What to Do around The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables
Collected by Westin AFAR
Miami enjoys a beautiful blend of varied cultural influences, an emerging art scene, a foodie culture that has grown tremendously, and a picture-perfect setting. With vibrant, distinct neighborhoods, and Art Deco architecture, there's more to Miami than white sand.
95 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
The Rubell Family Collection occupies a former Drug Enforcement Administration warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District. Contemporary artists exhibited here include Jeff Koons and Kara Walker.—Meeghan Truelove 95 NW 29th St., (305) 573-6090. This...
2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
This public pool is filled and drained daily with some 820,000 gallons from Florida's large aquifer. Open since the 1920s, the spring-fed pool is one of Florida’s original tourist attractions. Spend the day swimming and exploring its...
Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Lincoln Road is a pedestrians-only boulevard in the heart of South Beach and one of the most popular places to visit in the area. Lined with shops and restaurants in historic Art Deco buildings and shaded by tall trees and...
1637 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USA
Viernes Culturales is a local Miami event in Little Havana, where restaurants, galleries, clubs and street vendors get together on the last Friday of every month for a cultural art show. Local merchants and artists set up on the streets of Calle...
1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
On the former site of Bacardi’s U.S. headquarters in Miami Beach sit two stunning Latin Modernist structures that recently secured landmark status. The cantilevered Annex has exterior walls composed entirely of stained glass murals that were...
591 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Showcasing photography, video, and sculpture, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse displays work by such luminaries as Donald Judd and Richard Serra.—Meeghan Truelove 591 NW 27th St., (305) 576-1051. This appeared in the November/December...
3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Nestled in midtown Miami, Bardot is a lounge that locals love due to its low-key vibe and speakeasy-like setting. The lounge feels more like someone's home than a bar, with bookshelves lining the walls, filled with random items and stacks of...
2212 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USA
When traveling to Miami, it's important to get a taste of the Cuban culture that started this community decades ago. To immerse yourself in Latin music and Cuban tradition, head to Hoy Como Ayer, a high-end Cuban nightclub in Little Havana. The...
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
Within the historic 1927 building, guests may find a cozy spot in the open-air courtyard, near the fireplace, or at the café where walls are lined with black-and-white framed photographs. Floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves hold oodles of books—from...
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
I love the art scene in Miami. There's a wide variety of performance venues around town that are affordable and entertaining. I'm a frequent attendee. When I heard that the historic Miracle Theatre in downtown Coral Gables was showing the final...
1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
One thing I didn’t expect upon arrival in South Beach is the massive amount of Art Deco architecture lining its streets. With about 750 Art Deco buildings within a square mile, South Beach is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations,...
2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133, USA
Kennedy Park is located in Coconut Grove, right on the water with a view of the open bay, an outdoor gym including a green ladder you can climb up and down, a running path on an outdoor track, and a children’s play area. Looking to relax...
1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
The Wolfsonian, at Florida International University in South Beach, is one of Miami’s most interesting museums. Throughout the expansive space, you’ll find a collection devoted to charting the period between 1850 and 1950 that changed the...
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
No Name Harbor provided calm, and secret, waters to pirates darting around the Florida Keys. Now it provides safe harbor to pricey yachts and lowly jet skis darting around Miami. Boater’s Grill provides Cuban fare with a luxury view no matter how...
450 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125, USA
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