Best Shopping in Miami on Your Caribbean Cruise
Hands down, departing on a cruise from the Port of Miami is almost as exciting as the cruise itself. Especially, if you take a day or two and enjoy the city and what is has to offer. That’s why CruiseExperts.com has made a list of the best shopping in Miami on your Caribbean cruise!
Forget the Dolphins or the Heat, the true sport here is shopping. It’s a fashionista’s haven. From the Port, go west to Downtown and the Design District. Or head east to the fabulous South Beach. North to the stellar Bal Harbor Shops. Any direction works! See what draws thousands of serious shoppers here. All are a short cab ride from the pier.
The recent renaissance of Downtown Miami has been amazing to witness. Along with throngs of new residents in its glimmering high rises, great restaurants and sizzling nightlife, the shopping options here have been turning heads.
Bayside Marketplace is a two-level, open-air center in a prime location right on Biscayne Bay and in the heart of Downtown. With more than 150 shops including one-of-a-kind and national retailers, in a waterfront setting, this is a place to experience true Miami. Here you’ll find such favorites as Guess, GAP, Victoria’s Secret and Brookstone and more.
Mary Brickell Village is an oasis in the middle of Downtown. A convenient stop for near-by residents, this is also a great place for visitors. Satisfy your quest for fashion at such unique shops such as Blush Brickell, Essence Shoes and Joanna Paige. Look over the jewelry selections at Brickell Jewelers. You can also send a bouquet from Blooming Flowers. Relax at one of their many restaurants and get ready for your fun cruise ahead.
Hundreds of stores and shops also grace the Downtown Shopping District. Located on the historic Flagler Street in the heart of the city of Miami, it is anchored by Macy’s, Marshalls and La Epoca (imported from Havana). You will find this to be a classic destination for world-class jewelry shopping, including the Seybold Building with its more than 280 jewelers.
Located just north of Downtown Miami, this chic and emerging center has drawn unbelievable high-end retail names as well as the shoppers who partake. The Miami Art District is known primarily for its design showrooms, luxury retailers and art galleries. You can also relax at one of many fine eateries on pedestrian-friendly streets. This unique neighborhood has emerged as an international destination for lovers of art, design and fashion. Be dazzled by such retailers at Cartier, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc Jacobs, just to name a few. Come and mingle with other like-minded shoppers and list this place among your favorite new haunts in Miami.
A quick jaunt to this fabled island from is a must-do, especially for true shopaholics. This is probably one of the most famous places in Miami with its Art Deco buildings and celebrity sightings – and some of the most beautiful people in the world. Almost every square inch of this section of Miami Beach is full of dazzle and wonder as well as a premier shopping destination. There’s nothing quite like it so plan a few hours here.
The Collins Avenue Shopping District is one block from the beach and offers more than thirty design shops. You will find Armani, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller and Versace among others.
Lincoln Road Mall is the main pedestrian center here with great shopping and people watching. Flagship stores dot this landmark destination. Here you’ll find Zara, Gap, the very popular H&M, and Books & Books, as well as many other boutiques and shops. Keep an eye out online for any upcoming special events here as you plan your visit, as they cannot be missed.
North on Collins Avenue (a quick cab ride) is the famed Bal Harbor Shops. Not a large mall, but, surprisingly it is the most productive luxury fashion shopping centers in the country. With such famous names as Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Fendi, Harry Winston and Tiffany & Co., you will leave here dressed to kill. This an elegant and sophisticated shopping destination so plan a few hours here for shopping and relaxing.
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Kimberly Wheeler joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in September 2014. Her role as a Social Media Marketer is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. Kimberly has an extensive background in Public Relations and Marketing and a passion for engaging the public. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an option in Public Relations from Fresno State University in May 2014.