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Pool day in South Florida

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately… but I’ve been very busy with work and other stuff. A few weekends ago I took advantage of some of the sunny/hot weekends we have been having lately in South Florida, and I went to the Venetian Pool Has anyone been to the Venetian Pool?

Venetian Pool is a historic swimming pool located in Coral Gables and inspired by Venice lagoons. It was built in 1924 and it uses fresh water from artesian wells. It is a must  see if you live around the Miami area or if you are looking for something new and fun to do with your kids or as a grown up. Children must be three years old to get in; children age 3-12 cost $7, adults age 13-up a fee of $12. They have a little sandy  beach area for anyone who wants to enjoy some time out of the water, or for kids who want to run around. You can also rent lockers and beach chairs. So it’s definitely worth a visit if you live in Sunny South Florida! Mostly if you have kids who will enjoy splashing beneath a waterfall pouring over a rock and playing hide and seek in the caves. There’s even a Venetian style bridge that connects to a palm tree concrete island where you can lounge on lawn chairs if you are not in the mood to go in the water.

The reason it fascinates me is because is the only pool listed in the National Register of Historic Places and because as an engineer I can appreciate how this pool uses fresh water. So still not sure what to do this summer? I highly recommend you plan a visit to the Venetian Pool.

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5 responses to “Pool day in South Florida

  1. The Venetian Pool has been a favorite spot of mine for decades! I lived in Coconut Grove in the 70’s & early 80’s. My most treasured routine was to gather some treats…a bagel or a Media Noche & Cafe Con Leche…go buy the Sunday NY Times and plant myself under one of the massive trees on the grassy area above the caves and spend the entire day swimming, reading & relaxing. The water is so naturally cool and clean and refreshing – I loved it SO much. Glad you discovered this spot with so much interesting history and beauty. Your blog is just terrific – I really enjoy reading it, Diana! Besos – Margarita 😉

    1. Aww thanks Margaret hope all is well with you! I love Coconut Grove too! One of my favorite places. Let me know if you have any other recommendations I haven’t yet visit I love going to new places. Thank you and be well 🙂

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