An older suburb north of downtown Miami, Miami Shores is a quiet residential community developed in the 1920s and dotted with a variety of Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival-style homes. It's home to Barry University, which has more than 9,000 students; and event venues like Miami Shores Country Club.
Situated 6 miles from Miami, Miami Shores is 9 miles from the Miami International Airport, 10 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center and 5 miles from Bay Harbor Islands.
While the hotel venues in Miami Shores are few, among the popular options nearby are the 97-room Best Western Plus Windsor Inn with 1,000 square feet of meeting space and the 155-room DoubleTree Resort & Spa by Hilton Hotel Ocean Point with 4,000 square feet of meeting space. Accommodations options abound in Miami Beach, which is approximately a 15-minute drive from Miami Shores.
One of the popular special event venues, Miami Shores Country Club can handle up to 400 guests for a reception or awards banquet. Off-site venues are limited in Miami Shores, however, there are several good options in North Miami Beach, which is just a few minutes away. The Wherehouse 2016, which can host groups up to 200, is a unique event center with 3,600 square feet of space featuring floor-to-ceiling wall murals, handmade light sculptures, custom-painted tables and chairs, and sofas.
Recreation and entertainment activities near Miami Shores include Oleta River State Park, where 10 miles of bike trails and canoeing and kayaking on Biscayne Bay are the draw; deep sea fishing charters at nearby marinas; and playing golf at Miami Shores Country Club, an affordably priced course that weaves through sub-tropical vegetation.
Most of the restaurants in Miami Shores are budget priced eateries designed to attract local families. A couple of high-end exceptions specializing in French cuisine are Cote Gourmet, which has live music, outdoor seating and private dining rooms and Dyafa, a popular restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard.