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By: Liz Cepeda

Here Are Some Luggage Storage Options for Your Miami Trip

No need to drag your bags around with you as you explore Miami on a layover before heading home. Picture this: you just wrapped up an amazing cruise to the Bahamas from PortMiami and you find yourself with an entire free afternoon before you need to catch your flight back home. Don’t head to the airport early to just sit around waiting for your flight. Here are a few options for you to store that big suitcase of souvenirs for Aunt Edith and little Johnny so you have nothing weighing you down as you use your precious time visiting some of Miami’s close-by places to see.

PortMiami Cruise Early Baggage Check-in

If you get in to Miami with a few hours to spare or you came into the city early and have a morning free before your incredible PortMiami cruise to the Caribbean departs, you may be able to get early baggage check-in. Call in advance to confirm whether or not your selected cruise line offers this service and be sure to ask how much time you’ll have before you depart. You don’t want to miss the ship, but you do want to get in some quality Miami time before – and after – you go!

So what do you do with your spare time? If you have enough time after your cruise, you might want to take a guided tour. BigBus Tours has a Ship to Shore Miami tour that can be arranged by your cruise line. This package is available exclusively to cruise ship passengers disembarking at PortMiami and includes a luggage storage service. Enjoy the best sights in Miami on a fully narrated 90-minute tour. Afterwards, a complimentary shuttle service will take you to either Miami International (MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airports (FLL). It doesn’t get more stress-free than that.

At Your Hotel

Another option for luggage storage is checking with your hotel. Most hotels will hold your bags even after you’ve checked out so that you can check off those last “to-dos” from your list without lugging around a carry-on or duffel bag.

South Beach Luggage Storage Service

If you don’t want to leave your luggage at the hotel or with the cruise line but you still want to spend some quality time salsa dancing the afternoon away instead of sitting at the airport, you are in luck. Luggage storage services throughout the city are available for Miami visitors.

Luggage Lounge on South Beach is a baggage storage and travel lounge, allowing you the freedom to visit iconic Ocean Drive and Espanola Way’s hot spots without those heavy bags. It’s also just a short walk to the beach if you haven’t gotten enough rays yet to make your co-workers jealous when you start work on Monday. With Wi-Fi connectivity, printer services for your tickets, luggage weigh-in along with the storage options, you can make the most of your time left in Miami. Luggage Lounge is open seven days a week and even offers local pick up and drop off service from your hotel.

Miami International Airport Baggage Storage

If you are already at the airport and you have some time, you might want to just check your bags at MIA and then get out to explore nearby Doral and its many shopping and dining options at Downtown Doral or CityPlace. If so, the Baggage Checkroom at MIA is located in Central Terminal E on level 2 and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Storage fees depend on baggage size and daily rates are available.

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