Coconut Grove Travel Guide
A Rickshaw Thrill-Ride
Gathering near the front of Cocowalk and other major touristy areas of the Grove are interesting looking contraptions. These are called rickshaws. For those of you who don't know what a rickshaw is, a rickshaw is a transportation vehicle that involves one small cart with two...
Coconut Grove is a haven for those selling their wares or displaying artistic talents. One of my favorites are the guys who create pictures from spray paint. They are extremely talented and create detailed works of art from cans of spray paint. They are usually outside...
The Coco Walk
The open-air style of Coco Walk has been imitated worldwide, but they claim to be the Miami original. Nestled in teh heart of Coconut Grove, Coco Walk's palette offers a variety of world-class shopping, outdoor cafes and bistros and live musical entertainment. The vibrant...
Sushi Oishin on the main street: Thai Owned Japanese Restaurant
it is the fashion all the world over now, sushi and japanese food made by asians and foreigners and non japanese and what not.. since the popularity of the japanese food and the health benefits of it.at best they can be tasty but it cannot hold a candle to the sushi or the...
Tu Tu Tango: Tu Tu Tango
Tu Tu Tango is a funky and artistic tapas style restaurant. The work of local artists hangs on the walls and is for sale. Belly dancers and other entertainment often dance through the aisles without notice.I highly recommend this place and generally bring tourists here...
Monty's has incredible live entertainment that make you feel as if you are on some tropical island, and you have the choice of dining inside or outside overlooking the water.
Great Seafood! If you can make it for their Happy Hour (M-F 4-8pm), they have great deals on raw...
Okay, this was one place we went where everyone actually spoke English--which was very refreshing since my friends and I speak horrible Spanish. It was also a great place to catch the NCAA Sweet 16 games. And of course, I guess most guys enjoyed the fact that the waitresses...
Mezzanotte is a restaurant and bar, but I prefer it for the nightlife. The food is decent garden variety Italian at marked up prices, but the evening scene is fun. The crowd is older then what you'll find at most places in Coconut Grove, which caters to the college crowd....
Mr. Moes: College Bar
Mr. Moes is a typical college bar hangout with decent food and good music. Thursday nights are extremely crowded with the 18-21 set, but Fridays and Saturdays draw a slightly older crowd and a less packed house.
Jeans will do
Easy Going in Coconut Grove
When you arrive:
If you arrive by Metro Rail, wait at the Metro station for the Metro Mover bus. It costs 25 cents. It will take you along Bayshore Drive, and to Cocowalk. Or you can walk straight up 27 Ave to Cocowalk in about 25 minutes.
If you arrive by car, go to Grand Ave & Virginia St. Park inside the Cocowalk garage or park on the street and pay the parking meter.
The most interesting parts of Coconut Grove are the shops, restaurants, and Biscayne Bay. It is very scenic and very friendly. Walk from the shopping district down to the bay and back and you've seen the main sites.
Peacock Park and Kennedy Park are on the bay and both very beautiful, if you want to just sit under a tree and relax. Venturing out a little further, visit the Viscaya Museum. It's an Italian Renaissance Palace overlooking the bay.
Updated Sep 27, 2009
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- Family Travel
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
This is one of the most popular festivals which features the works of numerous local artists as well as a sampling of the foods of local restaurants. The festival is held in February- usually President's Day weekend. The outdoor festival stretches across most of Coconut Grove, where the roads are closed to vehicles. Admission is free, provided that you can find parking.
Written Feb 24, 2005
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- Arts and Culture
Grand Ave near Douglas- be careful
When you enter Coconut Grove be careful. Down new Douglas Rd and Grand Ave the area is not too safe. You can drive through, just use common sense.Also Park in parking garages while in Coconut Grove. Cars get vandalized if parked on the street!
be very careful walking...
be very careful walking around, especially at night. Grand Avenue, the road leading into the Grove, is a high crime area. Do not walk too far from the crowds. And do not park on a side street as cars are often vandalized. The garages are your best bet.
Sunday, 17 July 2005 - Coco-Walk, Coconut Grove - Miami, Florida --How on earth do the shops and businesses at the infamous "CocoWalk" in historic Coconut Grove make any money? The parking garage beneath, unlike those found in Los Angeles with similar artsy and fashion-based...
The rickshaw rides are pretty popular around Coconut Grove. Usually, you'll find couples or single women in the back of the cart being spun around and raced through traffic. The "drivers" don't really tour the Grove and, instead just go up and down the street, trying to spin...
Staying in Coconut Grove was...
Favorite thing: Staying in Coconut Grove was great because everything was within walking distance: shops, restaurants, bars...the only downside was having to drive to the beach. The main plaza center had everything and we didn't stray too far away from this place.
Fondest memory: Dancing til 5am...watching Tulsa beat Miami in the Sweet 16...the Pink Pussycat...pinky swears...the awesome hotel...great weather...dancing on tables and stages...cowboy hats....
Written Aug 25, 2002
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