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Miami/Coconut Grove

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Coconut Grove is in Miami.

Get in

Coconut Grove is accessable 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.

See

The Barnacle Historic State Park (http://www.floridastateparks.org/TheBarnacle/default.cfm) 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.

Do

  • This is a place to experience exquisite Miami dining and Miami shopping along with world-class vacation rentals[1] 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 [2] 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.


  • Jurlique Spa, 3000 Florida Avenue,Coconut Grove, FL 33133, [3]. The Jurlique Spa at Mayfair Hotel & Spa is a tranquil sanctuary for mind and body as the first and only Jurlique outpost in South Florida, there are seven sunlit treatment suites, a vichy shower and steam room. Holistic in approach, Jurlique uses organic treatments.

Buy

CocoWalk (http://www.cocowalk.net/) Outdoor shopping center with many familliar chain stores and restaurants.

Eat

  • Angelo & Maxie's, 3000 Florida Avenue,Coconut Grove, FL 33133, [4]. Famed New York steak house, Angelo & Maxie’s, opened its only location outside of the Big Apple at Mayfair Hotel & Spa. Known for its friendly atmosphere, perfectly seasoned steaks and American abundance at moderate prices.
  • 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.


Drink

  • Cabana One Pool Club and Lounge, 3000 Florida Avenue,Coconut Grove, FL 33133, [6]. Situated on the rooftop of the legendary Mayfair Hotel & Spa, Cabana One lures guests with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, private cabanas and bottle service. The club is a chic, tropical escape from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Moe's, 3131 Commodore Plaza (in Coconut Grove), +1 305 442-1114 [7] – 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 [8] – 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 [9] – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bit more upscale but has a fantastic outside seating area for cocktails.
  • Barracuda Bar & Grill, 3035 Fuller St (in Coconut Grove), +1 305 448-1144 – The Barracuda Bar & Grill, in addition to hamburgers, serves beer & wine only. People from bikers to frat boys hang out here.
  • Bizcaya at The Ritz-carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, 305-644-4680, [10]. 7:00 AM-10:00 PM. Captivate your senses at Bizcaya restaurant, Italian Trattoria by day, sultry lounge by night. Italian-influenced cuisine using local and organic ingredients, prime cuts of beef, fresh fish and mouthwatering accents. Beautiful indoor surroundings or al fresco dining on an outdoor terrace next to a waterfall and lush tropical foliage. Named best Lunch and one of Miami’s best restaurants by Gourmet magazine; Best Sunday Brunch by Miami New Times.


Sleep

  • Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Avenue,Coconut Grove, FL 33133, 800 433 4555, [11]. 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.
  • 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), [12]. 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 [13]. 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 Coconut Grove, Miami, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, 305-644-4680, [14]. checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 12:00 PM. A jewel of the Magic City, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami 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.

Cope

Newspapers

  • Coconut Grove Gazette, 3226 Gifford lane, +1 786 399-0607, [15]. the town’s only printed publication, covering local community events.

Stay Safe

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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