Miami is called the Magic City, and it is easy to see why. There are miles of pristine beaches to explore, an international culture, great food, and a city known for its art and architecture.
If you are looking for things to do in Miami for couples, look no further. We have compiled seven things to do that will create lasting memories for couples.
1) Explore South Beach
South Beach is a mix of some of the best things about Florida, including stunning art, great architecture, and beautiful beaches. If you are looking for a short romantic getaway, you could stay in South Beach for a weekend, or more, and have a fantastic time.
To explore the best of South Beach, start with the Art Deco District Welcome Center on Ocean Drive. The welcome center offers information on the unique Art Deco style this area is known for. You can pick up a map of the area and find out about the welcome center’s guided Art Deco Walks and self-guided tours.
The Miami Beach Boardwalk is an amazing scenic pathway stretching seven miles from South Pointe Park to the Surfside border. One of the best beaches walks for couples begins at the South Beach Clock Tower landmark. Heading north on the boardwalk, it’s a 1.5-mile walk to Collins Park on Miami Beach.
2) Discover The Wildlife Of Florida
For couples who want to learn more about the local wildlife, there are three great places you can go in the Miami area.
Biscayne Bay National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in South Florida. Visitors can snorkel among the shipwreck remains on the Maritime Heritage Trail. Biscayne Bay is home to the northernmost point of the Florida keys and has a living coral reef teeming with colorful tropical fish.
The Miami Zoo has about 60 species of animals represented in their Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit. Zoo visitors can see local birds and animals, including:
Florida box turtle
Jungle Island offers hands-on animal encounters and an adventure for couples at their Treetop Trekking Miami exhibit. Hailed as an aerial adventure park, Treetop Trekking offers an opportunity to be immersed in nature as you navigate suspended bridges, swings, swinging logs, cable traverses, and zip lines.
3) Enjoy Authentic Cuban Dishes In Little Havana
Spend time in Little Havanna and be immersed in Cuba’s culture, art, and fantastic food.
Some of the popular sites to see in Little Havanna include:
The Calle Ocho Walk of Fame – Similar to the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring singers and soap stars of Latin America
Máximo Gómez Park – also called Domino Park, is where Cuban retirees gather to drink coffee and play dominoes.
Versailles Cuban restaurant – You can have a meal inside the restaurant or stop by the take-out window for coffee and a pastry.
Ball and Chain – Offering dancing, drinks, food, and live music since 1935.
If you happen to be in Miami on the third Friday night of the month, head to Little Havanna for Viernes Culturales, a Latin art and culture festival.
4) Hiking In South Florida
Exploring nature, hiking, and searching for wildlife is one of the best things to do in Miami for couples who want to create long-lasting memories. Two parks, in particular, are excellent for hiking.
Matheson Hammock Park is about 45 minutes south of Miami. There are two main hiking trails here, the East Hammock and the West Hammock. Start your hike on the East Hammock Trail beginning at the parking lot nearest the park entrance. This trail ends at Old Cutler Road. Across the road, you will pick up the West Hammock Trail. The total hike is just under 1.5 miles. Matheson Park also has a full-service marina, a snack bar, a restaurant, and picnic pavilions.
Oleta River State Park has 14 miles of mixed-use hiking and biking trails. If you prefer to ride a bike, you can bring your own or rent one here. You can have an entire day trip here by also spending time in the water kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddleboarding.
5) Miami Art Events
The most famous art event in America happens in Miami at the beginning of December. Thousands of people attend Art Basel Miami each year for incredible art and fun parties.
Art Basel showcases international contemporary art at the Miami Beach Convention Center and more than 250 galleries in the area. There is a variety of artwork on display and for sale, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and mixed media. As one of the biggest events in Miami, you’ll find hotel prices will be at the top of their high season rates.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival draws a crowd of close to 120,000 people for one weekend in mid-February. The work of over 250 artists is on display, plus there are competitions with top chefs and mixologists who compete for the cheeky Golden Coconut award.
6) Romantic Hot Air Balloon Ride
A lovely hot air balloon ride is perhaps one of the most romantic things for a couple to do!
With a balloon tour that departs near Everglades National Park, you can search for wildlife over the Everglades, see the impressive Miami Skyline and float over Key Biscayne.
If ballooning is not for you, then consider taking an exciting floatplane adventure! With a float plane tour over Miami, you can see the national parks, beaches, the fantastic Miami skyline, and the local wildlife.
7) Quality Time On A Private Miami Luxury Tour
Relax, enjoy your time together as a couple, and leave the details to us! Let Stellar Miami Tours customize a tour that is just right for you. Our tours include private transportation and the help of a knowledgeable local guide.
Our luxury tours in Miami are private and completely customizable. For over 40 years, Florida has been home for us, and we know the best places to go, what to see, and where to eat. You’ll see Miami with an entertaining local guide who will share fun stories of Miami’s history.
With Stellar Miami Tours you’ll see the top Miami attractions, plus a few hidden gems.
Go online or call us today, so we can plan a special couples tour that is curated for you.