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Miami/Coconut Grove

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Coconut Grove [1] is in Miami.

Get in[edit]

Coconut Grove is accessible by the Coconut Grove station on the MetroRail, or the 48 bus. The 249 bus goes from the Coconut Grove station to the Douglas Road station, and is the Coconut Grove Circulator. Buses generally feed into those 2 train stations.

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The Barnacle Historic State Park [2] 3485 Main Highway. 305-442-6866 Built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Today, it is one of the last remnants of the once vast Miami Hammock. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the spacious porch used as a gathering place or on a bench under a tree for solitude.

Hours of Operation The Barnacle is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with tours at 10, 11:30 a.m.; 1 and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Monday and for groups by reservation Wednesday and Thursday. The park is closed on Tuesdays, New Year´s, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Park Fees Admission to the park is $2.00 per person age 6 and over; under 6 are free.

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  • This is a place to experience exquisite Miami dining and Miami shopping along with world-class vacation rentals [3] and hotels. Home to the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, a South Florida landmark for more than 75 years and an acclaimed home for live theater since 1956. Coconut Grove offers a cosmopolitan village setting where you can indulge with a visit to distinguished art galleries, cutting edge bars and Miami nightclubs.
  • Coconut Grove hosts many outstanding events throughout the year such as the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The King Mango Strut Parade is a fun and light-hearted parade filled with satirical interpretations of local public figures. The Commodore Block Party offers fine dining and beautiful art and music under a cover of stars. These are but a few of the many year round events held in the village.
  • The southern border of Coconut Grove is Biscayne Bay. The area features a sailing club (Coconut Grove Sailing Club), a yacht club (Coral Reef Yacht Club) and a marina (Dinner Key Marina). Pan Am's seaplane operations were based in Dinner Key, and the Miami City Hall is based in the old Pan Am terminal building.
  • The Kampong is an eight acre (32,000 m²) tropical garden that forms part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park. Built in the late 1800s, the former home of Ralph Middleton Munroe is one of the oldest homes in Dade County and is situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay. The forest surrounding the home is hardwood hammock and is the last of its kind in the area. The unique architecture includes period furniture and wide porches that afford magnificent views.

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CocoWalk [4] - outdoor shopping center with many familiar chain stores and restaurants.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Ivy at the Grove, 3159 Commodore Plaza, 305-600-5453, [5]. The Ivy is an upscale restaurant in Miami providing modern British cuisine with a unique ambiance. The Ivy is available for indoor/outdoor dining and private events. This restaurant is said to be closed.  edit

Jaguar is a restaurant in Coconut Grove noted for its ceviche dishes, its cortadito (Cuban Coffee) and Latin-Caribbean inspired dishes.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Barracuda Bar and Grill, 3035 Fuller Street (1 Block from Cocowalk). Noon-3am daily. This throw back to the old Grove is a "come as you are" locals spot. Enjoy their nice beer selection and shoot a game of pool or play some darts. Not expensive and open late it's always a fun time.  edit
  • Mr. Moe's, 3131 Commodore Plaza (in Coconut Grove), +1 305 442-1114 [6] – This bar, recognized as one of "America's Greatest Sports Bars" by the ESPN show Cold Pizza, looks very much like a saloon on the inside. Flat-panel TVs cover nearly all the walls of this bar for sporting events and ESPN. In addition to its 40 beer selections, Mr. Moe's has trivia, live music and karaoke nights, pool tables and a mechanical bull.
  • Sandbar Grill, 3064 Grand Ave (in Coconut Grove), +1 305 444-5270 [7] – Twenty televisions are located in this bar. In addition to the televisions at this bar, there is a menu with several seafood specialties and $0.25 wings on Mondays. Sandbar also has theme nights like the "White Trash Bash."
  • Greenstreet Cafe, 3468 Main Highway (in Coconut Grove), +1 305 444-0244 [8] – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bit more upscale but has a fantastic outside seating area for cocktails.


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Avenue, 800 433 4555, [9]. Blending New York influences with the tropical vibe of Miami, the iconic Mayfair Hotel & Spa - poised in hip Coconut Grove - unveils a new layer of haute with the opening of rooftop Cabana One Lounge & Pool Club and famed New York steakhouse Angelo & Maxie’s. Gaudi-inspired design and an unpretentious ambience define this historic enclave, complete with an orchid-filled, open-air atrium, Japanese soaking tubs on private bougainvillea-covered terraces and a fully sustainable Jurlique Spa.  edit
  • The Mutiny Hotel, 2951 South Bayshore Dr (located in Coconut Grove), + 1 305 441-2100 (toll-free +1 888 868-8469, fax +1 305 441-2822), [10]. The hotel's 12-story tower sits on Sailboat Bay. The hotel's 120, one and two-bedroom suites all have bay or city views. $189-$279 per night.
  • Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Four Grove Isle Dr (located on a private island in Coconut Grove), +1 305 858-8300, email: reservations@groveisle.com [11]. A 49 room boutique hotel located on a private island off the coast. The hotel features a Tennis Center with 11 Har-Tru courts and one U.S. Open hard tennis court and SpaTerre, a 6,000 square foot spa, featuring a full service salon, seven treatment rooms, fitness room with ocean views, couples treatment rooms and an outdoor, oceanfront Watsu hot tub. Home to Baleen, the romantic, award-winning waterfront restaurant.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, 305-644-4680, [12]. checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 12:00 PM. Luxury hotel has a charming, Italian villa-like ambience that takes its cue from nearby historic mansion, Villa Vizcaya. With abundant roses, soaring ceilings, commanding Venetian stucco columns, a grand fireplace, sleek marble floor and soaring glass wall with views onto a garden courtyard and waterfall fountain, it is a relaxing respite within one of Miami’s most noteworthy neighborhoods. Savor Italian cuisine in Bizcaya lounge, renowned for its Tuscan-influenced fare and the area’s only upscale live music venue every Thursday through Saturday, or be pampered in the city’s finest Boutique Spa. Beautifully renovated Miami boutique hotel rooms offer views of the lush neighborhood or Biscayne Bay and are close to shopping, attractions, and Miami’s downtown financial district.  edit
  • Courtyard Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, +1 305-858-2500, [13]. Business hotel with views of Biscayne Bay.  edit


Cope[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • Coconut Grove Gazette, 3226 Gifford lane, +1 786 399-0607, [14]. the town's printed publication, covering local community events.

Stay Safe[edit]

As a general rule, don't venture out too far west, past SW 32nd Avenue as the area can get desolate. The best way to get from the train station is to take the 249 Coconut Grove Circulator or at least come from Coconut Grove station not Douglas Road station.


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