Miami’s hot and humid climate sets the mood for a sultry couple’s vacation. The tropical setting with white sandy beaches, palm trees and bikini-clad visitors is the ideal atmosphere for lazy walks, fine dining and ultra-steamy private moments with your lover. For a completely romantic getaway, read our couple’s guide to the Magic City.
Catch the pink sunset
Miami’s blue skies with fluffy cumulus clouds may look beautiful in the day time, but sunsets are all the more glorious. The best place to see the sunset is from a rooftop bar or hotel. (Sadly, the beach faces the east coast so the sun doesn’t set over the horizon, and you won’t catch it from the sands.) Head to The Langford Hotel in Downtown to its rooftop lounge, The Pawn Broker for some drinks and music to accompany your sky gazing. Plus, South Florida is so close to the equator, the moon looks extra-giant on full moon nights.
Dine by the water
What’s more romantic than dining by the bay? Head to Crazy About You to enjoy an Italian dinner over candlelight, and the gentle breeze from the sea. The waterfront restaurant is set along Biscayne Bay with views of Brickell’s glittering skyline and an outdoor seating with a romantic atmosphere and impeccable service to enjoy a romantic evening for two.
Stroll along Key Biscayne
There’s no doubt that Key Biscayne, the barrier island perched parallel to Brickell, boasts one of the most striking views of the Miami. Connected to the mainland by the Rickenbacker Causeway, the island offers sweeping 360-degree vistas of the sparkling water and is home to a golfing area, beaches and the city’s historic lighthouse dating back to 1825. Rent an umbrella and loungers to lay out on the beach at Crandon Beach Park amidst the picturesque dunes for a lazy day out in the sun. You can explore the lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, or swim with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium. For lunch, make a pit stop at The Rusty Pelican for a plate of fresh-tasting shrimp, oysters and other seafood favorites.
Picnic at Matheson Hammock Park
Drive along the oak tree-lined streets of Cutler Road for a visit to Matheson Hammock Park. The scenic park is home to a man-made atoll pool with scenic views of Biscayne Bay and the city. Bring a blanket and plan your picnic underneath swathes of palm trees, or go kayaking and paddleboarding. There’s even a relaxing hiking and biking trail to enjoy a peaceful moment with your partner.
Catch a flick at Soundscape Park
Depending on their schedule, Soundscape Park in Miami Beach offers free sit-in movie nights. The films are projected onto the wall of the adjacent New World Symphony, and there’s plenty of green lawn space to roll out your blanket and lay down to one of the classics such as Casablanca. Nothing’s more romantic than a movie under the stars!
Swim at a lavish hotel pool
You haven’t experienced the Miami lifestyle until you relax poolside at a fancy Miami Beach hotel. There are countless hotels with decadent pools to choose from including the popular The Raleigh, the W South Beach or the Delano, but we’ve decided to feature The Setai Miami Beach for its magnificent pools and sexy Asian-style design. You can take your pick from any of the three sprawling pools, and enjoy the Miami heat with extravagant poolside service. Cheers to love!