The City Beautiful. That is is what the founders of Coral Gables nicknamed this lush historic city. Sitting south of Downtown Miami and East of Kendall, Coral Gables is home to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Lowe Art Museum and The Venetian Pool. Beyond the plush tropical landscapes and historic houses, there lies a body of swanky upscale hotels, luxury shopping, foodie-approved restaurants, and a hip bar scene. A delight for tourist and locals alike.