Looking to add a little romance to your life? Here are ten of the most romantic spots in South Florida.
- The Kampong
4013 Douglas Rd, Miami
Spanning nine acres, this Coconut Grove tropical botanical garden contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees and is the the former estate of Dr. David Fairchild, the famed botanical explorer who traveled throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical regions collecting exotic plants he introduced to the U.S.
1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
Parking garages may not conjure romance, but when said garage was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and the penthouse restaurant serves up contemporary Japanese, French, and Peruvian cuisine alongside unparalleled views of Miami Beach from every table… well, that’s a different story.
- Mandolin Aegean Bistro
4312 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Come for the incredible Greek and Turkish dishes, but stay for the ambiance. The outdoor garden patio, string lights and warm and friendly service are complements to the home cooked authentic offerings on the menu. Perfect for a double date.
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
Arguably one of the best additions to the Miami landscape in the last decade, PAMM’s luxurious outdoor space and views of the Bay only further the museum’s indoor beauty. Stroll through the ever-evolving exhibits, then enjoy a glass of wine and lunch at Verde for a perfect daytime date.
- Cafe Roval
5808 NE 4th Ct, Miami
Featuring a seasonal, chef-driven menu and more than 80 artisanal wines, Cafe Roval is much more than just another Upper Eastside establishment. Housed in a historic building and covered with vines and 1920s oolite coral rock, there’s no better place to enjoy the contemporary Mediterranean food.
264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Any Gables foodie worth his Yelp review knows that this cozy spot on the Mile is THE place to go for authentic Italian. And if the way to one’s heart is through the stomach, then what some call “the best pasta in Miami” may be just the path to take.
- Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables
Take a walk through the seemingly endless gardens or spend Valentine’s Day under the stars with the sounds of Jazz vocalist and Miami native, Carmen Lundy who will enchant the crowd with original romantic pieces.
- Casa Tua
1700 James Ave, Miami Beach
This not-so-hidden gem draws visitors from around the globe for it’s Northern Italian fare and unmatched ambiance. Lanterns illuminate a magical outdoor garden, but it’s those who go a step above that are rewarded with a seat at the 20-chair Chef’s Table.
- New World
Soundscape Park, 400 17th St, Miami Beach
A blend of visual and audio technology on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall at the New World Center is enough on its own, but mix in the sounds of the incredible New World Symphony, a blanket, a picnic dinner and a gorgeous South Florida night and romance is all but a sure thing.
- Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach
The site of many a South Florida wedding, this 12 Century monastery was purchased by William Randolph Hearst and remained in storage in Brooklyn for 26 years before being presented to the Bishop of Florida in 1964. Today, guests can admire the grounds, attend services or participate in walking meditations among other events.