Welcome To Coconut Grove
Hugging the shoreline of Biscayne Bay is the lush, historic Coconut Grove, a leafy bayside village that’s home to charming boutiques, gourmet restaurants, galleries and sidewalk cafes. Known for its bohemian flair, Coconut Grove is Miami’s original neighbourhood, having been founded in 1873 by an eclectic mix of artists, intellectuals and adventurers. This rich history gives the area a distinct feel that’s quite separate to the rest of the city, with a warm, laid-back atmosphere offering the perfect retreat from the stresses of city life.
Highlights of Coconut Grove FL
- Great for: A lively Bohemian touch in one of Miami's historic neighbourhoods
- Famous for: The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a fabulously ornate 1914 mansion
- Closest airport with direct flights: Miami International Airport is just 8 miles to the north
- Why we like it: A more refined version of Miami Beach's shopping/dining/nightlife frenzy
- Itineraries featuring Coconut Grove FL:
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Hotels in Coconut Grove FL
The Mutiny Hotel is perfect for anyone looking for a hotel situated in Coconut Grove. The relaxing hotel boasts a wonderful outdoor pool and gym facilities.
Things to do in Coconut Grove FL
Discover Gardens & Museums In Coconut Grove
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.
Coconut Grove's Creative Side
Community Art Walk
The worlds of fashion, art and music collide on the first Saturday of each month (October-April) at the free community art walk. Participating galleries, boutiques and music venues open their doors and offer special promotions to those who join the walk.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Every year the Arts Festival is held on the streets of Coconut Grove, offering nearly a mile of arts, food and fun. The festival runs on 17, 18 and 19 February 2018.
Kroma Art Space & Studios
Kroma is a collective art space located on Grand Avenue consisting of 18 artists’ studios and a communal gallery space that’s open to the public.
Yoga On The Beach In Coconut Grove
Dharma Yoga Studio
Head to Dharma Yoga Studio for a wide range of yoga styles, including the heart-orientated Anusara, practised in a beautiful studio that feels more like a friend’s living room than a traditional studio.
Third Street Beach Yoga
At the lifeguard stand at 3rd Street off Ocean Drive you’ll find classes yoga classes offered daily at sunrise and sunset, so be sure to take a towel.
Get Out On The Water & Discover Coconut Grove
Dinner Key Marina
Coconut Grove is a fantastic place to rent a boat before setting out to explore the waters of Biscayne Bay. The Dinner Key Marina is home to more than 500 slips as well as sailing charter companies. There are also local captains offering everything from day cruises to sunset sails and family catamaran trips.
This casual cruising company is the place to go if you need a captain, a boat and an exciting way to see some of Miami’s best sights. You can book shared or private trips to visit attractions like the celebrity mansions on Star Island and Fisher Island.
Coconut Grove Kayak and SUP
Here you can rent paddleboards and kayaks and explore the incredible coastline under your own steam.
If you prefer to be in the water rather than on it, Grove Scuba offers beginner to advanced PADI certification and also arranges dive trips to a number of local reefs and wrecks.
Sweat In The Sun In Coconut Grove
If you’re looking to work up a sweat then Coconut Grove has an excellent range of running, walking and cycling paths that stretch from the Ingraham Highway through to Kennedy Park, an open waterfront expanse with exercise machines and plenty of green spaces. Coconut Grove Sailing Clubalso offers daily sailing trips and classes.
Eateries In Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove is full of sidewalk cafés and local eateries that cater for every taste. You can take a seat at the GreenStreet Café, the quintessential brunch spot that’s also open late into the night. The Glass & Vine offers a mouthwatering combination of Latin, Italian and Floridian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with tables shaded by live oak trees. If it’s pizza you’re after then Harry’s Pizzeria and Farinelli 1937 should certainly feature at the top of your list, while delicious pasta is available across the street in Farinelli’s sister restaurant Strada in the Grove.
Coconut Grove Shopping Complex
If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy then we have one word for you: CocoWalk. This multi-storey mall has plenty of stores like GAP, Cheesecake Factory, Fat Tuesday, Maui Nix Surf Shop, Edward Beiner Eyewear and the exclusive First Flight Out, a Pan-Am historical exhibit and retail store. There are also restaurants, a cinema and plenty more.
While there are similar malls such as The Shops of Mayfair, it has to be said that arguably the best shopping can be found on the streets of Coconut Grove. There’s an eclectic mix of stores from surf lifestyle to high-end designer.