Coconut Grove may be Miami’s most historic neighborhood, but this bayside community is a hot spot for chic boutiques, unique dining, natural beauty, and tropical charm. Stroll down streets lined with palms and banyan trees, browse a local art gallery, grab a bite at a sidewalk cafe, and explore two historic estates, all while taking in the area’s laid-back vibe. When you stay at THesis Hotel Miami, you’re less than 5 miles from Coconut Grove. With a quick drive or bike ride, you’ll find yourself immersed in this leafy neighborhood in no time. “The Grove,” as it’s called by locals, is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Check out these top things to do in Coconut Grove, and make sure to visit during your time at THesis Hotel MIami.
Start your exploration around CocoWalk, a lifestyle center at the heart of Coconut Grove filled with unique shopping and delicious restaurants. You’ll find a variety of independent boutiques with unique offerings. Fill your shopping bags, hang out in an outdoor cafe, or catch a movie at the cinema.
Barnacle State Park
Barnacle State Park is home to The Barnacle, a historic house built on the shore of Biscayne Bay in 1891. Step back in time and take a guided tour of the house to learn about frontier life during Miami’s Era of the Bay, when all travel to and from Miami was by sea. This park is also the perfect place for birding, geocaching, and picnicking.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a must-see for any Miami visitor. Named after a shoreline on the Spanish coast, Vizcaya Museum is home to a stunning estate inspired by Mediterranean-style architecture and European extravagance. You’ll feel like you’re in another world when you explore the jaw-dropping mansion and lush gardens situated in the heart of MIami’s tropical hardwood landscape. Vizcaya is open to the public Wednesday through Monday and online tickets are required
Get ready to immerse yourself in the tropical beauty of The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden—just one of the area’s must-visit botanical gardens. Located on Biscayne Bay, you’ll be amazed by an array of flora from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, and other tropical destinations. Stand under an 80-year old baobab tree, take in the fragrance of flowering plants, and marvel at tropical fruit trees. Self-guided tours are available Tuesday through Friday, and advanced tickets are required.
Saturday Organic Farmers Market
Every Saturday, venture to Grand Avenue for the Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market. Bustling with a variety of local vendors, you’ll find an extensive spread of organic fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and raw vegan foods. Delight in the salad bar, try a raw food pizza, pick up a fruit pie, or taste a raw Nori bar. Whether you’re food shopping for the week or simply getting a feel for the neighborhood, the Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market offers something for everyone.
When you stay at THesis Hotel Miami, Coconut Grove is the perfect place to spend a day. Book your stay with one of our hotel special offers and discover all of the things to do in Coconut Grove for yourself.