Design District Walk (Self Guided), Miami

Miami is a coastal city bursting with color and vibrancy. It is also a hotbed of creativity with innovative fashions in its stores and imaginative art in its galleries. The Design District as the name suggests is where you will see a lot of that creativity on show, in its art, food and fashions. The area principally consists of lots of old low-rise warehouses which today are occupied by galleries and retail outlets. A lot of the art is produced by locals, among them up-and-coming artists and established figures on the scene. There are paintings, sculptures, mixed-media pieces and much more. The district may be small, but its influence on the art world is huge.

A great way to discover a brilliant piece of local art is to attend one of the community-wide Art and Design Nights. These are held on the second Saturday of every month where galleries and showrooms open their doors to the public for music, refreshments and art exploration.

Shopping in the area is equally delightful and rewarding with numerous fashion outlets and luxury stores. Among the famous names here are Givenchy, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Berluti and Louis Vuitton. Your dining needs are catered for in a delightful smattering of trendy cafés and coffee houses, smart lounges and bistros.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Design District Walk Map

Guide Name: Design District Walk
Guide Location: USA » Miami
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Helen

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