Miami offers an ample variety of attractions to it’s visitors. One of them, without a doubt, is a shopping trip. Those who wish to escape traditional shopping centers have a special option in the city. Bayside Marketplace is a commercial center situated on the promenade of the Bay of Biscayne.
Bayside Marketplace was inaugurated in 1987 and located very close to the American Airlines Arena, 5 minutes from South Beach and 20 minutes from the Miami International Airport. It boasts more than 150 shops plus 15 restaurants and terraces with pleasant dining areas for lunch and dinner, or to hear live music or even fireworks shows.
15 million people visit Bayside Marketplace each year to enjoy themselves while shopping for souvenirs, clothing, perfume, home accessories, toys, and even electronics.
Bayside Marketplace also has a dozen international food options in it’s food court, and restaurants serving cuisine from different nations such as italian, spanish, nicaraguan, argentine, north-american, and cuban. Among the lunch and dinner choices are Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Chili’s, Hooter’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Latin American Cafeteria, Los Ranchos, The Knife, Tradewinds Bar & Grill, Lombardi’s, and Largo Seafood & Grill.
From the open air cafes you have a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay, and all the aquatic activities that happen in Miamarina and Bayside. Some of these include boat trips to see celebrity mansions who live full or part time in the area. The most popular is “Millionaire’s Row” which allows you to see the current and past homes of Julio Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Gloria Estefan, Elizabeth Taylor, and Al Capone among others.
At sunset Biscayne Bay fills with local bands playing popular salsa, rock, reggae, and tropical music in Marina Stage.
How to get to Bayside Marketplace in your rental carBayside shopping center is located in central Miami, more precisely at Biscayne Blvd and NE 4th Street.
Those who arrive by rental car along Hwy I-95 north or south towards the center should exit at Biscayne Boulevard.
Those who come driving rental cars from the south should stay in the left lane through the exit. Then continue north to Biscayne Blvd until the entrance on NE 3rd Street.
Those driving rental cars from the north along I-95 should exit and stay continue straight until Biscayne Blvd. Then turn right on Biscayne and continue until Port Blvd (NE 5th Street). Once there turn left onto Port.
Where to park your rental car at Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace has a parking lot where you can park your rental car with a capacity for 1,200 vehicles. The also provide valet parking.Rent a car, minivan or SUV in Miami through RentingCarz at the best price with the most reputable rental companies on the market. Reserve a car online and fully enjoy Miami and other destinations, such as Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas.