Venetian Pool
Venetian Pool
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The most glamorous municipal pool in the world. Must be 38" tall or 36 months old to enter. Admission prices $3-9.
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Travel43550
20 contributions
Solo
Beautiful everything visual took breath away
Too many people,yet very considerate of others. Not familiar with public pool setting. Constant announcements. Appalled by number of people who could not swim. In Florida!
Really horrible. Many repeat customers brought own food. Definitely recommended.
Air! No air. Over 90 & stifled. Bought tickets for 3 days-as non-resident-only attended 1 day. Walked from hotel-Biltmore-that was the best. Neighborhood walking was wonderful. Spent rest of days at hotel pool. At 70, I was dissatisfied.
Written 14 September 2022
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lisa j
1 contribution
Family
Arrived at the pool and paid over $80 to get in. 15 mins into our time here a thunder storm came and they closed they pool for over an hour. Then finally they opened the pool again for 20 mins only to close it again. They wouldn’t give us a refund or allow us to use the ticket the next day despite not even using the pool because THEY closed it. Please check the weather before you come here or they will take your money.
Written 9 June 2022
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Fearlesskaz
Towson, MD39 contributions
Family
This was a really beautiful pool with lots of neat history! Staff and other guests were very friendly. Only downside was that caves were not open to explore when we were there but the waterfall was, which was a neat thing to do! Water was crystal clear and a bit chilly, but that’s all part of the experience!
Written 10 April 2022
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AJoeytraveling
Kissimmee, FL169 contributions
Friends
We had 3 hours of fun in the sun here . The pool is beautiful & well kept. A little cool at first, but we quickly acclimated & enjoyed it as refreshing in the heat. The facilities were easy to use & we're so happy we took advantage of going to this historic place in beautiful Coral Gables! The landscaping was tropical & we enjoyed going into the cave & seeing & hearing the waterfalls. I was a little surprised it was so deep everywhere. I'm 5'5" & could barely touch bottom, so had to swim or tread water when in the pool. We spent a little bit of time in the kiddy pool just sunning. There's can addition charge for lounge chairs. We purchased, but honestly hardly used because we stayed in the pool or sat on the edge. You can rent a locker for $5.
Written 7 April 2022
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NYTravelerBD
Westchester County, NY1,191 contributions
My 8 year old daughter was super excited about visiting the Venetian Pool. We arrived mid-afternoon, several hours before closing, and were shocked and disappointed to see that no more guests would be admitted to the pool due to allegedly full capacity. But we could see clear as day that there were very few people in the pool, and it was really disheartening to be locked out of this type of unique experience.

I'm all for covid safety and reasonable limitations on visitors to allow for social distancing, but this is a MASSIVE pool and I don't think more than 15 or so people were in it. So why not let in some more? Very disappointing and not a good look!
Written 28 February 2022
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360flip
Vancouver, Canada125 contributions
You should go. This you know from the pics and reviews. Here's an info dump to help you plan your visit better...

-you can make reservations online. Website is dated but it's doable.
-$16 for adult non-Coral Gables resident (Feb 2022)
-lots of free parking
-free Wifi onsite. Good signal.
-bring you own towel. If not, I think I read you can buy one for $8
-lockers to rent. $10 deposit for token. You get $5 back end of day
-change room and showers
-lounge chairs $7
-can bring your own food. Picnic tables everywhere.
-canteen onsite. Cheap prices but food kinda greasy (pizza, chicken tenders, etc.)
-blow-up toys allowed but not in the deep end
-free life jackets onsite
-pool ranges from 5 feet to 9 feet deep
-no kids under 3 years old
-close time is a hard out of entire facility not just pool

Lifeguards are very active and alert. Many working at one time.
I THINK you can do a quick walk around for $1 to check the pool out if you have no interest in swimming. See attach pic.

Only bummer for me was there were some "youts" playing music pretty loud on a portable speaker in the sandy beach area. Lame Top 40 from a cheap speaker takes away from the ambience of the place.
Written 6 February 2022
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Confettigirl77
Newnan, GA138 contributions
Solo
Loved my visit here! It is still really hot in Miami in October so the water felt great! I arrived shortly after opening so I almost had the pool to myself. It became a little more crowded as the day went on. The grounds are beautiful. The surrounding area is a beautiful residential area of Coral Gables with historic homes.
I purchased my admission online and it was easy. I brought my own towel and didn’t rent a lounge chair because I was in the water most of the time. Everything was open- the cave and the waterfall. They close the cave every 1/2 hour so that the lifeguards can have a break.
The snack bar onsite is very convenient.
This is a tropical oasis and you really forget where you are. I can’t wait to come back again.
Written 14 October 2021
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Soph
Miami, FL55 contributions
Friends
I went there with my friends and we had a great time. We had a lot of fun exploring the cave and going under the waterfall. The workers were nice especially the lifeguards. They have free chairs to sit down if you don’t want that you can rent a lounge chair for $5 you’ll gave it all day. They also provide life jackets. The bathroom was supper clean. I definitely recommend going there with your friends or family. You will not regret it. Go have a relax day okay ⛱
Written 28 August 2021
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angel
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Went this summer and it was not too crowded. Everything looked nice and the cave was pretty too. Water is very cold but after a few seconds you get used to it.
Written 3 August 2021
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Juan Trippe
Elon, NC4 contributions
I first went there about fifty years ago and hadn't been back in about forty. With so much changing in Miami-Dade this oasis seems frozen in time. Clean, picturesque, not crowded.

Fully-open including bathrooms and grottoes.

The web site for buying a ticket is the only reason this doesn't get the top rating. It would have been handy to know you can pay for a locker.
Written 4 June 2021
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