Miami-Dade is a shopper’s paradise, drawing fashion-seeking visitors from around the world. There are exclusive, high-end shops and boutiques, as well as dynamic regional malls and plenty of neighborhood options for bargain hunters. Dadeland Mall and Aventura Mall are among the nation’s most successful shopping centers, while leading shopping districts include Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, The Falls in Kendall and Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. To the west, Dolphin Mall draws a global clientele as an outlet shopping and entertainment center.

High-end retail centers include Bal Harbour Shops, just a block from the ocean and Village of Merrick Park near U.S. 1 in Coral Gables. North of downtown is the Miami Design District, which has designer showrooms and home furnishing stores. To the south, Homestead’s quaint main street is populated with antique stores, specialty shops and restaurants, and bargains are available at the nearby Prime Outlets Mall in Florida City.

List of Shopping Malls in Miami-Dade County

  • Aventura Mall
  • Bal Harbour Shops
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • CocoWalk
  • Dadeland Mall
  • Dadeland Station
  • Dolphin Mall
  • The Falls (mall)
  • The Grand Doubletree Shops
  • Lincoln Road Mall
  • Loehmann’s Fashion Island
  • The Mall at 163rd Street
  • Mall of the Americas
  • Mary Brickell Village
  • Metrofare Shops & Cafe
  • Miami International Mall
  • Miracle Marketplace
  • The Shops at Fontainebleau
  • The Shops at Midtown Miami
  • The Shops at Sunset Place
  • Shoreland Arcade
  • Southland Mall (Miami)
  • Village of Merrick Park
  • Westland Mall (Hialeah)


One of Miami-Dade County’s greatest aspects to its quality of life is the incredible variety of cuisine produced by award-winning chefs drawn to live and work in the region. Our area, with strong cultural influences from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, is known as the birthplace of fusion cuisine.

With Miami’s eclectic dining options, people are able to experience food from all over the world. For truly authentic Cuban food, residents and visitors head to Little Havana’s Versailles or La Carreta, or to Hialeah’s Las Culebrinas. For the very best in Argentine steaks, empanadas and pastries, you can visit any one of many genuine Argentinean restaurants, including Rincon Argentino near Coral Gables or Las Vacas Gordas in Miami Beach. If Asian food is your passion, North Miami Beach is home to a variety of excellent Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants. Lovers of Jewish cuisine can find a selection of kosher restaurants and markets in Aventura, while food from other Latin American countries can easily be found throughout Miami-Dade County.

Those indecisive on what type of food they want to enjoy can always walk through Downtown Coral Gables, Coconut Grove or Lincoln Road in South Beach, locations where outdoor cafes and open-aired restaurants line the streets.

In addition to all the fine restaurants Miami-Dade County has to offer, it also plays host to several renowned gastronomic events, such as the Food Network’s South Beach Food & Wine Festival, The Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend, and Miami Spice Restaurant Month, an annual event in which the area’s finest restaurants offer prix fixe menus throughout the months of August and September.

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Year Round Festivals

MonthEventCategory VenueLocation
JanuaryFairchilds Annual International Chocolate FestivalChocolateFairchilds Botanical GardenCoral Gables, FL
FebruaryBiltmore International Food & Wine WeekendVariousBiltmore HotelCoral Gables
FebruaryFood Network South Beach Wine and Food FestivalVariousVarious LocationsMiami
FebruaryChili in the Village Regional CookoffChiliPinecrest GardensPinecrest
MarchBrickell Food and Wine FestivalWineVarious LocationsBrickell
MarchMiccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Coral Gables Wine and Food FestivalWineGiralda AvenueCoral Gables
MarchDeering Seafood FestivalSeafoodDeering EstateMiami
MarchThe Miami Fine Beverage, Chocolate & Food ShowVariousPinecrest GardensPinecrest
JuneRedland Summer FestivalFruit, WineFruit and Spice ParkHomestead
JulyInternational Mango FestivalFruitFairchilds Botanical GardenCoral Gables
AugustMiami Spice Restaurant MonthVariousVarious LocationsMiami
OctoberOktoberfest MiamiGermanFritz and Franz BierhausCoral Gables
OctoberGIPA OktoberfestGermanGerman American Social ClubMiami
NovemberSavor The Season FestivalVariousBrickell World PlazaBrickell
NovemberTaste of Peru FestivalPeruvianMiami Airport Convention CenterMiami

Miami-Dade Sites

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