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Best Shopping Centers & Malls In South Florida

December 23, 2011 9:00 AM

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So you’ve soaked up some rays and had a good meal, it’s only natural that now it’s time to shop! If there’s one thing South Florida does well, besides the weather, it’s offering a wide variety of shops for every taste, and every price range.

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Shops At Midtown Miami

NE 36th St & North Miami Ave.
Miami, FL
(305) 935-1110
shopmidtownmiami.com

If you want to step away from the beach and avoid the headaches and crowds in a traditional mall, then the Shops at Midtown Miami is the perfect stop for you. The Shops are located on the corner of NE 36th Street and N. Miami Avenue just north of downtown Miami. There’s over 633,754 square foot of shopping space with a blend of value retail and local high-end offerings. In addition to a number of specialty shops and lifestyle retailers, the center offers consumers national anchors including Target, Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls, West Elm and Loehmann’s.

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Dolphin Mall

11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172-6904
(305) 365-7446
www.shopdolphinmall.com

Besides spelling out the word Dolphin in the phone number, the Dolphin Mall is one of Miami’s biggest malls. Located in Doral, the Dolphin Mall is anchored by multiple stores, including Bloomingdales among others. If you want to check out a flick the Mall’s large theaters will satisfy, or you can go for the bistro theater experience as well. And if you want some food and fun, hit up Dave & Buster’s for some good eats and games galore.

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The Falls

8888 Southwest 136th St., Miami, FL 33176
(305) 253-9992
shopthefalls.com

It’s one of the largest open-air malls in the country and is anchored by Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and features an Apple Store for i-enthusiasts. From Victoria’s Secret to the Disney Store, the Falls has something for every age and every cost level. Just make sure you head out on a nice day, otherwise, you may be ducking into a store to buy an umbrella.

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Sawgrass Mills

12801 West Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 846-2300
www.simon.com/mall/?id=1262

If spending a leg and an arm isn’t your thing, then head to Sawgrass Mills. While technically a mall, Sawgrass Mills is an outlet mall that will have you walking out with plenty of bags of goods without costing you lots of money. If electronics are your thing, head to BrandSmart, or if you’re looking for something a little different, check out Off Saks Fifth Avenue for good deals on luxury items.

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Lincoln Road

Miami Beach

While not a mall, taking a walk up and down Lincoln Road will give you the opportunity to buy a little bit of everything, but all of it will have a South Florida flare. From Alton Road to Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road has a little bit of everything including jewelry, artwork, and some of the best and most unique restaurants you can find. Head out early, because parking is at a premium in the area. Your best bet for parking is a public garage on 17th near the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 935-1110
aventuramall.com

Anchored by Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, and a host of other stores, Aventura Mall has a little bit of everything. You can get lost in the mall it’s so enormous, but one thing you don’t have to worry about late in the evening is teenagers running around. The mall enacted a parental escort policy that says kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent on Friday and Saturday nights after 9:30 p.m. And if you’re looking to satisfy your taste buds, head over to the Cheesecake Factory for some good eats.

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