Romance is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching which means it’s time to start planning the perfect romantic outing. If you’re on the lookout, we’re playing cupid and setting you up with some of the best heart-fluttering activities the city has to offer. Whether it’s taking date night to the next level or taking part in a fun event – here are some lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Miami.
What’s more romantic than spending an evening listening to love songs amid a sea of candles? Nothing beats the enchanting Candlelight Concert series for a memorable date. From Pinecrest Gardens to the Scottish Rite Temple, take your better half to a candlelit string concert celebrating all things romance. Tickets are on sale for the Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special now. However, tickets are selling fast, so you can also discover other performances illuminating the city here.
You could also treat your S/O to a gift-card, so that they can choose their favorite concert.
The most obvious choice on this list is to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by making a reservation to one of Miami’s most romantic restaurants — and believe us, there’s no shortage of them. Check out some recommendations below, or click here for our full round-up of delicious and romantic eats.
- La Mar, Brickell
- Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Design District
- Elcielo, Brickell
- KÓMMA, Miami Beach
The incredible Luminosa: A Festival of Lights experience at Jungle Island is the perfect V-Day treat. Stroll along 40 dazzling lamp scenes adorned with a range of themes, from colorful mythical creatures to traditional Asian lantern designs, and be dazzled by more than one million LED lights throughout it all! Get tickets to Luminosa.
Centered entirely on love, from heart-shaped decor to a wall full of romantic couples from your favorite films, A Love Story Winery & Bistro is perfect for romantic date night. Sweep your date off their feet with a fusion of Latin dishes and international wines that will have them falling in love from the first sip.
After popping up in cities all across the globe, The Art of The Brick exhibit has finally made its way to Miami! Artist Nathan Sawaya has turned more than a million LEGO® bricks into incredible works of art that you and your boo will marvel at. A few notable works include Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’, Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. Get tickets to Art of the Brick here.
We could all use some pampering and a blissful escape… without the escape! Whether you’re seeking hydrotherapy sessions or a rejuvenating facial, put on a comfortable robe and indulge in a luxurious spa day at one of these establishments around Miami.
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day during the week, this 12-course blinded omakase experience at Sushi By Bou in Fort Lauderdale is something you and your partner need to try. That’s right, the two of you will be completely blindfolded while enjoying a tasting experience like no other that livens your remaining senses. Mark your calendar for Feb. 6, Feb 20 or Feb. 27 and get your tickets to Dining in the Dark here.
8. Make your own couples candle
Why light some candles to set the mood when you could just create your own? For a unique date idea, create your own candles at Candle Land! Choose from their Coral Gables, Wynwood or Fort Lauderdale locations and grab your apron to walk through the process.
Nothing beats a moonlight serenade up on a rooftop like this upcoming Concert Under the Stars. This V Day, take a romantic journey through the decades with legends of jazz, from Ella Fitzgerald to Amy Winehouse. Kick back with a cocktail in hand and let stunning views and lively tunes surround you at From Ella to Amy With Love! at Elevar Rooftop.
10. Join a pizza-making class
Eat your heart out at a special edition pizza-making class at Harry’s Pizzeria, where chefs will guide you through all the steps of the heart-shaped pizza process! While your creations (including heart-shaped pepperonis if you choose) bake, enjoy delicious salads and a special cocktail known as the Scarlet Spritz. The intimate event, taking place Feb. 14, also includes appetizers like polenta fries, arancini, meatballs and a delicious olive oil cake with seasonal fruit compote and whipped cream.
11. Keep an eye out for hearts in this Wynwood scavenger hunt
Bring your partner for an adventurous, interactive scavenger hunt at Wynwood Walls, inspired by iconic artist Kai’s brand new animation, “Love Me, Love Me Not.” On February 13th, search for one of Kai’s “Street Hearts,” a twist on the nostalgic Valentine’s Day candy, which are hidden around the museum and surrounding Wynwood area.
Want to take your crush or longtime boo to see a movie? Do it in a budget-friendly way with an AMC Yellow Ticket. You can use the money you saved to treat them to all the movie snacks and popcorn their heart desires.
13. Catch a movie with a skyline view
Can’t get enough of al fresco cinemas? On February 14, Rooftop Cinema Club will screen La La Land and Love & Basketball with a stunning skyline backdrop. Cozy up with your babe and relax with popcorn, cocktails and small bites while taking in the unbeatable views.
14. Take a romantic Biscayne Bay cruise
Surprise your boo with a relaxing daytime cruise on Biscayne Bay, taking romance to another level! Departing from the Deering Estate, you’ll board a Pelican Skipper, a comfortable riding 45 foot Corinthian catamaran. Sip on a glass of complimentary champagne as you disembark and explore the Deering Estate grounds.
If you’re into Leonardo da Vinci’s robotic creations, this unique exhibit invites everyone to explore the brilliance of the Renaissance genius. Interact with his robotic creations, brought to life in stunning detail, and find an art gallery of reproduction masterpieces and facsimile codices revealing hand-drawn designs. Grab tickets to Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics here.
16. Channel your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze at a pottery class
If you’re feeling creative, a pottery class will do! Established in 2022, Pottery Studio 1 in Wynwood offers diverse ceramic classes, including group sessions, customized events and immersive experiences crafting items like mugs, bowls, vases and candlesticks. They also have instructors to guide you through a fulfilling pottery-making journey.
17. Fly high while indoor skydiving
Jumping out of a plane may be too intense of an experience, but you can still enjoy the feeling of skydiving from the safety of a wind tunnel! iFLY Indoor Skydiving, located in Davie, is not only an unforgettable experience, but they’re offering “Love Is in the Air” specials for two flyers this V-Day.
18. Get our heart racing at Miami’s aerial zipline adventure park
Adventurers will love a day out at Treetop Trekking Miami, located at Jungle Island. This outdoor attraction offers thrilling courses that feature zip lines, cable crossings, swing bridges and more. Take to the tree tops and admire the views of the city and Biscayne Bay before swinging through the trees for the ultimate adrenaline rush!
19. Treat yourselves to something sweet
If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, surprise them with a delicious Valentine’s Day-inspired item from the Chocolate Chip Bakery! Choose from their Strawberry Cupcake, a delightful mix of soft cake infused with the essence of ripe strawberries, crowned with a vanilla cream topping. Or their Pistachio Rose Donut—a unique blend of pistachio cake and delicate rose flavors. There’s also the Raspberry and Strawberry Layer Cake: layers of moist cake, adorned with velvety raspberry and strawberry fillings.
20. Take that special someone out for a poolside movie night
Celebrate V-Day a bit earlier at the movies… by the pool! On February 9 at 7 p.m., The National Hotel is putting up a giant screen showing a feature film by its pool for couples to cozy up and bask in every scene. Admission to the screening is free and the full Mareva1939 menu will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 21+.
21. Spice things up with a free tango class
Hold each other in a tight embrace as you tango on the most romantic night of the year. Led by professional instructors at the Euclid Oval on Lincoln Road, couples can get free, open-air tango lessons followed by three hours of social dancing where visitors and locals can connect with each other along with other dance enthusiasts.
22. Take your ‘lobster’ to The Friends Experience
If you’ve found your lobster, but are still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day plans, how does a trip to The Friends Experience sound? Located in Aventura Mall, you can recreate some of your favorite scenes and memories from the show, from Monica’s kitchen to the iconic fountain from the opening credits and Central Perk.
Now all that’s left to do is pick from the countless activities here on this list for the perfect Valentine’s Day date! From the most romantic restaurants in Miami to fabulous events dedicated to the most romantic day of the year, this is how you swoon your boo.