Vibrant Atmosphere of Miami’s Coconut Grove

North America - Editor - 20 October 2008

Vibrant Atmosphere of Miami’s Coconut Grove

A trip to Miami, in California, would not be complete without exploring the unique and eccentric Coconut Grove. Often referred to as The Grove, Coconut Grove is a neighborhood in Miami that has a life of its own and an atmosphere that is felt nowhere else in the United States of America. It’s exclusive, vibrant energy and Bahamian culture has inspired many writers, musicians and artists over the centuries, and is still inspiring the up and coming today. The breathtaking natural landscapes and attractions in Coconut Grove not only make it a popular destination with tourists but a preferred permanent residence for the locals of Miami.

The sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay, the tree lined streets and accepting attitude of the locals has seen to it that many free-spirits and eccentrics have made Coconut Grove their home. Its history can be traced back to the year 1825 when the first wave of settlers descended on this small piece of heaven. It began with the establishment of the Cape Florida lighthouse, and before long the post office sprang up in 1873, together with British, American and Bahamian sailors and craftsmen, ready to carve their existence in Coconut Grove.

Together with its exclusive energy and rich Bahamian presence, Coconut Grove is also home to a variety of festivals that give artists, musicians and fun loving residents the opportunity to let go of daily life and have fun. Festivals such as the Caribbean Carnival, the King Mango Strut and the Goombay Festival are popular with international and local visitors. There are many attractions to visit while in Coconut Grove, such as The Kampong, The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Home, Kennedy Park, CocoWalk and Diner Key. Or visitors can simply stroll down the streets of Coconut Grove, past the street musicians and landscaped gardens, and enjoy a bit of shopping in the more than a hundred chain stores, boutiques and exclusive stores. It has also been the location for many movies and television series, and can be seen in productions such as “Burn Notice”, “Dexter”, “Scarface”, “Bad Boys”, “Hoot” and “Big Trouble”.

Coconut Grove is a peaceful destination in Miami that is loved for its beauty, uniqueness and romantic evenings. With entertaining shopping adventures, a breathtaking bay, peaceful walks, nature exploration, music, festivals and glamour, Coconut Grove has it all. It is the place to see and to be seen.


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