MIAMI OFFERS many tourist attractions, fine restaurants, and shopping experiences. Here are some recommendations for you to consider during your visit.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens | 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
A 1918 historic home transformed into a museum and gardens.
Jungle Island | 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL
A fun yet relaxing afternoon adventure for both children and adults; animal shows, gardens.
Zoo Miami | 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL
Great zoo to wander through; be prepared for lots of heat if you visit during the summer.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens | 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL
Beautiful, exotic gardens to walk through or just sit and contemplate.
Perez Art Museum Miami | 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The best places to visit public beaches are Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne and South Beach on Miami Beach. Another option is a shallow wading pool inside Matheson Hammocks. For wind surfing, the best place to rent equipment is on Rickenbacker Causeway as you enter Key Biscayne.
Downtown South Miami
Downtown South Miami is located about one mile from Oliver-Pyatt Centers. This area offers many restaurants, a movie theater, and plenty of shopping—all within a half-mile stretch.
BLU by Best Friends | 7201 SW 59TH AVENUE, SOUTH MIAMI
DELI LANE | 7230 SW 59TH AVENUE, SOUTH MIAMI
CASACUBA | 5859 SW 73RD STREET, SOUTH MIAMI
TOWN KITCHEN & BAR | 7301 SW 57TH COURT, SOUTH MIAMI
Continental; bar area
CARRABBA'S | 5829 SW 73RD STREET, SOUTH MIAMI
CAFÉ PASTIS | 7310 SW 57TH AVENUE, SOUTH MIAMI
LA CREPE BISTRO | 7340 SW 57TH AVENUE, SOUTH MIAMI
ROK BRGR | 5800 SW 73RD STREET, SOUTH MIAMI
Burgers and Gastro Pub
RA SUSHI | 5829 SW 73RD STREET, MIAMI
Sushi and Japanese
SHULA'S 347 GRILL | 6915 RED ROAD, CORAL GABLES
THE SHOPS AT SUNSET PLACE | CORNER OF RED ROAD/57TH AVE AND SUNSET DRIVE/72ND ST
Inside you will find an AMC theater, Splitsville Bowling Alley, and Game Works, as well as restaurants such as Johnny Rockets, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera and others. You will also find retail stores including Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, The Disney Store, Express, Forever 21 and Hollister.
Other Shopping Options
Located about 1.5 miles from OPC on Kendall Drive (88th Street) just west of US-1, Dadeland Mall is “one of Miami’s premier shopping centers.” You’ll find just about anything you can think of with a variety of small shops plus large chain stores such as Saks, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Wolf Camera. In addition to the food court, there is a Cheesecake Factory, Villagio Restaurant, Balans Cafe and Bar and others.
THE VILLAGE OF MERRICK PARK
Merrick Park is an upscale mall located about 3 miles from OPC on LeJeune Road (42nd Avenue) just west of US-1. It features high-end boutiques such as Tommy Bahamas, Tiffany&Co., Juicy Couture, and Jimmy Choo, as well as anchor stores Nordstrom and Nieman Marcus. The mall also features an Elemis Spa. Restaurants include Villagio, Chispa, Estancia Argentina, Mariposa, Yard House, The Palms and more.
About 4 miles from OPC is the Coconut Grove area which offers a variety of small shops and restaurants, as well as two small, open-air malls, Cocowalk and Mayfair. Inside both malls are movie theaters and larger stores like Gap, Banana Republic, and Victoria’s Secret. Restaurants include Greenstreet Cafe, Peacock Garden Cafe, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latin Grill and more.
CVS Pharmacy | 5795 SUNSET DRIVE, SOUTH MIAMI
CVS Pharmacy | 5640 SUNSET DRIVE, SOUTH MIAMI
CVS Pharmacy | 6460 SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAY, MIAMI