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Things to do in Miami for Couples and Adults

Ammara2022-12-06

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Miami is a vibrant and diverse city that offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for all types of travelers. You'll never find the Magic City short of magical attractions where you can spend quality time with your beloved! Ranging from lush national parks and bustling thoroughfares to art museums and pristine beaches — this city has something for everyone! Here are some of the most interesting things to do in Miami for couples and adults.

 

Hop on an Airboat Ride Through the Everglades

One of the best things to do in Miami for couples and adults is to hop on an exhilarating airboat ride to glide through the Everglades. The Everglades is a massive network of tropical wetlands in South Florida, fed by a river pouring out of Florida's Inland Sea, southwest into Florida Bay. You'll explore the Everglades National Park on your airboat ride which conserves twenty percent of the southern Everglades. Being one of the most popular national parks, this tourist spot attracts millions of sightseers each year!

Everglades Airboat Ride

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Get a chance to become one with nature, see an unparalleled landscape at the Everglades with your partner, and come face to face with the deadliest carnivorous creatures of South Florida ranging from the famous alligators to snakes. You will explore, discover, learn, and do so much more on this thrilling ride. This tourist attraction is just an hour's drive away from South Beach!




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See the Art Deco District on a Walking Tour

Miami's Art Deco District is one of the best places to visit in Florida. A must-see tourist attraction for anyone interested in architecture and history, this district is nestled in the heart of Miami Beach. This historic district houses 960 Art Deco buildings, most of which were built between 1925 and 1940. Many sightseers visit this district for this reason alone, i.e., to see the stunning architecture of the buildings characterized by their streamlined, geometric shapes and vibrant, pastel colors. A walking tour to this area is like stepping back in time to when Miami was a booming resort town.

Art Deco District

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Visiting the Art Deco District is a great way to celebrate the vibrant culture of Miami Beach. You'll find many eye-catching attractions in the bustling Ocean Drive — the easternmost thoroughfare in South Beach — that will make you think you've stepped into a time capsule. Home to many shops, restaurants, bars, and live music venues, this district is a perfect place to celebrate nightlife in Magic City with your partner — which is one of the best things to do in Miami for couples and adults!



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Feel the Miami Vibes in Bayside Marketplace 

Bayside Marketplace has a lot to offer to couples, from its tropical cocktails and a variety of food to live music and scenic views. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, this marketplace is nestled in the heart of Downtown Miami, at the base of the Miamarina. This open-air shopping center is lined with colorful little shops and eateries, where you can buy souvenirs for your partners and sit down for a romantic meal!

Bayside Marketplace

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One of the highlights of this marketplace is the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel where you see the illuminated Miami skyline while taking a thrilling ride with your paramour! If you and your partner are fishing enthusiasts, you'll love deep-sea fishing with Blue Waters II on the Marina. Catch sailfish, kingfish, and more bear the Bayside Marketplace. 

One of the things you must do here is to hop on a luxury boat ride with a 360-degree panoramic view! After you're done with your trip, dig into delicious Cuban food at the romantic La Cañita and enjoy cocktails afterward at the Lola Bar Miami. Stroll through the many vendors, snag a seat at its many eateries and diners, or hop on a boat tour to see the scenic Biscayne Bay's islands — you can do it all with your partner in Bayside Marketplace.




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See Vibrant Street Art At Wynwood Walls

When you visualize museums, you think of revered buildings and institutions that house, exhibit, and conserve heritage indoors. However, if you want a fresh perspective on museums, you must visit Wynwood Walls. Nestled in the Wynwood Art District, North of Downtown Miami, this outdoor museum displays vibrant street art, expressive sculptures, and massive murals from around the world. Stroll down the streets of this public art gallery and explore its lifelike sculptures, murals, social event, shops, eateries, and more!

Street Art At Wynwood Walls

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Founded in 2009 by the art visionary, Tony Goldman, Wynwood Walls has since then incorporated the world's greatest graffiti and vibrant street art into the Wynwood Art District. Couples often visit this place to be enthralled by the eclectic art of over 50 artists from 16 countries. Some Highlights of this museum are the murals by the famous Japanese stencil artist Aiko; the colorful labyrinth installation by the duo Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson; photo-realistic spray-paintings by the German artist Case; and the mandala-inspired artworks by the LA-based Cryptik.

After you're done celebrating art with your paramour, dine in the open-air eatery, Joey's Italian Café, set against the backdrop of mosaic murals. Stock up on rare prints and souvenirs, and buy cute little gifts for your partner in the Wynwood Walls Shop, as a celebration of your love. If you want to turn your tour into a perfect date, sit down with your spouse to watch a movie screened against the splash of art. 




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Take A Day Trip To Key West

You can't visit South Florida without setting out to the southernmost point to get a taste of the Caribbean atmosphere. A day trip to Key West is a must if you're visiting Miami because just a few hours in this tourist attraction doesn't do it justice. Key West is the most popular travel destination out of the five main islands of the Florida Keys archipelago. Just a three-hour drive away from Magic City, this westernmost island is a perfect date idea to let you escape from the hustle and bustle of Miami, to take in the gorgeous Caribbean landscape.

Key West

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Lie down and loosen up with your paramour on pristine white sand beaches with a scenic view of the turquoise blue waters, or snorkel, kayak, and spot sharks in the Miami waters — you can do it all on this romantic getaway! Snorkeling on Key Largo and hiking on Bahia Honda State Park beach are two of the best things to do in Miami for couples and adults. While you go scuba diving, don't forget to spot the famous underwater statue, "Chris of the Abyss". For quality time with your partner, go on a dinner cruise and enjoy the tastiest food on the island to wrap up your trip!




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Hop on the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel

The best way to see Miami with your spouse is from 200 feet above the ground while riding the thrilling Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel! As exhilarating and fun as the ride is, you will feel a sense of calm while taking in the panoramic views of the Miami skyline, Bayside Marketplace, Biscayne Bay, and Bayfront Park. Take your romance to new heights and see the best views of Downtown Miami on this fun ride!

Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel

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Open year-round, this new attraction offers rides that are 12-15 minutes long, and full of buzz booth selfie pictures. The new wheel featuring 42 enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas won't let even the hottest day in Florida ruin your ride. If you want your partner to feel special, feel free to book a VIP Gondola with a glass bottom and leather Ferrari-style bucket seats. The highlight of this deluxe gondola is the custom LED light show that looks especially enticing and romantic at nighttime. Riding the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel with your spouse is one of the best things to do in Miami for couples and adults!




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Wander Through Coral Gables

A trip to Miami is not complete without visiting this suburban city located in Miami-Dade County in Florida. Home to the famous Venetian Pool boasting lush tropical foliage, freshwater waterfalls, and a cave, this city attracts millions of tourists each year. From sightseeing to shopping, the tree-lined streets of this gorgeous city offer so much to first-time visitors that you might get overwhelmed when you go there. Consider asking for tips and tricks from a local guide on your first visit!

Coral Gables

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Coral Gables features some of the best recreational things to do in Miami for couples and adults! Take a stroll down the halls of Lowe Art Museum; make a splash at the Venetian Pool; cultivate a love for nature in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; feel luxurious in the Biltmore Hotel; or grab fresh produce in the Farmers' Market — there's something for everyone in Coral Gables!




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Spot Latin Stars on the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame

You can't explore Miami without taking a trip to the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame in Little Havana. If you and your spouse are fans of Latin celebrities, this is the perfect tourist destination for you! While you spot Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, and Celia Cruz, among others, don't forget to ask each other questions on celebrity trivia and pop culture. Don't forget to snap pictures of the Walk of Fame to bring home as souvenirs! Relish delicious food and mojitos with your partner afterward while taking in the perfect Latin ambiance.

 

Spot Latin Stars on the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame

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You might want to explore Calle Ocho beyond its Walk of Fame. The vibrant street is lined with Cuban diners, fruit stands, cigar stores, ventanitas, fine art galleries, and music venues. You'll have lots of opportunities to explore arts and culture in the vibrant Latin neighborhood of Little Havana, each one better than the last! Explore the historic Art Deco-style Tower Theater, stroll down the Cuban Memorial Boulevard, dive into the delicious Cuban food, and sway to the melodies in the Calle Ocho Music Festival — you can do it all in this tourist destination!




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Kayak at Oleta River State Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of Magic City with your paramour and dive into the serenity that the Oleta River State Park offers! This state park is Florida's biggest urban park spanning over 1,000 acres of lush greenery and water body perfect for enjoying a bit of swimming, kayaking, or canoeing. The rich tidal mangroves of this river estuary provide a stunning backdrop to anyone partaking in water sports.

Kayak at Oleta River State Park

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If you and your spouse are interested in hiking and biking more than water sports, opt for 15 miles of off-road trails. The park also offers dirt-bike riding trails featuring jumps for tricks. So rent a bike and hop on for a thrilling ride! For a romantic wrap-up of your trip, stay overnight in one of the 14 air-conditioned homely cabins that will make for a wholesome setting or camp along the pristine waters of the bayfront beach! Either way, take your time getting to know this place (and your partner!)




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Take a Day Trip to Key Biscayne 

When you have visited all the tourist hot spots in Miami, take a day trip to Key Biscayne with your spouse. This gorgeous island is nestled in Miami-Dade County between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. It offers a unique blend of natural beauty, recreation, and cultural and historical attractions. So come down to this island with your partner and experience it all up close in many of its attractions.

Key Biscayne

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One of the best things to do in Miami for couples and adults is to climb atop the Cape Florida Lighthouse to see the spectacular views of Miami's skyline and coastline! Don't forget to fish, hike, and bike in the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. If you don't like crowded places, you might wanna visit Key Biscayne's other state park — Crandon Park. One of the most unusual places you'll ever visit in Florida is the Neptune Memorial Reef, which is an underwater cemetery believed to be hauntingly beautiful. If your partner loves all things dark and haunted, they'll love a nighttime tour of the city which isn't haunted but definitely dark and romantic! 




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Relax on a Cruise With Island Queen Cruises

You'll miss out on lots of scenic views if you plan to explore Miami on foot alone. Once you hop on a cruise to see Miami, you'll realize there's a lot of Magic City you would have missed if you had opted for just a walking tour. One of the best Miami cruises is the Island Queen Cruises which makes for the ultimate sightseeing on-the-water experience that doubles as a date!

Island Queen Cruises

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The cruise offers spectacular views of Miami's skyline and its gorgeous coastline. Take in the beautiful sight of Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, Brickell Key, and Port of Miami. Don't forget to see its star attraction — Millionaire's Row — where youmight be lucky to spot a celebrity among the lavish residences of the rich and famous. You'll have lots of entertainment options and amenities onboard ranging from delicious snacks to clean restrooms. The friendly and attentive staff ensures that every guest has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Overall, a visit to Island Queen Cruises in Miami is a great way to relax and unwind with your partner while taking in the sights and sounds of the city.




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Immerse Yourself in the Art Scene

As the famous saying goes — beauty begets beauty. That's what happens in Magic City. Being one of the most scenic urban places in the US, it inspires artistic creation in people. So it should come as no surprise that Miami is rich in art and culture. If you and your loved one have a flair for art, you should definitely check out the art scene in Magic City. Home to some of the most popular fine art museums and famed film festivals, Miami invites you to observe artistic stimulation on a large scale.

Miami City View

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No visit to the Magic City is complete without visiting the grand Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. What better way to spend some quality time with your partner than visiting a museum that was established as a tribute to the Italian Renaissance? The beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was first built as a winter retreat, and many couples still visit this museum during winter to make new memories. Once you step into the complex, you'll be greeted by luxurious European-style architecture juxtaposed with lush gardens stretching out the estate. Here, you'll observe a colorful blend of original works of art and historical furnishings that will awaken your inner artist!

One of the museums you must visit in Miami is the revered Pérez Art Museum nestled in Downtown Miami, Florida. Housing rich art collections of modern and contemporary art from across the globe, this institution entices art buffs and tourists alike! Stroll down the halls of the museum with your paramour, interact with the eclectic expositions, appreciate the art scene, and stop by the gardens for a light snack – you'll have more than a fulfilling experience in the Pérez Art Museum.




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Conclusion 

Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation, a night out in the town, or an escape to a romantic getaway — Magic City has it all. Once you've visited this tourist spot, its vibrant nightlife and thriving arts and culture will make you come back for more! If you have 48 hours to spend here and are not sure where to start, check out this guide on how to spend 48 hours in Miami!




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Ammara Younas


I am a travel blogger with a passion for adventure and trying new things, whether it's relishing exotic foods or participating in thrilling activities! As a travel blogger, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations to explore. With Tripshepherd, I've been fortunate enough to document my adventures and share them with the world. Through my travel guides, I aim to inspire and empower others to explore the world and challenge themselves to step outside their comfort zone!



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