Less glitzy than South Beach, Miami Beach-North is more family-oriented with an old fashioned band shell and volleyball nets on the beach. Miami Beach-North event venues afford easy access to Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, and Hallandale Beach.
Miami Beach-North is located 16 miles from Miami International Airport, 13 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center and 18 miles from South Beach.
Hotel venues in Miami Beach-North are upscale and amenity-rich, with generous meeting space and convenient beach access. Leading options include the 408-room Turnberry Isle Miami Resort with 40,000 square feet of meeting space, 390-room Trump International Resort with 25,000 square feet of meeting space, and 118-suite Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa with 12,000 square feet of meeting space.
Of the standalone venues in Miami Beach-North, Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University offers a flexible facility for meetings, training sessions, teambuilding, product presentations and other corporate events. It has seven meeting rooms and nearly 8,000 square feet of meeting space. Prime options for elegant receptions are the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection.
When the flip charts, tablets, and computers are put away for the day, many attendees head to the beach or engage in such locally popular recreation pursuits as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and yacht chartering. For shopping, the best upscale option is Aventura Mall, which has more than 280 shops, including anchor stores like Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Macy's and specialty shops such as Ann Taylor, Aldo, and Urban Outfitters. Horse racing and gaming enthusiasts gravitate to the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino complex, a 5-minute drive from Miami Beach-North.
The highest concentration of restaurants is at the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 163rd Street. Upscale national chains represented in Miami Beach-North include Morton's The Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, and Houston's. Asian cuisine is popular in the area highlighted by Chef Philip Ho and Shing Wang Bubble Tea Cafe.