Planning Your Trip

Discovered by artists and intellectuals in the 19th century, Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest neighborhood. Its bohemian spirit (think sidewalk cafés and charming boutiques reminiscent of a European village) remains, even with the influx of upscale condos. Here’s what to pack to explore this colorful neighborhood and its diverse environs.

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
What To Pack

From the eclectic storefronts of the Grove to the glitzy flagships of the Design District, Miami is a shopaholic’s paradise. You’re sure to go home with something new, so bring a foldable carry-on tote.  

Weekend Getaway

To make the most of the sprawling metropolis of Miami in just a few days, you’ll want to pack the essentials, plus a few versatile and easy-to-transition pieces.

Bring a swimsuit for the famous beaches or for chartered boat rides from the Grove’s marina.

Warm weather year-round means an abundance of fabulous golf courses. Pack a course-appropriate outfit or two, and don’t forget sun protection.

Flowy maxi dresses and linen shirts will get you from a daytime tour of the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens to dinner at a celebrity chef-helmed restaurant in the Design District.

Business Travel

Dubbed “Wall Street South,” Miami is the second most popular financial hub in the country after New York. Business is considered a formal affair.

Suits are expected of men. Lightweight versions in gray or navy paired with white collared shirts are a popular combination.

For women, neutral-tone pencil skirts or wide-legged trousers and blazers are appropriate.

For more casual events, men should pack chinos and button-downs, while women can opt for simple sheath dresses or blouses.

Exploring the City

Every pocket of Miami has its own unique flavor, from the extraordinary public art in the Design District to authentic Cuban food in Little Havana to South Beach.

Neighborhoods are best explored on foot. Pack flat sandals and sleek sneakers for wandering around museums and shopping areas.

For a night out, “dress to impress” — that means dresses, heels and bold jewelry for women, crisp button-downs and blazers for men.

Miami’s climate is tropical. It’s hot and humid, and rain is common, so bring an umbrella, along with lightweight clothing for all seasons.

Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
What To Reserve

Coconut Grove and the rest of Miami are bursting with a new energy and a stellar lineup of cultural, dining and outdoor activities. Below are some suggestions to put on your itinerary.

Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Gorgeous green spaces, mangrove forests and bayside beachfront galore make the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami an idyllic getaway in the middle of one of Florida’s largest cities. And, because it’s Miami’s oldest community, history and culture combine to offer visitors an authentic piece of the Cuban heritage that pervades the region. Of course, Biscayne Bay is an important part of the Coconut Grove experience, as well, offering water sports, sun and sand to visitors year-round.

12 Hours In Coconut Grove

One of Miami’s original neighborhoods, Coconut Grove borders the tropical waters of Biscayne Bay. And while its natural setting is inspirational all on its own, “The Grove,” as it’s known, offers visitors a taste of South Florida’s world-renowned culture, history, cuisine and shopping. Short on time? Spend your day exploring the best the city has to offer or indulging in a day of relaxation.

King Guest Room - Partial Bay View

A Culinary Tour

When you think of South Florida, it’s easy to think of fusion — culture, music and, of course, food. Given the stunning location, easy inspiration and availability of fresh, local ingredients from fish to fruit, it’s no wonder so many chefs flock to Miami. The Coconut Grove neighborhood is no exception. In fact, it’s a paradise for foodies with a passion for global fare. Name your pleasure — Latin, Peruvian, French, Mediterranean or American — Coconut Grove will satisfy your palate.

Isabelle's Dining Room