Miami Romantic Itinerary
Por: Kara Franker
Whether you’re looking to rekindle romance in a luxurious setting, or you’re hoping for an off-the-beaten path adventure in a natural environment, Miami has the best of both worlds. If you aren't in the mood for love before the following experiences, you will be afterwards.
Day One: Lavishly in Love with the Glitz and Glam
9 a.m. - Stroll Hand-in-Hand, in the Sand
The most romantic time of day to enjoy the sprawling white-sand beaches of Miami, is the morning. If you can wake up early enough for the sunrise, you won’t regret it. No crowds, soft breezes, breaking surf, the calls of seagulls — it all creates a sense of peace and well-being for the two of you to start your day.
12 p.m. - Champagne Brunch with Ocean Views
For the couple who is in love with the luxurious (and each other, of course) indulge in an al fresco cocktail brunch on the pool deck at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Delectable food pairings, unlimited handcrafted cocktails and drop-dead gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean — what more could you ask for?
4 p.m. - Bike, Stop, Shop, Repeat
Prepare-se para trabalhar fora daquele brunch e faça algumas compras ao mesmo tempo. Hop on some Citi Bikes em South Beach e acerte todas as fabulosas boutiques ao longo Collins Avenue e a Lincoln Road Shopping District . Em seguida, cruze as trilhas de South Pointe Park para apreciar a ilha Fisher e PortMiami .
8 p.m. - Italian Food is for Lovers
Não há nada como uma boa garrafa de vinho tinto e autêntica massa italiana que reavivará o romance - funcionou para Lady e o Tramp, não? Prime Italian em "SoFi" ou Scarpetta no famoso Fontainebleau O hotel é uma escolha excelente. Ou tente o restaurante de estilo familiar menos conhecido, mas igualmente delicioso, chamado Macaluso's Alton Road, perto do bairro Sunset Harbor. Il Gabbiano e Perricone's Marketplace são escolhas deliciosas em Brickell, perto de Downtown Miami .
11 p.m. - Let the Rhythm Move You
Miami is famous for it’s glamorous nightlife and trendy clubs. If the high-energy club scene isn’t for you, but you still want to groove, spice it up with salsa dancing at Yuca in the Art Deco District on Licoln Road. Or move to the beat of your own drum, just the two of you, with your toes in the sand and the starry night sky up above.
Day Two: Off-The-Beaten Path Romance for Nature Lovers
9 a.m. - Blueberry Pancakes and Mimosas in The Grove
Stroll down the tree-lined streets in Miami’s eclectic Coconut Grove neighborhood and stop into Greenstreet Café for breakfast. It’s nestled on a lushly landscaped corner next to local shops and boutiques. Sit outside at one of the umbrella covered tables, sip mimosas and nosh on fresh blueberry pancakes.
10:30 a.m. - Wander Through an Enchanted Tropical Garden
Opção 1: Passeie por 10 acres de jardins exuberantes e formais em Vizcaya , uma mansão da baía em Coconut Grove, cheia de tesouros decorativos da Europa. Depois, almoçar no Café Vizcaya.
Opção 2: Ou pegue a estrada principal para o sul - faça o seu caminho através de suas copas de banyan e Poincianas reais - até você se encontrar em Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden dentro Coral Gables . Oferece quase três milhas de percursos que serpenteiam passado raras plantas tropicais e flores de cores vivas. Coma o almoço no Glasshouse Café.
Opção 3: Dirija mais ao sul e descubra os 444 acres Deering Estate at Cutler , onde você pode embarcar em uma excursão romântica em canoa, fazer uma caminhada de natureza guiada ou desfrutar de uma caminhada de borboleta, de mãos dadas. Faça um almoço de piquenique para desfrutar juntos.
2:30 p.m. - Stop in for a Savory Treat at a Strawberry Farm
Family owned and operated for 50 years, Knaus Berry Farm in the Redlands offers pick-your-own strawberries. And the strawberry milkshakes are to-die-for. They also bake some of the best homemade cinnamon rolls you’ve ever tasted.
4:00 p.m. - Visit a Monument to Lost Love in Homestead
Down the street from Knaus Berry Farm, you’ll find Coral Castle. It was constructed between 1923 and 1951 by a tiny Latvian immigrant (he only weighed 100 pounds), who by himself, moved and sculpted more than 1,000 tons of coral rock. He built the coral “garden” as monument to his long lost fiancée.
8:00 da tarde - Jante no Waters Edge na Biscayne Bay
Head to a hidden jewel, Red Fish Grill, located inside Matheson Hammock Park. While it can be a little hard to find, look for the sign with a red fish and you’ll know you’re on the right track. Sit at beachfront tables in the sand, nosh on fresh seafood and toast to a fabulous, romantic getaway in Miami.