If you’re looking for a fun day out in Miami, Florida, Bayside Marketplace is a great place to go. There’s something for everyone here, from shopping and dining to entertainment and sightseeing. Plus, boating enthusiasts can take advantage of the many marinas in the area.

Bayside Marketplace is located in downtown Miami, right on Florida’s iconic Biscayne Bay. Visitors can stroll along the promenades, shop at the stores, dine at the restaurants, or enjoy live entertainment. Bayside Marketplace is recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as the number-one most-visited attractions in Miami!

The marketplace also has a multi-level garage for visitors arriving by car. We parked on the street parking lot area and paid for parking by the hour. It was a self-serve way to pay easily.

Here are fun things to spend a day at Bayside Marketplace:

Shop till you drop!

Bayside Marketplace is arranged like a traditional street market, making it easy and convenient to enjoy a day out with your family.

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Plus, there are lots of unique shops selling tourist items like Miami t-shirts and hats, plus more well-known shops like Bayside Cigars, Cocoa Playa, Flip Flop Shops, and more.

There’s lots of shopping in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida, and if you also want to shop more while you’re in town, read my Sweet Guide of Best Fancy Shopping Areas in Miami, Florida.

Grab a bite to eat

As it’s located right on the water’s edge, it’s no surprise that Bayside Marketplace is home to some great seafood restaurants. Hard Rock Cafe is famous for their regular American food and cocktails and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is famous for their seafood.

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My hubby and I stopped at Mojito Bar for some delicious and refreshing mojitos. The bartenders put on a show when making them, and it was super fun to watch! The mojitos were served in tall souvenir glasses, and we still use them at home for good memories.

There are plenty of food options at Bayside Marketplace, from fast food to casual dining. For something quick and easy, stop by one of the many food trucks parked up outside; try traditional Cuban food like Cuban sandwiches.

Take a ride on the amusement rides

Bayside Marketplace is also home to an amusement park, complete with rides like the Ferris wheel and carousel. It’s perfect for kids (and big kids at heart like me).

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Catch a show at the amphitheater

The open-air amphitheater at Bayside Marketplace regularly hosts live music and other entertainment. Grab your drinks, watch the show, and get ready to dance, too!

Bayside Marketplace is a great place to spend a day in Miami. There are many shops and restaurants to choose from, and there is always something going on. If you have a chance to visit Miami, be sure to check out Bayside Marketplace!

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