Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is upon us, with it, all the wonders and expectations of an unforgettable night. Perhaps the chocolates are purchased, the romantic dinner’s reserved, and hopefully, the flowers are picked and arranged. But what if you’re one of the millions who leave everything to the last minute? You realize all the restaurants are booked, pharmacy chocolates are all that’s left, and no venue seems to be available for a cute date. But you’re in Miami – where love and beauty abound. Don’t freak out yet! Let us help you with this list of last-minute date ideas in the Magic City, aka the City of Love.
1. The Ultimate Beach Views
Miami’s beaches are second-to-none. The vast Atlantic Ocean offers boundless vistas of gorgeous clear water, the warmest of sunsets, and the coolest breezes. Visit South Pointe Beach with your S.O. and delight in impromptu photoshoots and amorous beach strolls. The palm tree-lined coast is perfect for laying down on the soft sand and experiencing the delicate beauty of such an intimate moment.
A free jazz concert on the beach? Yes, please! Featuring Carle Vickers and The Jazz Associates, this music-filled night will be the perfect setting for a perfect date night. Set a few blocks from the beach, this cultural event will feature scrumptious foods, drinks, and live concerts. Experience a memorable evening of culture with your hubby and lose yourself in the splendor of jazz artistry.
3. A Picnic by the Water
Matheson Hammock Park and Marina is a tranquil spot for all Miami residents. A few miles out from the bustling city center, Matheson features a personal, calm space for all visitors; this sheltered beach offers both manicured green spaces and a clean coast for those who wish to take a quick dip. This is the perfect place for a picnic – cheese paninis, eclectic charcuterie boards, or even a fruit medley. Don’t forget the cool refreshers, be it seasonal wines, some crisp beers, or take it up a notch with the finest champagne. A lovely meal, with a lovely person, on a lovely beach – Valentine’s Day musts.
If you’re a foodie couple, this one’s just for you! All the restaurants might be booked for the evening, but that shouldn’t stop you from having an exquisite meal. On Tuesdays, Haulover Park becomes food truck central, featuring an exciting array of local vendors. All your favorite dishes are here, including burgers, pizzas, tacos, and so on. As many as 20 food trucks congregate – 100 Montaditos, Los Chamos, Santos Dolce, Pizza en Fuga, and plenty more. Plus, a live DJ plays some tunes as you dine in with your favorite person.
Let Miami become the perfect backdrop for your Valentine’s Day! On a state-of-the-art, comfortable double-decker bus, explore Miami’s hottest neighborhoods. Little Havana, Ocean Drive, Downtown Miami – each one tells its own unique story, and a rich history of culture, cuisines, and architecture. The brilliant Miami skyline fills the crisp night with a rushing brilliance, the moon high in the atmosphere. You’ll have the time of your life on this tour – and, surely, you’ll get to share a special Valentine’s Day kiss.