A place filled with history and gorgeous scenery; Coral Gables is the type of tucked away city in Miami where glamor abounds. It takes just a drive around the area and its sister city, Coconut Grove, and you’ll notice that there are plenty of options meant for those who look for pampering in a variety of ways, and to indulge in an escape from daily life.
For your stay
The Loews Coral Gables opened in November of 2022, and since then has become the spot to stay and play during your visit to Coral Gables. Not only does the property offer spacious guest rooms and impeccable room service, it also offers visitors a chance to relax between the hustle and bustle of the city’s busy days and nights.
Once there, those who visit have a chance to relax poolside with their own private cabana, which features a private cooler, television and waiter to cater to your every need. Original cocktails include frozen concoctions, as well as classic drinks such as margaritas with a twist. It’s the perfect spot to take your time and kick back as you take in the city’s skyline. And, if you just wish to try out one of the unique cocktails, just grab a spot at the outdoor bar, Phineas, and sip and enjoy the scenery.
If you wish for an even lengthier time to relax, you can book a spa treatment with the concierge on property. Treatments include facials, massages and even salon offerings such as hair and nail treatments.
Explore the Sights
The recently-opened Plaza Coral Gables is the type of place where art and events collide, a new entertainment option that will have visitors immersed as they walk throughout.
The art currently on display include Jean-Mitchel Othoniel’s Coral Fountains, an organic and impressive structure of gilded or mirrored beads representing Coral Gable’s reputation as the pearl of South Florida. Another work of art that will capture the eyes of visitors is Tony Gragg’s Mean Average, a deep brown and unique outdoor sculpture, an abstract piece that offers viewers the chance to ponder upon its meaning.
For dining, The Plaza is also home to a Fogo De Chao Brazilian steakhouse and the cozy Sweet Paris Creperie and Café, perfect for indulging on a delicious coffee, tea or pastry.
Don’t forget to take a stroll on Miracle Mile, where a variety of shops and restaurants abound. And, for those who love literature, there’s South Florida’s independent bookstore, Books & Books. Not only does the impressive store boast a variety of books in every genre imaginable, but the Coral Gables location offers an outdoor bar, as well as an indoor and outdoor café and restaurant.
Dine and Play
Brunch is a Sunday or even Saturday staple, and visitors to the Gables have quite the unique option at Orno Miami. The restaurant is known for its chef-driven dishes by Chef Niven Patel, and its brunch menu is exceptional, with offerings such as ricotta pancakes and chilaquiles, and you can enjoy classic brunch beverages in an upscale environment, with fresh ingredients and the farm to table experience taken seriously and with care.
Then there’s Americana Kitchen, a new favorite located at the Coral Gables Loews Hotel. The brunch menu is extensive, featuring delectable dishes such as a smoked salmon flatbread and signatures such as the Americana Power Scramble. As for brunch beverages, you can stick to a classic Mimosa or Bellini, or try one of the cocktails such as the espresso martini or margarita. We recommend visiting for dinner, when the restaurant showcases a dramatically different experience, one where you can indulge in dishes with a Latin-American and American flair curated by caring chefs. Start with the charred plantain empanadas and end with the extremely original mushroom paella. Feeling adventurous? Don’t be afraid to ask for a Chef’s tasting. They’ll make sure to give you quite the gastronomical experience.