Miami is a quintessential romantic destination. From our lush, tropical streets to our pristine beaches, romance is always in the air. Plus, this time of the year the weather is perfect with an average high of 75. Go on a date night, indulge in a spa day, take a hot air balloon ride, or walk through beautiful gardens.
Plan your Valentine’s Day getaway to Miami with our guide to these 5 things to do with your significant other.
Have a Spa Day
Miami is home to many luxurious day spas where you can find peace and tranquility to reset your mind and soothe your body. Book a treatment or an entire day at one of Miami’s spas. Located in Coral Gables, the Biltmore Spa is a 12,000-square-foot space that offers everything from massage therapy to a Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna in a serene setting. The Tierra Santa Healing House is the place to go for unique healing arts like vibrational healing, as well as massage therapy and bodywork, an herbal steam room, ice parlor, and more. Emena spa is a more traditional offering rejuvenating treatments and services like massage, facials, manicures, and more.
Date Night at a Top Miami Restaurant
You really don’t have to look hard to find a romantic restaurant in Miami. Experience French cuisine at Villa Azur, indulge in a four-course meal at Doce Provisions, choose from over 100 wines at Cafe Roval, or enjoy views of the water at Kiki on the River. We also love spots like NIU Kitchen, which serves up Catalonian dishes in a tucked-away location downtown, and Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant in Surfside, which boasts quintessential Old Florida style. Be sure to make reservations as soon as you can as places book up fast.
Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Catch views of Miami from a hot air balloon ride. Balloon Miami is one of the premier companies offering rides through Miami and South Florida to see views of downtown, the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the Florida Everglades. Reservations are required for a ride, and you can reserve individual rides, a semi-private basket, or a private basket if you have a group of at least four.
Experience World Music at the Beach
The GroundUp Music Festival takes place February 14-16 at the North Beach Bandshell. This small festival features jazz and funk musicians from all around the world. With its first year in 2017 by GroundUp music label founder Michael League, the music festival has brought together artists from places like Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, and more.
Stroll the Fairchild Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is an 83-acre botanic garden featuring a wide variety of rare tropical plants, a sculpture garden, and more. While the space in itself is romantic and dreamy, the Fairchild is hosting an evening of jazz music in the garden on Valentine’s Day with Kitty Carmichael. They are offering picnic packages for couples with snacks, sparkling wine, chocolates, and more, or you can bring along your own picnic from home.