Magazine Names Aventura Mall Country's Second-Most Popular Mall

About 28 million people visit the mall annually

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    Aventura Mall
    Aventura Mall's popular events include the Chocolate Festival.

    Aventura Mall was named the second-most visited shopping mall in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine.

    The South Florida mall is the largest shopping center in greater Miami and boasts 28 million visitors annually, according to the magazine. It hosts events including the Chocolate Festival and the Great American Bake Sale.

    Aventura Mall
    is also located in the same popular area as Gulfstream Park, Golden Beach and the Turnberry Isle resort.

    Strip Mall Fire

    [MI] Strip Mall Fire
    A fire guts a local strip mall. (Published Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011)

    The mall came in second to the Mall of the Americas in Minnesota, which the magazine said has over 400 stores and receives about 40 million visitors a year.

    Jesse Tron, of the International Council of Shopping Centers, said that these “destination malls” offer more than just shopping.

    Police: Mall Peeper Nabbed

    [MI] Police: Mall Peeper Nabbed
    Police say 34-year-old Marcelo Matus was taping women getting dressed at the Aventura Mall. (Published Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009)

    “Malls have gotten much more creative,” Shor was quoted as saying in the magazine. “They’ve taken what used to be traditional retail space and turned it into gymnastics studios, playhouses, trampoline places, you name it.”

    The American Dream Meadowlands mall in northern New Jersey has plans for an indoor ski and snowboard slope, a skydive simulator, and amusement and water parks, according to the magazine. Chicago’s Woodfield mall attracts more annual visitors than any other attraction in the state.

    Cop Run Over at Dolphin Mall

    [MI] Cop Run Over at Dolphin Mall
    Both suspects were apprehended after the incident at Dolphin Mall. (Published Thursday, Oct 13, 2011)

    The list of the most popular malls was compiled based on number of annual visitors. It did not include outlet or strip malls.