Miami is famous around the world for its turquoise waters, sandy beaches, wild nightlife, and international food scene. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or just looking for a romantic locale to escape the cold, Miami is one of the best cities in the US for intimate dates. We’ve done the research and checked hundreds of activities in the city. Keep reading to discover 25 romantic things to do in Miami for couples.

1. Photography Session

Are you newly engaged or newlywed? Or perhaps you and your partner would like to finally have some nice photos of the two of you? Whatever your situation, a photo session in Miami is like no other. With any one of the photography packages, you’ll have a private photographer with you every step of the way. Photos can be taken at some of the most picturesque sites in the world, including South Beach and Biscayne Bay. At the end of the day, you’ll come away with a digital library of photos to commemorate your time in Miami.

  • Duration: 1-3 hours

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2. Romantic Salsa Lessons & Dancing

Hit the town with your partner and get your dance on! Miami is the place to learn how to salsa. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re guaranteed to have a fun night out in town if there’s salsa involved! A local expert, who also happens to be a dance instructor, will provide you with an introduction to Miami’s nightlife scene. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of salsa and bachata in a private room. If you need a break from dancing, sip on a mojito and watch some dazzling dance shows unfold before your very eyes. 

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: 900 Ocean Dr
  • Departure Time: 7:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Entry fees, salsa and bachata lessons, dancing, cabaret shows.

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3. Drift on a Private Sailboat

If you’re traveling to Miami, you have to hit the water! There’s nothing more romantic than a private sailboat tour off the Florida coast. All tours are private and take place on a 40-foot Beneteau sailboat. You’ll charter the open seas of Biscayne Bay for anywhere between two to eight hours. A great option for couples is a sunset sail. Your tour will be completely customized, and you can choose from a variety of activities while on board, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming.

  • Duration: 2-8 hours
  • Departure Point: Dinner Key Marina
  • Inclusions: Soft drinks, beer and wine, snacks, local taxes, private tour, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel equipment, and swimming off the boat.

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4. Biscayne Bay Cruise

Enjoy a magical cruise with your partner on Biscayne Bay. One of Miami’s most popular spots, Biscayne Bay is as picturesque as it gets. This 90-minute cruise will not only get you out on the water, but will you take you by “Millionaire Row,” where many of the city’s celebrity mansions can be found. You’ll also get to see the iconic Miami skyline from the water, along with the Port of Miami. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and feel the wind in your hair, this is the way to do it. Tours run throughout the day, whether you’re in the mood for a morning sail or a romantic sunset experience.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Bayside Marketplace
  • Inclusions: 90-minute sightseeing cruise, air conditioning and bathrooms on board, cash bar.

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5. Parasailing

Have you always dreamed of flying? Now’s your chance thanks to this exciting and intimate parasailing experience. Parasailing off the coast of Miami is something you’ll never forget. You’ll float high above the waters of Biscayne Bay. From up there, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the Miami skyline and even Coconut Grove. Don’t forget to look down at the water – you just may be able to see some dolphin or sea turtle friends swimming below!

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Departure Point: Miami Watersports
  • Inclusions: Parasailing standard ride, all safety equipment.

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6. South Beach by Segway

Why explore South Beach by foot when you could explore it by segway? Hop on a segway and explore all that Miami’s most famous neighborhood has to offer. The Art Deco district, Ocean Drive, and South Beach can all be explored at your leisure. On this two-wheeled mode of transportation, you will be able to see parts of the area that aren’t accessible by car. All necessary equipment is provided and segways can be rented throughout the day to suit your schedule.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Departure Point: Miami Beach, Florida
  • Inclusions: Segway and maps

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7. Miami Beach

No trip to Miami is complete without spending some time in the famous Miami Beach. Famous for its Art Deco architecture, vibrant nightlife, and wild nightlife scene, it is an iconic part of the city. It also happens to boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country. Does South Beach ring a bell? Luckily, you can get your fill of Miami Beach on one of many local tours. A tour will help you navigate the area, learn about its history, and enjoy some much-needed time in the sunshine.

  • Duration: 1-4 hours

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8. Everglades Airboat Adventure

Explore one of America’s most unique national parks: the Everglades. Located west of Miami, this massive region is a sight to behold. Full of lush vegetation and never-before-seen wildlife, it is a must-visit while in Miami. These tropical wetlands can only be explored by boat, and this airboat adventure is perfect for couples. You’ll glide through the eerie waters while learning about the surrounding ecosystem that thrives there. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the park’s most famous residents: alligators!

  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Time: 8:30 am
  • Inclusions: Everglades Airboat Ride, hotel pick up and drop off, all taxes, fees and handling charges, entry fee

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9. Oleta River State Park

See a different side of Miami in Oleta State Park. Although the bustling downtown core is important to experience, the city isn’t all clubs and restaurants. In fact, there are actually numerous parks in the area to “get away from it all” and escape to nature. Oleta River State Park is one of them. In this park, couples can enjoy hiking the rugged trails, paddle boarding among the mangrove-dotted coastlines, and fishing. With over 1,000 acres of natural wildlife, this is also a great spot for animal watching or even a romantic picnic.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 8am-sunset 
  • Address: 3400 NE 163rd St, Miami, FL, USA, 33160

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10. Big Bus Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

There’s no simpler way to explore all that Miami has to offer than with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. On this informative sightseeing tour, couples will become acquainted with the city’s many neighborhoods and beautiful beaches. It’s also a perfect way to soak up some sun thanks to the open-top deck. Tours are up to two hours in length, with guests having the option to get off and return to any spots they like. All tours will visit Miami’s main attractions, including South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana. There is also an option (recommended for couples) to add a romantic Biscayne Bay boat tour to the bus package.

  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Inclusions: Hop-on hop-off bus tour, 1.5-hour Biscayne Bay Boat Tour (if option selected), 1.5-hour Night Tour (if option selected), all taxes, fees and handling charges.

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11. World Erotic Art Museum

Who better to explore Miami’s World Erotic Art Museum with than with your partner? We guarantee you’ve never explored a museum like this! Located in Miami’s Art Deco district, this unique gallery was founded in 2005 and showcases erotic art from around the world. It is home to over 4,000 works of art, some of which date back as far as 300 B.C. It is the world’s largest erotic art museum, spanning 12,000 square feet. There are even pieces from some of the most famous artists on display, including Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and Dali.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11am-6pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 1205 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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12. Little Havana Food & Walking Tour

Owing to the dominant Cuban-American population that resides in Miami, it has been nicknamed the Capital of Latin America. While all aspects of Cuban culture bring something to the table, Cuban food is one of the best additions to Miami. The city’s famous Little Havana neighborhood is where couples will find some of the best Cuban food that Miami has to offer. This 2.5-hour culinary and cultural walking tour will allow you to discover the music, food, history, and flavors of Cuba right in Miami. You’ll listen to stories from locals, dance to salsa music, and of course, be treated to some delicious and authentic Cuban dishes.  All tours include food and drinks and guided tours of a cigar factory, Domino Park, CubaOcho, and Cuban Memorial Blvd.

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Agustin Gainza Arts And Tavern
  • Inclusions: Food and drinks, entry fees, local taxes, local expert guide.

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13. South Beach Cultural Food & Walking Tour

As one of the busiest parts of Miami, South Beach can be overwhelming. But with the help of a guide, you can guarantee that you’ll get to experience it right away, and with a local’s perspective. One of the best parts about South Beach is the incredible food.  You’ll find all types of cuisine at the many bars and restaurants that line Ocean Drive. From five-star gourmet restaurants to places that look like holes in the wall, this culinary adventure will be one you remember for a lifetime. So for all foodie couples, this is the tour for you.

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Bolivar Restaurant Bar
  • Inclusions: Tastings at five different restaurants, guided tour of art deco district, all taxes and fees.

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14. Key West Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Miami and visit the nearby paradise of Key West. Possibly the most romantic area near Miami, the island of Key West will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean. White sand beaches and turquoise blue waters await. Not to mention the variety of activities suited to couples, from glass-bottomed boat rides to parasailing adventures. You can even jump into the water and go snorkeling! This private Key West day trip is ideal for couples looking to spend some quality time together and to see another region of South Florida.

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
  • Inclusions: Day trip to Key West by bus, hotel pick up and drop off, Glass Bottom Boat, Trolley, Conch Train, Parasail, Snorkeling (if option selected), all taxes, fees and handling charges.

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15. Kennedy Space Center

Did you or your partner ever dream of being astronauts? Now’s your chance to live out your childhood fantasies at the Kennedy Space Center. This day trip will transport you to Merritt Island, Florida, home of NASA. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a tour of the Space Center where you can learn all about the most famous space programs to launch from this very spot. At the Space Center you’ll also find interactive exhibits, IMAX movies, and the Astronauts Hall of Fame. On the way back to Miami, the tour van will stop at an outlet mall so you can get a little shopping in before returning to the city.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953, United States

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16. Paddleboarding

Are you into water sports? Then you have to try out this paddle boarding in the Miami waters. Some paddle boards are even equipped with LED lighting if you decide to go at sunset. For new couples, you’ll be given instructions on how to use the paddle board, but most people pickup this relaxing sport fairly quickly. Tours range from 1 hour to full-day tours, ideal for an intimate day out. This is one of the most unique ways to see Miami’s waterfront – plus, the sunset setting makes it ultra romantic.

  • Duration: 1 hour to full day
  • Inclusions: paddle boards and local guide

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17. Wynwood Street Art & Gallery

Are you an art buff? Then you have to explore Miami’s very own arts district of Wynwood. Wynwood boasts over 70 art galleries, as well as a variety of antique shops and eclectic bars. In essence, it is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Miami. Spend the afternoon marveling at local street art and visiting some of the best galleries in the city. Along the way, you’ll learn from your expert guide about the history of the district and some of its most famous local artists.

  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

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18. Jungle Island Park

Animal lovers unite! If your ideal day involves some of the cutest creatures on the planet, then Jungle Island is for you. Miami’s Jungle Island is the home of wildlife from all over the world, ranging from the lemurs from Madagascar to the red kangaroos of Australia. Other animals include penguins, sloths, parrots, flamingos, and orangutans. In addition to getting up close and personal with some of your favorite animals, Jungle Island puts on some amazing shows. This tour includes access to all shows at Jungle Island, which run on a daily basis.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, United States

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19. Villa Vizcaya & Gardens

Live out your royal fantasies through a visit to Villa Vizcaya. This incredible Miami property has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It was built in the early 20th century, providing insight into what life was like in Miami during this time period. Though it’s located in Florida, the architecture has Mediterranean Revival and Italian Renaissance influences that will make you feel like you’re looking at a mansion in Sicily. In addition to the house itself, couples can explore the estate’s pristine gardens. There is also a museum inside to learn all about the history of Villa Vizcaya.

  • Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, United States

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20. Coral Castle

Though most couples visit Miami for the serene beaches and tropical climate, the city actually has a rich history. Case in point: Coral Castle. Coral Castle dates back to 1920 and was built by Latvian-American sculptor and engineer, Edward Leedskalnin. Over 1,100 tonnes of coral rock were used in the creation of this spectacular site. No modern tools were used in the castle’s construction and Leedskalnin is believed to have done all the work himself. Considered by many to be a mysterious feat, similar to Stonehenge, this is a great spot to visit for all history-loving couples.

  • Opening Hours: Thursday & Sunday 9am-6pm; Friday & Saturday 9am-7pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033, United States

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21. Miami Seaquarium

Visit one of the most renowned marine parks in the world: the Miami Seaquarium. Here you’ll find live performances featuring orca whales, dolphins, and sea lions. There are also hundreds of colourful tropical fish (see if you can spot Nemo!). Entertaining, educational, and fun all in one – this is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon with your partner. There are even specialty experiences available like swimming with dolphins!

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, United States

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22. Private Helicopter Ride

Take your love to new heights with a private helicopter tour of Miami. This unique experience will provide couples with a bird’s eye view of the city. The helicopter will fly over Miami’s breathtaking beaches and iconic skyline. You’ll even get to see some of the city’s main tourist attractions from above, like the Miami Seaquarium, the Fairchild Botanical Garden, and Coconut Grove. Tours run throughout the day, with both morning and afternoon options available.

  • Duration: 30-60 minutes

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23. Romantic Seaplane Tour

Is there anything more romantic than a tour of Miami at sunset? Just half an hour south of Miami, you’ll find this extraordinary seaplane experience. It is the perfect way to share an intimate evening together while getting acquainted with the city. This romance air tour will have you gliding over Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, and even South Beach. Sit back, relax, and sip premium champagne all while seeing Miami from a new perspective. Whether you’re newlyweds or celebrating your 30th anniversary, this sunset seaplane tour is hands down one of the most romantic activities in Miami.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure Time: Sunset
  • Inclusions: 60-minute airplane tour, 1/2 magnum champagne.

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From the beautiful beaches to the incredible food and nightlife scene, couples will have plenty of options for romantic dates in Miami.  However, if you’re still looking for more activities, have a look at all our Miami activities to see if there’s something more suitable. Also read:

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