Coral Gables

From: Miami Travel Guide

See also: Coconut Grove Bal HarbourMiami Beach

Coral Gables, Miami
This beautiful place has plenty to offer from its first class recreational facilities to the historic buildings, shopping, art and dining experiences.

Sites Of Interest
Coral Gables is filled with many wonderful places to visit such as historic building's, golf courses, gardens and lots of shopping opportunities.

Venetian Pool
Within Coral Gables you can discover the Venetian Pool which was created from a coral rock quarry and contains two beautiful waterfalls, lookout towers a bridge over the pool and some caves that are great for exploring. The pool does have a lifeguard and is a great place for children and adults to enjoy.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The Botanic Gardens have a wonderful selection of rare tropical plants and collections such as within the Butterfly Garden, Palm Collection and Tropical Flower Garden which are situated throughout the vast 83 acre garden which also contains a very large conservatory.

The gardens are a delight to walk around with lakes, ponds, flowers and rare trees around every corner, there are guided walking and tram tours available at certain times of the year, that will take you around the botanic gardens and help you make the most of your visit along with special events which are also held at various times throughout the year also.

Merrick House
Merrick House is a truly unique piece of history, this little building stands much as it did in the 1920's and is filled with items from the Merrick family's history and has guided tours available.

Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art museum has a large selection of both contemporary and classic art pieces on display and is located at the University of Miami.

Village of Merrick Park
Merrick Park has a vast selection of shops and restaurants to choose from, which are all in one well presented location that is surrounded by trees, fountains and foliage.

Miracle Mile
This is another upmarket shopping destination which has many quality boutiques, beauty parlours and restaurants to choose from which are all situated within one street.

Attraction Location Guide
There are several busses that run to the Coral Gables area, alternately you could take a taxi.