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Did you know that Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest neighborhood? Neither did I! In fact, I didn’t know much about Coconut Grove before I visited.
While most people opt to stay in Miami Beach or Key Biscane by the ocean, those looking for something different will find plenty of things to do in Coconut Grove, Miami.
Not only is South Beach and Little Havana a 20 minute Uber ride away, and downtown Miami only 10 minutes, but it has a relaxing, bohemian vibe and a chilled out atmosphere that beckons you to go slow. Not the kind of vibe you expect from Florida’s biggest city.
From chilling out in urban parks to shopping for boutiques to stepping back in time at a 19th century mansion, there is much to see and do in this 14.5 square kilometer area.
We loved our day exploring Coconut Grove in Miami. Below we have shared some of our favorite attractions, family-friendly activities, and places to visit in the neighborhood.
Disclaimer: We stayed in Coconut Grove as guests of Carnival Cruise Lines the evening before departing for our Western Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Vista, but we were in no obligation to write this guide and all thoughts, ideas and opinions are our own. If you’re looking to stay in Miami a night either side of your Caribbean cruise, consider staying in Coconut Grove.
Things To Do In Coconut Grove Miami
1. Walk Around The Streets
Coconut Grove is a bohemian village where peacocks roam down tree-lines streets and past cottages, historic churches and gracious homes.
Sidewalk eateries, candlelit dining rooms and festivals at Peacock Park give it a homely, lively ambiance that attracts free spirits and creatives.
One of the best ways to experience Florida’s oldest neighborhoods, is to just take a walk and take it all in.
2. Attend Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Its residents are responsible for banding together to create this vibe, and the Coconut Groves Arts Festival is the perfect example.
Created in 1963 by the community, it is now recognized as one of the leading arts events in the USA.
It takes place every year in February, and features live music, art workshops, galleries displaying local artwork, and more.
You can find out more about what’s on via the Official Website.
3. Have Breakfast at Greenstreet Cafe
Tables wrapped around the corner on the sidewalk and a…