With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better place to spend it than the tropical, breezy paradise that is Miami? There are so many romantic places to take your honey, it can be hard to narrow down. Here is a roundup of five of the most romantic spots in Miami.
- Area 31: Located in the swanky Epic Hotel in Brickell, the sophisticated Area 31 is a sustainable seafood restaurant and lounge. Most of the selection is organic, the menus are printed on recycled paper, and herbs are plucked from the outside garden. Enjoy a cocktail on the outdoor terrace that overlooks the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay and glittering lights of Brickell Key.
- South Pointe Park: South Pointe Park is located at the very tip of the island of Miami Beach. During the day, it’s a great place to ride bikes, take the kids to the park, or lay out in the sun. In the evening, it’s the perfect place to bring your date at sunset. Pack a picnic, a bottle of red, and secure a grassy spot near the water. Watch the sun go down behind the stunning vista of downtown Miami. Bring an extra blanket to cuddle under; February nights conveniently mean cooler temperatures.
- Rouge: One of the prettiest spots in all of Miami, Rouge is a Moroccan-French style restaurant that permeates romance. Think brick walls, deep red accents, iron wrought chairs and multicolored tiled table tops. The true gem is past the bar and through a little hallway where the owner has transformed the backyard space to a secret garden-style dining area, with flourishing greenery, flowers, and a large brick fireplace. Call ahead and check what time the live piano music starts to really impress.
- Mondrian: Few things are sexier than watching the sunset together, especially if you are snuggled on a comfy bed with half-priced mojitos in your hand. The Mondrian Hotel is located on the bay with a sweeping view of downtown. Walk through the lobby to the back, where you will find lounge chairs and big, white beds surrounding a tranquil pool, overlooking the bay and Miami’s gorgeous skyline. Grab a fancy cocktail at the bar and relax to the chill-out music and fiery sky.5. Vizcaya Museum and Garden: Who says romance only comes out at night? February weather is perfect for strolling through Italian and Spanish-inspired gardens during the day. It’s a little piece of European heaven here in South Florida. Peruse the flowers, trees, fountains and sculptures hand in hand and enjoy the silence. Or browse the antique and art collections inside the mansion, once the winter residence of James Deering. Head to the Grove for a late lunch or early dinner after, as the villa shuts its doors to the public at 4.30pm.