Going back out into the world might still feel intimidating to many of us in the era of pandemic re-opening. The options for having a good time outside the comfort of our homes seem minimal, but we’re here to assure you that you can still have loads of fun discovering Miami’s most beautiful neighborhoods responsibly. Take Coral Gables, for example, the breathtaking historical city is still every bit as fun to explore while social distancing. Take a look at some ideas:

Go Golfing

Some of us actually like going golfing, and guess what? It’s always been a fairly social distanced game to begin with. Whether it’s you and a buddy or a smaller group of golf fans, both Granada Golf Course and The Biltmore Hotel‘s course have been open. Start the day with an early tee-time for a fun refresher.

Biltmore Hotel

Picnic Necessities

If you’re not into waking up early or going golfing, a picnic might be a better way to go. But first, you’ll need goodies to make it worthwhile. Graziano’s Market is a great place to pop in for drinks, fresh-made bites like their famous empanadas, prepared salads and more. Their social distance markers make it easy to be in and out without any worries.


Walk or Bike

Grab your delicious haul and go for a walk among some of the most beautiful streets in all of South Florida. Alhambra is one of our absolute favorites. Not feeling the shlep? Grab your bike and cover even more ground. You’ll find plenty of green patches near the Granada Golf course, perfect for a picnic alone or with a small crew.

Books & Bites

We spent the quarantine shopping for great reads through Books & Books online, so we can’t be happier that they’re open once more even if it is at a limited capacity. What’s more is they’d opened their Gables Cafe as well! Dine in is available inside and in the courtyard, and make sure to check out their seriously great happy hour specials.

Books & Books Coral Gables

Virtual Screenings

Books & Books has amazing virtual talks with some of the world’s leading thinkers happening all month long. But if you’re looking for something to binge-watch, that’s where the Coral Gables Art Cinema comes in. Their virtual screening room lets you rent powerful documentaries, film festival darlings, and many other sure to be award season favorites. Their drive-in theater offers three virtual screenings per day.

Elisabeth Moss in “Shirley” by Cinema Blend

After Hours

End your day with a treat for having done so much while being so responsible. Threefold Cafe, aside from absolutely killing the pop-up grocery store movement during the shutdown, has also launched a bi-weekly dinner series with 4 courses, cocktails, and snacks for $65 per person. And if you’ve seen some of their menus, you’d rush over there as quickly as we are.


Cover photo courtesy of Shop Coral Gables by FujiFilmGirl.