An Artists’ Haven in the Magic City

An Artists’ Haven in the Magic City

When most people think Miami, they think South Beach.  But if you’re ready to take a break from the sandy beaches, there are other neighborhoods within the city that are definitely worth a visit. If you’re an artist at heart, a fashion maven, or just have an eye for style, head to the Design District. It’s a refreshing escape from the beach crowds and surf shops.  Just a 20 minute drive from the heart of South Beach, it’s lined with funky clothing boutiques, artsy antique stores, and architecture and interior design firms.

Regular art and design events where you can peruse local artists’ works at Miami’s art galleries take place each month.   As night falls, a lively and trendy club scene picks up.  Dine at one of their many fabulous eateries, or just spend some time people watching (and celebrity-spotting!) over a drink while enjoying the warm breeze.

(Photo: Janie Coffey on Flickr.)