Bayside Marketplace Shopping

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Bayside Marketplace is perfect for shopping, dining, boating and more in Downtown Miami

Situated in the heart of Downtown Miami at the foot of the Miamarina on Biscayne Bay, Bayside Marketplace is a shopping, dining and entertainment mecca going strong for over three decades. Home to more than 150 shops and a dozen restaurants, it’s also the embarkation point for a handful of boat tours, including the Thriller speedboats and the Island Queen cruise tours.

Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace


Bayside is a mecca for both independent boutiques and familiar big box brands. Shop small boutiques like Beya, Le Bowtique, Pasha Silver and Stitch by Stitch. Blockbuster brands include Gap, Bath & Body Works, Claires, the Disney Store, Express, Foot Locker, and Victoria’s Secret. There are also a few destinations for some well-deserved me time at places like D’Nature Hair & Nail Salon and Sakura Reflexology.

You’ll also find a variety of Bayside-branded shops and gift stores, like Bayside Cigars, Bayside Logo Shop, Gifts from the Sea and Global Culture where you can purchase Bayside apparel. With so much to choose from, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for during a day of shopping at Bayside.

Dining & Entertainment

There’s nothing like a waterfront meal in Miami and you’ve got a wide variety of options to indulge in at Bayside including their food court, which highlights international cuisine. Grab a table at the Hard Rock Café, Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory or Chili’s for a comfortable and relaxed meal. You can also enjoy frozen cocktails at Fat Tuesdays or a delicious German beer at the Bavaria Haus Beer Hall. If you need a little pick-me-up or something sweet, you’ll find a Starbucks and Dippin’ Dots.

Best of all you can expect live music and entertainment on the weekends and in the evenings. You can also enjoy some virtual reality gaming at 3D Laserland and VR Podscape. There’s even a Miami Walk of Fame at Bayside with stars like Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith and Channing Tatum representing.

Thriller Miami
Thriller Miami

Boating & Attractions

With its location at Miamarina, Bayside is also a prime destination for Miami’s best bout tours. Here, you’ll find boat rentals, fishing charters, jet ski tours and rentals. It’s also the site of the famed Island Queen cruises and sightseeing tours where you can visit everything from Millionaire’s Row and Star Island to Stiltsville’s offshore wonders. For a high-octane experience, Thriller Miami takes passengers into the bay aboard 42-foot speedboats that can fly as fast as 50 miles per hour.

No matter what you’re looking for, Bayside Marketplace is a prime destination in the heart of Miami offering a little bit of everything and a great way to soak in Miami’s beautiful scenery.

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