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May 13, 2019

Vacation Planning Made Easy

Vacation season is almost here. Even with all the resources available on the internet, planning the perfect vacation can be an overwhelming task; that’s where the resources available right here in Downtown Coral Gables come in handy.
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Apr 29, 2019

An Enchanting Staycation at the Hyatt Regency

Everyone deserves a staycation this time of year and we’ve got a wonderful option for you to consider – the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables.

Apr 22, 2019

10 Vegetarian Dishes in Coral Gables

Here is a list of ten of our favorite vegetarian dishes available from Downtown Coral Gables’s restaurants and cafes.

Apr 15, 2019

Uncork the Journey during Coral Gables Wine Walk & Shop

On Thursday, May 16, you’re invited to the Coral Gables Wine Walk & Shop!

Apr 08, 2019

From Aix-en-Provence to Miracle Mile, With Love

Maryline K beauty salon is one of the most recent additions to our historic Miracle Mile!

Apr 01, 2019

Beautify For Spring and Summer with LaserAway

LaserAway is the latest beauty paradise to open in Coral Gables. Just in time for spring and with summer vacations right around the corner, now is the time to start treatments.

Mar 25, 2019

A Steak-Lovers Guide through Downtown Coral Gables

A list of the best steakhouses in Downtown Coral Gables for you to get your fix of juicy steaks, offered in a variety of premium and classic cuts.

Mar 18, 2019

A Social Look at Hotel Colonnade

A peek inside the Hotel Colonnade, the Downtown Coral Gables hotel that celebrates travel and the luxury.

Mar 11, 2019

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents “Memphis”

Actors’ Playhouse is thrilled to announce the production of Broadway’s smash hit musical Memphis will being playing on March 13 through April 7, 2019 at the Miracle Theatre.

Mar 04, 2019

Buon Appetito! Mangia Bene in Coral Gables

La vita e bella here in Coral Gables and made even better by the concentration of exceptional Italian restaurants all located in our walkable Downtown area.

Feb 25, 2019

Discover AD LIB, Coral Gables’ Newest Culinary Gem!

AD LIB is a chef-driven restaurant located in 2415 Ponce de Leon. It is led by Executive Chef and partner Jamie DeRosa and, two-time James Beard finalist, Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith.

Feb 19, 2019

Where To Take Out-Of-Towners In Coral Gables, Pt. 2

Here’s the second part of our guide for the best spots to take out-of-towners in Coral Gables - because there was no way that we would be able to fit all our recommendations into one guide or really even two, but here’s a continuation of.

Feb 11, 2019

Engagement Ring Shopping in Coral Gables

Love is in the air all year round in Downtown Coral Gables. Our charming neighborhood is known for the plethora of bistros and romantic restaurants and walkable streets, perfect for strolling hand in hand - but the perfect love story isn’t complete without the perfect piece of jewelry to say “Will you be my forever Valentine?”

Jan 28, 2019

Where To Take Out-Of-Towners In Coral Gables, Pt. 1

Entertaining a visiting guest can be daunting, even when you live somewhere as special as Coral Gables. Don’t stress. This is the first part of a two part guide examining the places that pack the most punch for visitors to enjoy.

Jan 14, 2019

Parking with Valet has Never Been Easier

Experience the most convenient valet service when you visit Downtown Coral Gables!

Jan 08, 2019

The Coral Gables Museum Celebrates its 80th Anniversary!

The Old Police and Fire Station, currently the Coral Gables Museum, is now an octogenarian! Given this venerable accomplishment, it seemed like the perfect time to stop and highlight one of our city’s great cultural institutions as it enters its ninth decade.

Jan 02, 2019

9Round Fitness Opens in Coral Gables

9Round Fitness makes it easy and convenient for you to finally get around to giving boxing a try right here in Downtown Coral Gables.

Dec 13, 2018

Take a Selfie Under the Sunlit Sky!

Sunlit Sky Shines Bright in the City Beautiful! Visit Giralda Plaza and take the perfect selfie under the City's latest public art installation.

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 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.

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.

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Take a Selfie Under the Sunlit Sky!

Sunlit Sky Shines Bright in the City Beautiful! Visit Giralda Plaza and take the perfect selfie under the City's latest public art installation.

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Umbrella Sky has Arrived to Giralda Plaza

Giralda Plaza has been transformed into a vibrant and colorful art experience with the installation of the Umbrella Sky Project. Starting July and continuing over the next two months, hundreds of umbrellas will gently sway over the newly transformed Giralda Plaza!

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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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Feb

22

2019

Miracle Mile Unplugged Brings Live Musicians to the Streets of Downtown Coral Gables Every Friday

Miracle Mile Unplugged, a partnership between the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables and the City of Coral Gables, will bring live music to each block of Miracle Mile every Friday night!

Nov

20

2018

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.

Oct

23

2018

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.

Aug

10

2018

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.

Jun

28

2018

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.

May

25

2018

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.

Apr

30

2018

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.

Mar

27

2018

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.

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Miracle Mile Unplugged

Every Friday through September 27 experience the Mile in a magical way, with live music at every block. Unplug from the ordinary, step into special. Miracle Mile has everything you love, set to music.

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.