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Helpful Information while @ Golden Strand
Address: 17901 Collins Avenue,
North Miami Beach,
FL 33160-2720
Phone: (305) 931-7000
Fax: (305) 935-4183

General Information:

  • There is limited on-site parking, however they have another secured parking lot across A1A/Collins Ave. Ask at the check-in counter for a parking permit and a security code to get into the parking lot.
  • Generally, you will need a car if you are planning on going to South Beach, Malls, Restaurants. However, there is an Avis rental agency directly across the street. Taxis can be expensive to go to South Beach, so we strongly recommend getting a car if going down there.
  • There is a grocery store about a block away. Very walkable.
  • Several beautiful malls can be found in the area in case of a rainy day.
  • Great Italian Restaurant is on the grounds of the resort. They serve launch/dinner as well as hot dogs/hamburgers for lunch.
  • There is a poolside bar for all your drinking pleasures.
  • On site you will also find a spa and a library with Internet connection (limited to 15 minutes).
  • One thing we have noticed is that everyone is VERY slow-concierge, check-in, bar/restaurant people. But you have nowhere to hurry, right? YOU ARE ON VACATION!
Directions from the airport(s):  

MIA (Miami International Airport):

  • Follow signs to I-95 North
  • Take SR-826, exit 12B
  • Continue straight until you hit A1A/Collins Avenue. You will be right next to the beach.
  • Turn left on A1A/Collins Avenue and Golden Strand will be on your right.
  • Use Yahoo! Directions service to get detailed directions

FLL (Fort Lauderdale International Airport)

  • Follow signs to US-1 South/Hollywood
  • Turn right on E Hallandale Beach Blvd
  • Turn right on S Ocean Dr/A1A South
  • Continue on A1A/Collins Ave
  • Golden Strand will be on your left, but you can not turn into it. You have to make a U-turn and turn right into the parking lot
  • Use Yahoo! Directions service to get detailed directions
Shopping

Publix Supermarkets -Grocery
18330 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 931-9615
It will on the left side as you are going north from Golden Strand on Collins Ave/A1A

Aventura Mall-just 5 minutes away
The best mall around-great shopping and eating
19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180
For more info: http://www.shopaventuramall.com

Directions:

  • Turn right out of Golden Strand
  • Continue on A1A/Collins Ave until SR-856. Stay to the left and go over Intercoastal Waterway
  • Keep to the right and follow mall signs

Bal Harbour Shops-10 minutes away
Upscale beautiful mall-must have family income of $300,000 or more to enter
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
For more info: http://www.balharbourshops.com/

Directions:

  • Turn right out of Golden Strand
  • Make a U-turn to head south on A1A/Collins Ave.
  • Take A1A until you see it on your right

Coconut Grove (Cocowalk)

Lincoln Road Mall

Outdoor area with great shops & restaurants-a must during your stay at the Golden Strand
Located in Coconut Grove on Grand Avenue
For more info: http://www.cocowalk.com/

Directions:

  • Turn right out of Golden Strand
  • Make a U-turn to be going South on A1A/Collins Ave
  • Turn right onto SR-826. Continue until I-95
  • Take I-95 South, I-95 South becomes US1
  • Stay on US1, follow that road until the SW 27th Avenue intersection
  • Take SW 27th Ave. South (left) until you reach S. Bayshore Drive (approximately 5 minutes)
  • At the intersection of SW 27th Ave. and S. Bayshore Dr. turn right to the center of Coconut Grove
  • Turn left on Grand Ave. The CocoWalk Parking Garage entrance will be on your right.

A pedestrian-only street mall in South Beach, with specialty shops featuring jewelry, electronics, clothing and art, plus an assortment of restaurants. At one time a haven for eclectic small shops, the mall has come to favor large national retail chains. A place where locals hang out.
Lincoln Road at 16th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: 305-531-3442
For more info: http://miami.retailguide.com/data/m100189.htm or http://www.ci.miami-beach.fl.us/newcity/tourism/lincoln_road.htm

Directions:

  • Turn right out of Golden Strand
  • Make a U-turn to be going South on A1A/Collins Ave
  • Continue south on A1A until you get to South Beach. Lincoln Street Mall will be on the left

 

 

South Beach Ft. Lauderdale

And of course, how can we forget about South Beach...another MUST while in Golden Strand

Directions:

  • Turn right out of Golden Strand
  • Make a U-turn to be going South on A1A/Collins Ave
  • Continue south on A1A until you get to South Beach which will be on your left, closer to the ocean
A much quieter, but just as nice are. Take a ride on water taxi through beautiful multi-million dollar houses
For more info: http://www.goriverwalk.com/
Other Helpful Websites

Tourism Information by Office of Tourism and Convention

http://www.southbeachvibes.com/

Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce

Vizcaya Museum

Sawgrass Mills