Bayside Marketplace, Miami

Bayside Marketplace, Miami (must see)

The Freedom Tower is a 17-floor structure located on the Wolfson campus of Miami Dade College. It has become the symbol of freedom to Cuban refugees who fled to Florida from the communist regime of Fidel Castro.

Bayside Marketplace is a festival marketplace in the heart of Downtown Miami, located between Bayfront Park to the south and the American Airlines Arena to the north. Just as the name suggests, the venue wraps along the banks of Biscayne Bay. Visitors to Bayside Marketplace can experience real Miami as a home of impeccable international cuisine, fine shops, and exotic music in a beautiful, waterfront setting.

The two-level, open-air festival center opened its doors for the first time in 1987 amid a major real estate boom in the city. Instead of being planned to revitalize a specific area, this entertainment complex complements an existing marina with more than 150 shops, including unique and national retailers such as Guess, GAP, and Victoria's Secret, as well as 12 delicious restaurants, such as Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Café, and The Knife.

The shopping center has been frequently featured on the crime drama TV series, Miami Vice. Being the number one most visited tourist attraction in Miami, Bayside Marketplace attracts on average 15 million people annually who come to enjoy the sunshine and a dose of Latin flavor combined with a few drinks by the water or hop on a refreshing Bay cruise.

Why You Should Visit:
Restaurants overlooking the dock, many boating activities – jet boats, sunset cruises, etc. Overall, friendly and very culturally diverse.
Nice atmosphere through the day, but especially in the evenings, when there's always something going on, live, on the main podium.

Operation Hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm; Fri, Sat: 10am-11pm; Sun: 11am-9pm

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Bayside Marketplace on Map

Sight Name: Bayside Marketplace
Sight Location: Miami, USA (See walking tours in Miami)
Sight Type: Shopping
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