Coconut Grove, south of Miami, is like a village. In the 19th century, it was the neighbourhood of immigrants from the Bahamas, and then, in the 1960s, a hippy enclave. Today, a slightly bohemian but affluent population lives here.
You will love walking along the shady streets, past vast lawns and beautiful homes with gardens. There are fashionable boutiques, small restaurants with patios, bars, and art galleries everywhere. Many stores are in Coco Walk, a three-storey shopping centre built in Spanish style.
For sightseers, there is the Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery where they say Michael Jackson was inspired for to write his song Thriller. And the Barnacle Historic State Park is worth a visit: it features beautiful trees surrounding a magnificent late-19th century house built by a naval architect and nature-lover. Both the house and the architect's studio are open to the public.
Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
+1 305 442 6866