See & Do
The old, leafy live oak, banyan and fruit trees that line the streets of Coral Gables provide plenty of shade. But don't let that deter you from taking a detour to the city's historic Venetian Pool, a swimming quarry mined from coral rock in 1923. Featuring fountains, caves and canals, it's a gorgeous spot for getting wet, and guaranteed fresh - the 800,000 gallons of spring water are refilled daily.
Likewise, the famous pool at the Biltmore Hotel nearby, restored throughout the first decade of the new millennium, provides a perfect setting for a lazy swim-day. Known to be the largest hotel pool in the Continental U.S. - it once hosted Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller as an instructor and world-record-breaking swimmer - the 700,000 Biltmore features a marble surface, an 85-foot waterfall and private cabanas alongside.