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By: Shayne Benowitz

With exciting shopping, delicious restaurants, lovely parks and plenty of entertainment, Doral is a thriving Miami neighborhood just west of Miami International Airport. Whether it’s an evening out at CityPlace Doral for late-night bowling and shopping, a trip to the Doral Yard for live music and dinner, or a visit to the Doral Contemporary Art Museum, there’s plenty to discover in Doral.

Della Bowls
Try the vegan bowls at Della Bowls in the Doral Yard

Explore Downtown Doral

Downtown Doral is a hub of activity, from local shops to parks, restaurants and bars. Start your explorations with the Doral Yard, an indoor-outdoor venue with local pop-up restaurants anchored by a bar with a stage for live music and other community events. Whether it’s a vegan bowl at Della Bowls by Della Heiman, who founded the Yard, or delicious Latin-Asian fusion fare at Chef Eileen Andrade's Barbakoa by Finka, you’re sure to find an option that suits your tastes. There are also some exciting dining destinations in the outdoor mall area of Downtown Doral, including the popular Pisco y Nazca, serving ceviche and contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a stylish setting. For a sweet treat to top it all off, make your way to Bunnie Cakes, a locally owned bakery known for its vegan and gluten-free confections.

CityPlace Night
Enjoy al fresco shopping, entertainment and more at CityPlace Doral

Discover Cityplace Doral

When you plan an outing at CityPlace Doral, your day might include bowling at Kings Dining & Entertainment, movies at the upscale Cinébistro or live music and tasty food at Copper Blues Rock Bar & Kitchen. The al fresco shopping, dining and entertainment complex is anchored by a spectacular show fountain with plenty to explore. You’ll definitely want to try a sweet treat at Sloan’s Homemade Ice Cream, which offers decadent flavors such as salted Spanish peanut with caramel swirl and “Mom’s Apple Pie.”

Plan a day of shopping and fun with the whole family at Miami International Mall

Shop at Miami International Mall

At over a million square feet, you can get some serious shopping done at Miami International Mall in Doral. Located near Miami International Airport and beloved for its budget-friendly retailers, you’ll find Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's and H&M here. With a dozen eateries to choose from, such as 100 Montaditos and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, you can easily make a day of it at this sprawling mall. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon with family.

Visit the Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM)

The Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) has infused Doral with new energy. With a broad curatorial scope, ranging from art to design, science, architecture and technology, its exhibitions have spanned pop art, fashion and photography. With a calendar filled with family-friendly events, there’s always something new to discover during a visit to DORCAM.

Get Outdoors at Doral Central Park

As its name implies, Doral Central Park is located in the heart of Doral’s commercial district, boasting 82 acres of green space and recreation. It’s anchored by a lake with walking and jogging trails, and it also offers exercise stations. It’s a popular place for families on weekends, with picnic tables and grills for casual gatherings.

Let Off Some Steam at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

For a unique experience where you can literally bounce off the walls, head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Doral. This indoor entertainment center includes a variety of bouncy activities including freestyle jump, Sky Slam basketball, ultimate dodge ball and a giant pit full of foam cubes that you can jump into. It’s especially fun for little ones who need to burn off some energy, or anyone who’s simply young at heart.

Trump National Doral
Spend a day at The Golf Club at Trump National Doral, Miami

Hit the Greens at a Doral Golf Course

The Golf Club at Trump National Doral, Miami is home to four championship golf courses, including the Golden Palm, the Silver Fox, the Red Tiger (named for Jackie Gleason, who once frequented the course in the 1960s) – and most famously, the Blue Monster, known for its deep bunkers, long fairways and challenging water hazards. In fact, the Blue Monster’s 18th hole was ranked among the Top 100 by Golf Magazine. The Costa Del Sol Golf Club is an 18-hole public course that poses a challenge for even the best golfers.

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