Best of Florida Travel -- Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

One of the best family outings in Southeast Florida in our Best of Florida Travel series. The Venetian Pool ( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100408040000" title="Coral Gables" href="/topic/us/florida/miami-dade-county/coral-gables-PLGEO100100408040000.topic">Coral Gables</a>; coralgablesvenetianpool.com; 305-460-5306).<br>
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This cool pool, completed in 1924, is made from coral rock and features loggias, soaring towers and terra-cotta tiles. Kids splash beneath a waterfall pouring over a rocky promontory and disappear into mysterious caves.<br>
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Before South Beach grabbed all the headlines, Venetian Pool was a celebrity magnet. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003948" title="Johnny Weissmuller" href="/topic/entertainment/johnny-weissmuller-PECLB003948.topic">Johnny Weissmuller</a> of Tarzan fame swam here. Ditto, swimming sensation <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003969" title="Esther Williams" href="/topic/entertainment/esther-williams-PECLB003969.topic">Esther Williams</a>.

( ROBERT MAYER/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL / June 18, 2014 )

One of the best family outings in Southeast Florida in our Best of Florida Travel series. The Venetian Pool ( Coral Gables; coralgablesvenetianpool.com; 305-460-5306).

This cool pool, completed in 1924, is made from coral rock and features loggias, soaring towers and terra-cotta tiles. Kids splash beneath a waterfall pouring over a rocky promontory and disappear into mysterious caves.

Before South Beach grabbed all the headlines, Venetian Pool was a celebrity magnet. Johnny Weissmuller of Tarzan fame swam here. Ditto, swimming sensation Esther Williams.

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