In Miami the range of shopping districts is almost overwhelming. There’s the Design District full of shiny flaunted wealth, Wynwood with its bohemian artiness, and even South Beach where you can shop in a bikini. These all scream Miami, but for a more classic Miami experience head over to the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.
Miracle Mile encompasses the blocks of Coral Way between Le Jeune and Douglas Roads. When it was originally conceived, this stretch of road and the blocks surrounding it were envisioned as the central shopping district of downtown Coral Gables. The tree-lined avenues and wide pedestrian sidewalks were meant to allow visitors to pleasantly walk the entire area.
Today, Miracle Mile serves as a culinary and shopping destination of choice for both locals and visitors alike. In 2018, the city completed a multi-million dollar renovation which enhanced the pedestrian nature of the Mile. When visiting, be sure to venture beyond Coral Way as many of the more popular shops and restaurants extend north as far as Alhambra Circle and south to Andalusia Avenue. Parking is located both on the road and in garages along Andalusia Avenue.
Miracle Mile has an abundance of quality restaurants that makes it almost impossible to walk away unsatisfied. We recommend Bulla Gastrobar, Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant, and Talavera Cocina Mexicana (from the same guys that brought us Jaguar in Coconut Grove). For coffee we recommend the Granier Bakery, Café Demetrio, or Pasion del Cielo.
As for shopping, stroll along and visit the boutiques. We recommend Habit, L Boutique, Cattiva Boutique, Dominique Boutique, and Bloom Boutique. If you are looking for home décor, stop by Plume, Luminaire, or OROA. For us, no trip to Miracle Mile is complete without a stop by Books & Books on Aragon Avenue. This is Miami’s best bookstores and a great place to settle in with a nice cup of coffee.
For other interesting things to do near Miracle Mile, check out our posts on Little Havana, the Venetian Pool, the Historic Biltmore Hotel, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden,and Cuban Coffee.