In Miami, romance starts at the top, as in on the roof. Captivating views of Miami Beach’s skyline during a rooftop picnic at Berkeley Park MGallery. With floral arrangements, personalized music and a champagne bucket, what better way to ignite love and get inspired to see more of the city sprawled before you? If you prefer a movie under the stars, it’s Novotel Miami Brickell’s rooftop for you and your loved one. The rooftop deck features a romantic vibe, with cozy seating areas, mirrored in the lobby with a tropical oasis design theme and a color palette echoing Miami’s sun and sand. You and your sweetie will love sharing a private nook with suede and velvet couches in warm blush tones separated by white palm trees as you enjoy a craft cocktail.
While Miami may be known for its beaches, its historic homes and gardens offer a feast for the senses. Step into an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and relive the Gilded Age with a visit to Vizcaya. The James Deering estate has 10 acres of formal gardens, a mangrove shoreline, and rockland hammock in addition to the richly decorated home.
Of course, Miami is known for its vibrant arts scene. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron who drew inspiration from the iconic Stiltsville homes built offshore in the 1930s. Against a backdrop of international modern and contemporary art exhibits, Heaven’s Gate by Marco Brambilla stands out as a cutting-edge video meditation on Hollywood. Before you leave, stop by the museum’s waterfront restaurant Verde. The expansive terrace is the perfect spot for lunch for two as you enjoy the sights of Biscayne Bay. The entrees are small works of art as are the craft cocktails.
Every visit to Miami should include a stop to see the Wynwood Walls. The walls feature more than 50 thought-provoking murals created by renowned street artists from around the globe. Book a private tour with a Wynwood Ambassador for a 50-minute, in-depth exploration of each mural and the artist behind it. The city revels in art, offering exciting public art in the Miami Design District to the innovative exhibits like The Willfulness of Objects at The Bass. No matter where you go, there’s plenty to see and discuss.
Miami’s dining scene is an excellent reason to visit. For a romantic dinner for two, the hot new spot Sexy Fish offers an opulent experience from the decor to the music to the sushi. Romantic Casa Tua will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a friend’s home in Italy.
If your idea of romance dances to a Latin beat, explore Little Havana, the heart of Miami’s Cuban diaspora. For many, this neighborhood defines the city’s jovial vibe. As you stroll by cigar shops, rum bars and music venues, you’ll see locals play chess and gather to talk politics and life. Local landmark Versailles is the insider’s choice for the best Cuban sandwich in town.
Finally, what’s more romantic than spending the day aboard a private yacht? While the captain handles the navigation, you can enjoy a meal prepared by a private chef, dance to tunes curated by a personal DJ, or simply spend time with your sweetheart. It just might be the ultimate socialite experience.
With its pristine beaches, extraordinary art, and stunning arts and culture scene, Miami ignites passion like no other city.