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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5350483
About the area
Take in some sunshine as you find yourself lazily barefoot in the sand, sip a frozen cocktail, enjoy some fresh local conch fritters and just 'people-watch,' - as the locals say. Or if you are more daring beachfront jet-ski rentals are abundantly available. A short city walk or cab ride takes you to local supermarkets, drug stores, bodegas, coffee shops, clothiers, jewelers, malls, banks and restaurants.
Other attractions include:
~ The nostalgic "Classic Gateway Theater (Since 1951) has dimmed the lights for crowds of moviegoers by celebrating the classics that came out during its early years with hits starring the likes of Cary Grant, though it does not shy away from first-run blockbusters and indie flicks. Audience members walk into a spacious lobby with the theatre’s long history gracing the walls while the smell of the world’s best popcorn engulfs you; before settling into their seats in our renovated all digital auditoriums. The theater plays host for special events such as festivals and one night screenings. - 3.8 miles.
~ Broward County's swanky 1.4 million square foot shopping mall Galleria Mall contains upscale shops such as Neiman Marcus and Saks.- 3.5 miles.
~ Sawgrass Mills Mall is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. With more than 350 stores, including outlet locations from Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Gap, plus value retailers OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Marshalls and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA, Sawgrass Mills has everything from fashion and jewelry to electronics, sporting equipment, beauty products, home accessories, toys and more. There is something for everyone in this enclosed, air conditioned and climate controlled mall. Shopping at Sawgrass Mills can’t be beat with over 40 exclusive outlets not found anywhere else in South Florida including Burberry Factory Outlet, David Yurman, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store and Tory Burch. Fashionistas will delight in luxury-brand shopping at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills. - 17 miles / 20 minute drive.
~ The upscale, open-air Bal Harbour Shops officially opened in 1965 with 30 upscale, mostly New York-based retailers including, FAO Schwarz and Abercrombie & Fitch. Located in one of Miami Beach's wealthiest suburbs it is known internationally for its luxury retail such as Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Tory Burch, Prada, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Saint Laurent Paris, Loro Piana, Brioni, De Grisogono, Etro, Scoop and Lalique. 26 Miles / 40 Minutes.
~ Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. Stroll the boulevard, duck in and out of our cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you discover. Nowhere else in Florida will you find over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 world class museums, 1 charming historic hotel, 65 shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and Luxury Home Rental and Yacht Charters. 6 Miles / 15 Minutes.
~ The Mai-Kai - A tiki-themed restaurant that's been open since 1956 is one of the few "Grand Polynesian Palaces of Tiki" still in operation today. It's the last restaurant/bar in existence carrying on the traditions of service and serving the original drink recipes of Don the Beachcomber's, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2 Miles / 5 minutes.
~ Famous SOBE (South Beach) with it's global reputation sure to give you the night of your life. Lincoln Road Mall in the heart of SOBE is a pedestrian road running east-west parallel between 16th Street and 17th Street. Once completely open to vehicular traffic, it now hosts a pedestrian outdoor mall replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses Ask about car/limo service packages!) - 45 miles / 45 minutes.
~ Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago ("mahr-ah-lahgo"), built 1924-1927, is the name of the Marjorie Merriweather Post estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Featuring 20 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens with ocean views, Mar-a-Lago is truly the crown jewel of Palm Beach and an acknowledged landmark in the National Register of Historic Places with an incredible beach and pool facility, spa and fine dining & world class entertainment for special events, holiday celebrations, weddings and galas. Enjoy the beauty and elegance that surrounds you including a five minute drive from the acclaimed Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach, one of the most beautiful golf courses anywhere. 41 Miles / 45 Minutes.
~ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s ultimate destination for fun and entertainment. If you’re ready to escape, they’re ready to customize your rock star experience. 16 Miles / 30 Minutes.
~ Oleta River State Park - Florida's largest urban park located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. 22 Miles / 30 Minutes.
~ Key Biscayne - A trip to the Miami area isn't complete without a stop in Key Biscayne, just a short – and gorgeous – drive or bike ride over the Rickenbacker Causeway with sunny beaches, the Ritz-Carlton resort and the allure of South Florida on a tiny sliver of land. Sandwiched between two major parks – Crandon Park to the north and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to the south, Key Biscayne is the only federally recognized underwater archaeological trail in the United States and has some of the worlds best windsurfing waters available. Also features the Miami Seaquarium; a 38 acre tropical paradise, featuring dolphins, killer whales and more. - 40 miles / 50 minutes.
~ Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas composed of a chain of islands. This embodies the Out Islands of the Bahamas, an experience in and of itself for absolute beach-lovers and water-lovers paradises, offering an unparalleled collection of the region’s best beaches, best snorkeling and diving, and best fishing, kayaking, boating and sailing, bird-watching and ecotravel. They also offer a unique culture born of seafaring European adventurers and African heritage and traditions that combine to create the distinctly colorful and decidedly welcoming Bahamian way of life. 53 miles / 2.5 Hour Fast Cruise / 20 Minute Flight.