Miami is an incredibly romantic city. Warm weather, breezy beaches, nightclubs, delicious food – you name it, Miami’s got the perfect date night in store.
If you’re going to be spending Valentine’s Day 2017 in sunny South Beach, or another romantic occasion, then you’re probably searching for a few ideas.
If you’re looking for romantic things to do in Miami, for Valentine’s Day 2017 or a romantic outing any time of year, check out our a few of our suggested activities.
Regular admission to a number of these activities are included on the Go Miami® Card.
Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, some of these special events may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Miami® Card.
Embark on a Day Trip to Key WestGot a whole day to kill? Take a day trip to Key West for an unforgettable adventure on the open ocean. Once you arrive, this remarkable little island has plenty of fun and excitement to offer the adventurous couple.
Literary and culture lovers won’t want to miss out on the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, where the iconic author once lived and wrote.
Fans of wildlife should also pay a visit to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which includes a wide variety of natural attractions from real shipwrecks to a large barrier reef.
And of course, there are also some charming dining and shopping options available in the Mallory Square area.
Getting In: Key West Day Trip from Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.Note: the below ads are not affiliated with SmartDestinations.com
Explore the City’s Architecture
If you and your partner love arts and culture, you’ve come to the right city. From architecture to fine art and everything in between, Miami oozes creativity and beauty.
Love old buildings? Take a walking tour of Miami’s famous Art Deco district to see amazing sites like historic homes, hotels, office buildings, and more.
Miami is actually home to one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the country, so a visit here is a nice opportunity to fully explore the nuances of this distinctive architectural style.
Getting In: Art Deco District Tour tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.
Soak Up Artistic Inspiration
Prefer paintings and sculpture? The Pérez Art Museum is a must-see for you. It’s filled with amazing, internationally and internationally-inspired artwork from predominantly modern and contemporary styles.
Or, if you love architecture and artwork, then you will not want to miss out on a visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, one of the most magnificent buildings in the entire state and truly the most beautiful estate as a whole.
Depending on when you take your romantic vacation to Miami, there are also likely to be a number of film or art festivals floating around – like the Coconut Grove Arts Festival that happens annually in February.
Indulge Your Love of the Animal Kingdom
Is your loved one a huge fan of animals? There’s hardly a better place to indulge your love for all things furry and scaly than Miami.
From the lush wilderness of the Everglades to the expanses of a Saharan-like safari, you can find just about everything for the animal lover in your life.
For those who prefer aquatic animals, a visit to the Miami Seaquarium is both a great way to show them their favorite critters and to help support their conservation efforts.
If you’re looking for something particularly special, pay an upgrade fee to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with their dolphins!
Or, Lion Country Safari is another great option for those who’ve always dreamed of encountering the animals of Africa in a natural habitat outside of conventional zoo boundaries and enclosures.
Enjoy the Beauties of Nature
Florida is full of natural beauty. From the vast expanses of the exotic Everglades to the warm sandy shores of South Beach, there is a lovely scenic vista to enjoy practically wherever you are. Whatever you do, don’t forget to keep your camera or cell phone charged!
Of course, if you just came to Florida to get a taste of gator country, then an Everglades tour is probably your best bet.
You’ll get to visit South Florida’s oldest alligator farm and explore the amazing world of these fascinating creatures.
Getting In: Admission to the Everglades Alligator Farm & Airboat ride is included with the Go Miami® Card.
Roam the Beaches
It may seem like a no-brainer, but spend some time outside while you’re in Miami this February!
The weather is going to be lovely (and likely much warmer than where you’re used to), so take advantage of its temperate climate and enjoy a little beach time.
If you want to be out but the beaches sound too touristy for you, try a walk along the very romantic pedestrian walkway on Lincoln Road. Or, opt for something more active with a bike ride around South Beach.
Getting In: Miami Bike rentals are included with the Go Miami® Card.
Hop Aboard a Cruise
Hand-in-hand with Miami’s fabulous beaches come Miami’s fantastic waterways. With weather this nice, you have no excuse not to embark on a relaxing (or exciting!) maritime adventure during your trip.
Try a glass-bottom boat cruise to get a glimpse of the luxurious wildlife of the Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Or, opt for a leisurely sightseeing cruise through Biscayne Bay.
Whichever style of cruise you prefer, you’ll be able to get a taste for the beauty of the natural world in Miami, plus the fun and exciting architecture you can see from the ocean.
If you’re got a substantial budget, there are also a number of private cruise options that offer the ultimate in romance.
Enjoy World-Class Dining
With its decidedly international flair and cosmopolitan vibes, Miami is known for delicious cuisine that’s anything but boring.
So while you’re in town, be sure to sit down and enjoy a romantic meal at any of the city’s sumptuous restaurants, whether you’re looking for fresh-caught seafood or some tasty Cuban street food.
If you’re in town nearer to the end of February, check out the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, hosted each year by the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. It’s a fun opportunity to try new things!
Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
So there you have it. Our list of some romantic things to do in the Miami, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Remember, some of these great options are included on the Go Miami® Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, the special events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Miami® Card.