September 2019: Funky and quaint Coconut Grove continues to offer plenty of exciting options when it comes to dining, drinking and getting outdoors. But in a neighborhood full of history, there’s still plenty of change. The Cinépolis theater and the rest of CocoWalk, while currently closed, are chugging steadily along toward a massive renovation and expansion set to debut spring 2020. And though the Coconut Grove Historic Bike Tour no longer runs, the new Grove Scenic Bike Tour has taken its place, packing in all the same history plus up to 15 tandem riders aboard a Cycle Party bike.
With a stunning waterfront setting, it’s no wonder the list of best things to do in Coconut Grove is heavy on the outdoor activities. The Bohemian neighborhood boasts acres of green space and miles of bike trails and running pathways as well as exercise equipment and basketball courts to lure people of all fitness levels and athletic disposition to go break a sweat. Though the area’s shaded shorelines and wide sidewalks also lend themselves to lovely Miami brunches and some of the most scenic waterfront dining in Miami.
Unlike much of Miami, Coconut Grove’s main shopping, dining and outdoor attractions are exceptionally walkable. But for those rare occasions when you need a lift, keep in mind free transit options like the trolley system and Freebee ride-hailing service. Whether it’s your first time visiting or you fancy yourself a local, you’ll find there’s so much to do in Coconut Grove if you just know where to look.
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