The Bayside Marketplace is a festival marketplace located in downtown Miami, South Florida. It offers a unique and great shopping experience for those who live in downtown Miami or are visiting the area. As the name suggests, it is located along the Biscayne Bay and is south of American Airlines Arena. One will come across the very best in food, fun and live entertainment that Miami has to offer for residents and tourists alike. This place offers something for everyone – whether you are interested in a sightseeing tour, exotic restaurants or daily live entertainment.
The Bayside Marketplace features a wide range of shops including the much renowned Victoria’s Secret, The Disney Store, Foot Locker, Baby Gap, Perfumania, Sunglass Hut, Sleefs and Bath & Body Works. The Marketplace has an impressive collection of restaurants that includes Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Hard Rock Cafe, Los Ranchos et al. There is also a world-class food court that serves delectable Asian, chicken and seafood dishes.
This entertainment complex opened in 1987 during the famous real estate boom in Miami. The shopping center here is very famous and has been featured in the TV series, Miami Vice. The complex attracts around 15 million people every year. The place is managed by General Growth Properties and is served by the Metrorail.
The Bayside Marketplace houses a parking garage which is available at $3 for the first hour and $2 for any additional hour subject to a maximum of $10. The Bayside Marketplace website (www.baysidemarketplace.com) has a good collection of interactive maps and other important details. Once you are here you must also visit a few other attractions in the vicinity such as the waterfront and the Freedom Tower. You can also take the Downtown Miami Waterfront Walking Tour as you will learn a lot about this historic place. This is an excellent tourist destination and if you are travelling with kids, they will surely enjoy it.