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 wheels on either side that looks like a tiny, covered bench. This cart has...more
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 Cocowalk on the ground floor. A crowd usually gathers to watch them paint, so...more
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 tropical ambiance, the cool bay breezes and the colorful tapestry of the...more
Arrived late and very tired after driving for hours. Saw the sign off I-95 for Hampton Inn and took...more
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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 japanese food that one gets in Japanlike the generic chinese food sold in...more
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 because of the combination of food and atmosphere. The menu is all appetizer...more
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. The musci is turned up and customers begin dancing on the tables. Its a...more
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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.
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.
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 shopping centers with a mish-mash of bars, nightclubs, movie theaters,...more
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 you around and make you dizzy. If its your idea of fun, then go for it....more
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....