Read our guide below, which features our favorite hotel, restaurants, shops, galleries, and museums that populate this stylish South Florida locale.
Located south of the design district is The Gabriel Miami. This 5-star hotel offers some of the best views of Biscayne Bay, the causeways, and the city of Miami Beach with its rooftop bar and pool.
ZZ’s Sushi Club is a two-story Japanese restaurant that packs a punch. This striking spot is equipped with a 14-seat marble omakase and sushi bar, outdoor cigar bar, backgammon terrace, and underground cocktail bar.
If you’re looking for a piece of Greece in Miami, you have to go to Mandolin Aegean Bistro. This primarily outdoor restaurant redefines traditional Greek recipes in new and innovative ways. The space is also gorgeous, giving you the best of both worlds, good food, and a great ambiance.
One good place to start is the Institute of Contemporary Art of Miami. The design district is full of modern art ranging from museums to outdoor exhibits scattered throughout the neighborhood. With a focus on elevating the continuous evolution of contemporary art, this free museum is the perfect place to get a peek into the works of different artists and gain a better appreciation for new styles.
Shop & Repeat
To know the design district is to know shopping, and if you’re in the mood to spend, you have to check out some of the district’s luxury retailers. Shops like the ADRIANA HOYOS Atelier and Ermenegildo Zegna line the ward with goods that may or may not break the bank.
Experience Miami’s Art Scene
Known as the longest-running nonprofit alternative art space, Locust Projects is where many new artists show their works. Having a revolving exhibit calendar, you’ll see an upcoming artist or even some of your favorites anytime you visit. Also check out the Tomorrowland installation, with all it’s colorful art.