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Visit Coral Gables

Greetings from the City of Coral Gables, our City Beautiful – one of the most charming, sophisticated, and beautiful areas in the country. The City of Coral Gables is the ideal community in which to work and play while visiting or doing business in South Florida, as its timeless beauty and countless amenities stand out among neighboring cities.

As a visitor…dine at one of our renowned restaurants, gaze upon our internationally recognized Mediterranean architecture, or stroll through sought after boutiques and art galleries, all shaded by tropical foliage and canopies of banyans, oaks, palms, and royal Poinciana trees.

As a resident…benefit from top-rated municipal services, fine residential communities, historic landmarks, and a superior quality of life laden with amenities.

As an organization…do business in the Corporate Capital of the Americas, alongside nearly 200 multinational corporations, who take advantage of prime office space, multilingual employment base and an active Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

However you choose to spend your time in Coral Gables, you will always remember your visit to this exceptional jewel of South Florida– a community where style and substance meet!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Coral Gables is home to a superior selection of hotels, which offer the very best in high quality service and amenities. From hotels and extended stay suites to full-service resorts, these luxurious accommodations make Coral Gables one of the most popular places to stay in Miami while here on business or leisure. Accommodations in Coral Gable are created to offer a quiet retreat from the rush of the city.

Visitors are just a short cab ride from some of Miami's most popular attractions located in South Beach, Bal Harbor and Coconut Grove. All hotels are just minutes from fine dining, culture, shopping, historic venues, entertainment and the great outdoors. Please click on “Lodging, Travel & Tourism”, to view our local hotel and resort partners.

DINING

Coral Gables is the renowned home to South Florida's finest restaurants, from casual eateries to the nation's most celebrated restaurants.  Our nearly 150 restaurants feature an array of options to satisfy every foodies passion, tastes, cravings and occasions. Prepare your taste buds for a special treat and take your palate on an international tour!  Please click on the “Restaurants, Food & Beverages” to view the delectable options in Coral Gables!

SHOPPING

The City Beautiful is home to South Florida's finest jewelers, award-winning European and domestic furniture manufacturers, art galleries, bridal shops, and designer boutiques. Coral Gables offers some of the most sought after shopping destinations in South Florida. In particular, be sure that your shopping experience includes trips to these amazing locations:

Village of Merrick Park: 115 world-class shops and restaurants, all in an outdoor village type setting, featuring fountains, tropical foliage, and gardens.

Miracle Mile & Downtown Coral Gables: A pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and lively entertainment venues. With more than 200 retailers and 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work. It’s Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Coral Gables is a showcase of sophistication, beauty, charm and grandeur. The city's main entrances are marked with graceful coral rock arches dating back to the 1920s. Many of the Mediterranean-style homes, businesses and public buildings from the 1920s era and earlier have been lovingly preserved or restored by Gables residents. Virtually every street is lined with stately trees and many are covered in canopies of banyans, oaks and royal Poinciana trees.

Venetian Pool: A Coral Gables landmark built in 1923, the Venetian Pool is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Built from a coral rock quarry, the pool is spring fed and designed to resemble an Italian grotto.

The Biltmore Hotel: A national historic landmark, this luxury hotel was built in 1926. Amenities include a newly renovated and re-designed championship golf course, spa, and the largest hotel pool in the continental US.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Designed in 1938, the garden is an 83-acre natural preserve on the edge of Coral Gables, offering guided walking tours, tram tours, and seasonal special events and festivals.

Matheson Hammock Park: 600 acres of paradise for both nature lovers and boaters, including nature trails, over 15 species of native hardwood trees, and a man-made island pool, flushed naturally by the tidal action of Biscayne Bay.

University of Miami: The largest private research university in the Southeastern United States, UM offers the LoweArt Museum, collegiate sports, theater, music, and other cultural events.

Coral Gables Merrick House and Garden Museum: The Coral Gables Merrick House is the boyhood home of George Merrick, founder of the City of Coral Gables. The house, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has been restored to its 1925 appearance featuring beautiful architectural details created from local materials such as coral rock and Miami-Dade County pine. The Merrick House is filled with the family's personal treasures, furniture and artworks.

Gables Gallery Nights: On the first Friday each month, the Coral Gables Gallery Association organizes Coral Gables Gallery Night with participation by many of the best local galleries, featuring complimentary transportation and refreshments. Call Virginia Miller at 305-444-4493 for more information.

Look for the special Coral Gables Gallery Night buses that offer free transportation between the major art galleries

Trolley: Free, air-conditioned transportation along Ponce de Leon Blvd., from SW 8th Street to the Metro-Rail Station at Douglas Road in downtown Coral Gables!