Not ready to say goodbye to summer? Head to Coral Gables and Miami! While other parts of the country are starting to see leaves change color and switch out swimsuits for sweaters, southern Florida is still warm and humid, making it perfect for fall trips. While there are tons of things to do in the area to take advantage of the weather, there’s nothing quite like spending a relaxing day poolside. Here are some of our favorite places to kick back and soak up the sun.
This one-of-a-kind pool is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting Coral Gables. The Venetian-style lagoon was carved out of coral rock, which gives it its unique color and style. Spend your day relaxing in the fresh spring water the pool is filled with daily, explore caves and grottos, or pose for pictures on the signature stone bridges and waterfalls. You can even head up to the historic lookout towers for stunning views of Miami. Even better? It’s open year round.
THesis Rooftop Pool
After a long day on your feet shopping or exploring local art museums, there’s nothing better than having a pool to relax at just steps away from your room. If you’re looking for a Miami hotel with a private pool, there’s no better option than the rooftop pool here at THesis. Grab a lounge chair or dip into the refreshing waters as you take in views of the beautiful tree canopy and enjoy an island-inspired cocktail from our expert bartenders.
Matheson Hammock Park
If you’re looking to get a little off the beaten path for your day on the water, Matheson Hammock Park is one of the best hidden gems in Miami. This scenic park is known for its man-made atoll pool, a saltwater pond that moves with the tide of Biscayne Bay. Feel your worries drift away with the tide as you enjoy the white-sand beaches and warm breezes of this peaceful slice of paradise.
Oleta River State Park
Discover a natural oasis at this picturesque state park just 30 minutes from downtown Miami. Oleta River State Park is the perfect place for a relaxing day of swimming and exploring South Florida’s unique tropical forests. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time as you relax under the shade of old mangrove trees and float down the winding rivers at this family-friendly destination.
Head to Crandon Park for the white-sand beaches and palm trees of famous South Beach without the crowds. There’s over 2 miles of pristine coastline to explore, with shallow, turquoise waters perfect for swimming and picnic areas, grills, and volleyball courts for a day full of beachside activities. A special highlight? If you visit in the fall, you might catch a glimpse of sea turtle hatchlings making their journey from the beach to the water.