In most major cities, mention of a public pool recalls visions of a giant slap of concrete housing a lap pool overcrowded with screaming kids.
In Miami, however, we’re lucky to have access to one of the nicest public pools in the country (if not the nicest).
Created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, the Venetian Pool is a one-of-a-kind location in Coral Gables featuring two large historic lookout towers, original coral rock, cave-like grottos, and a 820,000 gallon pool fed with spring water from an underground aquifer.
In fact, today the Ventian Pool is the only swimming pool on the National Register of Historic Places.
Perhaps our favorite feature of this beautiful landmark, though, is it’s accessibility. With extremely reasonable daily, seasonal, annual, and even pool party rates, a visit to the Venetian Pool is an affordable luxury. Daily rates range from $4 to $12 depending on the time of year, with a discount for Coral Gables residents.
The Venetian Pool is located at 2701 de Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134