Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, canoe, paddle board, barbecue, camping. All rental equipment available at location. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bal Harbour Shops is an open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a suburb of Miami, Florida, known internationally for its retail. Bal Harbour Shops is owned by the Whitman family and is one of the few remaining family-owned malls in the nation”
  • 148 locals recommend
Other Event
“99-acre urban park located on a shoal between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Open space featuring a scenic sandy beach, showers, a fishing dock & a skate park. Check for Kite events on Wednesdays”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Bal Harbour Shops redefines exclusive malls in Miami. In addition to being a destination for extraordinary shopping, it’s also home to some of the most exceptional dining options. Those seeking the best Italian restaurants in Miami return regularly to Carpaccio. For the best Japanese restaurant, Miami visitors seek out Makoto for its innovative take on Asian dishes. When looking for superlative French restaurants, Miami residents dine at Le Zoo, a stylish brasserie. Bal Harbour Shops Restaurants also offers more casual options, providing a taste for every palate.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“American eats & seafood are served at this local chain restaurant & sports bar with plenty of TVs. Open till midnight and till 1AM on Fridays and Saturdays.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
“Busy cafe in the Bal Harbour Shops providing backdrop for Italian dining plus see-&-be-seen crowds. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
$$$
“Giving an innovative twist to the traditional Edomae-Sushi, Makoto is celebrity chef Makoto Okuwa's brainchild. This trendy modern establishment serves fantastic Japanese cuisine which will delight your taste buds. With an Izakaya-style setting, sushi bar and two outdoor patios, the cuisine here is a tribute to Japanese tradition. Chef Makoto Okuwa has his own twist to the cuisine with dishes like Edomae sushi, Udon ramen, Toto tartare caviar, Shime saba, Black edamame, Kobe beef and amazing bargain-priced bento boxes. Your fine meal will be delicately complemented with their extensive list of international wines and amazing sakes.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cafe
$$
“Maybe not the best coffee in the world, but Starbucks is Starbucks, everywhere you go.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nudist Beach
“Nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, this scenic park boasts white sandy beaches, open ocean surf and sweeping dunes. A must visit for anyone who enjoys clothing optional beaches. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“City Government Office 8 min drive via Harding Ave and Florida A1A S (2.5 mi)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$$
“real real real italian...not fancy but amazing...long lines...reservations not accepted”
  • 6 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“great place to buy essentials like medicines, milk, juice, beach supplies, batteries, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
$$
“Josh's Deli is a "jewish" deli in Surfside, very close to the beach. I say "jewish" because Josh's is nothing like the New York delis that we think of when we classify something as a jewish deli. Josh's place is a little more . . . how do I say this . . . friendly and modern. That said, Josh makes pastrami and corned beef like the best of them. His menu offers modern takes on some classic deli staples and is a great place for brunch/lunch after a night on South Beach. My favorite thing to do after eating at Josh's is to stroll over to the beach and let the food coma take over. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nudist Beach
“Haulover has a naturist portion that is one of the few sanctioned nude beaches in America. It is on the North end and makes everyone feel welcome.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
“Very well known and busy italian restaurant , good for sunday brunches and get togethers”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Public beach north of Miami (with skyline views), offering public access points & showers. Really nice walking path. Very clean. You can park on the streets. Beautiful and clean Beach. A must go. So much nicer than south beach. Much cleaner and not so many people.”
  • 7 locals recommend