Surfside Shopping

Surfside is for Serious Shoppers

By: Surfside Feb 20, 2019

Miami’s Best Shopping Steps from Surfside

It’s no secret that Miami is a shopping destination. From malls to shopping districts and boutiques to pop-ups, there's plenty of places to find the latest trends, that coveted item or the perfect shoe. So where do visitors stay while trying to take advantage of all the shopping the area has to offer?

Located just steps from the world-famous Bal Harbour Shops and just 20 minutes or less to the area’s top shopping districts, Surfside is a central place to call home for visitors looking to explore Miami’s best shopping destinations.

Read on to see why Surfside is perfectly situated for access to all the best shopping in Miami. 

The 5 Best Places to Shop Near Surfside

Home to world-famous malls, a variety of luxury shops and some of the best boutiques, there is so much to see and shop. To make it easier, we’ve outlined the five best places to shop in Miami. And the best part? They’re all near Surfside! 

Bal Harbour Shops

Steps from Surfside, Bal Harbour Shops is South Florida’s legendary luxury shopping destination. Loved by celebrities and the well-heeled, this lush indoor-outdoor enclave of luxury brand names is arguably the poshest mall in all of Florida. Shoppers looking for luxury, and only luxury, will find major designers such as Chanel, Dior, Versace, Alexander McQueen, as well as renowned department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Spend the day, or a few hours, just make sure to bring the black card; Bal Harbour is a luxury shopper’s dream.

Distance: Walking!

Aventura Mall

Repeatedly voted as the top mall in Miami, Aventura Mall is the go-to destination for all things fashion, culture, and taste with a full range of shops, engaging experiences, delicious eats and a public art collection that rivals many museums. For a singular mall experience, take a spin on the nearly 93-foot tall, tubular Aventura Slide Tower by sculpture artist Carsten Höller, designed to promote joy, before or after you hit the stores. The Aventura Mall’s directory of over 300 stores includes everything from Zara to Burberry, Apple to Adidas, for an unrivaled one-stop shopping experience, just a short drive from Surfside.

Distance: 15 minute drive

Design District

The Design District is one of Miami’s newest outdoor luxury destinations for shopping; one can easily compare its plethora of luxury shops to Madison Avenue in New York or Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Lining the streets of the perfectly planned district are beautifully-designed flagship stores for Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes among a roster of many other top designers. To add to the cool factor, a slew of curated shops ranging from recognizable name brands to indie boutiques, stores are dotted throughout the district retailing items ranging from clothing to beauty to housewares. From Surfside, The Design District is just a quick drive over the causeway.

Distance: 20 minute drive


World-renowned for its colorful street murals, Wynwood is one of the Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Head to the area to see Wynwood Walls, an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists, and explore the neighborhood while enjoying chic clothing boutiques for all ages, independent art galleries and funky home shops. If you’re in need of a break, grab an espresso at Panther Coffee or take a seat at Coyo Taco for great people watching.

Distance: 25 minute drive

Lincoln Road

Located just a few blocks off the beach, Lincoln Road Mall is South Florida's premier destination for outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment. Put on your walking shoes and head to this walkable 10 block stretch of shopping and dining for recognizable stores such as Gap, Athleta, Forever 21, and Nike and an array of sidewalk eateries and a newly-opened food hall, the Lincoln Eatery. As one of Miami’s top-ranked attractions, there is something for everyone.

Distance: 18 minute drive

Shop ‘Til You Drop in Surfside

Let’s not forget that Surfside is full of independent shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Along Harding Avenue from 96th Street south to 94th Street, Surfside’s downtown area is a haven for shoppers looking for unique gifts, luxury items and tokens to memorialize a visit to South Florida. To learn more about the all the places you can’t miss, view our shop directory now.

Explore Surfside

Looking for a perfect place for a long weekend away? Surfside is a seaside enclave with a beautiful beach, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class shopping, and culturally diverse restaurants. If you’re planning a long weekend away with girlfriends or a spot to call home while you explore the greater Miami area, Surfside is your destination. Book your vacation today and explore all that Surfside has to offer.

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