route on the city's trolley system stops in the center of the Miami Design District, and bus routes Nos. 3, 9 and 93 also offer stops in or nearby the district. For more information, visit the district's website.

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