By: Kara Franker
Getting to and around Coconut Grove.
One of Miami’s most historic areas, Coconut Grove is a lush, tropical neighborhood lined with sidewalk cafés, eclectic boutiques and beautiful waterfront parks.
Here are a few ways to get to and around what locals call “The Grove.”
Getting Around Coconut Grove
Covered by a thick canopy of banyan trees and tropical foliage, Coconut Grove is a great neighborhood to explore by foot or bicycle. Take advantage of the bicycle stations throughout Coconut Grove operated by CitiBike. With CitiBike, you can either rent a bike by the hour or purchase a membership, which enables you to check out and return any available bike from any station all day long. Hourly rates start at $4 for a 30-minute access pass and go up to $24 for a full day. Memberships start at $15 for 30 days of unlimited 30-minute rides (additional 30 minutes are $4).
Getting to Coconut Grove from the Airport
Once your flight lands at Miami International Airport, hop on the MIA Mover to the Miami Intermodal Center (the county’s main transportation hub located near the airport). From the center, you can either rent a car or take the Metrorail Orange Line, which will take you to the Coconut Grove stations.
The Coconut Grove Metrorail Station is closest to SW 27th Avenue. It’s about one mile from that station to the heart of Coconut Grove, where you’ll find the CocoWalk shopping center, restaurants and hotels like the Sonesta and Mayfair. The Douglas Road Metrorail Station is a little farther south and provides direct access to SW 37th Avenue. It’s also about one mile from CocoWalk and the waterfront, so you may want to book an Uber or hail a taxi to make it to your final destination. Or you could take Bus Route 249 (the Coconut Grove Circulator) which runs from either station to S. Bayshore Drive.
Getting from Coconut Grove to Downtown Miami
Either Metrorail Station will also take you from Coconut Grove into Brickell and Downtown Miami. From there, you can hop on the MetroMover, which is a free automated train that loops around popular attractions like AmericanAirlines Arena (home of the Miami Heat and lots of popular concerts), Museum Park (home of Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science) as well as the Art & Entertainment District (where you’ll find the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts).
Traveler Tip: There are two apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices that will help you navigate public transportation: the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker and the Miami Trolley App. See also: How to Use Public Transportation in Miami.
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