For those who like top brands and luxury, this is the place. Full of greenery and works of art, you'll find good restaurants and shops like Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Chanel, Tiffany, chloe, Escada, Fendi, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Miu Miu ...
There's activity starting early in the morning on Haulover Beach. This site is very popular and not only for the beautiful views it offers, but for the fishing. On the other side there is a cement pier where fishermen gather for their morning catch. You can also observe other lively performers doing whatever it is they do. It's such a great area that it is sometimes used for filming movies or doing photo shoots. On one occasion I witnessed an action scene in which a helicopter was chasing a boat. I was a little scared at first but then I realized what was happening!
Bal Harbour is known for its high end housing and shopping. This 60+ year old "village" is home to celebrities and the wealthiest class of Floridians so it's no surprise that you can find shopping options like Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Fendi, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Versace, Tiffany and more. Bal Harbour is also home to beautiful beaches, great walkways and overall high fashion.
Bal Harbour is more tailored toward extravagance so if you're shopping for a discount, you won't find it here. However, if you're looking to spot a celeb, this might be a great place to do just that.