Bayside Marketplace

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by travellingdave on January 19, 2007

The Bayside Marketplace is Miami's premier shopping center, located right downtown next to the beautiful Biscayne Bay. It is located next door to the Port of Miami cruise ship terminal and the American Airlines Arena.

It's beautiful location makes it a popular destination for honeymooners and couples out shopping before their big cruise the next day. The mall boasts a vast selection of merchants, including Gap, Bath and Body Works, the Havana Shirt Company, Victoria's Secret, the Best of Miami, and many more interesting merchants.

It's beautiful decor really adds a nice touch. The mall is somewhat open-air and the nice bay breezes work wonders on a sticky hot summer evening.

The mall features a decent sized food court featuring the fast food chains you know and love, including the Cajun Grill, Pretzel Twister, Captain Joe's seafood, and many others. There are a number of good sit-down restaurant on site, including Chili's, Miami's Hard Rock Cafe, the Latin American Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and Lombardi's restaurant.

The mall features live entertainment on many evenings, and is quite family-friendly. The views of Biscayne Bay are quite good from many areas of the mall, so bring your camera.

The mall does rent wheelchairs and strollers out for those who require this, and you will find lockers here as well. Valet parking is available.

The mall is open from 10am to 10pm weekdays, from 10am to 11pm on Saturdays, and from 10am to 9pm on Sundays.

Getting here is easy. The mall is located right off of Biscayne Blvd., along the waterfront in downtown Miami. Take I-395 to Biscayne Blvd., then Biscayne south to the mall. It will be on your right hand side.

The mall is a perfect short walk from the downtown Greyhound stop. Considering the Greyhound station is in a seedy area, you will welcome the chance to head down here if you're on a layover. The mall is four blocks east of Greyhound.

The nearest hotel to the mall is the Holiday Inn downtown, which is also a perfect hotel if you're catching a cruise at the nearby port.

You can also access the mall via the MetroMover trains. Get off at Freedom Tower Station and walk two blocks southeast to the mall entrance.

Visit the Bayside Marketplace online at:
Bayside Marketplace
Fourth and Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida, 33133
(305) 577-3344

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