Coral Gables, FL

Travel Guide
Miracle Mile which includes street scenes, a city and a hotel

Mediterranean-style parks, buildings and fountains may make you think you’re in another country. Discover an area that’s unique in many ways.

While visiting Coral Gables, notice the Southern European influence in the city’s features and architecture. Drive down streets lined with massive banyan trees, in particular, Coral Way. Enjoy outdoor shopping and dining in exclusive Merrick Park or Giralda Plaza, a pedestrian-only street.

Development of Coral Gables began in 1925. The city is the creation of entrepreneur George Merrick, who had the vision that it would become a cultural center. Visit the Venetian Pool designed by Merrick. Although it has no sand, this is one of the world’s most fascinating swimming areas. Spring-fed waters create a tropical oasis, whose design was inspired by the lagoons of Venice. For exercise and adventures on water, head to Matheson Hammock Park, where there’s a beach that’s great for kitesurfing.

Consider staying at The Biltmore, a hotel that instantly provides a feeling of grandeur. Its popularity among visiting celebrities and dignitaries is not surprising.

Golfers are attracted to the hotel’s course for its beauty and affordability. The Biltmore Golf Course has a minimum number of water hazards and, unlike many of Florida’s courses, houses don’t crowd its fairways.

The city is designed for walkers, with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden a highlight. Walk among tropical plants, through a rain forest display and around lakes in this 83-acre (34-hectare) natural preserve.

Coral Gables is also an educational center. The University of Miami located here has an amazing selection of museums, galleries and theaters for students and visitors. The Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theater is renowned for its variety of performances and the Visitors Center houses the Coral Gables Museum that was once the location of the city’s police and fire stations. Stop at one more museum, Coral Gables Merrick House, which was the home of the city’s original developer.

Ride for free on the electric Freebee vehicles or vintage Coral Gables Trolley that travels through the downtown core and links with Miami’s rapid transit system. Finding something to do in Coral Gables is not difficult, as the city appeals to a wide variety of tastes and budgets.

Where to stay in Coral Gables

Aloft Coral Gables
Aloft Coral Gables
3 out of 5
2524 South Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables, FL
The price is $157 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Miracle Mile and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Miami and Magic City Casino. Miami-Dade County ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (560 reviews)
"I enjoyed staying here. The staff was great. The room was clean. It's a beautiful hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Aloft Coral Gables
Biltmore Hotel - Miami - Coral Gables
Biltmore Hotel - Miami - Coral Gables
5 out of 5
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL
The price is $343 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
This family-friendly Coral Gables hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Miracle Mile, University of Miami and Shops at Merrick Park. Dadeland ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Excellent stay rooms very comfortable quiet lounge and excellent restaurant. Valet parking very prompt. Had to drive to area attractions and activities.6"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Biltmore Hotel - Miami - Coral Gables
THesis Hotel Miami
THesis Hotel Miami
4 out of 5
1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL
The price is $203 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from University of Miami and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Dadeland Mall. Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (403 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable beds."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

THesis Hotel Miami
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nuovo Miami Airport Coral Gables
Nuovo Miami Airport Coral Gables
3 out of 5
2524 South LeJeune Rd, Coral Gables, FL
The price is $125 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Situated in Coral Gables, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Miracle Mile and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Miami and Magic City Casino. Miami-Dade ...
4/5 Very Good! (94 reviews)
"Definitely enjoyed my stay! Courteous staff, and free valet parking! Rooms were very clean and beautiful. Would definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Nuovo Miami Airport Coral Gables
Ponce de León Blvd
Ponce de León Blvd
Coral Gables, FL
Located in Coral Gables Section, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Miracle Mile and within 3 mi (5 km) of Magic City Casino and Miami-Dade County Auditorium. ...
Ponce de León Blvd
PONCE DE LEON confortable room
PONCE DE LEON confortable room
Coral Gables, FL
Located in Coral Gables Section, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Miracle Mile and within 3 mi (5 km) of Magic City Casino and Miami-Dade County ...
PONCE DE LEON confortable room
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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