Spend a relaxing day out with the family at Matheson Hammock County Park, located on Old Cutler Road, a fabulous beach park that spreads on 100 acres, where you can enjoy various and numerous recreational opportunities, such as picnicking, sunbathing, explore the trails or collect shells from the artificial lagoon.
Visit the Fairschild Tropical Botanic Gardens, also located on Old Cutler Road, an 83-acre haven with rare and endangered tropical plants.
Try out your golfing skills at Granada Golf Course, situated on Granada Boulevard, a beautiful 9-hole golf course, perfect for beginners (reservations are required).
Explore the Lowe Art Museum, which can be found on Stanford Drive, in Miami, which is only minutes from Coral Gables, by car, where you can see Native American and pre-Colombian antiquities or 20th Century contemporary art, including other interesting and eye catching art displays.
Miami could not be the only city in America without a marathon, and therefore, in 2003, the Miami Marathon was born. Since then, the race has been held annually, in late January, attracting thousands of runners from more than 40 countries, taking them on a scenic course which shows the most beautiful areas in the city.
The start line is at American Airlines Arena, which is a large sports arena, home to the Miami Heat basketball team, continuing thorough downtown Miami and Coconut Grove, finishing close to the Bayfront Park.
Despite the fact that it is a relatively new event, the Miami Marathon has quickly grown into one of the most popular and expected Miami annual events, attracting a larger number of participants and cheering spectators, every time it takes place.
The Mainly Mozart Festival and the Coral Gables Wine and Food Festival, are 2 of the most favorite annual celebrations which take place in Coral Gables, both offering a wide range of entertaining activities for visitors.
The Mainly Mozart Festival happens in May and June, and it is a tribute to Mozart, featuring musical performances, while the Coral Gables Food Festival, which takes place in March, is a more family-friendly celebration, featuring live music, fine wine and good time, including world-class cuisines from more than 30 of Coral Gable's top restaurants.
Coral Gable's nightlife scene may not be as appealing and as thriving, compared to other cities in the sunny and beautiful US state of Florida, but if you take the time to look (or ask) around, you will certainly find a spot where you and your friends can enjoy yourselves, while having a drink or two.
And if you can't find a spot in Coral Gables that fits your preferences - no worries! Miami is only a few minutes away from Coral Gables, by car, more exactly 8 minutes, so your night out is saved! Once you crash into the legendary and sizzling nightlife scene of Miami, you won't have to search for long, because there are hot nightspots all over the place - this is where the hard part interferes: you will have to pick one, and according to previous visitors, it's not that easy, due the wide variety of great and popular nightspots - you just cannot decide!
In order to help you decide or just to give you an idea from where to start your night out, here are some of the most popular and favorite nightspots near Coral Gables: Nikki Beach Restaurant and Bear, located on Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach, the Love Hate Lounge, situated on Washington Avenue, in Miami Beach, The Globe Cafe & Bar, which can be found on Alhambra Cir, in Coral Gables, Yard House, on San Lorenzo Avenue, in Coral Gables, The Rathskeller, at University of Miami, the White Room, on N Miami Avenue, Club Space, situated on NE 11th Street and the Purdy Lounge, which can be found on Purdy Avenue, considered to be one of Miami's best nightclubs.