Around here, we love a good accolade. But Aventura Mall being recognized as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winner feels extra special because this coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveler reviews over the last 12 months. So, we got to thinking…. what could possibly be the reason for all this merit? Humbly, we came up with four.
Not to brag, but when it comes to style, no one’s got us beat. Lucia D. from Delray Beach agrees, propping us up on Tripadvisor as a “great shopping experience.” Aventura Mall showcases a dazzling array of leading brands and specialty pop-ups, all anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, to meet the styles, interests, and needs of every guest. Luxury names like Gucci, Balenciaga, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton join forces with modern staples like Zara, Aritzia, BOSS, and Nike, soon by bolstered by new retailers that include Alo Yoga, Vuori, Pinko and Swatch. Discerning fashionistas appreciate exclusive boutiques like Philipp Plein, Mango, and Camilla, contributing to our vibrant, fashion-forward ambiance of 300+ retailers that recently saw the addition of JD Sports, BRITTO, and Dr. Martens. It’s no wonder the most prominent influencers and budding stylists flock here to find the latest and greatest.
Though if you find yourself slightly overwhelmed by the variety, give our Stylist program a go for unparalleled access to the very best the mall offers. This relationship-building service provides a discreet and intimate experience while catering to the needs of our most discerning and luxury-minded guests.
On the foodie front, we may have tickled voters’ fancy by satiating every palate with our lineup of award-winning restaurants, including Pubbelly Sushi led by chef Jose Menedin, and CVI.CHE 105 helmed by Juan Chipoco, the beloved local restauranteur, plus countless others making us a “shopping and dining paradise” according to Tripadvisor member Arielfl. The innovative restaurant concepts like Makino Sushi Bar and Serafina plate up worldly flavors, while newcomers like Ralph’s Coffee, the recently expanded Motek, and the lauded pan Asian Toku, where traditional fare meets modernity, promise novel experiences with each visit.
At the epicenter of it all, Treats Food Hall emerges as a culinary beacon that embraces the city’s multicultural essence with a cornucopia of global delicacies. Health enthusiasts can tailor their meals at Yalla Motek and Sproutz, while comfort food lovers will find solace in Shake Shack’s juicy burgers and shakes, along with Jrk! ‘s authentic Jamaican cuisine. Additionally, eateries like Tacology Express, YIP, Three Woks and recently opened Doggi’s Arepa Bar serve up captivating dishes that are true palate-pleasers. Ultimately, this gastronomic journey spans continents, with each dish telling a unique story, while serving you the extra fuel required for all that shopping.
Culturati voters were probably giddy with delight to discover our Arts Aventura Mall collection. More than 12 years in the making, it features 20+ blue chip pieces in a range of mediums, including sculptures and installations by renowned international icons such as Louise Bourgeois, Lawrence Weiner, and Ugo Rondinone, and can rival some of the best museums in the world. We may be biased, so don’t take our word for it. Instead, sign up for our immersive experience through ArtWalk, a complimentary self-guided audio tour that provides an engaging overview of each piece plus a chance to discover Takeaway by Tom Friedman, the latest addition to the collection, a 165-inch high stainless steel sculpture crafted with crushed aluminum foil roasting pans, tin foil take-out containers and pie pans. We bet those endless ‘gram posts of Robert Indiana’s LOVE Sculpture, giggles while sliding down the 93-foot-tall Aventura Slide Tower by Carston Höller, and frolics through The Haas Brothers’ Gorillas in the Mist fountains tipped that Tripadvisor® love in our favor.
No real contender for the Travelers’ Choice® Award could be taken seriously without a list of intriguing activities, and Aventura Mall got that in spades. Our beloved (and air-conditioned!) Aventura Farmers Market is an ideal way to spend your weekend while supporting local produce makers, bakers, craftspeople, and artisans. More than 50 vendors gather here to create the largest indoor farmers market in South Florida.
Looking for an immersive experience? Treats Food Hall’s rooftop terrace offers an Instagrammable mural, greenery, shading, and games like giant chess and Jenga, cornhole, ping pong, and more. We have been home to many immersive experiences like Stranger Things, Candytopia and Nickelodeon Slime City. Wondering what could be next? This October The FRIENDS™ Experience will open at Aventura Mall. Experience several nostalgia-packed rooms, activations and re-created sets including Monica’s kitchen and the iconic FRIENDS™ fountain. The interactive space provides opportunities to explore the show’s history and revisit your favorite moments including posing in front of Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relaxing in Chandler and Joey’s recliners, and helping Ross with the famous sofa pivot. And of course, the space will feature a re-created Central Perk with the legendary orange couch.
The little ones can activate their imagination at Rainbow Valley Playground, an artist-designed interactive area, and when it’s all said and done, a movie at the AMC Aventura 24 will cap the busy outing. Did we mention, we are pet friendly? You and your four-legged companion will love our dog parks that keep all of your pets happy. We’d say we’ve got you covered on the activity front, too, making us, according to Tripadvisor’s City1974, a “fav indoor mall,” or as we would like to call it, “The Best of Miami.”