7 Must-See Instagram Spots in the Miami Design District, Florida

Beaches, babes, a Will Smith throwback? What do you think of when you hear “Miami?”

The most international city in the United States boasts beaches, nightlife, fast cars, Cuban food and street art, but Miami’s charm goes far beyond South Beach and Wynwood. After so many trips to Miami, I finally explored the Miami Design District — why didn’t I know of this place before? In partnership with Visit Florida, I was on a mission to find the best of the Miami Design District.

As the Rodeo Drive of Miami, I expected a strip of esteemed shopping and restaurants — not the most esteemed shopping, restaurants and architecture and contemporary art, and each and every one a perfect backdrop

If you’re looking for the best of Miami photography locations, consider the Design District — whether you’re taking a casual selfie or doing a professional photoshoot.

 

1. Moore Building, “Elastika” installation.

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Photo Collaboration with Andrew Hektor @AndrewHektor

The Moore Building boasts a white web of interior design. With “Elastika,” a permanent art installation created by Iraqi-born, London-based architect Zaha Hadid, the Moore Building is a popular venue for events. It’s also my top pick for Miami Design District photo spots.

Moore Building
3841 NE 2nd Ave., #300
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

2. Sou Fujimoto’s Building Façade

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An electric blue, this icy two-story building bridges nature and architecture in Palm Court. It’s the center to many Miami District shops, individual art pieces, and plays host to various events including concerts, yoga and workshops.

Sou Fujimoto’s Building Facade
140 NE 39th Street
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

Photo collaboration with Alex Levy @LegendaryAlex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Fly’s Eye Dome

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Photo collaboration with Jerry Kestel @Witness_X

Miami Design District- the Rodeo Drive of Florida. Art, shopping, restaurants. From the Travel Blog Travel-Break.net.png

Within the Miami Design District shops, you’ll find the most iconic of its artwork: the Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller. Framed by palm trees and a breeze, you’re free to browse outside the dome or explore the staircase inside.  Need to shop in rain or shine? Borrow a Miami Design District umbrella, available inside the Fly’s Eye Dome.

Fly’s Eye Dome
140 NE 39th Street
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

You might also like the area of hanging chairs, just upstairs from the Fly’s Eye Globe:

‘Netscape’ Installation
140 NE 39th Street
2nd Floor Terrace
Miami, Fla., 33137

Photo collaboration with Alex Levy @LegendaryAlex.

 

 

 

4. Fendi Colonnade

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Orange by day, purple by night, the walkway to Fendi is calling your name. Designed by architect Johanna Grawunde, the path also leads to the famous Kate Moss statue.

Fendi Colonnade
150 NE 40th Street
Miami, Fla., 33137

If you enjoy the Fendi Colonnade and Miami Design District architecture, you might also like:

DASH Fence
4001 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

 

Photo collaboration with Jerry Kestel @Witness_X

 

 

 

 

 

5. Myth Fortuna Sculpture

Miami Design District- the Rodeo Drive of Florida. Art, shopping, restaurants. From the Travel Blog Travel-Break.net.pngAny Kate Moss fans out there? Let’s be honest, Marc Quinn’s bronze sculpture is probably as close as you’ll ever get to one of fashion’s most beloved models.

Myth Fortuna Sculpture
150 NE 40th Street
Miami, Fla., 33137

If you liked this, then you might also like: 


‘Le Corbusier’ Bust
140 NE 39th Street
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. 2X4 Vortex Wall Mural

Miami Design District- the Rodeo Drive of Florida. Art, shopping, restaurants. From the Travel Blog Travel-Break.net.pngArtists Michael Rock, Susan Sellers and Georgianna Stout take us to another dimension.


2 X 4 Vortex Wall
NE 38th Street between NE 2nd Avenue and
NE 1st Avenue
Miami, Fla., 33137

If you liked this mural, you might also enjoy:

‘2×4 Jungle’ Wall Mural
NE 38th Street between NE 2nd Avenue and
NE 1st Avenue
Miami, Fla., 33137

 

Photo collaboration with Jerry Kestel @Witness_X

 

 

 

 

7. City View Garage

Miami Design District- the Rodeo Drive of Florida. Art, shopping, restaurants. From the Travel Blog Travel-Break.net.pngWithout hesitation, this is the best parking garage I’ve seen so far. Consider checking out the City View Garage for a crazy sunset and its bright mural floors.

City View Garage on NE 38th between NE 1ST Ave and North Miami Ave.

Parking Garage Hours
9 a.m. to 9 ;p.m. Monday through Saturday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Hourly Parking Rates:
Up to 4 hours – $3
4-6 hours – $6
6+ hours – $25

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This post was produced in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA. To learn more about Florida tourism, check out their website.

 


What would you add to this list of must see Instagram spots and photograph locations in the Miami Design District?

 


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. The opinions and text are all mine.

2016-11-05T02:47:28+00:00

One Comment

  1. Loren September 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Those are some really great spots to check out! xo Loren // http://www.thinkelysian.com

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