How to Spend Valentine’s Day in the Design District

The most romantic day of the year happens to be on a weekend, leaving you plenty of time to execute the perfect date. Here’s a short list of couple happenings in the Miami Design District that will take the pressure off of planning.

Cypress Gardens

Indulge in a Prix-Fixe Dinner with Champagne at Cypress Tavern
Contemplating the idea of cooking for your S.O. this Valentine’s Day? Don’t. Oven timers, dirty dishes and your mismatched china don’t exactly bode well for romance. Instead, head to James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’s intimate, dimly lit restaurant, Cypress Tavern—was voted as one of the country’s most romantic by Travel + Leisure—for a decadent three-course dinner ($79/pp). Choose from a menu brimming with aphrodisiacs like oysters, olives and chocolate while indulging in a half-bottle of champagne for two. (3620 NE 2nd Avenue, 305-520-5197)

Markowicz Fine Art

View Carole Feuerman's hyperrealistic sculptures at Markowicz Fine Art
Browse works by one of the world’s most renowned artists and sculptors, Carole Feuerman, on display for a limited time at this popular Design District gallery— and just one of only two in the US to have a permanent collection by the artist on display. The lifelike pieces depicting female swimmers, such as “Balance” and “Butterfly Capri,” made a splash at Art Basel 2015, so you’ll have plenty to discuss on your artsy date. (110 NE 40th Street, 305-308-6398)

Abaco Wines

Go Wine Tasting at Abaco Premium Wines
If you find yourself on a first or second date this Valentine’s Day (read: awkward and and filled with situations that leave you thinking “Where do I put my hands?”), there’s no better place to spend it than at Abaco Premium Wines. Head to OpenTable and book a wine tasting for two led by sommelier Rachel Barowsky. She’ll sit with you, educate you and your newly beloved on a series of wines and keep the conversation going—whew! The tasting lasts about an hour and includes a cheese plate for a fun night out. (140 NE 39th Street, 786-409-5286)