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The Gables, as it is locally known, is a little town in its own right. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean, find yourself strolling amidst beautiful trees in fairy tale avenues. Check out the various attractions such as the Venetian Pool, Dragonfly expeditions and Miracle Mile for starters.
This is the historic boyhood home of George Merrick, the founding father of Coral Gables. In the 1920s, Merrick designed many of the elegant mansions that can be found in this tree lined, upscale neighborhood. Take a guided tour through the house constructed of coral rock or wander on your own around the lovely gardens and grounds. The home contains many of Merrick's original furnishings and gives a glimpse of South Florida life during this period.
The picturesque Venetian Pool is truly a one-of-a-kind attraction. This public swimming pool, chiseled out of a coral rock quarry in the 1920s, looks like a natural rock formation, except that no natural rock formation could be so perfectly suited to human enjoyment. This historical landmark is a work of art with its gushing fountains, coral caves and waterfalls. The 820,000 gallons of cool, refreshing spring water are replaced daily. Tours are conducted here.
Douglas Entrance is located at Coral Gables, Florida. It is also known as La Puerta del Sol. It was built in 1924 by architect Phineas Paist. It punctuates the crossroad of Douglas Road and Tamiami Trail. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1972.
Popularly known as the Coral Gables Wayside Park, the Entrance to the Central Miami welcomes people from all over to visit this historical site. A pair of towers measuring 13 feet each is at the entrance that welcomes people to visit the place and to enjoy the historic beauty that reflects at the entrance.
Unlike many of South Florida's state parks, Barnacle State Historic Park is centrally located and easily accessible by automobile. Just off a main street in trendy Coconut Grove, this five-acre (2.02 hectare) historic site offers visitors a glimpse into a past full of beauty and luxury. This stately structure was originally the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, a landowner and yacht enthusiast who hailed from New York. Before and after Munroe's passing, pains were taken to assure that the property reflected South Florida's culture and blossoming heritage. Guests can tour Munroe's home or explore the lush land outside.
The Grove Harbour Marina is located in Coconut Grove, Miami. This harbor boasts of 56 boat- slips and is cleverly operated by skilled marine enthusiasts. Enjoy the relaxed and soothing atmosphere of this harbor on a cruise or on your own boat!