Dec 03, 2018

The Coral Express is Making its Way to McBride Plaza

On Saturday, December 15th, don’t miss a free, family-friendly event inspired by the famous holiday book, The Polar Express.
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Dec 10, 2018

Live Music in Coral Gables

In Coral Gables, our restaurants are so much more than just places to eat, they’re culture and community hubs where you can experience cuisine from around the world and international music played by local artists. Whether you’re strolling by, stopping in for a beverage or enjoying a multi-course meal, here’s a guide to live music in Coral Gables that will bring a bit more rhythm into your life.

Nov 27, 2018

Downtown Coral Gables’ Holiday Storefront Window Contest

This holiday season, the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables is encouraging businesses to decorate their storefront windows in an effort to bring holiday cheer to the Downtown area. Visit our local businesses to check out their beautifully decorated storefront windows.

Nov 05, 2018

Bridal Boutiques in Downtown Coral Gables

Let’s be real, shopping for your wedding dress is no easy process. Even if a bride has been dreaming of her dress since she was five years old finding the dream gown can be stressful and take time. Luckily for you, Downtown Coral Gables is home to multiple bridal boutiques ready to guide and help you find the dress of your dreams.

Oct 23, 2018

Giralda Under the Stars

The neighborhood favorite, Giralda Under the Stars event series, is returning to Giralda Plaza from November 2018 to April 2019!

Oct 16, 2018

A Cheat Sheet to Spanish Food in the Downtown

Spanish food is the type of cuisine that brings people together. Going out and bonding over tapas is a popular activity that Spanish restaurants offer all around the world. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional or modern take on this type of cuisine, here a few options for you.

Oct 01, 2018

Keepsakes for Kids

Downtown Coral Gables is a family-friendly destination, everyday you’ll catch families sharing ice cream on Aragon or walking down Miracle Mile hand-in-hand. Our retail stores specialize in providing unique and distinct gifts for children to keep forever. Shop for your family or the special children in your life in Downtown Coral Gables and find something with meaning made of quality materials.

Sep 25, 2018

Grab an Apron and Get Cooking!

Ditch your usual weekend plans for a fun and out-of-the ordinary activity: a cooking class! Whether you’re interested in having a good time, improving your cooking skills, meeting new people or gift a class for a foodie friend here is a list of places to consider during your search.

Sep 17, 2018

Pizza Tour of Coral Gables

There’s something so magical about that timeless combination of dough, tomato sauce and cheese. You can never have too much pizza and in Downtown Coral Gables, you’ll never run out of pies to try. Take a pizza tour of Coral Gables and start with these slices from our local pizzerias.

Sep 11, 2018

Home Shopping in Downtown Coral Gables

As fun a project decorating a home can be, we know it can also be daunting and challenging. That’s why we want to help by letting you know about go-to furniture and décor stores in Downtown Coral Gables.

Sep 04, 2018

Signature Coffee Beverages to Sip in Coral Gables

Most of us are around Coral Gables every day. Whether you’re one of the 50,000 people who work in Downtown Coral Gables or the 761,600 who live within twenty minutes of the area, you aren’t too far from a caffeine blast to keep you up and alert. Downtown Coral Gables’ cafes and coffee shops have you covered.

Aug 30, 2018

Late Night Bites in the Downtown

Whether you’re enjoying an evening out or working the late shift, you should never go to bed on an empty stomach! That simply won’t do any favors to your health. We know finding a late night bite is hard these days, so we’ve compiled a list of the local Downtown Coral Gables places to visit when you find yourself in a pickle.

Aug 20, 2018

Lookin’ Sharp: A Guide to Buying Black Tie Menswear in Coral Gables

Men, look no further than Downtown Coral Gables for your formal wear needs. In just a few walking blocks, you’ll find a wealth of suit and tuxedo options and the sharp accessories and shoes you need to finish the look.

Aug 13, 2018

Get Fit, Get Healthy!

Let’s face it, exercising regularly has great benefits for, both, the body and mind. That being said, we want to help you find the perfect fitness spot and type of workout that best fits you. Here’s a list of Downtown Coral Gables gyms and studios to consider.

Aug 06, 2018

Radiant Skin, Radiant You: Skincare Options in Coral Gables

We all know taking care of your skin, your body’s largest organ, is important, but in South Florida it’s all the more essential to your health. Take care of dryness, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, loss of elasticity and start correcting signs of aging and damage to set yourself up for a future of healthy, hydrated skin from the experts right here in Coral Gables.

Jul 23, 2018

Wine-Centric Spots of Downtown Coral Gables

The laid back spirit of afterwork drinks and the European culture of long dinners with quality wine and food that keep coming is alive and well in Coral Gables. If you’re a wine lover looking for that perfect glass of red or a light fish dinner with a crisp white, you’ll find the Coral Gables culinary community to be full of fellow aficionados to provide you with the perfect pairing.

Jul 03, 2018

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen Has Everything You’re Craving (and happy hour, too!)

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, a restaurant with Chicago roots, chose Coral Gables as it’s outpost for their third Florida location. The Miracle Mile spot has quickly become a favorite for happy hour, healthy lunch and dinner, meet-ups with friends and even delivery, when the craving strikes but you can’t make it out.

May 14, 2018

Healthy Lunch in Downtown Coral Gables

A healthy lunch is the fuel you need to keep you going midday, plus a coffee, of course. Luckily, in Downtown Coral Gables there’s an endless selection of healthy lunch spots whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a place to take a load off from the busy work day, a nice restaurant for meeting friends and catching up or just something takeaway but still good for you. Here’s a quick rundown of health-focused places along with a recommendation of a healthy lunch dish.

May 14, 2018

Barbershops of Downtown Coral Gables

Coral Gables is a place where you can do it all, including take an important lunch meeting and schedule a hot shave right after to clear your head. The fine gentlemen of Coral Gables, of all ages, have found that they need not look any further for a barbershop or specialty men’s salon to take care of their coiffing needs.

recent news

Venice in the Gables Art Initiative

The City of Coral Gables is celebrating the completion of the Downtown Miracle Mile and Giralda Streetscape Project with an exciting art project, Venice in the Gables.

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Taste Your Way Through The Gables

This June, the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables will be dishing out a forkful of flavor with our Coral Gables Culinary Month. Wine and dine at a variety of tastefully crafted events that celebrate the culinary culture of Downtown.

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A Classic South Florida Street has Finally Re-Opened.

Miracle Mile's dramatically wider sidewalks and its fresh, modern look have already sparked renewed life along the street, they say — especially after dark and on weekends, when residents and visitors come to dine and then stroll around to check out the enhanced ambiance.

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Giralda Plaza Event Series is Here!

The pedestrian promenade, Giralda Plaza, is welcoming its very own Event Series taking place every Wednesday to Sunday from February to July 2018.

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The Holidays Have Arrived As Downtown Coral Gables Announces Seasonal Celebrations

It’s the most magical time of year and Downtown Coral Gables is the place to be this holiday season! Throughout the month of December, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables will be hosting a variety of holiday-themed events and activities that are sure to spread holiday cheer and remind everyone what the giving season is all about.




9th Annual Giralda Under The Stars Returns to Downtown Coral Gables

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is bringing back a crowd favorite with the 9th annual Giralda Under the Stars six-month series presented by Diageo.




Downtown Coral Gables Welcomes 17 New Establishments to the “City Beautiful”

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is excited to announce that 17 new businesses have recently opened in Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile. The new retailers contribute to a lively epicenter infused with international flair, one-of-a-kind offerings and experiences, where locals and visitors can take advantage of a tastefully-cultivated community and effortless lifestyle.




Umbrella Sky Art Installation arrives to Downtown Coral Gables this July

This July, Giralda Plaza will be transformed into a vibrant and colorful art experience with the installation of the Umbrella Sky Project. Starting Friday, July 13th and continuing over the next two months, hundreds of umbrellas will gently sway over the newly transformed Giralda Plaza, the pedestrian promenade located at the 100 block of Giralda Avenue.




Downtown Coral Gables Kicks-Off its First Ever Culinary Month

This June, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables will be dishing out a forkful of flavor with its first-ever Coral Gables Culinary Month, celebrating Downtown Coral Gables’ thriving food and beverage scene. An expansion of the BID’s signature dining promotion Coral Gables Restaurant Week, Culinary Month promises 30 days of exclusive, interactive and mouthwatering events, promotions, special menus, chef demonstrations and more.




Downtown Coral Gables Celebrates the Arts

As Miracle Mile completes its transformation, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is pleased to introduce Pop-up Art Galleries to Downtown Coral Gables. Enjoy a period of color and public art that will reintroduce the arts to Downtown Coral Gables.




Back to Beautiful Celebration, Marks the Official Completion of Miracle Mile Streetscape

To celebrate the official unveiling of the new Miracle Mile, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, City of Coral Gables and Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to partner and host the Miracle Mile Back to Beautiful Celebration on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.


Giralda Under the Stars

Every year, the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables brings back a neighborhood favorite to Giralda Plaza: Giralda Under the Stars! On the first Friday of the month from November to April, the community promenade comes alive with outdoor dining and music by local bands.

Live Music on the Mile

Every Friday and Saturday from August 10 to September 29, musicians play on each block of Miracle Mile from 7-10 p.m. Pedestrians stroll the streets of Miracle Mile while enjoying a lively and musical atmosphere in Downtown Coral Gables, drowning out the sounds of traffic with beautiful melodies!