Miami’s 4 Historic Landmarks

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


We started our tour at the luxurious Biltmore hotel, headed over to the historic Venetian pool, stopped by the Coconut Grove Marina and finished off at the Little Havana.

1.Biltmore Hotel

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Breath taking

This charming hotel since 1926 was known as one of the most fashionable resorts, attracting famous individuals from all over to enjoy fashinshows, gala balls and golf
tournaments. Sundays a crowd of of 3,000 spectators would gather around the 23,000 square foot pool to watch aquatic shows and allegator wrestlers (I did not know this was a thing). Once the war started the hotel was turned into a hospital for a few years, then restored back to its orginal idea (hotel).
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23,000 square foot pool & waterfall

 

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These Greek statues are everything

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Spectacular lobby columns

It’s mediterranean inspired decor makes you feel as if you have gone back in time, you get the feeling that you are in a European little city and not Miami. Although
the hotel is very old there is a modern feel to it.

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Unwind

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Loving the décor… PS it matches the floor!

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Euro feels

What you can enjoy:

  • A 10,000 foot gym. It was ranked as one of the 10 best hotel fitness centers in the U.S
    by Men’s fitness magazine. If you are into classes choose between spin, pilates, yoga, zumba or kickboxing.
  • The 6,800 yard (18 hole) golf course designed in 1925
  • Tennis court & spa
  • Choose from 4 different restaurants
  • A traditional English high tea in the tranquility of the hotel or try one of the 100 wines by the glass while taking in the beautiful architecture
  • Unwind by the pool and take in some sun
    Everything about the Biltmore was breathtaking starting with the architecture, décor and picturesque scenery. I cannot wait to go back and enjoy a traditional English tea!

     

    2. Venetian pool

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    Cutest entrance

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Interesting facts:

  • Historic U.S pool  since 1924
  • Created from a coral rock quarry
  • 820, 000 gallons of spring water

 

3. Coconut Grove Marina

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Pondering

 

 A trip to the marina isn’t complete until you go into Monty’s and order a long island ice tea

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Long island

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Our lovely group

Monty’s was the place to be when my parents were young, being able to go together as a family was a cool experience.

4.  Little Havana

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La “ventanita”

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Cuban “cortadito”

We ended our tour at Versailles in the Little Havana, safe to say no one slept after the coffee

What we ordered:

Firstly we got a “colada” which came in a larger cup with a few small plastic cups for every one to share, then we had a “cortadito” strong Cuban coffee with a small amount of evaporated milk (this one was my favorite because it was so rich and extra creamy). Along with the coffee we ordered some pastries (empanada de carne y pastelito de queso).

 

We had an amazing day exploring these 4 historic landmarks, if you are ever in Miami and want to do something different  I highly recommend doing this tour.

Cheers to my amazing tour group and guide Marbely; chica tu eres loca !

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