“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
An upscale tourist destination just south of Brickell, Coconut Grove has a wide variety of restaurants serving cuisines from around the world. Although the Grove isn't far from the center of Miami, its quiet, residential atmosphere makes for a refreshing change of pace. The Grove's signature attractions include the Miami Science Museum, the CocoWalk open-air mall and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an early 20th century estate preserved as a park. Coconut Grove hosts several cultural events each year, ranging from the classic open-air Coconut Grove Arts Festival to the idiosyncratic Great Grove Bed Race, where participants race beds decorated as pirate ships, cars, and rockets.