Miami International Airport is one of the busiest international airports in the United States, which also means that parking can get a little hectic at times. While many individuals may be content with driving around the airport waiting for a parking space, others enjoy getting to the airport on time, checking in and still having some time to relax. Instead of spending your time searching for parking, try booking a spot at one of many off-site MIA parking options. Your car will be secure and you’ll have one less thing to worry about before leaving on vacation.
MIA is considered one of the busiest airports in the United States. In 2013, over 40 million passengers traveled through the airport with an average of 982 flights leaving the airport on average every day in 2009. With this amount of traffic, it should come as no surprise that the airport is a massive hub filled with shops, restaurants, and other concessions that are sure to keep you busy while you wait. When you first enter your terminal, it may seem daunting, but never fear; we’ll help you navigate this sprawling airport.
In Terminal J, you can pick up some sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich, grab a hearty meal from Island Chicken Grill, or nibble on some of your favorite ice cream at Häagen-Dazs. Terminal H is home to the Budweiser Brew House, the Heineken Bar, and Café Brioche Doree, among others. If you’re lucky enough to travel through Terminal G, grab a bite at Chili’s Too, Au Bon Pain, or Cozzoli’s Pizzeria.
For travelers that are in Terminal F, you can eat at Sbarro or Pizza Hut if you prefer a restaurant chain experience, or you can head to this wing’s Budweiser Brew House for beer and some delicious food. For the flyer that can appreciate a good drink and some friendly banter, Terminal E has Casa Bacardi, Lobby Bar, and Samuel Adams. The food selection for this terminal includes Chili’s To Go, Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, and Pizza Hut.
Islander Bar & Grill, Au Bon Pain, Manchu Wok, and La Carreta await you in Terminal D, though if you’re strapped for time, head to Dunkin’ Donuts or Einstein Bros Bagels. Whatever your appetite calls for, we’re sure you can find it in Miami International.
Stores to pick up little gifts, some new clothes, or small electronics litter MIA, so get out there and explore. Techies can head over to InMotion Entertainment, Sound Balance, or Tech On The Go, while Sunglass Hut and Sunglass Icon are a perfect place to pick up some new shades. Affordable Luxuries and Coach can fulfill your desire for some shiny new luxury goods to show off your unique style.
Some aren’t so fortunate and have serious layovers at MIA, but don’t get discouraged just yet if you’re one of these unlucky travelers. Animal lovers, it’s time to start celebrating. Visit the Miami Seaquarium, the Monkey Jungle, the Parrot Jungle, or the Metro Zoo to get your fill of fur and scales. Shopping enthusiasts can head over to Mall of The Americas or Miami International Mall, though there are a slew of other shopping centers in the area that you can check out.
For those that love a leisurely stroll or can appreciate a good park bench, South Pointe Park and Bayfront Park are perfect places for kicking back and relaxing after a long flight. While you’re in the area, take a look at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens for a truly amazing walkthrough of some beautiful plants.
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