Valentine's Day is simultaneously everyone's favorite and least favorite holiday. On one hand, it's a day designed to make that special someone feel extra special, but there's also the issue of finding something special to do, especially if it's your first Valentine's Day together. Finding something to do that is sweet, fun, and not-too-cliche can be challenging, but we've made a list of great Valentine's Day ideas in Miami, so get ready to sweep that special someone off their feet!
We know what you're thinking: why would you want to go to a club or bar on Valentine's Day? You can do that any time. Well, the Basement isn't just any bar or club: it's actually one of South Florida's coolest hangouts no matter what day it is! And Basement's Coco Jelly is proof positive of that. It's Basement's weekly Caribbean-themed party, and it's a sweet treat whether you're taken or single. Couples skate free at the ice rink, and ladies drink free until midnight, so it's also a great option for doing Valentine's Day on a budget.
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If you're looking for something other than the classic dinner, drinks, and flowers, you'll probably want to swing by Sweet Liberty, one of Miami's best cocktail bars. They're hosting a Valentine's Day event that's definitely outside of the box called "Valentine's Day Drag Queen Champagne and Milk Wrestling." If you're the like average person, you probably have no idea what to expect, but that's just part of the fun when if you're looking for something different. Just be prepared for a wrestling ring and copious amounts of milk. This is romance at its finest!
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What's better than a night out in Brickell? A night out at Blackbird Ordinary belting out 80's and 90's classics. Blackbird has started doing karaoke nights recently, and their karaoke night conveniently lands on Valentine's Day, which means they had to make it extra-special. Blackbird plans on serving heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine's Day! You know what they say, the way to the heart is through the stomach.
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Movie dates are a classic, if not cliche, date option, but the Edition puts a fun Miami spin on this time-honored practice. The Edition plans to host a "Movies in the Sand" night on Valentine's Day, and they'll play Dirty Dancing on the big screen. IF you're looking for Miami Valentine's Day ideas, why not do a classic date with a classic movie?
Whether you're single and mingling or enjoying a night out with your boo, Ball & Chain is a great place to be on Valentine's Day. Well, it's always a great place considering it's one of Miami's best Latin clubs. But on Valentine's Day they'll be offering up free drinks for ladies from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and there will be karaoke for anyone bold enough to croon for their date that night.
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Sometimes simplicity is the best form of romance. For those of you who like your romantic nights to be picture-perfect scenes out of a movie, the Deering Estate is the place to go for Valentine's Day. They're inviting a pair of local musicians to perform under the Miami moonlight to do an open-air concert on the Deering Estate's lawn. You and your bae are encouraged to get extra-snuggly and comfortable, so be sure to bring a blanket and a picnic basket.
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A dive bar isn't what most people have in mind for Valentine's Day, but there's no better outside-the-box date than Churchill's Pub. especially if you like to keep things retro. Churchill's is hosting an "I Love The 80's Valentine's Day Party", combining everyone's love of the 80's with Valentine's Day, which is something that has never crossed our minds before, but we love the idea!
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The Faena Theater in Miami Beach may be a somewhat unimaginative Valentine's Day date because you could come here on a date at any time of the year and it would be great. But there's nothing wrong with a reliable option, especially because their Sensatia Valentine's Day show promises to even more than usual with a combination of acrobatics, music, and cabaret.
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"Tainted Love" is an 80's classic that's impossible not to like, even though it's a song about broken hearts. And while celebrating a song about running away from a tainted love may seem counter-intuitive on Valentine's Day, we think it's a fun idea. The Anderson's Valentine's Day theme is all about love lost, and they've dubbed the event the "Tainted Love 80's Heartbreak Party." So, admittedly, it will be catering to singles more than couples, but we don't think Valentine's Days should prevent you from enjoying Soft Cell classics with someone special just because you're on a sweet Valentine's Day date.
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Coming up with things to do for Valentine's Day ideas can be difficult even for Miami's biggest socialites, especially if you wan to do something fun without dealing with large crowds and reservations, but we have you covered!
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