Miami, Florida 33133 Fax: 305-441-0084
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Entertainment In Coconut Grove
When you are ready to explore Coconut Grove there is much to do just minutes away. From museums, theatres, botanical gardens, sailing, dancing, comedy club, movies, scuba diving, fishing, golf and professional sports you will have plenty to do.
Below are links of the many attractions and entertainment in the area of Coconut Grove. For those of you that want to explore other areas of Miami including Key West, Miami Beach, or the downtown area we have provided links to help you choose from the many attractions.
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Featuring Smithsonian exhibits, interactive displays, and rare birds and reptiles. There are excellent displays on the Everglades and Florida's coral reef. The kids enjoy over 140 hands-on exhibits. The adjacent Space Transit Planetarium projects astronomy and laser shows and interactive demonstration of computer technology and cyberspace. 3250 South Miami Avenue Opened daily 10:00am-6:00pm (5 minute drive from Coconut Grove) (305) 646-4200.
This magnificent villa was built in 1916 as a winter retreat for James Deering, co-founder and former vice president of International Harvester. It's a 34 room winter residence shocasing a long-gone lifestyle as well as Mercia's finest collection of 15th through 19th century furniture and decorative arts. A free guided tour of the 34 furnished rooms on the first floor takes about 45 minutes. The spectacularly opulent villa wraps itself around a central courtyar. Don't forget to tour the beautiful gardens. You might even run into brides or "quinceneraras" having their picture taken all dressed up (Sweet Sixteen girls who are of cuban tradition but celebrate their 15th year old birthday). 3251 South Miami Avenue Opened daily 9:30am-4:30pm (5 minute drive from Coconut Grove), (305) 250-9133.
Exciting shows, great exhibits and enjoyable, educational presentationts at their beautifully landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay. A swim with the Dolphins Program, Easter Egg Hunt Splashtacular Summer events, Monster Splash Halloween Bash and Winter Kids Fest. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Opened daily 9:30am (5-7 minute drive from Coconut Grove) (305) 361-5705
It's the largest of its kind in the continental United States. Spread across 83 acres is a veritable rainforest of both rare and exotic plants as well as 11 lakes and countless meadows. Take the 30 minute narrated tram tour to learn about the various flowers and trees on the grounds. Other facilities include a museum, cafe, picnic area, and gift shop with fantastic books on gardening, cooking and edible gifts. Check for events on their website 10901 Old Cutler Road. Take Old Cutler Road 2 miles to the Park, Opened daily 9:30am-4:30pm (15 minute drive from Coconut Grove)
The new 18.6 acre entertainment destination is home to some 3000 exotic animals, 500 plant species, animal stage show, one of a kind aviaries, jungle trails, a petting farm and more. Huge selection of reptiles and amphibians. You and your kids can hand feed the parrots. You can basically be there all day.
On I-395 between Miami and South Beach Opened daily 10:00am-6:00pm (15-20 minute drive from Coconut Grove), (305) 400-7000
One of the world's great zoos (290 acres), houses more than 900 wild animals in a cageless setting that closely approximates the animals habitats and gives the visitor the feeling of embarking on an international safari. Other residents include a Komodo dragon, kangaroos, two rare white Bengal tigers. The zoo can be hot in the summer, so plan to visit in the early morning or late afternoon.
12400 S.W. 152 Street, (305) 251-0400, Opened daily 9:30am-5:30pm (30-45 minute drive from Coconut Grove)
Miami's preeminent classical troupe and America's fastest-growing dance company has risen rapidly to international prominence in its relatively short existence. Since 1986, when one-time New York City Ballet principal Edward Villelta became artist director, the ballet has become a world-calass ensemble. As Florida's first major fully professional, resident ballet company, the troupe re-creates the Balanchine repertoire and introduces works of its own during its September to March season. Villelta also hosts children's works-in-progress programs. The ballet's home is in the two-square block Miami Beach Cultural Campus, although it is also a resident troupe of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. For more information and performances click tab above.
This long-standing comedy club hosts nationally touring comics nightly. Comedy club faithfuls will recognize Margaret Cho and George Wallace, and everyone know Damon Wayans and Chris Rock, both of whom have taken the stage here. Urban Comedy showcase is held Tuesday and Wednesday, with an open mic part of the evening on Wednesday. A full menu is available.
Coconut Grove at Shoppes of Mayfair, 3390 Mary Street (305) 441-8200
Home to the NBA Miami Heat, this sleek bayfront arena also hosts concerts, ice shows, circuses and other events. (about a 15 minute drive)
601 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown, Miami, Florida (786) 777-1000
Inside Bayside Marketplace there are many sightseeing cruises. There are scenic sightseeing cruises which cruise along millionaire row (where many celebrities live) and it cruises along the downtown area, port of Miami, and Cruise ships. You can also book dance cruises, city tours, fishing cruises and more. Don't miss out and enjoy yourself in one of these cruises or enjoy dining, shopping or listen to live entertainment at Bayside Marketplace. (a 15 minute drive from Coconut Grove)
401 Biscayne Blvd at Bayside Marketplace, Downtown, Miami (305) 379-5119
If you want to see Key West without driving. Buy a ticket and go on the Big Cat from Marco Island or Fort Myers straight to Key West. You can either buy a one way ticket or roundtrip. The Big Cat express is 155 feet long, featuring two enclosed cabins, sundeck, satellite TV and full galley and bar. Fully staffed with qualified crews whose goal is to make your trip the most pleasant experience of your Florida stay.
South Florida's oldest structure. Free tours at 10:00am and 1:00pm Thursday thru Monday. Enjoy also beaches, sunsets, boardwalks, 18 picnic shelters and two cafes that serve light lunches. The skyline is dramatic here. (about 15 minutes away from Coconut Grove)
1200 S. Crandon Vlvd, Key Biscayne (305) 361--8779
Key Biscayne Paradise Divers offer diving natural reefs, spearfishing, wall dives, rentals, and much more. Just 5 minutes away.
4000 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, (305) 361-DIVE
For those who love to play golf the nearest one is in Coral Gables (see picture above of Luxurious Hotel) its about a 7 minute drive from Coconut Grove . The Biltmore Golf Course is very popular and so is the Doral Golf Resort which is about 20 minutes away. Check for other golf courses in the area.