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Things to Do in Coral Gables

Coral Gables is known as "The City Beautiful" for a reason


Things to Do in Coral Gables

The Biltmore Hotel

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Coral Gables is an upscale residential and business neighborhood that is centrally-located, beautiful, and very safe. The Spanish-style architecture and design make it a unique place in Miami. Here are some things to do in this fascinating Miami neighborhood.

Venetian Pool

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this has been a popular swimming spot since the 1920s. It is the largest freshwater pool in the U.S.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This amazing garden is dedicated to explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It has the world’s greatest living collection of palms, and works constantly to teach children and other visitors about these plants.

The Biltmore Hotel

This National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Coral Gables, and began as a popular destination for celebrities as well as royalty. Even if you don't stay at The Biltmore, you should at least pay it a visit, or even go to the spa or golf course. Read more about the History and Mystery of the Biltmore.

Merrick House

Take a tour of the childhood home of George Merrick, who founded and developed The City Beautiful. Includes a museum about the history of the Merrick family, and South Florida.

Lowe Art Museum

The Lowe Art Museum is located on the campus of the University of Miami. Its collection features diverse art spanning 5,000 years of art history.

Matheson Hammock Park

A pretty park with a marina, nature trails, and a man-made beach. You can also dine at the Red Fish Grill, where a scene from "There's Something About Mary" was filmed.

World-class Golf Courses

Both the Granada Golf Course, and the Biltmore Golf Course are great choices if you want to take a few swings.

Shopping in Coral Gables

There are also several good places to go shopping in the Gables, including Miracle Mile and the Village of Merrick Park.

Dining in Coral Gables

When it's time to eat, check out our list of the Best Fine Dining in Coral Gables. If you don't want to spend a lot, there are some afforable options on our directory of Coral Gables Restaurants.

Coral Gables Hotels

If you'd like to stay in this neighborhood, there are great hotel options for all budgets in our Coral Gables Hotels Guide.

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