Do you find yourself dreaming of a romantic getaway with your significant other? Of course, you do! After all, travel strengthens relationships and ignites romance.
As solid as your relationship might be, there’s nothing like breaking the humdrum of everyday life to explore what the world has to offer. Whether you need some time away from kids, or just need a change of pace, it’s time for a relaxing weekend.
But with all of the different places you can travel to, where do you start? Consider the oceanfront National Hotel in beautiful Miami Beach, this is the place where you can leave your worries behind.
Keep reading for the best tips to enjoy your romantic getaway.
1. Relax at the Famous Miami Beaches
When you think of Florida, here’s what comes to mind: surf, sand, and sun, right? There’s a reason why Florida cities consistently rank at the top of every list for best beaches. Few places can beat the sound of the waves, soft sand, and beaming sun.
If you’re looking for a romantic way to spend the day, grab some beach chairs and head towards the beach at The National Hotel. Order from the Beach Menu with a great selection of juices, rosé wines or tasty lunch items, so you don’t have to leave the beach until the sun goes down. Also, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen because they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing! The white sand and clear water will make it clear why the National Hotel is the perfect option for your relaxing weekend.
Check out Surfside for its Mom & Pop style shops. This is an area every local knows about. It’s perfect for a quiet escape from the buzz of downtown Miami.
Just North of Surfside, you’ll find Bal Harbor. This is known for its luxury, where the rich and famous flock to when they’re looking to shop.
2. Enjoy the Best Food and Wine
Miami is a diverse, multicultural city so it should come as no surprise that they’ll have some impressive food and wine options. It wouldn’t be a relaxing getaway without a romantic dinner to finish off your days. And the National Hotel has plenty of dinning options that are sure to make you swoon.
The best part? There are enough flavors on the dinner menu to satisfy every type of pallet. From those who love high-end dinner setting to those who prefer something more laid back.
You have the main restaurant on the terrace and infinity pool deck that serves Caribbean and local dishes; all in a relaxing and dimly lit atmosphere. Maybe you’re in the mood for some Mediterranean food served pool or beach side, then you should check out The Aqua Club.
For a more laid-back affair, order Room Service, this is sure to satisfy any couple that prefers to keep things relaxed. Regardless of where you choose to enjoy food and wine, you’ll wonder why you didn’t plan the trip sooner.
3. Take Advantage of Everything The National Hotel Offers
The National Hotel will give you plenty to do as well. For example, you can take a break from exploring the city and enjoy some drinks by the longest pool in South Beach. Maybe you’re both exhausted from the plane ride and need to do some yoga to unwind.
Where you stay should be as enjoyable to roam around in as the city itself. See if there are any upcoming events, book a couple of wellness massages, and enjoy the experience of the adults-only National Hotel Miami Beach. Who knows, you might end up spending more time in the hotel than around Miami (no judgment!)
The perfect day might look like this: you begin with a delicious breakfast at the National Hotel Pool Deck, spend some time by the infinity pool with your loved one, get a couples massage in the late afternoon and finish the night with a romantic dinner. That can all be done from the comfort of where you’re staying!
4. Book a Luxury Spa Day
One of the best things you can do as a couple is to unwind and release stress. Your day to day is likely full of things that might give you anxiety. Between work, chores, family duties—it can easily add up and create some unpleasant side effects.
The last thing you need when you’re enjoying a romantic getaway is stress. And what better way to get rid of the stress from back home than to spend the whole day getting massaged and pampered? Whether you decide to book a massage at the National Hotel or go to a full-service spa, you’ll feel all the stress you’ve accumulated over time, melt away.
Not sure what treatments to look for? Consider getting a couple’s massage or facials. Many places offer packages that include candles and wine, combining romance and relaxation in the most perfect way.
5. Visit The Local Museums
Every couple has their own interests and way of doing things. Some couples like to spend the day at the beach, others prefer lounging in the luxurious National Hotel lush vegetation, and some prefer to visit the local art scene.
Miami has an impressive art scene that is sure to dazzle any enthusiast. Start by visiting the famous Wynwood Walls. This is a section of Miami that is filled with graffiti all over buildings and features impressive art galleries you can browse.
The Wynwood Walls have seen over 50 artists representing 16 countries and have covered over 80,000 square feet of walls! It’s a must-see for any artistic couple.
If you prefer staying indoors when viewing art, you’ll want to check out the Perez Art Museum. This is a contemporary art museum that is located in Downtown Miami. Here you’ll find an eclectic international collection of work of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Clearly, there is plenty to see and do for any couples who want to be reinvigorated by the local art scene.
6. Learn a New Skill Together
Although taking a class might not be what you had in mind when you were planning a vacation, some enjoyable options make for a unique date idea. Learning a new skill together is a great way to spend time together and create memories.
There are so many classes available and many of them are only a couple of hours long! That’s right, you don’t need to dedicate an entire day to learning something, it can be a quick pitstop in your itinerary. Then you can go home and show off your new skillset to all your friends and family.
Not sure what classes to take? The better question is what classes can’t you take!
Consider a date night cooking class to help perfect your skills in the kitchen and bring those romantic Miami dinners back home. This will also help divide responsibility in the kitchen on those nights that one of you doesn’t feel like cooking.
Maybe you’re in the mood for something a little more physical? Don’t miss out on learning some new dance moves, try taking a salsa class! Then you can hit up all of the famous clubs and show off your new moves.
Cooking and dancing not doing it for you? You might be one of those adventurous couples that are looking for a thrill and if that’s the case, consider taking a jet ski class. That’s right, you can learn to ride a jet ski and get that adrenaline pumping together. Just ask the Concierge at The National Hotel for help locating local classes.
7. Perfect Place to Pop the Question
Last but not least, this is less of a tip and more of a suggestion—a romantic getaway in Miami Beach might be the perfect place to pop the question. It can be during any of these mentioned activities or something completely separate.
What better time to propose than at the World famous and romantic National Hotel infinity Pool, or when taking a fun cooking class together, or at your partner’s favorite art museum? This romantic getaway is going to be amazing no matter what, and what better way to end it than with the biggest gesture of romance—a proposal. Especially, considering that The National Hotel is one of the most sought after wedding destination in the South with thousands of couples having either proposed or gotten married at the National Hotel.
Of course, if you prefer to save that for the next time you visit Miami, that’s completely okay too. The main goal is to have an incredible time and enjoy your loved one’s company.
Relaxing Weekend Like No Other
You’ve been thinking about it, talking about it nonstop with your partner and friends, it’s time you do it: book that vacation. Stress is more dangerous than you think and it can take a toll on your health as well as relationships. Go ahead and get away from the routine; see if your mom can babysit the kids, and get ready for a relaxing weekend.
Once you’re there, enjoy all of the different couple’s activities that are sure to reignite any dulled flames. Don’t forget the camera, you’re going to want to remember this weekend for years to come.
Ready for one of the most relaxing weekend getaways you’ll ever have? Click here to learn more about the National Hotel and plan your stay!