Fall In Love At These 10 Best Spots In Miami

It's not hard to fall in love in Miami. People do it all the time. Locals meet someone at their office, maybe start enjoying a 3:05 p.m. colada with them, and suddenly they're having drinks back at their place. Or they find each other online and decide to take a chance by meeting at LIV for a Diplo show and the next thing they know they're making plans to spend the weekend together at Ultra. 

The tourists, they often bump into each other while running in and out of the hostels on Ocean Drive, which leads to a day of swimming and a night of cocktails on the roof of some hotel. The Magic City is magic for a reason, after all.

We've compiled a list of places you might want to go to, or things you might want to do, if you're in the mood for romance. Some are low-key while others are meant for high-adrenaline love. There are gorgeous gardens like the Kampong, relaxing parks like South Pointe, and lively yet still romantic performances at joints like the Arsht Center and the New World Symphony at the New World Center. Go through the list and choose your next date wisely. It could become the one that never ends.

Kampong is the Malaysian word for "home in a garden", an apt description of this stunning attraction. This is one of only eight properties in the US owned by the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, and it offers a magnificent array of tropical...  Read More

Built in Spain in 1141, the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church and Ancient Spanish monastery was taken apart and brought to the United States by William Randolph Hearst. The building is the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Hearst intended the...  Read More

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lush and meticulously maintained, this garden showcases a wide range of tropical plants. Within its 83 acres, palms and cycads flourish, and a 16,000-square-foot conservatory shelters rare specimens. The Fairchild also offers a butterfly garden,...  Read More

New World Symphony at the New World Center
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The renowned New World Symphony is housed in the new Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. The venue resembles a geode inside, with sail-like convex panels overhead. A box-like exterior has latticed glass windows and a huge projection wall. NWS...  Read More

Casa Tua

Located in an Italian-style villa, this restaurant's distinguishable only by an open gate and diners seated at elegant outdoor tables. You won't find any signage outside and you might think you're walking into some millionaire's home on South...  Read More

South Dade
Deering Estate
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Teeming with natural, archaeological and historical appeal, every visit to the Deering Estate proves endlessly engaging. Excavations at the bayfront compound originally owned by Charles Deering (whose brother James built the infamous Vizcaya...  Read More

Fisher Island

At the most southern point of SoBe, you'll find South Pointe Park. This tranquil stretch of land has something for everyone. You can enjoy a swim in the ocean or catch some rays on the sand, take a stroll along the board walk or relax on the...  Read More

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
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The monolithic Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was built by Cesar Pelli, the architect famous for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. It is not his loveliest building: In daylight it resembles a collapsed layer cake with jutting...  Read More

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Constructed in 1916 for industrialist James Deering, this Italianate palace is often referred to as the Hearst Castle of the East. Intended to appear centuries-old at completion, it is absolutely rife with architectural detail and elaborate...  Read More

Matheson Hammock Park, which also harbors the full-service Matheson Hammock Marina, offers several enticing features: Natural, native landscaping, featuring old live oaks, mangroves and palm trees. A Hammock Trail (different from the main road,...  Read More


Meet Priscilla Blossom

Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

She spent the bulk...  More About Priscilla

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