Summer may soon be making way for fall, but it’s still here – and there are plenty of ways to make the most of the season at Aventura Mall. Whether you want to shop at brands’ only South Florida stores, taste your way around the world at more than 50 restaurants and eateries, indulge your caffeine-loving heart, kickstart your wellness goals or discover a curated arts collection, Aventura Mall is the place to be (bonus: you can bring your pup, too!)
Here are 7 reasons why Aventura Mall is the ideal spot for savoring the end of Summer:
1. First-In-Florida Stores
In addition to offering luxury retailers, Aventura Mall is the proud home to several brands’ only – or first – Florida locations. Aritzia made its highly anticipated Sunshine State debut earlier this year, opening its gorgeous store (now one of just two in the state) to excited fashionistas everywhere. Hive & Colony’s sole Florida boutique is on our Upper Level, offering sharp suits and expert tailoring services – a great spot for selecting wedding suits. Castañer, the Spanish shoe brand known for originating the espadrille, has just one Florida location here at Aventura Mall. And that’s just the start: from tech darlings to pop-up debuts such as Tyreek Hill’s Soul Runner, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
Case in point: Aventura Mall is the place to shop if you want everyone admiring your ensemble and asking, “where did you get that?”
2. A Taste Around the World
Representing Miami’s cultural melting pot, Aventura Mall offers more than 50 restaurants and eateries featuring a range of international cuisines. From chef-driven restaurants to beloved local establishments, there’s no shortage of award-winning dining destinations – one can certainly eat or drink their way around the world:
- Take your tastebuds on a trip to Greece at Michael Mina’s Estiatorio Ornos
- Enjoy Jose Mendín’s eclectic Latin-Asian fare and creative cocktails at Pubbelly Sushi
- Dive into Motek’s mouthwatering Israeli-Mediterranean menu
- Indulge in Juan Chipoco’s Peruvian delicacies at CVI.CHE 105
- Channel your inner Parisian café-goer at Ladurée, where macarons are a must
- Experience a taste of ‘la dolce vita’ at Serafina, Divieto and Bella Luna
- Dig into comforting classics and decadent desserts at Sugar Factory, Pani, and Tap 42
Treats Food Hall also offers a range of eateries and cuisines to try, from Jrk!’s award-winning Jamaican dishes to Yip’s bao buns and boba teas. And, every weekend, the Aventura Farmers Market offers a range of exotic foods and international treats.
3. Coffee Culture
It’s no secret Miamians love their caffeine – and that’s a love that can be fueled at Aventura Mall, where unique coffee shops offer comforting cups of joe that will add a little pep to your step. Miami-based Imperial Moto Café recently opened its second location on the Lower Level, offering its signature coffee, sandwiches and more in a lively atmosphere inspired by vintage motorcycles.
The retro VW ‘Naughty Coffee’ van is a photo-worthy spot, as is Coffee Bike Gourmet. Both offer espresso, lattes, cold blends and more. And, for a French café experience, head on over to Ladurée, where coffee, tea and macarons await in a dreamy setting nestled within our Luxury Court.
4. Accessible, Experiential Art
There’s no need to pay museum entry to experience contemporary art from local and internationally recognized artists. The Arts Aventura Mall collection features more than 20 murals, installations and sculptures dispersed throughout the shopping center, creating immersive public art experiences the whole family can enjoy. Embark on an Art Walk via our self-guided audio tour to learn more about each piece, from The Haas Brothers’ Gorillas in the Mist fountains and Carsten Holler’s Aventura Slide Tower to Louise Bourgeois’ Eye Benches and Jaume Plensa’s Florida Soul, which sits atop a Koi Pond. Each piece adds thoughtfulness and personality to Aventura Mall, welcoming a moment of serenity or joy for visitors of all ages.
5. Fitness Friendly
If you ever needed an excuse to go shopping, consider this: you can make your visit a wellness experience, too. Stop by the mall earlier in the mornings to enjoy a “Fitness Walk” around the center during its quieter hours, or become a member at Equinox Aventura, where highly skilled instructors lead a series of group and personal training classes. Better yet, there are plenty of places to stop in for vitamin shots, organic juices and acai bowls (looking at you, Joe & The Juice and Oakberry!) and healthy salads. Carrot Express, anyone?
To keep the health and wellness going at home, visit Fabletics, Peloton and Lululemon for high-quality activewear, fitness accessories and more.
Photo: @AventuraMall via @OxanaNiki
Enhance your Instagram and TikTok feeds at influencer-approved photo spots throughout Aventura Mall. Strike a pose by the soaring Aventura Slide Tower, snap a pic with friends in front of Sugar Factory’s dreamy walls and I <3 Miami installation, film a video in front of Nate Dee’s vibrant Cherish Home mural, and capture yourself walking alongside Donald Baechler’s Walking Girl. Whether you want to shoot a reel or post a photo that’s sure to bring in all the ‘likes,’ there are plenty of picture-perfect spots sure to improve your social aesthetic.
7. All Dogs Go To Aventura Mall
We firmly believe dogs make everything better, which is why Aventura Mall is proud to be a dog-friendly Miami destination. We welcome your pal to join you on a leash as you walk through the mall, shop pup-approved sweets and styles (don’t leave without a visit to Aventura Pups!) and enjoy a nice meal al fresco in the lush Outdoor Courtyard. Remember, photo-worthy spots are everywhere, giving you plenty of options for taking the cutest pictures with your best pal. With Jessica’s Dog Park just outside Serafina, your canine companion can also take a bathroom break when needed, so you can rest assured they’re comfortable during your visit.
For more information on Aventura Mall’s 300+ stores, 50+ restaurants and eateries, Arts Aventura Mall collection, Aventura Farmers Market, and unique happenings, call 305-935-1110 or visit AventuraMall.com.