|Doral is a neighborhood in northern Miami-Dade County which takes its name from the resort and spa that sits at the center of it. Dorris and Alfred Kaskel opened Doral Country Club (a name they got by combining their names) in 1962.|
As the community around the club continued to grow, residents began lobbying for incorporation. They were finally successful in 1996 when the city of Doral came into being. It is not a large city, with around 50,000 residents, but it is a very affluent community, giving it a lot of influence in the area. It has a very busy business district, especially import and export because of its proximity to Miami International Airport by shuttle.
Carnival Cruise Lines has their headquarters in Doral and is one of the largest employers in the city. While you won’t find yourself actually sailing into Doral (it’s landlocked) you will find plenty to keep you busy during your time there.
The city’s parks and recreation department maintains six parks throughout the city. These parks include bike trails, sports fields, exercise stations, jogging trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, dog runs and more. They are the perfect place to spend a day no matter what type of outdoor activity interests you.
If you are hoping to get any shopping done, head over to the Miami International Mall. The center is built around 4 large department stores: Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, and JCPenny. And once you’re inside, this two story shopping complex contains over 140 specialty stores. No matter what you are looking for, they are certain to have it.
Just because you’re spending the day at the mall doesn’t mean that it has to be boring for your kids. The Kidgits Korner in the JCPenny mall corridor is fully staffed by trained childcare professionals who can be trusted to take good care of your kids and let them have fun while you get all of your shopping done.