Gorgeous white sand and glistening blue water set the stage for romance no matter what you do in Miami for your celebration of love. From beach picnics to walks on the sand to dinners out at the famous restaurants that gleam along the shore, you can’t really go wrong in this city of romance. From South Beach to Biscayne Boulevard, there’s a mass of things to do in the A-List city. Here we’ll outline some of the best and the brightest – whether for a couple of doves in love or for a gang of girlfriends looking to have fun. From sunrise to sunset, here are the best ideas for a Valentines Day date in Miami. P.S. Don’t forget the Valentines Day roses or flower bouquet for your sweetie!
1. Dine with the Dolphins on Valentine’s Day
Visit Miami Seaquarium for the Dolphin Odyssey experience, followed by a delicious candlelight dinner under the stars, overlooking the dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. The Seaquarium is a fun place for kids and adults to see their favorite ocean animals. The best shows are the Flipper Dolphin Show and the Killer Whale and Dolphin Show. Explore the rest of the park to observe vibrant coral reef fish, rescued manatees, sharks, crocodiles, giant sea turtles, parrots, serpents, deer, and more. If you can plan ahead, the Seaquarium WADE program gives adults and older children the opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins. Cost of admission is $20-$40 and dinner is separate. Swimming with Dolphins program is extra charge, too. Plan to spend around $150 per person here.
2. Beach Picnic
Whether it’s sandwiches and soft drinks with the kids or wine and cheese for lovers, a beach picnic by candlelight is a terrific romantic idea for Valentines Day. Spread a blanket out and wine and dine each other like it’s going out of style. Take a romantic beach stroll through the dunes or wade in the water. Just give in to the rapture of each other by moonlight! This is an inexpensive yet supremely romantic way to spend an evening and night.
3. A Valentine’s Wild Affair for Animal Lovers
Visit Jungle Island for a 60-minute interactive tour, a day at the park and an optional lunch. Formerly called Parrot Jungle Island, the new name reflects the parks incredible variety – which is more than just parrots! The park has several daily animal shows that kids and adults will enjoy – featuring majestic tigers, exotic birds, and more. The Serpentarium houses giant reptiles. And don’t miss the parks star residents Peanut and Pumpkin, rambunctious two-year-old twin orangutans. Brand new to the park is the Hippo Slide – a 168-foot, pulse-quickening slide open to older kids and adults! Great fun, admission runs about $30 so it’s affordable for all!
4. Visit Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Take the kiddos or just take each other on a romantic stroll through one of Florida’s most beautiful attractions. Take in the sights and sounds of a virtual tropical paradise, throw down a blanket in one of many gardens and have a private picnic, or just enjoy each other’s company. Considering it’s free, this is one seriously romantic idea!
5. Romantic Dinner for Two
Wine and dine each other by candlelight at one of Miami’s posh restaurants. Try Zuma, Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill, nine one five, The Restaurant at the Setai, or Scarpetta. There are plenty of great restaurants for a more reasonable price as well, with Valentine’s Day specials as well, such as Seasons 52 and Rouge Miami Beach.