Miami, Florida is the perfect place for newlyweds to escape and enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, warm weather, rich history, and delicious food together. There are plenty of things to do and see in and around Miami– and after a long day exploring all the city has to offer, there is an array of luxurious resorts and hotels for newlyweds to refresh themselves, and enjoy together.
When To Visit Miami For A Honeymoon
The best time to visit Miami is in Spring, mid-February to May. The average temperature during this time ranges from a comfortable 67 to a balmy 83 degrees– the perfect weather for shorts, t-shirts, and your favorite swimsuit! If you have a fall or winter wedding, Miami also makes a great destination to escape cold weather. Unfortunately this is also the busiest time of the year.
During the summer Miami beaches are the main attraction due to the heat in the area. From late summer through November, make sure you purchase travel insurance since hurricanes can pop up, ruining your honeymoon.
Things To Do In Miami
You can not go to Miami without spending time on the beach! Take advantage of the white sand beaches and beautiful weather and head to Miami beach. From there you can simply relax in the sun, play in the waves or enjoy one of the many exciting activities like going on a boating and sailing charter, dining and sightseeing cruise, deep-sea fishing trip, diving and snorkeling adventure or any other form of fun on the water
Jungle Island is an eco-adventure attraction spanning 18 acres. It offers lots of fun activities, like the Escape Room, and Kangaroo Konnection.
If you plan to visit Miami between October 2019 and January 2020, head to Jungle Island for a special event called Luminosa, The Festival of Lights. During Luminosa, the park will be filled with hundreds of colorful silk lanterns depicting the story of the jungle, and predicts and depicts an adventurous future for Miami.
Each lantern is handcrafted by renowned Chinese artisans, and lit up with hundreds of small LED lights. Island visitors will get to walk through the park, and bask in the colored light of the beautiful lanterns.
The Olympia Theater is Miami’s historic performing arts center. The Olympia opened its doors in 1926, and has hosted musical legends like Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Etta James, and continues to host popular artists, comedians, and singers from around the world. There is a huge line-up of free concerts and shows every Wednesday night, as well as other events during the rest of the week. Click here to check out the rest of the upcoming events.
Art Deco District
Registered in 1979 as a National Register District, Miami’s Art Deco District has the nation’s largest concentration of Art Deco Architecture. You and your loved one can take yourselves on a self-guided walking tour through the 900 historic, perfectly preserved Art Deco buildings, or go on a tour guided by the Miami Design Preservation League.
After seeing the unique architecture for yourself, visit the Art Deco Museum to learn more about the history of art deco design, and how it grew in Miami.
The Vizcaya Museums and Gardens
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of the most romantic places in Miami. The Italian- inspired villa was built in 1916, and construction of the surrounding gardens was completed in 1920. The villa is filled with antique treasures and rare artworks. The European-styled pleasure gardens are home to peacocks and rare breeds of plants.
Click here to learn more about admission prices and museum hours.
Where To Eat During Your Honeymoon in Miami
La Placita is a popular Miami restaurant serving Puerto Rican cuisine, and is modelled after a popular restaurant in San Juan, PR. The outside of the restaurant is painted as the PR flag, and the inside of the restaurant does not leave guests disappointed.
The interior is rustic chic, with bright colors and exposed red brick. Patrons can rest on colorful pillows, and enjoy the popular alcapurrias topped with ropa vieja dish.
KYU is currently the trendiest restaurant in Miami. The wood-fired Asian- inspired menu does not disappoint. Try their savory soft-shell crab steamed buns, and share their Florida red snapper dish with your loved one.
If La Placita and KYU don’t suite your tastes, visit Ariete. Ariete is located in a coconut grove, and its menu serves a mixture of American food and local eats. Start with traditional Cuban croquetas, and finish with grilled venison and potatoes.
Ariete is the perfect place to end a busy day, with an intimate atmosphere for newlyweds.
Miami Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels
Hotel Casa Victoria Orchid
The hotel was originally built in the 1930’s, and offers 22 rooms and suites with kitchenettes and living rooms. The hotel offers a bicycle rental program, and surrounded by charming cafes and restaurants.
Hotel Ocean earns it name for being just across the street from Miami’s South Beach. Located in one of the most iconic neighborhoods around South Beach, the hotel offers guests an affordable stay in one of 36 newly renovated rooms.
The rooms are decorated in a mix of modern and classic styles complete with natural wood finishes, gold accents, and a color pallet that will make you feel like you’re on the beach!
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Active honeymooners will love the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. The Surfcomber is located along the edge of its pristine beachfront property, in the heart of the Art Deco District on historic Collins Avenue.
This fully renovated hotel offers guests a “backyard bliss” experience in the heart of the city, with private pools and cabanas. Honeymooners can receive an intimate couples’ massages inside their private cabana, and relax by their own private elevated pool.
The hotel also offers yoga classes, meditation sessions, beach boot camp circuits, and even a spin class inside the pool!
The Palms Hotel and Spa
The Palms Hotel and Spa is located on the shores of Miami Beach, and is surrounded by palm trees and gardens. This is the perfect hotel for honeymooners who seek tranquil, beachside privacy while connecting with nature, and one another.
Every experience at the Palms Hotel and Spa is centered around health and wellness, from the farm-to-table cuisine at the hotel restaurant, Essensia Restaurant and Lounge, to the organic spa treatments at The Palms AVEDA Spa. The hotel offers complimentary beach yoga every Thursday afternoon, and complimentary yoga sessions each Sunday in their tropical garden.
Hotel Breakwater South Beach
The Breakwater is a trendy boutique hotel located on the famous Ocean Drive, in the heart of the lively Art Deco District. This 99-room hotel has two historic towers that face the ocean, for romantic views of the water and surrounding architecture.
The hotel offers stylish rooms, suites, and penthouses with their own private pools. The hotel boasts a rooftop pool that overlooks the ocean and the busy Ocean Drive. After a long day in the pool or at the beach, guests can visit the Havana 1957 restaurant and bar in the hotel, and enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine.
Don’t let the captivating experience of Miami keep you from missing out on the other great activities and places that Florida has to offer. Key West, the Florida Everglades, and Orlando, Florida (home to Universal Studios and Disney World) are just a day trip away from Miami! Pair your Miami honeymoon with another one of these amazing destinations for an amazing trip!
Florida is a great destination for fun and relaxation for honeymooners. Come visit Miami soon!