If you’re looking for a romantic getaway filled with rich culture, sweet beaches, fantastic food and luxurious hotels, there’s no need to leave the country. Miami has all that lovebirds need and more.
To prove it, here are some fun ways to spend time as a couple in Magic City.
- Eat dinner crafted by lovebirds, for lovebirds.
[Image: The Sarsaparilla Club Facebook]
Start your trip out right by enjoying a romantic dinner for two at the Sarsaparilla Club. Not only will you enjoy a classic yet modern meal, but you can also rest assured that your dinner was created with love.
This restaurant serves carefully crafted, farm-fresh dishes, and it’s owned by a couple and celebrity chef duo, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, who say their restaurant is a “must-do for the Miami experience.”
- Go salsa dancing.
[Image: Salsa Fever — Yuca Lounge Facebook]
Miami has long been known for its nightlife and great music. If you’re trying to bring back the sparks, there’s nothing quite like spending an evening eating great food and salsa dancing at YUCA.
An acronym for Young Urban Cuban American, YUCA has been a landmark since 1989, serving up delicious Nuevo Latino cuisine, as well as live music and dancing at the famous YUCA Lounge.
You can even brush up on your salsa dancing skills if needed beforehand. YUCA offers classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., so you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
- Go for a stroll down tree-lined streets
[Image: Chris O’Brien Flickr]
Nothing is more romantic than walking hand-in-hand with the one you love. What makes it even more special is when that walk is done on a roadway lined with oak and hardwood trees.
The perfect place for a Miami lovers’ stroll is Coconut Grove. This historical area is part of Miami’s original neighborhood that was founded in 1873. And while this quaint, little walkway is in the heart of Miami, it is still very separate, giving you a feeling of calm and solitude during your vacation.
- Explore a national park.
[Image: Bruce Tuten Flickr]
Miami is home to many natural wonders and historical treasures, including Biscayne National Park. And if you and your loved one are outdoor enthusiasts, this park is right up your alley.
This one-of-a-kind place is home to 10,000 years of human history, including real pirates and shipwrecks. It even has four different ecosystems that have come together in this protected area.
While here, you can go boating, snorkeling, camping, watch wildlife or simply sit back in a rocking chair while gazing out at the miles of pristine ocean water.
- Get in the mood with a strawberry tasting.
[Image: Knaus Berry Farm Facebook]
For a tasty, mood-enhancing evening of romance, eating strawberries has been known to do just that. And there’s no better place than family owned and operated Knaus Berry Farm. While here, not only can you eat one of nature’s most delectable aphrodisiacs, you can also hand pick the ones you like best.
If you prefer your strawberries in milkshake form, the farm is known for having one of the best around.
- Visit a castle.
[Image: Coral Castle Facebook]
Castles aren’t common in the states, but Miami has one that is not only a sight to behold, but one that was built with love.
The Coral Castle was built in 1923 by a man named Edward “Ed” Leedskalnin, who did so after his engagement to his 16-year-old sweetheart, Agnes, was called off the day before the wedding. For years, Ed cut large pieces of coral and hauled them for miles through the night to construct the castle that has baffled scientists and engineers today.
Nearly 100 years later, the castle still stands as a testament of love, making it a perfect place for those in search of an undying romance.
And make sure you stay in the heart of Miami at the Holiday Inn Port Of Miami-Downtown, so you and your sweetheart don’t miss a thing during your romantic getaway in magical Miami, Florida.