Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
The beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historical Landmark which was once the villa and estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering. Nestled on 10-acres of shoreline and right on the water, the property has been restored to its former glory, with art and antiques adorning the house and lush tropical gardens surrounding the property.
Barnacle Historic State Park
Although not quite as grand as Vizcaya, the former home of Coconut Grove pioneer Ralph Munroe, built in 1891, boasts equally impressive waterside views and offers visitors a rare glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. The property now hosts a number of special events throughout the year, including moonlight concerts, family picnics and outdoor films.
This public bayfront park honours Charles and Isabella Peacock, the builders of Miami’s first hotel, the Bay View House, on this very spot back in 1883.