Coral Gables is the city that was planned by George E. Merrick
in the early 1900's as an American Venice. Today the
city boasts beautiful historic architecture, a bustling downtown,
and is also home to the University of Miami campus. Here are some
sights that should not be missed.
Alhambra Water Tower - Restored in 1993, this city landmark sports a copper-rib dome and multicolored frescoes. Greenway Court and Ferdinand Street.
Coral Gables City Hall - This 1928 building with its three-tiered tower is a wonderful example of the architecture of the period. 405 Biltmore Way.
Coral Gables Congregational Church - This was the first church in Coral Gables of which George Merrick was a charter member. 3010 De Soto Boulevard.
Coral Gables Merrick House and Gardens - This was George Merrick's boyhood home which has been restored to its 1920's appearance. 907 Coral Way.
De Soto Plaza and Fountain - A Denman Fink-designed fountain from the early 1920's. Granada Boulevard and Sevilla Avenue.
Miracle Mile - An upscale stretch of retail stores in the heart of downtown Coral Gables. Coral Way between SW 37th Avenue and SW 42nd Avenue.
Venetian Pool - An important Coral Gables attraction, this 825,000-gallon municipal pool was sculpted from a rock quarry in 1923. 2701 De Soto Boulevard.
Hotels in the Coral Gables area
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Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, United States
Holiday Inn Coral Gables - Business District
2051 LeJeune Road, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, United States
Hotel Inter-Continental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida 33131, United States
Crowne Plaza Miami - International Airport (LeJeune Center)
950 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, Florida 33126, United States