In Miami’s vibrant Downtown, Bayside overlooks the beautiful shores of Biscayne Bay and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. With so many shops and eateries within walking distance, it’s perfect if you don’t have much time in Miami or would prefer not to hire a car. So if you’re looking for a slice of Miami life that’s a little bit away from the usual tourist spots, what can you see in Miami Bayside?
Visit the Bayside Marketplace
Miami Bayside is probably best known for the Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, a large entertainment complex with high-end shops, superb restaurants and a big open-air festival centre. Throughout the year, it holds world-class performances from the finest musicians in Miami, so if you’re looking for a great atmosphere right in the heart of the city, this is the place to be.
Go on a cruise from Bayside Miami
Hop on a Bay cruise boat so you can get the perfect view of Star Island, home to some of the world’s most luxurious celebrity residences. Take in the amazing sights, and don’t forget to bring your camera!
Opening hours of the Bayside Marketplace
This attraction is open from 10am to 10pm on Monday to Thursday, 10am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 9pm on Sunday, although some restaurants and eateries may remain open until later.
Other places to visit near Miami Bayside
Miami Bayside is only a few minutes’ drive from the Miami Children’s Museum, where children can visit over a dozen interactive exhibits. At the All About Art exhibit, children will be able to learn about different types of art and try out a whole raft of arts & crafts techniques while they play with paints and clay. Afterwards, take them to the museum’s Cruise Ship, where they can let their imagination run wild as they build their very own model cruise ship. They’ll also love the Outdoor Exhibits, which include the Miami Children’s Museum Sun Dial, the Everglades Park, and other public art exhibits. The museum has many other interactive exhibits, too, and regularly organises special events such as meetings with studio artists, sand painting sessions, and other fun educational activities.
Accommodation in Miami Bayside
The Bayside Miami area is home to a good selection of high-end 4-star and 5-star hotels with luxury rooms, as well as more affordable venues in the 1 to 3-star range. Virtually every hotel in Miami offers Wi-Fi, so you can always stay connected. One of the most exclusive places to stay at is the Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection, where you’ll enjoy stunning ocean or bay views, a free breakfast, and chic minimalist rooms, all just 10 minutes from Bayfront Park by foot.
Visit Miami’s Museum Park
At Museum Park, you can spend some time at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to see some fascinating technology and weather-themed exhibits, then head to the Pérez Art Museum’s contemporary and modern art collection. Or head away from Bayfront Park Miami and go to Miami South Beach, where you’ll find stunning golden sandy beaches, impressive Art Deco landmarks, an amazing restaurant scene, and lively beach bars. From Bayside Marketplace, you can even take a boat straight to Miami Beach, passing the historic Port of Miami, Fisher Island and the towering Miami skyline as you go. Miami Bayside is laid-back, great fun, and packed with things to do and see for the whole family.