February: It's the most romantic month of the year. With Valentine's Day coming up, now is the perfect time to slow things down, whisk your loved one out of the house, and enjoy a bit of holiday loving
right here in the Magic City.
In the runup to the big day, hotels have put together all kinds of couples' packages with beautiful water views, great food, and fun activities.
From cute boutique accommodations to luxury resorts, here are ten local hotels offering specials on Valentine's Day.
1. Circa 39 Miami Beach
. Curl up with your boo in this colorful, retro-style boutique hotel, ideal for couples who want to be near the ocean but away from the frenzy of South Beach. The Valentine's Day "BaeCation
Package" here features two nights of accommodations, tiki cocktails to enjoy in a private poolside cabana, brunch for two at the onsite Jules Kitchen restaurant, and a kayaking excursion. Relax at the pool, sip libations at the hotel's trendy Wunderbar's daily ‘WunderHour’ or relax in the WunderGarden before heading out for a long stroll around the 305. Added bonus: rates start at $143. 3900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-4900; circa39.com
2. Hotel Victor
. The sands of South Beach can feel worlds away from everyday life, and Hotel Victor puts its guests right next to the shore. Book a romantic getaway at this charming art deco style boutique hotel on Ocean Drive and enjoy a "Sweetheart Valentine's Package" that includes breakfast for two, a bottle of Prosecco, and an assortment of chocolate truffles to enjoy while lounging in one of the oceanfront pool cabanas. Guests also receive discounts at the nearby Sugar Factory and at Gianni's restaurant in the Versace mansion, along with a complimentary upgrade to deluxe accommodations when available. 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-779-8700; hotelvictorsouthbeach.com. Rates start at $219.
3. Atton Brickell Miami
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. Lovebirds who like the city life will enjoy a stay at this modern, happening hotel in the heart of Downtown Miami. There are over 50 restaurants within walking distance, along with plenty of bars, and great shopping at the Bayside Market Place and Brickell City Center. For Valentine's Day, there's a special "Romance Package," which includes a bottle of wine, a romance meal created by the executive chef, complimentary cabana by the rooftop pool, and an upgrade to a spacious, stylish executive suite. Rates start at $249. 1500 SW First Ave., Miami; 786-600-2600; attonbrickellmiami.com.
4. The Diplomat Beach Resort
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. Want to get away — but without the price tag of travel? Head to Hollywood and experience the "Love & Wellness" package at this iconic hotel, voted one of the top 10 resorts in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler
Choice Awards 2018. There will be plenty of opportunities for you and your lover to spend time gazing into each other's eyes with a special two-night stay package, which includes a 50-minute couple's massage and 20 percent off any additional spa services or products. For dinner, head to the Diplomat Prime restaurant, which will offer a special 4-course menu with a glass of champagne on Valentine's Day ($179 per person). 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood; 954-602-8400; diplomatresort.com. Rates start at $299.
5. The Hotel of South Beach
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. If you and your
beloved are party-friendly, a reservation at this upscale art deco hotel will put you right in the middle of Ocean Drive's late-night revelry. Between clubs, you can celebrate your love with a "Romance Package" that includes a premium room of the couple's choice, a $50 food and beverage credit, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate strawberries, and a romantic turndown. For an extra dose of romance, be sure to catch the sunrise from the lovely hotel’s rooftop while you indulge in a happy hour of sangria and mimosas. Features include multiple bars, a restaurant with a free buffet breakfast on Friday and weekends, a lovely rooftop pool, and a well-equipped fitness center. Rates start at $299. 801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-2222; thehotelofsouthbeach.com.