That's So Metro: Douglas Road

One of the easiest ways to get around the City of Miami is hopping on the Metrorail, our above-ground train system (which conveniently stops right in front of the University of Miami)! We have consulted with current ’Canes to ensure you’ll know how to enjoy this 25-mile stretch of The Magic City.
Graphic displays a modified version of the Miami Metrorail system, the "Douglas Road" stop is highlighted.
This map is modified to show the stops we will be covering in this series – visit here for the full, updated map.

We’ve arrived at Douglas Road! Just a two-minute ride and one stop north of the University Station, Douglas Road allows access to a variety of fun spots in Coral Gables.

You will exit near the Shops at Merrick Park – a two-story open-air mall with shops, chic restaurants, and a plenty of entertainment options. Some student favorites include:

  • Ecléctico Restaurant & Bar – Ecléctico translates to “eclectic”, and this restaurant lives up to it’s name! A great spot for sharing Latin-fusion tapas with friends.
  • Brasserie Central – French inspired cuisine (their charcutier boards are legendary!).
  • Villagio Ristorante – You need a go-to Italian place, so let us introduce you to ours! The portions here are so generous you’ll probably have to ask for a to-go box.
  • Yard House – With a huge menu that rivals The Cheesecake Factory’s, Yard House is a popular student haunt on any game day.

Want to support local businesses? Make sure to visit on the weekends for Farmer’s Market at Merrick Park! As you hop from vendor to vendor, you’ll find fresh fruit and smoothies, homemade desserts, and even jewelry.

For entertainment, visit The Landmark at Merrick Park – the reclining seats are a plus, and when you visit on a Tuesday, tickets are only $7.00!

A 15-minute walk from Douglas Road is Havana Harry’s, another student favorite and one of Miami’s top foodie destinations. For an authentic experience, go in for the Cuban classics like croquetas, vaca frita, and flan. Delicioso!A Coral Gables trolley at a stop on Miracle Mile.

The Douglas Road Station also serves as a stop for the Coral Gables trollies, which run Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and are free to ride. Take the Ponce de Leon route north to Miracle Mile, home to many more shops and restaurants (let us know if you would like a guide to the Mile in a future blog).

That’s it for Douglas Road! We’ll see you at our next stop – Coconut Grove. All aboard!