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  1. Tour GuideSee a Show at the Carnival Center -- Our world-class performing arts center offers compelling performances, and special events of exceptional quality and artistic excellence. The complex consists of 3 main performance spaces: Knight Concert Hall, the Ziff Ballet Opera House, and the Studio Theater. Carnival Center is located at 11300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami; (Map); Phone (305) 949-6722.

  2. Cross the Bridge to Key Biscayne -- The closest island to Miami boasts some of the best beaches in the world. Key Biscayne is also home to the Seaquarium, Windsurfer Beach, Bill Baggs State Recreation Area, Cape Florida Lighthouse, Ritz Carlton, and Crandon Park Tennis Center.

  3. Enjoy a Round of Golf -- South Florida is a golfers dream with nice weather all year long. You can find a free course right in Miami Beach at Bayshore Par 3, and top rated courses like the Miami Beach Country Club, Doral and Crandon on Key Biscayne. (see: golf courses)

  4. Shop in Aventura -- Known as "Shoppers Paradise", Aventura is home to 10 large shopping plazas. Below is a list of popular places:

    • Aventura Mall: A beautiful designer mall featuring 194 stores, 11 restaurants, including the Cheesecake Factory, and an AMC 24 theatre; Mall Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 9:30pm; Sun: 12 noon to 8pm. The mall is located on Biscayne Blvd. and 195th St.; (Map); Phone (305) 935-1110.
    • Loehmann's fashion Island: An outdoor mall featuring Loehmann's clothing store, boutique shops, Barnes & Noble, an AMC 16 theatre, and numerous casual to fine dining restaurants. The mall is located on Biscayne Blvd. and 187th St.; (Map); Phone (561) 347-0888.
    • Champion Retail Plaza: Here you will find Bed Bath & Beyond, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Old Navy Outlet, Starbuck's, and Eyes Optical. The plaza is located on Biscayne Blvd. and 191st St.; Phone (305) 937-6200.
    • Promenade Shops: If you didn't find everything you needed at the mall, this shopping plaza is located 11 blocks North. Anchor stores include Circuit City, Marshall's, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Winn-Dixie Grocery, and many other small shops, including numerous eateries The promenade is located on Biscayne Blvd. and 203rd St.; Phone (954) 537-2700.
    • Aventura Commons: Almost into Broward County, this shopping plaza contains a Target, Best Buy, Pet Smart, Whole Foods, and the Original Pancake House. The mall is located on Biscayne Blvd. and 210th St.; Phone (305) 854-2800.
    • The Shoppes at the Waterways: A bit off the beaten path, the waterways is a beautiful spot to enjoy a few hours. The shopping center includes a deep water marina, unique boutique stores, cafes, and restaurants. The shoppes are located 1 mile east of Biscayne Blvd. on 207th St.; Phone (305) 854-2800.

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