10 Of The Biggest Malls In South Florida

From luxury to casual shopping, discover the most popular malls in South Florida.

Malls are a staple of American culture. Though they may be losing luster in the age of online shopping, malls remain to be the hub of finding everything in one place. Nothing beats a day out shopping at one of the best malls in South Florida, which is no more than 30 minutes from Miami by car. For a more pleasant experience, you can use Orlando Luxury Transportation. From high-end department stores to boutique shops, these 10 malls have something for everyone.

Dolphin Mall

11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172, United States

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Photo by Dolphin Mall Facebook

In March 2001, Dolphin Mall opened its doors to the world and has remained an iconic tourist destination to fill luggage with everything from clothes to jewelry. Featuring over 240 retailers and restaurants, including: Bloomingdale’s, Calzedonia, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheesecake Factory…and more. Visitors can enjoy special events, seasonal celebrations, and frequent sales from their favorite brands. The second floor of the mall has a bowling alley, an arcade, and a movie theater, which is perfect for all ages.

Lincoln Road Mall

Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Lincoln Road Mall
Photo by Lincoln Road Mall Facebook

Lincoln Road Mall is an 8-block pedestrian-friendly outdoor mall perfect for socializing and grabbing a bite to eat. Featuring over 200 retailers such as Lululemon, Athleta, Brandy Melville, American Eagle, and Zara. There’s a variety of restaurants, including but not limited to 7 Spices Restaurant & Hookah Lounge, Chotto Matte, Juvia, Rosinella, and La Cervecería de Barrio. Expect to hear languages from all over the world while strolling through the bustling pavements of dog-walking locals and customers in hurry. The Regal Cinemas South Beach 18 is a great place to be entertained while staying dry and cool on rainy days.

River Landing Mall

1400 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33125, United States

River Landing Mall
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River Landing Mall opened in late 2020 and offers department stores such as Hobby Lobby, Five Below, Ulta, Ross, Old Navy, Burlington, and TJ Maxx. The first of four floors is the food court across from a Publix. The following restaurants can be found in the food court: Tanuki, Chick-Fil-A, Lime Mexican Grill, and Ficelle French Bakery. Combined with the mall is a residential building connected with sky bridges. Floor-to-ceiling windows cover the perimeter of the building showcasing scenic views of the Miami River, downtown, and Miami Beach.

The Falls

8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176, United States

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The Falls opened in 1980 as an upscale, open-air mall. As its name implies, the center is designed around a lush landscaped man-made lagoon featuring numerous pools, waterfalls, and bridges accented with modern sculptures. There are over 100 upscale retailers to choose from. The shopping center is home to a diverse mix of restaurants where guests can sit back and relax at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Bulla Gastrobar, Longhorn Steakhouse, Los Ranchos, P.F. Chang’s, Pummarola, Shake Shack, and Sokai Peruvian Sushi Bar.

For those looking to explore the surrounding areas, you might also consider visiting nearby attractions such as the wonderful Westgate Resorts in Florida.

Aventura Mall

2952-2984 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180, United States

10 Of The Biggest Malls In South Florida
Photo by Aventura Mall Facebook

Aventura Mall is the largest shopping mall in Florida and the fifth largest in the United States. With over 300 retailers, 25 restaurants, an indoor play area, and a 93-feet tall metal slide; there is something for everyone at this shopping center. Check out high-end retailers such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co., or dine at Sugar Factory, Pollos & Jaras, CVI.CHE 105, Tap 42, and more. Be sure to catch a movie at the AMC Aventura 24 Theaters.

Merrick Park Shops

358 San Lorenzo Ave #2140, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States

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Photo by Merrick Park Shops Facebook

Merrick Park Shops is an outdoor, luxury shopping mall in Coral Gables. The shopping center has a Mediterranean vibe with cobblestone walkways, courtyards with fountains and sculptures, and wrought iron railings. Shop at high-end retailers such as Anthropologie, Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, and Tory Burch. There are also a number of restaurants to choose from including Eclectico, Yard House, Perry’s Steakhouse, Villagio, and more.

Bayside Marketplace

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

10 Of The Biggest Malls In South Florida
Photo by Bayside Marketplace Facebook

Bayside Marketplace is a two-level, open-air shopping mall located in downtown Miami. The marketplace offers stunning views of the bay with its outdoor promenade and amphitheater. There are over 150 stores and restaurants to choose from, including American Eagle, Forever 21, H&M, Hard Rock Cafe, Chilis, Bubba Gump Shrimp, and Five Guys. Bayside is also home to the Skyview Ferris wheel, so it’s a great place to bring the family for a day of fun.

Bal Harbour Shops

9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154, United States

10 Of The Biggest Malls In South Florida
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Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale, outdoor mall located in Bal Harbour. The mall features luxury designer brands such as Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and more. There are also several restaurants to choose from including Carpaccio, Makoto, Le Zoo, Cafe en 3, and Hillstone. In 1965, owner and developer Stanley Whitman opened Florida’s first exclusive, high-fashion shopping center on what had been the site of a World War II army barracks. The strip mall continues to remain an industry leader for more than half a century integrating a dynamic website with editorial content.

Brickell City Centre

701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States

10 Of The Biggest Malls In South Florida
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Brickell City Centre is a mixed-use development located in the heart of Brickell. The development includes two luxury residential towers, ECHO Brickell and Reach Brickell City Centre, a hotel, and a retail center. Four levels of luxury, premium, world-class dining and entertainment are interconnected over three city blocks. All anchored by a 107,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue and luxury VIP Cinema Experience from CMX. There are also a variety of restaurants to choose from including CH’I, EST.33 Thai Brewery and Kitchen, Pubbelly Sushi, and Tacology.

Sawgrass Mills Mall

12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323, United States

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Photo by Sawgrass Mills Mall Facebook

Sawgrass Mills Mall is the largest outlet mall in the United States with over 2,370,610 square feet and 350 stores since 1990. The mall features designer and name brand outlets such as Adidas, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap Outlet, Gucci, J. Crew, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, Nike, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. There are also several restaurants to choose from including Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Rainforest Cafe, Shake Shack, and more.

Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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