Doral, Florida is a delightful Miami-area suburb best known as the home of the world-renowned Trump National Doral golf course, which offers top-level golf instruction overseen the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center. The charming town is a major hub of Venezuelan and Peruvian culture in the Miami area, offering excellent South American fusion cuisine options for visitors, ranging from fast-casual arepa joints to Japanese-Peruvian fusion Nikkei restaurants. Some of Miami's best shopping options are offered at the Miami International Mall and new development CityPlace Doral.
1.Miami International Mall
Miami International Mall is a spacious upscale shopping center in Doral, originally constructed in 1983 by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. The indoor mall, which is currently overseen by the Simon Property group, is home to more than 130 shopping and dining destinations, including international favorite retailers such as Macy's, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, Victoria Secret, and GAP. Hip men's and women's retailers include Hollister, Express, Francesca's, H&M, and Guess, while family-friendly attractions include a Disney Store and a children's play place with miniature rides and activities. Upscale dining options range from handcrafted pizza joints and ceviche bars to an Argentinian chophouse and a location of popular brewhouse chain BJ's.
1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172, Phone: 305-593-1777
CityPlace Doral is a master-planned multi-use entertainment development in Doral, offering over 40 upscale shopping and dining destinations. The center, which was designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica, is the crowning jewel of the city's entertainment landscape, anchored by an upscale CineBistro dine-in cinema experience playing current blockbuster film releases. Designer and boutique retailer options include Ella Boutique, Agua Bendita, Kuit, and Mr. Splash, while home and beauty services range from a Fresh Market to a Venetian Nail Spa. Dozens of full-service and casual restaurants and bars dot the center's landscape, including international cuisine options such as Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Cabo Flats Cantina and Tequila Bar, Battosai Sushi Siam, and City Works Eatery and Pour House. Quick-service treats range from a 4D Gelateria to an outpost of local favorite Sloan's Ice Cream.
8300 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33166, Phone: 786-693-1849
3.The Rick Smith Golf Performance Center
The Rick Smith Golf Performance Center at Trump National Doral is one of two national locations of the famed golfing center overseen by PGA Tour golfing instructor Rick Smith, known for his signature "Compatible Variations" golfing instruction technique. Smith, who has been named as one of the top golfing instructors in the world by Golf Digest, has worked with international champions such as Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, and Vijay Singh throughout his career. Expert staff at the center offer high-quality instruction, with all sessions offering individual attention focusing on results-driven skill improvement. Instruction takes place at the beautiful Trump National Doral course, which opened to the public in 1962 and offers the world's only LED-lit driving range.
4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178, Phone: 305-591-6487
4.Morgan Levy Park
Morgan Levy Park is a lovely 14-acre park in Doral, located near top attractions such as the world-renowned Trump National Doral golf course. The modern park is home to a charming community and recreation center, which offers special event rental space, including space for birthday party packages offered by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Sporting opportunities abound, including four community-use soccer fields, five tennis courts, several sand volleyball courts, and junior and senior basketball courts. Walking and jogging trails traverse the park's beautiful natural terrain, open during daylight hours. Other amenities include five day-use picnic pavilions, which offer tables and barbecue grills.
5300 NW 102nd Avenue, Doral, FL 33178, Phone: 305-482-9590
5.Planet Air Sports
Planet Air Sports is one of Doral's premiere indoor sporting and activity centers, offering a plethora of active play experiences for visitors of all ages. Signature adrenaline-packed activities include a 16,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park, a triple bungee trampoline, a 20-foot-high zipline course, and a year-round indoor ski slope offering simulated alpine skiing experiences. 360° rides spin riders upside down and all around, while cage ball, aeroball, and jumpshot games test participants' strength, endurance, and agility. Traditional sporting experiences range from batting cages to regulation climbing walls, while family-friendly attractions include a full-scale bowling alley, a toddler's playground, and a massive arcade showcasing top video and redemption games.
1950 NW 92nd Ave, Doral, FL 33172, Phone: 305-800-4386
6.Doral Meadow Park
Doral Meadow Park is a charming 14-acre public park in western Miami Dade County, best known as Doral's first dog-friendly urban park. The delightful park connects to the nearby Trails and Tails Park, which offers cycling experiences throughout the city. Sporting amenities include baseball fields, batting cages, and lighted football and soccer fields for daylight and evening play. A well-lit playground offers safe play experiences for young ones of all ages, while a concession building serves up classic American fare during community sporting events. Other amenities include a walking and jogging trail, day-use picnic sites with barbecue grills, and a signature Vita exercise course.
11555 NW 58th Street, Doral, FL 33178, Phone: 305-593-6606
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Divieto Ristorante is a sleek 1920s-era Italian and New American restaurant microchain offering several locations throughout Central Florida, including a flagship location in Doral opened in 2012. The local favorite restaurant, which is named for the Italian word for "prohibition," strives to recreate the splendor of Prohibition-era New York City, serving up more than 70 signature dishes at lunch, dinner, and late-night service daily. Menu options range from creative thin-crust pizzas and classic 40-ounce Tomahawk steaks to the restaurant's signature Ruota di Parmigiano experience, which serves up gourmet fettuccine alfredo prepared tableside with decadent parmigiano-reggiano cheese. A full bar serves up continental and international wines alongside a 1920s-inspired custom cocktail list.
10650 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178, Phone: 305-470-8038
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Divino Ceviche is an outstanding Peruvian restaurant offering two Central Florida locations, including a location in downtown Doral. The restaurant, which is helmed by brothers Christian and Frank Encalada, strives to blend delectable ancient and modern Peruvian flavors with regional gastronomy trends, preparing all dishes with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Delicious ceviches are paired with hot and cold tapas such as tequeños rellenos, Peruvian octopus skewers, and causa trio platters featuring causas de camaron, limena, and de pulpo. Classic land and sea entree offerings include aji de gallina, arroz con mariscos, and sudado de pescado. The restaurant's full-service bar serves up a collection of unique cocktails alongside imported Peruvian craft beers meant to pair perfectly with entree selections.
2629 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33122, Phone: 305-406-2345
9.Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar is a delicious modern Peruvian restaurant located within the Shops at Downtown Doral, bringing a vibrant Miami twist to the traditional ceviche restaurants of Peru. The restaurant is structured around an open-plan kitchen, offering views from every table of dishes as they're prepared. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus throughout the week highlight small and large plates, including pulled pork tostones, carne or aji del gallina empanadas, passion fruit ceviche, and causas de crocante, pollo, or tartare. Chef's specialties include braised brisket anticucho, parihuela, lomo saltado, and pargo crocante service for two. A selection of creative tropical cocktails are paired with an extensive menu of regional craft and imported international beers.
8551 NW 53 Street, #A101, Doral, FL 33166, Phone: 786-805-4344
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Amaize is a unique fast-casual restaurant serving up 100% gluten-free arepas prepared with real, fresh Latin ingredients. The delicious concept restaurant serves up creative arepas at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering signature and create-your-own menu options. At breakfast, diners can choose from signature varieties such as nata and avocado or perico and gouda, served up alongside a selection of combination platters. Lunch variants range from the restaurant's Shaggy shredded beef and gouda arepa to its delicious Mechado Mix, which is stuffed with baked plantains and black beans. Hearty meat and vegetarian cachapas are also served, along with create-your-own bowls with diners' choice of proteins, vegetables, and sauces.
3887 NW 107th Ave Doral, FL 33178, Phone: 786-542-1559
11.Miyako Doral Japanese Restaurant
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Miyako Doral Japanese Restaurant fuses the culinary traditions of Japan and Peru into a showcase of delicious Nikkei-style cuisine, which infuses refined Japanese traditions with Peruvian flavors and flair. Diners can cozy up in intimate tatami-style booths or take a seat at the restaurant's sushi bar and enjoy high-quality fare at lunch and dinner seven days a week. A full menu of creative a la carte sushi rolls are available throughout the day, along with sashimi, temaki, and nigiri options. Land and sea entrees range from traditional favorites such as teriyaki chicken and yakiniku beef to high-quality signature selections such as sesame-seed seared tuna and Hibachi-style New York steaks. Clever Asian-fusion desserts such as tempura cheesecake are paired with fine wines, elegant cocktails, and imported sakes.
7902 NW 36th St, Suite 12, Doral, FL 33166, Phone: 305-593-9910
11 Best Things to Do in Doral, Florida
- Miami International Mall, Photo: imtmphoto/stock.adobe.com
- CityPlace Doral, Photo: pressmaster/stock.adobe.com
- The Rick Smith Golf Performance Center, Photo: rcaucino/stock.adobe.com
- Morgan Levy Park, Photo: stanislavss/stock.adobe.com
- Planet Air Sports, Photo: v74/stock.adobe.com
- Doral Meadow Park, Photo: evannovostro/stock.adobe.com
- Divieto Ristorante, Photo: Divieto Ristorante
- Divino Ceviche, Photo: Divino Ceviche
- Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, Photo: Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
- Amaize, Photo: Amaize
- Miyako Doral Japanese Restaurant, Photo: Miyako Doral Japanese Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com