Dolphin Mall is the largest mall in Miami and boasts over 200 shops, cafes and restaurants. As well as the more typical outlets, such as Gap, Nike and Starbucks, you can also visit some major designer outlets, including Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
If you’re looking for something to eat, there’s the KOBE Japanese Steak and Seafood, Tango Grill Parrillada and a host of Latin influenced restaurants. There’s also the Cinebistro – a concept cinema offering top cuisine, fine wines & cocktails and a movie.
At the three-storey Aventura Mall, you will find a vast selection of shopping and dining experiences. There’s a Disney Store, Louis Vuitton, an ever-fragrant Lush soap outlet and an entire store devoted to Lego. The eating options are also plentiful, with a host of local and world cuisines all available in the mall.
The mall also holds regular events, such as the farmers market which offers shoppers some of the finest fresh produce in the area. There are often huge discount sales in the mall, giving consumers the chance to make some major savings on designer brands.
Bal Harbour Shops
On a sunny day in Miami, few things beat a spot of retail therapy down at Bal Harbour. This upscale complex is one of the few remaining family owned malls still operating in America, and is arguably the best looking retail area in the whole of Miami.
Since the designer label Gucci set up shop in Bal Harbour during the 1970’s, many designer brands have flocked to the area. Nowadays, Bal Harbour is populated almost entirely by world renowned fashion brands, with Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Fendi all currently residing in the complex.
For an entirely different shopping experience, try Lincoln Road Mall – perhaps the most alternative shopping centre in the region. The mall is ten blocks wide, and is largely closed to traffic. Lincoln Road offers some exquisite architecture, arty boutiques and private cafes. Some of the best Miami hotels are conveniently located in the area, making Lincoln Road an ideal destination for budding tourists.