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“An Appalling Change”

Miami Design District
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$85.00*
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Miami Art Tour: Design District, Midtown and Wynwood
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$55.00*
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Private Half Day Miami City Tour
Ranked #16 of 351 things to do in Miami
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have visited Miami for many years, and always headed to the Design District as it has been the home base for many design firms and studios.(there are two architects in the family) There were wonderful old Florida style buildings, small outdoor restaurants,and good ones such as Fratelli/Lyon, as well as antique shops and a casual relaxed feel to the place.Now much of the old buildings have been knocked down, and are now huge soon-to-be-construction sites,the old restaurants are gone, and some of the furniture and design studios have beeen replaced with ultra expensive dress and shoe shops. For us the area has been ruined, as it may be for those who enjoy originality and the feeling of being somewhere "real", not an
other shopping center to be with glitz. And I am sure some people will
find it to their taste. But we are very sad to see such changes.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want to get away from the cliche South Beach scene you definitely have to go the Design District. Has a great chic feeling to it, but at the same time it is filled with original artistic beauty. With art at every corner, high end retail shops, and the best restaurants to choose from, Design District should be at the top of your list.

2  Thank Marcus D
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

For locals and up and coming folks; furniture/furnishings et al by day; great restaurants by night. Largely vacated in evening so plenty of parking

1  Thank Joel A
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The design district is constantly changing and improving. There are now some wonderful designer stores and definitely some of the best restaurants in Miami. These include Oak Tavern, MC Kitchen, Michaeks, Harry's, Parchment and Egg and Dart. The service and value in the restaurants is good and the food generally excellent from some of the best known chefs in Miami.
Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank ChrisPaulAnnaMarie
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

With all the new restaurants, galleries, home designers and now clothing designers, this is fast becoming the place to be in Miami. Be careful at night, though and park only in well lit spaces.

1  Thank MiamiOlivia
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