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39 Fabulous Things To Do In Miami This February

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

39 Fabulous Things To Do In Miami This February

February the shortest month of the year…

From magical gardens to dreamy candlelit concerts and the city’s best romantic restaurants, there’s plenty to explore in the Magic City this February. Keep on reading to discover what Miami has in store during the shortest month of the year for restaurants, bars, experiences, and more!

1. Go on a mystical journey into the sacred sounds of the Amazon Rainforest 

Immerse yourself in the enchanting and intimate concert of Fuerza Femenina and embark on a journey of musical healing.  Join Delfina Mun, Giselle World and Gracia Maria as they guide you through the sacred sounds of the Amazon Rainforest with their Acoustic Medicine Music and healing sounds.

2. Start your day off with some glitz and glamour with a glitter latte

Made with colorful milk and dazzling glitter these whimsical treats look absolutely mesmerizing and watching baristas putting them together is equally as tantalizing– we almost do not dare to drink them! They’re too pretty!

3. Check out Miami’s newest retro dinner

A new retro hideout has opened in town! Miami Diner, the newest addition to the Downtown restaurant scene and it’s giving us major 50’s diner vibes. The new Downtown spot features checkered floors, turquoise vinyl seats and neon lights, serving up some rather cool, retro vibes (not to mention the photo ops!).

4. Take part in the quintessential winter activity and go ice skating Miami-style 

Sure, winter in Miami isn’t exactly cold, but if we can go snow tubing this winter why not also go ice skating? At the Miami Beach club, Basement, they’ve got an indoor ice skating rink and it’s straight out of our best neon dreams!

5. Experience magical outdoor Candlelight concerts

You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) winter here in Houston, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to a beautiful open-air venue for the season.

6. Explore a magical fairytale land at McKee Botanical Gardens

Ever wondered what a fairy village would look like? Well, we have…And honestly, it would look a lot like McKee Botanical Gardens. Filled with luscious greens, this magical oasis near Miami is home to some whimsical creations and botanical wonders that will make you feel like you’ve wandered into a fantastic fairytale land.

7. Hop on your car and indulge yourself with some mouthwatering sushi burgers.

Wave Mount Dora

Wave sells pretty much everything you can imagine made entirely of sushi, including Flamin-Hot sushi burgers, hotdogs and tacos (😱). So before you go moaning and groaning about the 3 almost 4-hour car ride up to Mount Dora, let me give you 10 delicious reasons as to why Wave Asian Bistro is totally and absolutely worth the car ride up to Mount Dora.

8. Go on a totally fun Jet Ski ride 

Perfect for adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers, you’ll be able to drive as fast as you want with these awesome jet ski rides. Miami Watersports’ brand-new Sea Doo GTI 130 pros are fast and extremely stable for all levels of experience, just hop on one and let the instructors guide you through an unforgettable experience. Get tickets here.

9.Indulge yourself with a hot mixology experience at home

Enter a world of tipsy temptation at the Speakeasy On Demand and indulge yourself while Madame Lulu and her terrific troupe lead you through a night full of tantalizing cocktails and fabulous performances by some of the top cirque, burlesque and theatrical performers in the world!

10. Give insect-infused spirits a shot at one of Wynwood’s newest bars

Mayami Mexicantina & Bar, the latest addition to Wyndwood’s bustling restaurant scene, is kicking things up a notch with a slew of rather unusual drinks. With endless traditionally Mexican offerings, Mayami’s extensive drinks menu also includes show-stopping, bug-infused shots.

11. Get ready for a totally fabulous Drive ‘N Drag show!

Have no fear, because 2021 is here! Join Bianca Del Rio and the super queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race in their mission to save us from “2020.” You can expect jumbotron LED screens which the show will be broadcasted onto, a concert-quality light show, outdoor and FM sound, gourmet food trucks and one hell of a good time. The show will be at Westfield Broward in Plantation, Florida for two nights only on Friday, February 26, & Saturday, February 27.  If you can’t make it to Fort Lauderdale for the show, you can always take a road trip up to Tampa Bay. The ladies will be making a stop at Westfield Brandon at the Brando Town Center on Tuesday, February 23, & Wednesday, February 24 for  two more slaying nights of fun!

12. Go scuba diving with mermaids

1000 Mermaids

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a mermaid (or at least swimming with one) we may have just found the spot for you. Located just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project is a giant underwater gallery that promises to restore Florida’s living coral reefs population and bring a unique adventure for Ocean lovers and adventurers alike.

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13-23. Stop, relax and get yourself a delicious cafecito. 

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You’re scrolling through the article. It’s 3:05 p.m., that can only mean one thing — It’s cafecito time! rothy crema, uber-sweet demerara sugar and freshly-brewed espresso… there’s nothing quite like our beautiful cafecito. Whether you prefer it black, with a splash of milk or you go for a big colada after a restless night, cafecito is an absolute must in Miami!

24. Catch one of the sexiest and sensual shows in town!

Spend a socially-distant night sipping on unique cocktails and watching some of the best burlesque in the Magic City. Featuring world-class acrobats, including Cirque Du Soleil alumni Karyna Konchakivska & Suren Bozyan, AirOtic Soireé will leave you craving for more but don’t worry! After the hour-long performance, you’ll get to join the cast for an awesome party featuring the hottest DJs in town. Sharing a story of love, passion, sexuality and eroticism, it’s sure to be unlike any show you have seen before! Get your tickets here. 

25. Discover a literary oasis at Fort Lauderdale’s Old Florida Bookshop

Calling all book lovers in the 305! We may have just found the perfect spot for you to check out, especially if you have a penchant for the dark academia and Hogwarts aesthetics. Hidden away in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the Old Florida Book Shop is straight out of any bookworm’s dream with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, antique maps and rare prints.

26. Dive into stunning underwater caves in Ginnie Springs

Hidden away in High Springs, FL, lies a stunning natural park of blue lagoons and wondrous underwater caves waiting for you to explore its crystalline waters. Ginnie Springs is so surreally gorgeous it will have you dreaming of tropical oases for days!

27. Celebrate Margarita Day with an awesome at-home tequila tasting experience!

We love ourselves some margs and what better to enjoy them on National Margarita Day?! On Monday, February 22,  join Bowery Collective, Patrón Tequila and Freehold Miami for a special tequila tasting at home. Their at-home kit features curated spirits, fresh ingredients and the world-class mixologists Alli Torres, of Freehold, and AJ, of Socal Cantina to help guide you step-by-step and make sure your margaritas come out perfectly! Get your tickets here. 

28. Roll into Downtown Miami’s new drive-in theatre and watch your favorite classics!

If there’s one thing we can thank the pandemic for is for bringing back the awesome, retro drive-ins! 2020 was certainly the year of the drive-in and 2021 looks like it will carry on the legacy with plenty of more fabulous drive-ins coming to the Magic City and that includes Nite Owl in Downtown Miami!

29-36. Enjoy some flipping good pancakes

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Tie your napkin round your neck and bring out your best pair of cutlery because Pancake Day is coming fast.  We understand you might not want to enjoy your pancakes in batter-covered clothes (or kitchens), so here are 7 Miami spots in which to enjoy some fluffy, stack-worthy pancakes on February 16!

37. Explore one of the oldest buildings in the Western hemisphere!

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Originally built in Spain back in the 12th century, the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach is almost 800 years older than the Magic City itself. After having been through some serious history,  this medieval piece of art has been resting peacefully on its tropical Dixie Highway enclave since 1964. Nowadays, The Ancient Spanish Monastery is home to the Church of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, an active and growing congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida. The monastery is also a very popular spot for weddings and photoshoots, and judging by its historic and incredibly instagrammable halls we’re not at all surprised.

38. Check out Maluma’s awesome pop-up exhibit in Wynwood

The famous singer Maluma recently collaborated on a special sustainable art collection with visual artist Federico Uribe and it’s one of the coolest installations ever! The exhibition features a predominantly coral reef theme that reflects on the artists’ shared urge to protect the environment and their travel experiences of seeing man-made trash polluting the seas. Check it out before it closes on February 28!

39. Sign up for a unique and mysterious dining experience in the dark!

Come and discover what goes on within the darkness at Dining in the Dark with The Secret Society tasting experience. Imagine. A masked and mysterious amalgamation of characters welcomes you to your table. Suddenly, you’re seated at a table in an ominous room shrouded in darkness.  You tremulously reach for your glass. It’s all too eerie, but the ensemble of enigmatic assistants serve you pleasantly as you dabble between mouth-watering dishes.

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