Hialeah is accessible from the 826 Palmetto Highway. The 103rd/49th Street Exit will take you to 49th Street, the major shopping thoroughfare in Hialeah.
Hialeah is easily accessible from the Miami International Airport. Taking Lejeune Road east will take you directly into the center of Hialeah.
49th Street is the major shopping area in Hialeah. Westland Mall, a mall including stores such as Macy's, Victoria's Secret and Guess is located on 49th Street and 17th Avenue. Driving east from the Palmetto exit of Hialeah on 49th Street will expose you to strip malls and major stores such as Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Also, at 37th Street and 17th avenue, there is the Westland Promenade, with major chain stores like Target, Best Buy and Ross.
For more of a bargain, you can hit up the Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market, located at 127th street and 42nd Avenue. The flea market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 am to 7pm.
Another must have visit for bargain shoppers is Flamingo Plaza, a plaza of shopping that consists of thrift stores, including Red White and Blue and the Salvation Army. These shops are located on East 10th Avenue and 9th Street in Hialeah, and are the best place to hunt for treasures, including furniture, vintage clothing, housewares, books, records, jewelry, etc.
There are several chains located on 49th Street, including Chili's (located inside of Westland Mall), Red Lobster, Denny's and Picadilly's.
Great fast food options include Roberto's Taco Shop, on West 49th Street and 4th Avenue, one of the best spots for mexican food in South Florida, which is also open 24 hours a day, and Jerry's and Joe's Pizzeria, on 47 and Palm Avenue, one of the few places to get authentic New York style pizza.
If you are looking for authentic Cuban fare, then you must stop at La Carreta, a Hialeah/Miami institution, for great and reasonably priced Cuban cuisine, located at West 16th Avenue and 53rd Street.