Things To Do In Coral Gables Worth Experiencing

Things to do in coral gables

Just Southwest of Miami’s bustling downtown is a vibrant historical neighborhood full of activities for the whole family. Whether you’re into art, food, shopping or all of the above, Coral Gables, also known to locals as “the Gables” has everything you need to curate an incredible experience.

If you’re a lover of art then Coral Gables is a must visit. The buildings themselves are a work of art. They were designed with a heavy European and Mediterranean architectural influence, making it a popular destination for architecture photo enthusiasts and Instagram bloggers alike!


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Coral Gables Museum

To dive deeper into the local art you can step off the streets and into one of the local museums. The Coral Gables Museum is offers tours, educational programs, and year-round exhibits with a strong focus on civic arts. MMM Pro Tip: Every second Saturday is free entry after 2pm, with special activites planned for the whole family! You can also check out the Lowe Art Museum located within the University of Miami which features exhibitions and special events each month, like sip and sketch, and guided mindfulness sessions.

285 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Coral Gables Art Cinema

Whether you’re looking for a date night idea or want to enjoy a film solo, Coral Gables has a selection of theaters featuring the current Hollywood releases as well as independent and art-house films for your enjoyment. The Coral Gables Art Cinema, features a weekly selection of independent films and also hosts special events such as film festivals. You can even host your next birthday party there! If the newest blockbuster hits are more your taste, The Landmark at Merrick Park features all the latest releases along with special event screenings.

260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Fairchild Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the great outdoors with a visit to Fairchild Botanical Gardens. This garden is the perfect place to learn more about tropical and exotic plants while having fun and connecting with nature. If you’re into photography you will definitely want to bring your camera to capture all of the natural beauty that lies within this garden. With a mission to help educate the public about the world of tropical plants, this garden offers specialized exhibits featuring edible plants, a rainforest, and a must-experience butterfly garden. There is a fee for entry but if you become a member, you can enter for free as well as receive other benefits such as special discounts.

10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156


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The Miracle Mile of Coral Gables

This outside street plaza features this community’s central business district and hub for local boutiques, salons, and cafes. You’ll find stores with both luxury and affordable goods featuring clothing, books, jewelry, housewares, beauty, and organic goods all on this one easily walkable section of the city. You can also pop into one of the many local cafes for a bite to eat. As you’re strolling, take a moment to enjoy the beautifully maintained landscaping and architecture that adds a special touch to this city.


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Threefold Cafe

If you’re looking for great speciality coffee, Coral Gables is the place to be. Locally owned coffee shops are around every corner, each offering their own unique style of coffee brewing and presentation. You can enjoy all of your favorite classic coffee drinks or branch out and enjoy chemex-prepared coffee or house-made cold brew. Threefold Cafe is a staple in Coral Gables for smooth tasting espresso and specialty food offerings including the ever-popular avocado toast. Other must try gourmet coffee-shops include Crema Gourmet, Pasion del Cielo, and Cafe Curuba.

141 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Courtney Val is a local blogger, Youtuber, and coffee aficionado who loves sharing her South Florida experience with others.

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