The weather is getting cold here in Atlanta, and it’s almost that time of year when I start missing my former home – beachy San Diego. I wouldn’t call myself a snowbird quite yet, as it doesn’t snow that much in downtown Atlanta, but I’m definitely thinking about warm, sunny beaches. Sigh.
The upside of all this is that Florida beaches are only about a six hour drive away – Coral Gables is a little farther, about ten hours, but this town has some really pretty beaches as well. If you’re looking to swank it up on your next trip to Coral Gables, Florida, you might like the posh Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel. This classy hotel has everything you might look for in a 5-star resort, like an amazing spa, outstanding restaurants, a championship golf course and large, impeccably appointed rooms, suites and cabanas. All this and you’re only a few minutes away from South Beach and Miami!
For something more reasonably priced (which is tough to find in Coral Gables!), check out the Holiday Inn Coral Gables University of Miami. This hotel is located directly across from the University of Miami, and you can’t beat rates that start at around $150 per night. This hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers, and it’s very close to area attractions like The Shops at Sunset Place as well as Bayside Market Place. Families will love the location of the Holiday Inn Coral Gables, too – it’s a very short distance away from Parrot Jungle and the Metro Zoo!