Village of Merrick Park, Bayside Marketplace and Mizner Park Enhance Travelers’ Shopping Experiences with New Store Openings and Exciting Events

Attention shoppers! South Florida’s premier shopping destinations – Village of Merrick Park (Coral Gables, Miami), Mizner Park (Boca Raton, West Palm Beach) and Bayside Marketplace (Downtown Miami) – are adding even more style and sizzle to their summer line-up of retail offerings with everything from exclusive luxury brands, to some of those most popular family friendly stores. With a new slate of shops and events to choose from, visitors to South Florida are sure to find new and old favorites during their next Florida shopping vacation.

Village of Merrick Park – Nestled in historic Coral Gables within a lush tropical enclave, the center boasts over 100 retailers and restaurants that surround an expertly manicured courtyard along three open-air levels. With its scenic atmosphere, sparkling fountains and collection of sculptures, Village of Merrick Park offers a relaxed and private setting to browse, shop and people watch.

Village of Merrick Park houses internationally recognized luxury brands and world-class boutiques, including Gucci, Burberry and Diane Von Furstenberg. Just in time for summer, the center added J. Crew and Athleta among its slate of stylish, sought-after retailers. Coming soon in 2013 will be Michael Kors, as well as Teavana, purveyors of exotic teas.

For a complete list of retailers and more information about Village of Merrick Park, visit www.villageofmerrickpark.com.

Mizner Park – As Boca Raton’s premier lifestyle center, Mizner Park is composed of upscale shops; a wide array of restaurants; iPic, a state-of-the-art movie theater; the Boca Raton Museum of Art; JAZZIZ NIGHTLIFE  club and a 5,000 person amphitheater that offers a diverse lineup of artists year-round.

Mizner Park also sets the stage for some of the most happening summer events in South Florida.

From May 30 through August 13, the amphitheater will be hosting its annual Summer Concert Series, providing musical entertainment for visitors and locals alike. For art enthusiasts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will be showcasing All Florida Juried Competition with 149 exhibitions by 122 artists now through July 14, as well as Santa Fe Art Colony – Early American Modernists in New Mexico from July 29 through September 22.

JAZZIZ is also set to host a variety of shows throughout the summer, including Kevin Eubanks on June 26-27, Jessie Jones Jr. on June 28, Raul Midon on July 3-4, Swing Out Sister on July 17-18 and Spyro Gyra on October 2-3. Additional upcoming events include the TASTEMAKERS on September 24-25, which features two nights of delicious cuisine, cocktails and entertainment; and MUSIC N MOTION on Friday, November 22, where guests can enjoy the vibrant display as Mizner Park lights the 47-foot Christmas tree with 27,000 LED lights.

For a full list of events and more information about Mizner Park, visit www.miznerpark.com.

Bayside Marketplace – Located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami, visitors of Bayside can experience the real Miami – home to impeccable international cuisine, fine shops and exotic music in a beautiful, waterfront setting. In addition to views of the bay, the center offers breathtaking views of the Miami skyline. Sunshine and a dose of Latin flavor combine to make Bayside a feast for all the senses.

This two-level, open-air festival center features more than 150 stores, including national retailers such as GUESS, Victoria’s Secret, Express, Bath & Body Works and Brookstone. Bayside has added even more fine retailers this year, including Torrid, offering the hottest selection of plus-sized fashions, and the brand new Disney Store, providing enjoyment for the whole family. Another recent addition, The Travel Store, offers one-of-a-kind vacation destination guides for the fervid traveler. Bayside also offers a variety of dining options with a total of 12 restaurants.

For a complete list of retailers and more information about Bayside Marketplace, visit www.baysidemarketplace.com.