Bound by North Prospect Drive to the south, LeJeune Road to the west, South Dixie Highway and Rickenbacker Causeway to the north, and Biscayne Bay to the East, Coconut Grove was conceived back in 1925 when the city of Coconut Grove and most of the town of Silver Bluff were annexed. This neighborhood is one of the oldest in Miami.
Amongst standout cultural sights in the area is the Miami City Hall, located in the former Pan American Terminal Building. Also in Coconut Grove is the Kampong, a seven-acre botanical garden that has been visited by many notables; Dinner Key, a marina that was originally its own island but was eventually connected to the mainland; and the Barnacle Historic State Park, formerly used as a home and now a museum.
Attracting a cultural crowd, Coconut Grove is known as an artistic respite–as exemplified by the importance of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, launched in 1963 by the local community and now recognized globally.
There are many places to shop such as the well-known CocoWalk, which helped resurrect the area back in the early 1990s.
Simplicity defines the district’s dining scene. Minimalist spaces and uncomplicated food offerings can be found across the neighborhood. Bianco Gelato, for example, offers traditional varieties of the sweet stuff (all GMO- and hormones-free). Make sure to also stop by Happy Wine to sample a variety of wines from all over the world.
The Miami Metrorail serves the neighborhood at the Coconut Grove and Douglas Road stations.