Getting from Miami Beach to Aventura Mall via public transportation is relatively easy for those visitors who are interested in exploring the three floors of fashion, home furnishings and accessories at the mall. Take the Miami Metro bus S/119 northbound that runs along Collins Avenue (A1A) all the way up the coast through Surfside, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles until the route ends at the mall entrance. This decidedly foolproof method requires no transfers, no change of vehicle and passes through dazzling Millionaire’s Row on Miami Beach. Simply hop on the bus at Lincoln Road Mall or in front of any Collins Avenue hotel north of 17 Street and travel just 13 miles to the food court entrance at Aventura. At the end of the day, board the same bus southbound to roll straight back home. Taxi service is also available from anywhere on the Beach (call 305-532-5555).
Aventura Mall, one of the top performing retail complexes in South Florida, is centrally located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale just a few minutes west of Sunny Isles Beach. Home to over 300 retailers, 30 restaurants, bars and an IMAX equipped multi-plex movie theater, the mall is a popular entertainment destination day and night. Large department anchor stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Sears, and JCPenney. Private label brands from Abercrombie to Zara have flagship shops at the mall joining such specialty retailers as Barney’s Co-Op, Betsey Johnson, Coach, Diesel, Henri Bendel and Juicy Couture.
After a long morning scouring the racks at Urban Outfiters or Anthropologie, stop into the Aveda Salon, Coco’s Day Spa or the Art of Shaving to treat yourself to a beauty makeover or mani /pedi so all your new outfits, bags and shoes will look even better on a shiny new you! Cosmetics retailers MAC, Sephora, LUSH and Space NK Apothecary have aestheticians standing by to help you find the latest beauty products including skincare, fragrances and luxury make-up brands. Children’s outfitters like Baby Gap, Gymboree and Action Kids have the latest looks for little ones as well.
If you are visiting South Florida from somewhere else, stop by the Guest Services Kiosk and the Macy’s gift wrap desk to receive First Class Shopping Savings Passes; discount vouchers that can be utilized throughout the mall to give you additional savings on all of your purchases. After you’ve worn down the numbers on your charge cards, relax and regroup at the Grand Lux Cafe, Ocean Prime, The Grill on the Alley or Bella Luna where a full meal or a quick cocktail might loosen a grouchy hubby’s grip on your shopping budget. Once restored, treat him to a quick run through the Apple or Sony Style store where you can park him in front of a huge flat screen TV while you go try on more shoes!
Aventura Mall is located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, Florida. Opened Monday through Saturday 10am-9:30pm and Noon to 8pm Sunday. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Fridays and Saturdays after 9:30pm.