By Kara Franker
Calling all love birds! Here’s why you should flock to Miami for Valentine's Day.
February is Miami Romance Month, so not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, love is in the air all month long. Here are a few ways to surprise your significant other with a romantic getaway in Miami.
Moonlight & Music at Deering Estate at Cutler
Singer-songwriter Johnny Rodgers will perform a special concert for lovers at Deering Estate at Cutler’s Valentine’s Day Concert on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket for a romantic evening of blues, soul and jazz. Tickets start at $25.
The Love Boat Yacht Party in Downtown
Set sail from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami aboard The South Beach Lady, a multi-deck yacht that is sure to showcase drop-dead gorgeous water views all night long. For the late-night revelers, The Love Boat Yacht Party event offers a dance party, live DJ and VIP bottle service. The event starts at 11:30 p.m. on Sat. Feb. 13 and lasts until 4 a.m. on Sun. Feb. 14. Tickets start at $75.
Year of the Fire Monkey at the Mandarin Oriental
Ignite that internal fire with the Year of the Fire Monkey spa experience, in honor of the Chinese Zodiac sign at the hotel’s five-star spa. Then continue your romantic getaway with a five-course specialty menu at Azul—think whipped foie gras, fresh sea scallops and hibiscus-braised short ribs, plus a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. Overnight Valentine’s Day packages at Mandarin Oriental Miami start at $747 per night.
Cruise in a Vintage Convertible Along Ocean Drive
Hop in a mint-colored 1960s convertible and take your honey for a spin through the Art Deco District with a romance package from City Tour in an Antique Car. The Miami Beach two-hour tour starts at $200 per couple.
Exquisite Water Views at Panorama in Coconut Grove
Reserve a table for two at Sonesta Coconut Grove’s Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge and take in the breathing rooftop views of Biscayne Bay. During the whole month of February, you’ll receive two free desserts with the purchase of two dinner entrees. Valentine’s Day at Panorama dinner packages start at $75 per person.
Song, Dance and Lots of Laughs in Aventura
Energetic entertainer, Ben Vareen will take over the stage at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with his one-man show paying homage to the greats like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy Broadway song and dance numbers combined with humorous stories about life and love. Tickets start at $55.
Pop the Question at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
Get down on one knee beneath the Biltmore Hotel’s private poolside cabana. Then toast to your upcoming nuptials with Champagne and a four-course dinner amidst a romantic ambiance filled with natural rose petals, lush, tropical greenery, intimate lighting and chocolate covered strawberries. The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is offering one lucky winner the chance to propose to their loved one in the perfect setting with its special proposal contest. Enter by Feb. 11, 2016. And don’t miss the 2016 It’s So Miami Wedding Showcase at the Coral Gables Country Club on Feb. 24. Tickets start at $10.
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