Insider: Dip into History at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

By Gary McKechnie There are few pools in the country that can rival the massive size of this aquifer-fed beauty, and certainly none can match its storied past. Many swimming pools these days are never completely drained. But the mammoth, historic city pool in Coral Gables – 820,000 gallons, about…

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Coral Gables Now the Proud Home To a Furla Concept Store

By Ginger Harris Along with Paris and Milan, it was Coral Gables, Florida that received a newly designed Furla concept store. How’s that for putting Florida on the international fashion map? As the most popular of Furla’s U.S. stores, The Village of Merrick Park location of the Italian-based…

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Waiting for Mr. Stinky

The botanic garden and conservatory features some of nature's most impressive tropical sights – but you just might have to hold your breath. It was a momentous occasion when Mr. Stinky -- a rare, exotic Titan Arum plant that smells like roadkill -- decided to bloom. In fact, it drew hundreds to the…

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Dip into Coral Gables History at the Venetian Pool in Miami

There are few pools in the country that can rival the massive size of the aquifer-fed beauty known as the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, and certainly none can match its storied past. Many swimming pools these days are never completely drained. But the mammoth, historic city pool in Coral Gables…

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Donald Ross Historic Golf Course in Coral Gables

By Carling Nolan The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables is not only an incredible golf course, it's also full of history! The Biltmore is one of South Florida's oldest golf courses, designed in 1925 by Donald Ross. Hotel guests used to take gondolas through the local canals to the course, and…

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America's Largest Freshwater Swimming Pool in Coral Gables

By Joanne Hunt Like most Londoners this summer I’ve tried to make the most of the few days of sunshine we’ve had and explored the Lidos around the city. However, although Hackney, Brockwell and Tooting Bec Lidos are a welcome escape from the crowds in London, they don’t quite compare to the king…

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