Coral Gables

A Miami neighborhood is Coral Gables with Biltmore Hotel and Venetian Pool attractions

Coral Gables
Coral Gables

A well-known neighborhood of Miami is Coral Gables with about 47,000 inhabitants. The attractions are the Venetian Pool and the Biltmore Hotel. For a day trip, it is worthwhile to stop by there.

Information about Coral Gables

The metropolis of Miami is divided into several neighborhoods. One of them is Coral Gables where you can go as a tourist to explore it. However, this is not as well known as for example the Downtown Miami. But still there is a lot to discover there and for an afternoon trip it is perfect. What you should see there we will explain here.

You will also find some interesting shopping opportunities like the Miracle Mile or Shops at Merrick Park. Of course, the district offers much more that you can imagine. Just drive by with your car and have a look. So you should plan a whole afternoon there so that you can look at everything.

Miami Coral Gables
Miami Coral Gables

Location, address and directions

First, you should find out where Coral Gables is located. The neighborhood is located 6.5 miles southwest of Downtown Miami and can be reached in a good 20 minutes by rental car. The best way to get there is to drive to the Coral Gables Museum and enter the address 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 into your GPS navigation device. From there you have a very good starting point to explore the area. We recommend in any case to use the car and with public transport you don’t get there very well.

It is recommended to take the Interstate I-95 South and then you are certainly the fastest there. But especially in Miami you always get lost very quickly because there are multi-lane highways and roads. As a tourist, you are therefore dependent on the navigation device and if you have taken a wrong turn, then you simply drive out at the next exit. The navigation device will then notice this and you will then get a new route suggested.

Where to park

Around the Coral Gables Museum there are numerous parking garages where you can park your car. You always pay about two US dollars per hour. A good option is certainly the Coral Gables Museum Garage and from there you can easily explore the district on foot. But in no case should you put the rental car somewhere where you think that this costs nothing. In Miami is always towed and we recommend only to park where it is allowed.

Biltmore Hotel
Biltmore Hotel
Venetian Pool
Venetian Pool

What attractions are there for tourists

Certainly the most famous sights of Coral Gables is the Venetian Pool. Also always recommended for a visit is the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Then of course Village of Merrick Park and the Miracle Mile. If you feel like shopping then you should visit the Shops at Merrick Park. There are also tourists who are interested in art. Then you should visit the Lowe Art Museum. So there are some attractions in this district for which it is worth to go there once. As mentioned before, this is a popular destination for an afternoon outing.

Biltmore Hotel

If you want to stay overnight in Coral Gables, the best address is the Biltmore Hotel. It is also one of the most famous hotels in Miami and a historic building. It is worth a visit even if you are not a hotel guest. Since this is a five-star luxury hotel, the prices for an overnight stay are of course not so cheap. But there are also cheaper hotels in the area where there are hotels for tourists. Usually most tourists choose a hotel in the downtown area or around the Miami airport. But it is not a problem to stay there and you can find some interesting hotels.

Venetian Pool

A historic public pool is the Venetian Pool where you can spend a nice trip with the whole family. This pool was built in 1924 and you can see that it is not new anymore. But it is a great experience to swim a round there. Certainly also interesting if you have booked a hotel in Miami that does not have an outdoor pool. Then you have the possibility to use a nice pool. As you can see from the name, the design of the pool reminds you of Venice and you could think you are there and not in Florida. You can easily spend a few hours there.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami skyline in the evening
Miami skyline in the evening

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

If you want to see a beautiful botanical garden in Miami vacation then a visit to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is worthwhile. This is located in Coral Gables and you will find on an area of 84 acres ( 34 hectares ) beautifully landscaped gardens, flowers and plants. It was built in 1938 and today it is a popular attraction in Miami. There are various exhibitions that you can see. However, you have to pay an entrance fee of about 25 US dollars for adults. For children the entrance fee is 12 US dollars. But you should definitely invest the entrance fee and you will be thrilled.

Stores and Restaurants

A popular activity of tourists on vacation in Miami is of course shopping. This is also possible in Coral Gables and the most famous shopping street there is the Miracle Mile. One can find numerous stores, bars, cafes and also restaurants there. If you want to end the day then you have a good possibility there. A kind of open air shopping mall are the Shops at Merrick Park where you can practically walk around in the open air. With the year-round warm temperatures in Florida, this is of course a great place to stroll around. You can find there many famous brands like in a big shopping mall in Miami.

Our rating

The Coral Gables district is definitely worth a visit as it has some interesting sights. From Downtown Miami you can get there quickly and a rental car is definitely necessary. Don’t miss the famous Biltmore Hotel and you will be amazed. If you can afford it, you should also stay there. The hotel has certainly seen from numerous Hollywood movies such as Bad Boys.

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