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“so crowded, good for a boat ride”

Bayside Marketplace
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Owner description: Large waterfront shopping, entertainment and dining area.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I went there with friends. There are plenty of shops and cafés, but i didn't like shopping there ! the place is crowded, you don't enjoy shopping there, prices are higher than other shops selling the same items in the city. There is always a show or performance going around. You can also take a 90 minutes boat ride to star island for 28$ which is highly recommended because you can enjoy the islands and also have nice panoramic views to the downtown.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Bayside has all the elements to be a magnificent tourist attraction, but for some strange reason it has never really picked up, maybe it is too crowded, too unstable (stores and restaurants seem to open and close constantly), the open design, I don't know why Bayside has never really thriven, but I wish I did!

Thank Ana Maria R
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Alright, so I will say that after 40 years of living in this city, I've yet to fall in love with it!! I had the opportunity of seeing the rise of Bayside back in 1986 and yes when it opened it looked as a nice alternative to outdoor shopping. It reminded me of River Walk in New Orleans so I found it cool.
Flash forward to the 21st century: it is the worst place to visit!!! Most locals avoid downtown like the plague and Bayside even more!!! It is full of tourists seeking a deal they are absolutely not getting. The food joints are expensive, serving horrible fare, with mediocre service and OVERPRICED!!!! Everything you buy around there is old or previous models and probably refurbished.
Let's be honest if we native Miamians don't shop there, why would you?? Hit the malls in town, Dadeland, Aventura, The Falls, Best Buy and the sorts you will be better off !!!
Avoid, avoid at all costs!!!!

Thank Byronlove64
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

A great place to visit with a large and diverse number of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs to enjoy...numerous boat tours sail from here that can be fun and picturesque for tourists.

Thank ExpectingtheBest77
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you don't mind crowds and loud music, this is a lot of fun. Lots of places to eat for every budget and taste, lots of shops, and terrific views of Miami, especially at sunset. If you want to really experience the cosmopolitan aspect of this multicultural city, this is one place to visit. Fun both for adults and kids of all ages. Has a carrousel and a parking lot, or you can get there by metrorail and metromover.

Thank TrotaMonde
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