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City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Attractions in Miami

Coral Gables is a must see while visiting Miami. It is called City Beautiful for a reason and is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in all of Miami. Its many buildings and architecture transport you to Italy and Spain and have a distinct Mediterranean Revival style.

It's also the home to many well-known attractions such as the Biltmore Hotel, the Douglas Entrance and the Venetian Pool. But many people like to come here to shop and dine in the Miracle Mile which features hundreds of shops, gourmet eateries and restaurants; but also many entertainment options such as a cinema, theater and various art galleries.

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

Miami conquistadors secrets and treasures are hidden in Coral Gables

Coral Gables and Miracle Mile are good to visit year-round, but you might want to choose days that are not too hot or rainy to fully enjoy the pedestrian-friendly streets and great outdoor architecture and attractions. If great shopping and dining is what you're looking for you may want to check the operating hours of the different shops and restaurants so you are sure to find them open. At night, Coral Gables really comes alive with its many nightlife venues, bars, outdoor entertainment and live music.

Coral Gables offers tons of activities, shopping and dining options to visitors. Here you will find all kinds of stores that sell everything you can imagine. However, since many of them are specialty stores and not national brands, the prices tend to be higher. You can also choose from almost a hundred restaurants and eateries to satisfy your craving for virtually any cuisine.

There are a mix of chains and local establishments with varying prices. Art lovers can spend hours admiring Coral Gables' unique Mediterranean-style architecture, its many galleries or catching a show at the Actor's Playhouse. At night, you can come and enjoy the area's many bars, or just walk around in a fun and lively atmosphere. Parking on Miracle Mile has become a breeze with its many new valet stations where you can drop off and pick up your car. This service costs $7 from 11 am to 6 pm and $8 on evenings after 6 pm.

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

Easy access and colonial arquitecture make Coral Gables a unique place to go Miami

To get to Coral Gables from North or West by car, you can take SR 836 to LeJeune Road/SW 42nd Avenue. Keep going south on 42nd Avenue and turn left when you get to Coral Way or the Miracle Mile. If you're coming from South, you have to take US 1 (South Dixie Highway) North until you get to LeJeune Road and then make a right onto Coral Way the Miracle Mile and you'll find yourself in the heart of downtown Coral Gables. To get here using public transportation, you can take the Miami Metrorail until the Douglas Road station and then transfer to the Coral Gables Trolley.

Each establishment in Coral Gables and the Miracle Mile has their own policies regarding senior citizen, senior and military discounts, so you should check each business for their prices. Disabled patrons with proper ID do get free valet parking throughout the day on Miracle Mile. Coral Gables and Miracle Mile are a fun way to spend the day.

While many restaurants here are on the upscale side, there are many affordable eateries such as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Denny's and Baja Fresh among many others. For high-end diners, check out Ortanique, Caffe Abbracci, or Palme D'Or. As for shopping you will find a range of shops and boutiques to cater to any budget. Bridal shops are plentiful here and tend to be one the pricey side.

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

Coral Gables: Wedding dreams and luxury restaurants but also Books and coffe

Miracle Mile in the City of Coral Gables has great shopping for everyone. Kids will love visiting Animated Store or Liapela toy store. Women and men can encounter unique fashion finds at the many clothing, swimwear and shoe stores. Lonely travelers are sure to find something interesting at the hundreds of stores, including Miracle Mile's outstanding bookstores such as; Books & Books, Fifteenth Street Books or Borders'. Groups will have fun checking out all the stores, and hitting some bars at night.

The city of Coral Gables is a residential area located within the city of Miami. It's Mediterranean Revival architecture style which blends with nature, give a unique touch making it city the beautiful. It is indeed a great place to live, work, and explore. As one of the first planned communities of Miami, Coral Gables has its own city hall, police and fire station, as well as transportation system (known as the Coral Gables Trolley)

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

Coral Gables in Miami: A Dream Within a Dream Within a Dream

Miracle Mile is the main east-west street in Coral Gables. As part as the city of Coral Gables' very own downtown, Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly area inviting visitors and locals to enjoy the restaurants, boutiques, shops, and other Miami attractions. This central business district also houses a great variety of national banks.

For an upscale shopping experience, visit Village of Merrick Park where you will find the boutiques of some of the world's top designers such as Diane von Futernberg, Gucci, and Burberry among many others. Many fine restaurants and cafes are opened throughout the day and evening for coffee, tea and fine dinners al-fresco surrounded by the beautiful gardens and wonderful year-round weather. The open mall is accessible through the Douglas Road Station and Coral Gables Trolley.

The world famous Venetial Pool continues to be the city's historic treasure as it was formed from coral roack quarry in 1923 and included in the National Registry of Historic Places. Fresh, cool spring water runs through the 82,000 gallon pool which includes cascades, lagoons, and caves. Its unique Venetian-style building with bridges, columns, restaurant, and sandy beach area are inviting to all visitors and locals who can refresh any day of the year.

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

Access the city of Coral Gables via the MetroRail :

Douglas Road Station
University Station
South Miami Station

Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd.
(305) 460-5306


Adults (Coral Gables residents)- $4.75
Children (Coral Gables residents between 3-12 years old)- $3.75
Adults (non-residents)- $10.50
Children (non-residents between 3-12 years old)- $6.00

Pool schedule:

May 25, 2009 – September 7, 2009
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
May 25, 2009 – September 7, 2009
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The pool is open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day only

The pool is closed on the following holidays:
* New Year's Day
* Martin Luther King Day
* President's Day
* Thanksgiving Day
* Christmas Day

City of Coral Gables / Miracle Mile- Atractions in Miami

The historic Biltmore Hotel provides a luxury stay with old charm and classic beauty. The upscale hotel features a world-class spa, acclaimed restaurants, and championship gold in the heart of Coral Gables.

Address: 1200 Anastasia Avenue
Reservations: 1 800 727-1926

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