Dolphin Mall – Discount Haven in Miami
- 4. September 2020
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At the shores of the Biscayne Bay, just 4 miles from Ocean Drive, stretches a gigantic shopping mall that even featured in the TV series Miami Vice. On two floors Bayside Marketplace houses a remarkable variety of stores, and thanks to the clever half-open design guests can shop here at any weather. Bayside Marketplace even has its own marina. From there, you can start your boat trip to exciting destinations. With so many things to do (and buy), it is no wonder that Bayside Marketplace is Miami’s most visited attraction.
“Shop until you drop” is the mantra at Bayside Marketplace with its more then 120 stores. Here, women can choose between 23 boutiques, among them well-known brands like Gap, Guess and Victoria’s Secret. The selection of men’s and children’s apparel leaves nothing to be desired, either.
Stylish shoes fill the shelves at Footlocker, Crocs and co., while Claire’s, Pasha Silver and Ice sell a wide range of accessories and jewelry. Top sports brands are on display at Sportive, Mad about Football and Champs Sports. And of course, there is no shortage of perfumes and cosmetics at shops like Bath & Bodywork and D´Nature. Hardware fans get their fill at Electronic World, and for the newest console and PC titles, just visit the mall’s Gamestop.
Bayside Marketplace also houses a range of exotic shops that you do not find in every mall, among them:
If you want to save money, you should arm yourself with coupons before you visit Bayside Marketplace. Websites like retailmenot.com or shopular.com inform you about discounts such as two items for the price of one, clearance sales with up to 70 % off or cheap offers at the mall’s restaurants.
Hungry customers are well cared for at the mall’s extensive food court with its 37 restaurants. Here, at the top floors, you can enjoy international and local cuisine while gazing at the scenic Biscayne Bay. Enjoy culinary ocean treasures at Bubba Gum and Brawy Seafood, get your share of Greek specialties at the Gyro House, and gorge on tender steaks at Los Ranchos. If you are feeling Italian, Pucci´s Pizza is the place to go. Guests love the burgers at Five Guys, and sports fans watch their favorite teams live at Hooters, while Chilis Bar & Grill brings you the spicy flavors of Mexico.
Of course, you can always just relax in charming cafés, eat ice-cream, get your daily dose of vitamins with fresh smoothies or have a cocktail at the Daiquiri Bar. If you are thirsting for German Beer, say “Guten Tag” to the Bavaria Haus Beerhall.
More restaurants: If you would like to see the complete list of all restaurants in the Bayside Marketplace, you can find the complete overview here!
Bayside Marketplace is not only a perfect place for bargain hunters, but also the starting point of your sightseeing tour in Miami. Many Hop-On-Hop-Off-Busses stop here. With your ticket you can enter and leave the bus to your heart’s content and take a closer look at sights you have seen on the way. If you want to explore Florida’s coolest city and keep fit at the same time, the bicycle tours of Bike & Roll Miami are your ideal choice.
Companies like Bayside Boat Tours and Island Queen Cruises offer many activities on the water. Gaze at Miami’s skyline on a boat tour, learn which celebrities populate the luxurious mansions, and take a look at Fisher Island, America’s most exclusive holiday resort. Trips to the Everglades and boozy party cruises also start at the Bayside Marketplace marina. Blue Water Fishing helps you make the catch of your life, and if you want to play captain yourself, Boat Rental Miami lets you do so.
But maybe you are looking for a little rest and relaxation nearby. In this case, you should visit Bayfront Park south of the mall – not only for its green spaces lined with palm trees, but also for the amazing view of Miami’s skyscrapers.
Every weekend, Bayside Marketplace is home to the Artist’s Square. At this market, you can marvel at the works of local artists and purchase hand-crafted jewelry. On Sundays the Farmer’s Market attracts customers with regional produce like homemade bread and freshly pressed juice. The mall also serves as a venue for live concerts, from classic rock and folk music to Latin American tunes.
On July 4 and New Year’s Eve Bayside Marketplace turns into a family-friendly festival with fireworks, prize games and fun activities for children. Of course, the highlight for little guests is the Halloween Party where they can fill their pockets with candy and have their faces painted spookily. A true feast for the eyes awaits guests in December: Then, 50 Christmas-themed boats make their way through Biscayne Bay. Bayside Marketplace is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of them.
Bayside Marketplace is open Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm. On Friday it is 10 am to 11 pm, and on Sunday you can go shopping between 11 am and 9 pm.
On-site parking costs 10 USD for 2 hours. However, if you do not need to carry a lot, you might as well leave your car at home. Guests in Downtown or Brickell can take the free Metromover, a self-driving train that also offers magnificent views of the city and the bay.
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
weekdays 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Restaurants stay open until 11 p.m. as needed.
The Bayside Marketplace has more than 120 shops and restaurants.
Parking at the Bayside Marketplace Miami costs around 9 euros for 2 hours.
The Bayside Marketplace is a two-story open-air shopping mall in downtown Miami, Florida. The shores of Biscayne Bay enclose the area of Bayside Marketplace with the Miami city marina at its side. It is considered the most visited attraction in Miami according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
The Bayside Marketplace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Miami. Here you will find countless opportunities to spend the day and experience something. Watch the shopping streets, the harbor, the docking cruise ships or enjoy the sun in one of the restaurants or bars and let the day end. There is a lot to discover and experience in the Bayside Marketplace.
Directly behind the Bayside Marketplace is the Guild Miami – Downtown or the cheaper Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown.