Destination guide

A slice of the Mediterranean in South Florida

Home to the University of Miami and known around the world as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables delights travelers with its Spanish-Mediterranean style, effervescent sunshine, and laid-back vibe. Soak up the distinctive history, ornate architecture, and picture-perfect banyan-lined avenues that exemplify the city while you enjoy modern conveniences such as sleek boutique shopping, a foodie-approved dining scene, and some of Miami-Dade’s most popular happy hours. Coral Gables vacation rentals range from cute cottages to pool condos, each one offering a great base from which to explore this unique South Florida hotspot.

Things to do

Cultural attractions and outdoor escapades

All parts of this city present an opportunity to indulge in a spot of sightseeing, but the Coral Gables Museum is a good place to start. Set in one of the city’s very first buildings and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this popular spot hosts a varied calendar of exhibitions as well as regular downtown walking tours. Another cultural landmark is the Lowe Art Museum, or you could opt for a family-friendly canoe excursion along the Coral Gables Waterway. Need to cool down? A trip to the century-old Venetian Pool, arguably America’s prettiest public pool thanks to its coral rock, cave-like grottos, palm trees, and waterfalls, is a must.

Activities

Boutique shopping and fine dining

A trip to Coral Gables promises to be a fun-packed vacation. This impeccably designed city offers the perfect backdrop for boutique shopping and wine tasting along Miracle Mile and at the open-air Shops at Merrick Park. When retail therapy turns into a desire to sit and watch the world go by, the city’s dining scene, with everything from casual pubs to fine French fare on the menu, caters for every culinary desire. As night falls, the city’s colorful arts scene comes to life, with live shows at the Actors’ Playhouse and indie films at the Coral Gables Art Cinema among the many ways to while away the evening.

Weather

Shoot for spring in Coral Gables

Miami’s tropical climate makes Coral Gables a popular destination throughout the year. The summer months of June through September offer seemingly endless sunny days and temperatures in the 80s, but are often quite humid and can feel crowded due to school breaks. Winter is the peak season, attracting international travelers and guests from the northern states in their rush to escape the cold. Spring is often cited as the best time to visit Coral Gables, as March through May offers comfortable temperatures, fewer crowds, and attractively priced Coral Gables vacation rentals.

Natural features

Explore the lush landscape in Coral Gables

Lush scenery is a big part of the appeal in Coral Gables. The John G. Gifford Arboretum and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offer some serious flower power, crammed with kaleidoscopic flora from all over the world. If wide open spaces are more your thing, the 630-acre Matheson Hammock Park with its man-made atoll pool, original pavilion, and boating school offers a taste of Old Florida. Should finding a sandy spot be high on your agenda, the fabled surroundings of Miami’s South Beach are within a 30-minute drive of many Coral Gables vacation rentals.

How to get there

How to get to and around Coral Gables

The nearest airport is in Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), located 6 mi (9.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), which is 7.6 mi (12.3 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at University Station or Douglas Road Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Coral Gables?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,919 vacation rentals near Coral Gables. From 620 Houses to 2,417 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Coral Gables for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Coral Gables?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Coral Gables:

  • Douglas: 36 vacation rentals
  • Coral Gables Section: 45 vacation rentals
  • Country Club Section: 25 vacation rentals
  • Industrial Section: 33 vacation rentals
  • Crafts: 34 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Coral Gables?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Coral Gables. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Miami: 5,077 vacation rentals
  • Village of Merrick Park: 5,175 vacation rentals
  • Miracle Mile: 6,128 vacation rentals
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: 4,108 vacation rentals
  • Coral Gabels City Hall: 6,082 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coral Gables listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coral Gables?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 620 Houses in Coral Gables. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Coral Gables include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,417 rentals available
  • Villas: 90 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Coral Gables?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,275 vacation rentals with pool available in Coral Gables. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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