Coconut Grove, Miami Travel Guide

Coconut Grove Summary

Pros

  • 15- to 20-minute drive from Miami International Airport or the Port of Miami
  • Sailing in the Biscayne Bay
  • Wacky, politically-charged costumes in the annual King Mango Strut parade
  • Lush greenery in the Barnacle State Historic Park
  • City's premier comedy club, Miami Improv
  • Easier street parking than in South Beach or Downtown

Cons

  • No beach
  • Unreliable public transportation
  • No club scene

What It's Like

Once a hippie alcove, lively Coconut Grove is now home to rowdy sports bars, colorful shops, and championship regattas. Local college students and endless street fairs help maintain its eccentric undertow -- most notably during the outrageous King Mango Strut parade, held on the last Sunday of every year.  

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Facts

Languages:

English, Spanish

Airports:

Miami Int'l (15-20 min., $12 taxi)

Ft. Lauderdale Int'l

Peak:

January-April

Off-Peak:

June-September

Hurricanes:

June-November

Visa:

No, for nationalities included in the Visa Waiver Program

Vaccines:

No

Currency:

U.S. Dollar

Electricity:

120 V, 60 Hz

Tipping:

15-20% at restaurants

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