Sunday, March 6, 2011

Carnival - Day VIII

Today we return to the Port of Miami and bid all our blogging buddies goodbye. Hubby and I decided that we wanted to stay one more night in Miami and do a little sightseeing. We aren't going to go far, but across the street from our hotel there is place called Bayside Marketplace.

When we arrived in Miami last week we just didn't have time to spend on sightseeing. So today that's what we are going to do. What better place to go than somewhere where there is a marina and boats!

Bayside Marketplace is a festival marketplace in Downtown Miami, Florida. It's in between Bayfront Park to the south end, and the American Airlines Arena to the north. As Bayside's name suggests, it wraps along the banks of the Biscayne Bay. The entertainment complex opened in 1987, while a major real estate boom was taking place. Instead of being planned to revitalize a specific area as its sister properties had, Bayside complements an existing marina. The shopping center was frequently featured on the crime drama TV series, Miami Vice. The center attracts on average fifteen million people annually. It is served by the Metrorail at the Government Center Station, and directly by the Metromover's College/Bayside Station.

Chicago-based General Growth Properties manages and owns Bayside Marketplace. Source: Wikipedia

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  1. Sandee and Hubby-- Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. Aught to be some good weather in Miami waiting for you.

    You probably are beached out by now but if you have the time, head over to South beach. Very eclectic old Florida architecture. Eclectic people watching. Great eateries.

    Have a safe trip home and it will be great to have you back.


  2. Can't wait to hear about the cruise!!!!!

  3. OK, for heavens sake hurry home so we can hear all about the cruise. Inquiring minds what to know just what went on. Safe trip home.

  4. Wow that sure went by fast. I can't believe you're back in Miami already. Enjoy the sightseeing and look forward to the tales you have to tell when you get back home

  5. Sure, you're out having a good time while we, in the MidWest, are getting snowed and rained on.

    Hope you had a good time! Really I do hope you had a good time. ;-)


  6. we had so much fun with you and zane and the group! it was wonderful seeing you!!! sorry it's over though, wish it was longer, much longer!

    smiles, bee

  7. good friends, great fun, saying goodbye sucks.....

  8. Sounds like you had an amazing time. I will have to get myself on a cruise one of these years.

    I so want to get myself to Mimai...such a cool city.

  9. I'm sure you all had a great time on the cruise. Now that you're back from your holiday, you can take time to rest.

  10. It went by really fast, didn't it!?
    Can't wait to hear all about it!
    Welcome home!


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