Explore Mediterranean architecture and idyllic tree-lined streets
Sandwiched between Latin-infused Little Havana and seaside Coconut Grove, Coral Gables is a Mediterranean-style village with stunning historic homes and architecture. In the center of Coral Gables is the beautiful University of Miami home of the Miami Hurricanes. The “City Beautiful” offers the perfect place to cool off, the serene 1920s-era spring-fed Venetian Pool is a system of waterfalls and coral rock formations connected by a large swimming lagoon. Nearby, wet your whistle at one of the many watering holes that line the Miracle Mile, an upscale dining and shopping destination in the heart of downtown Coral Gables. Try Fratellino – one of Yelp’s highest ranked places to eat in Miami-Dade County.
Just to the East, situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline and nestled under a lush tropical canopy, Coconut Grove is home to an eclectic group of artists, families, sailors, entrepreneurs and bohemian-style hippies. Located on the waterfront, Peacock Park hosts a variety fun events like the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in February, which brings more than 100,000 art lovers to the area to view the works of more than 300 globally recognized artists. Like the name of the park suggests, keep an eye out for those colorful birds. Wild peacocks tend to roam the surrounding residential areas.