Miami is considered an amazing holiday spot in the United States - nestled in the heart of South Florida. Every year millions of tourists from all around the world come to enjoy the city’s venues and attractions that include the most paradisaical beaches, a non-stopping nightlife, signature shopping, and a lively atmosphere of exquisite sophistication. But what if you want to enjoy the romantic kind of trip with the love of your life? Did you know Miami can be the perfect place to celebrate love and romance?
This city been recognized as the third most romantic city in the US offering a romantic side for those lovers who come to visit it. From spectacular walks through the beach and seeing the city from a helicopter to a hot balloon ride to enjoy the beautiful tropical Miami landscape, we will show you some of the romantic activities this city offers; so hold the hand of your loved one and enjoy the ride.
A Walk through South Beach
South Beach has something that makes couples fall in love; it may be its romantic moons, its starry skies or its gentle breezes. South Pointe Park, for example, at the bottom of the island, is very nice and quiet places, where you can walk, appreciate the city of Miami with all the skyscrapers in front, and on the other side the sea in its entire splendor.
South Pointe Park has also a pier and a rocky walk that looks directly at the ocean and on the horizon you can see the Fisher Island lighthouse, and enjoy the magnificent scene of the ships and the cruises leaving the shore, really impressive; this is the ideal spot for a pleasant conversation or even a surprise proposal. With the extraordinary sunsets here, it would be very difficult not to answer "yes, I do".
Ocean Drive is one of Miami’s most famous streets extending from north to south through the famous South Beach of Miami. Here is where all the topics about Miami come true; sculptural bodies skating along the promenade, dreamy beaches, tropical cocktails, Latin music at full volume and buildings with Art Deco style.
This is the ideal place to walk around and see the rich and famous on vacation or just the characters and street performers that make South Beach famous. If you want to make the experience more intimate and become part of the elite at least for a while you can rent a car in Miami and make your partner feel special watching the sunset from a peer, and enjoying the warm ocean breezes in the exclusiveness of your car.
A Romantic Dinner
As we state above, Miami can be the perfect place to celebrate love and romance; apart from its 'tropical' setting, its beaches and its iconic attractions, the city counts with a great array of first class restaurants capable of turning a typical dinner into an unforgettable night.
The first place on the list is without a doubt Gibraltar, located on a Coconut Grove private island, specifically in the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Famous for its spectacular view of Biscayne Bay, this restaurant offers exotic Mediterranean-style dishes.
The restaurant is under the direction of chef Ted Méndez, who has renewed the menu to highlight the many colors, flavors and fresh products from South Florida and it has an outdoor dining room and facing the sea, the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.
A Hot Balloon Ride
There is no better way to enjoy Miami than from the heights, softly drifting over beautiful South Florida, among the clouds and with bird's eye view of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and Florida Keys. Now imagine being able to enjoy this experience with that special someone and a glass of Champagne.
Yes, it is possible in in the basket of a hot air balloon and Miami is the place for it. If you want to surprise your loved one (and you are not afraid of heights) you can try with Soaring Sports or Balloon Miami, two certified and most qualified hot balloon agencies in the city which offer among its packages the private balloon ride for you and your partner. If you are celebrating an anniversary, ready to pop the question or just on a special occasion in general this the best and most original way to show that special someone how much you care for her/him.
Regardless of the activity you decide to enjoy, remember that convenience is one mandatory thing to enjoy the trip at its most, so always make sure of choosing the right hotel (a downtown one should be ideal), pack light clothes for warm weather, and if you don’t make your car rental in Miami, which is the most recommendable, make sure to get familiar with the public transportation in the area you are going to visit.
Spending a little extra time in Miami? Make sure to check out all the great excursions available in South Florida!
Useful Travel Resources for South Florida
South Florida Map – Plan your trip around South Florida with this handy map
RentalCars.com – Great site for comparing rental car prices
Skyscanner.net – Our favorite place to book cheap airline flights
Expedia.com – Book affordable accommodation or bundle flights and hotels in South Florida.
Recommended Guidebook: Fodor's South Florida: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and The Keys
Suggested Reading: The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami