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Bayside Market Place

Bayside Marketplace. The Best of Miami. Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer. Whether you are interested in our vibrant marketplace, exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment or national brand name stores. Bayside's wealth of activity offers something for everyone. Come experience Miami, visit Bayside!

401 Biscayne Blvd Miami , 305- 577-3344

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Bal Harbour Shops

The coveted collection of stores Whitman assembled was unparalleled and quickly became the industry benchmark, generating the highest annual sales in the nation. Bal Harbour Shops was the first mall location for many famed merchants, such as Gucci, [Three generations of Whitmans] Three generations of Whitmans Cartier and Bulgari. Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, and Roger Vivier chose Bal Harbour as the site for their first ventures outside New York. In 2009 Lanvin opened their first store in the U.S. This "Shopping Hall of Fame" is home to 100 world-class fashion and jewelry boutiques and flagship stores.

9700 Collins Ave Bal Harbour , 305.866.0311

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Adventura Mall

Aventura Mall is South Florida’s largest super regional mall and covers 2.7 million square feet of retail space. The multi-level mall is home to 300 stores and restaurants as well as department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy's. Aventura Mall also includes a 24-screen movie theater.

19501 Biscayne Boulevard Adventura , 954-964-9098 ext 1117

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Miami Cruise terminal directions & Parking information

Port of Miami / Dodge Island
•    Terminal D - 1435 North Cruise Boulevard, Port of Miami, Miami, FL 33132
•    Terminal E - 1265 North Cruise Boulevard, Port of Miami, Miami, FL 33132

Travel Time: 8 miles from the Miami International Airport; travel time is approximately 25 minutes. 25 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport; travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

                                                      Directions to the Port

Traveling from I-95 North or South


•    Exit at I-395 east toward Miami Beach (Exit #2D).
•    Follow the directional signs to Biscayne Boulevard (Exit #2A/#2B).
•    Follow directions for Biscayne Boulevard South; turn right at the traffic light/stop sign.
•    Stay in the left lane.
•    The entrance to the Port of Miami is at Biscayne Boulevard and Port Boulevard (N.E 5th Street).
•    At the traffic light, turn left at Port Boulevard (N.E. 5th Street).
•    Proceed over the bridge.
•    Stay in the left lanes and follow the signs to Cruise Terminals D/E.

Traveling from the West Coast of Florida


•    I-75 east toward Fort Lauderdale.
•    I-595 east toward Fort Lauderdale.
•    I-95 south toward Miami.
•    Exit at I-395 east toward Miami Beach (Exit #2D).
•    Follow the directional signs to Biscayne Boulevard (Exit #2A/#2B).
•    Follow directions for Biscayne Boulevard South; turn right at the traffic light/stop sign.
•    Stay in the left lane.
•    The entrance to the Port of Miami is at Biscayne Boulevard and Port Boulevard (N.E 5th Street).
•    At the traffic light, turn left at Port Boulevard (N.E. 5th Street).
•    Proceed over the bridge.
•    Stay in the left lanes and follow the signs to Cruise Terminals D/E.

Parking Information


$20.00 per day (rates subject to change by the Port Authority)
•    Garage Parking / Parking Lot #2 (an open, outdoor parking lot)
•    Accepted forms of payment: Visa; MasterCard; American Express; U.S Dollars;
U.S. Traveler's Checks
•    No advance reservations required
•    Handicapped Parking available with proof of valid permit.
•    Oversized vehicles that are 20’ in length or more will be charged an additional $20.00 per day
and can only park in Lot #2.
•    Shuttle Service will pick you up at the Parking Garage/Lot and take you to the appropriate Cruise Terminal location.  
 
For more information: 305 347-5515
www.metro-dade.com/portofmiami

Miami Overview

Miami is no longer the brash, drug-ridden, crime-capital of America made famous in the 1980s television series Miami Vice. It is a place of refuge and dreams for those fleeing South America or the Caribbean looking for a new start in the land of the free. Over a third of the population does not speak English and in some areas only Spanish is spoken.
 

Take a taxi and the radio will likely be playing salsa. The driver will be Colombian, Chilean, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Nicaraguan, Honduran, Haitian - anything but American.
 

Miami had surprisingly humble beginnings. Located on the far south coast of Florida, perched between a mangrove swamp and a barrier reef, it was founded in 1895 whe tycoon Henry Flagler extended his railroad to carry citrus fruits from the frost-free south.
 

Development was slow until the Florida land boom in the 1920s. During Prohibition years, Al Capone came here when the heat was on in Chicago. After World War II, the Mafia moved in and later, once Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959, waves of Cuban refugees arrived. Before long, they had established Miami as the Latin capital of the USA.
 

Today, Miami is the second largest city in Florida after Jacksonville but its most exciting, exotic and cosmopolitan. It covers a number of islands and mainland communities collectively known as Greater Miami and the Beaches.
Much of Miami's appeal is due to its diverse neighbourhoods ranging from the big-city with the towering skyscrapers of downtown Miami, the commercial heart of the city, to the small-town neighbourhood of trendy South Beach.
It is a sparkler of a city set against the water. It was originally settled at the mouth of the Miami River by the Tequesta Indians and the downtown area still hugs the junction of the river and Biscayne Bay. To the south along the water Coconut Grove is 3miles/5km away.
 

The cities of Coral Gables and South Miami are about 6mi/les10km to the west and south. Beyond that to the west is Kendall - a vast stretch of condos, homes, shopping malls and restaurants that reaches the edge of the Everglades.
To the south is Homestead and, beyond that, the Florida Keys. Miami Beach is a finger of land separating Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic, connected by five causeways to the mainland. At its southern tip is South Beach, now known as the Art Deco District or SoBe.
 

South Beach is probably the most recognisable with its candy-coloured buildings set against a pure South Florida backdrop of cloudless skies, dazzling blue ocean, pale sandy beaches and swaying palm trees.
But near Port of Miami - largest cruise ship port in the world with over 3million passengers a year - there is another face of Miami, Little Havana where Cubans still hold sway.
Greater Miami is also an international crossroads of commerce, finance, culture, sports, entertainment, transportation and tourism. Its main source of income is from tourism, with Miami Beach renowned for its 'gold coast' hotel strip, palatial properties and recreational facilities. Its subtropical climate ensures warm weather year-round with plenty sun.
 

The city's real genius, however, is the fact that in recent years it has successfully absorbed the different cultures of its multi-ethnic population and been influenced by them all. The result? Miami is considered the model community for the 21st century and a compelling example of America's changing face.
It is undeniably one of the most exhilarating cities in the country - a peaceful, confident, multicultural megalopolis with vibrancy and savoir faire. A fascinating, albeit challenging, City of the Future for those who strive to understand its diverse personality.
 

Facts At A Glance

Size: City: 54sq miles/139sq km. Metropolitan area: 2,109sq miles/5,462 sq km.
County: Miami-Dade.
Population: 600,000 (city); 2.1million (metropolitan area).
Ethnic mix: 82.9% white, 49.2% Hispanic, 20.6% black.
Religion: Predominantly Christian.
Emergency Phone Number: 911.
Telephone Code: Area code: 305.
Time/Temperature: Phone 305-324-8811. Weather forecast, phone 305-576-9754.
Time Zone: Five hours behind GMT. Daylight Saving Time observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electricity: 110-115 volts AC, 60Hz; flat two-or three-prong plugs are standard.
Weather. Warm subtropical summers; mild winters. Clear skies 21% of the time; partly cloudy 47%; cloudy skies 32%. Annual rainfall: 60in/150cm. Rainfall heaviest May-October. Annual snowfall: 0. Average temperatures: Jan 61-74F/16-23C; Feb 61-75F/16-24C; Mar 64-78F/18-26C; Apr 67-80F/19-27C; May 71-84F/22-29C; Jun 74-86F/23-30C; Jul 76-88F/24-31C; Aug 76-88F/24-31C; Sep 75-87F/24-31C; Oct 72-83F/22-28C; Nov 66-78F/19-26C; Dec 62-76F/17-24C.
 

Food & Drink

Miami/Miami Beach: There are more than 300 fine restaurants and most hotels maintain excellent dining rooms. Some gourmet eateries are expensive but many popular restaurants have economy prices. Cuban and Mexican food is very popular in Miami and seafood is a State speciality. Fresh stone crabs are not available anywhere else in the USA.
 

The shopping mall is king in Miami. The Falls is a water-oriented, lushly landscaped delight filled with upscale shops and restaurants. Dadeland Mall is the first and most successful mall, while Bal Harbour, at the other end of the county in Miami Beach, caters to the very, very rich. Aventura is a mall that's turned into an entire city, with condos and high-rises. Smaller and very funky is CocoWalk in the Grove, geared to the young and restless. Shops at Sunset Place are in South Miami.

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