Bayside is close to all the downtown Miami hotels. Holiday Inn is literally right across the street from bayside market. Bayside has lots of restaraunts, last minute shopping, live music and entertainment on the weekends, bars, including a nice frozen drink bar right in the middle of the open patio area, its a great way to kick off your vacation. enjoy a little shopping, dinner, and enjoy a frozen foo foo drink and the great view with some live music.
its also an interesting place to people watch.