Coral Gables, FL

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Beauty and History Merge in Coral Gables, Florida

Looking for things to do in Miami? Consider heading to Coral Gables, Florida. This unique community was built in the 1920s, in the Mediterranean Revival style, and is a center for art, culture, and dining.

Coral Gables’ History

Designed by George Merrick, the city was among the first planned communities in the nation. Merrick saw a town that would let nature’s beauty, amenities for residents, and arts/culture seamlessly blend together.

Things to Do in Coral Gables

The city is full of attractions. Stay at hotels near Coral Gables and plan a day-trip to see everything.

Merrick House

This historic house is the original home of the city’s founder, and looks much as it did in the 1920s. It still holds much of the Merrick family’s books, art, photos, and other possessions.

Pinewood Cemetery

This historic cemetery is the final resting place of the pioneers who settled the area, and is the oldest in the vicinity.

Restaurants

The city is full of restaurants, cafes, and great eating establishments. Go to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for an Italian pie, try traditional Spanish fare at Bellmont Restaurant, or sip coffee at one of the many European-inspired cafes and coffee shops.

Golf Courses

Coral Gables has three golf courses where you can enjoy a relaxing 9 or 18 holes.

Shopping

For a European shopping experience, try Miracle Mile, which has outdoor cafes, quaint shops and boutiques, and plenty of charm. For high-end shopping, try the Shops at Merrick Park.

Culture

A great opportunity to explore the area’s art galleries is Gallery Night, a free event held the first Friday of every month where you can gallery-hop all over the city.

The Venetian Pool is a cultural landmark as well as a fun attraction. Grottos, waterfalls, bridges, and a European atmosphere beckon swimmers and strollers at this mainstay built in 1923.

Make sure to visit the vivacious city of Coral Gables while staying with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, one of the best places to stay near Coral Gables.