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Shop 'Till You Drop in Miami

By Travel Savvy

We love Miami for so many reasons: Sandy beaches, exotic flavors, colorful nightlife, and cultural influences from many Caribbean nations, all melting together to create this city's reknown vibrant energy. But, we also appreciate the serious shopping you can get done in the Magic city.

These major shopping malls are often big (re: supersized) and air-conditioned, while the outdoor shopping plazas are beautiful and picturesque. Inside or out, you’ll always find exactly what you’re looking for at these unique shopping experiences.

Aventura Mall Skylight 1

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Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Boulevard

www.AventuraMall.com

Open Monday – Saturday, 10AM to 9PM Sunday 12PM to 8PM (305) 935-1110

Looking for Miami’s destination shopping mall? Aventura Mall, located in a northern suburb, is simply sprawling! This shopping mecca boasts over 2.7 million square feet of retail floor space and offers luxury brands like Cartier, Emilio Pucci, Bally, and more alongside six anchor department stores.

As if the shopping wasn’t enough, Aventura Mall also has dozens of restaurants and dining options, an artist-designed interactive playground, a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, and a taste of South Florida’s thriving arts scene with Turnberry for the Arts, featuring contemporary installations by renowned international and South Florida artists. If the latest bid by management for expansion is approved, Aventura will be the biggest mall in the nation by 2016. Aventura is definitely a shopper’s paradise!

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Photo Credit: NINE at Mary Brickell Village

The Shops at Mary Brickell Village

901 South Miami Avenue, Suite 206

www.MaryBrickellVillage.com

Open Monday - Saturday, 10AM to 9PM Sunday, 12PM to 6PM

The neighborhood of Brickell serves both as Miami’s financial district and home to the outdoor shopping and lifestyle destination Mary Brickell Village. An open-air mecca for those looking for dining and upscale shops during the day, locals flock to the plaza at night for the bar scene at places like Blue Martini.

The overall fun-loving vibe is complimented by the recent addition of the luxury, celebrity-endorsed long-term residences at NINE, and completed with fine dining options like 

Cocowalk Courtyard 3

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CocoWalk

3015 Grand Ave.

www.CocoWalk.net

Open Sunday - Thursday 10AM to 10PM

 

Coconut Grove, a small historic Miami neighborhood located on Biscayne Bay, gives visitors the impression of a subtropical forest due to heavy vegetation and oversized shade trees that line the streets. CocoWalk, the neighborhood’s outdoor lifestyle destination, is where locals and visitors alike gather to eat, shop, and relax. 

Local tip: When you're in the area, take some time to drive to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Just a few miles away from Cocowalk, this beautiful mansion will take you back in time as you stroll the stunning interior on a guided tour or walk along the lush gardens. A must-see!

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