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Coconut Grove

Ccocnut Grove, Miami, Florida

One of the first established neighborhoods in Miami, Coconut Grove melds an eclectic history with a modern vibe, creating a historic, hipster hub for food, art, and culture. From its idyllic waterfront on Biscayne Bay to quaint walking streets lined with boutiques and cafés, the village is the perfect laid-back base for a Miami vacation.

Despite its proximity to downtown Miami, Coconut Grove’s tree-lined streets and waterfront parks feel a world away from the bustling metropolis. Besides the neighborhood’s bohemian culture, one of the Grove’s top draws are the many water-based attractions. Sail around Biscayne Bay, try stand-up paddleboarding, or add some excitement to your sightseeing on a speedboat tour.

You can also get a taste of the village on a walking food-focused tour, travel around on a hop-on hop-off bus, or see it all from overhead on a helicopter ride along the Miami coast. Plus, cycle-friendly paths make the area ideal for exploring by bike or scooter. When night falls, join the droves of college students who flock to the Grove for the dive bars, late-night restaurants, and live music scene.

  • Coconut Grove has plenty of parks, gardens, and trails—take your walking shoes.

  • Paved boardwalks make the neighborhood comfortable to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.

  • Dress for warm weather and keep it casual, even when going out at night. Think dives, not nightclubs.

Just south of downtown Miami and right off US 1, Coconut Grove is easy to reach by car or public transit. In addition to buses and trolleys, South Florida offers a free, green, app-based electric transportation service that works similarly to rideshares—a convenient option for getting around the area.

For the best weather and most activities, visit Coconut Grove November through April. Check the Coconut Grove website to catch community events like free yoga classes, festivals, and art shows. If you’re there over Presidents’ Day weekend, don’t miss the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.

The Grove is known for celebrity sightings, and over the years it’s been home to the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Madonna, Frank Gore, LeBron James, and others. The village was also the setting for Hollywood hits such asMeet the Fockers,Marley & Me,Dexter, andCSI: Miami.

Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods, a laid-back area with a tropical, bohemian charm. It’s right on Biscayne Bay and has plenty of green spaces. There are plenty of boutiques to browse in, an art gallery district, and several hip restaurants for dining and people-watching.

Yes, Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s nicest and oldest neighborhoods. Tours walk or drive through the area, reflecting its quaint feel with its rich green landscape and plenty of Biscayne Bay shoreline. There’s a rich history here, with museums, galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops making for pleasant visits.

Several tours visit Coconut Grove, usually combining this lovely neighborhood with more of Miami’s top sites. Private and group guided tours visit Coconut Grove, with some adding a boat tour on Biscayne Bay, bike tours, walking tours, bike and bar crawls, and even flights over the area on private planes.

Yes, Coconut Grove is relatively expensive, with median home prices around US$2 million. Luxury condo estates like Park Grove and Grove at Grand Bay drove up the prices in the area. Luckily, surrounding neighborhoods are less pricey but still popular and rated as excellent places to live.

Coconut Grove and greater Miami are best visited in the cooler months, from November to April. Florida summers are hot, muggy, and buggy, making walking tours and browsing less enjoyable. No matter when you go, bring sunscreen and a hat and protect your exposed skin from Florida sunshine.

Yes, Coconut Grove is worth a visit. Check out the Biscayne Museum, stroll along Brickell Street’s old homes, or have dinner and drinks at one of the hip culinary areas. Tours combine some of Miami’s other neighborhoods to compare and decide where you’d like your next mansion.


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