#TheDowntowners' Guide to Valentine's Day

February 05, 2024 · 4 min


We’re in love, we’re in love and we don’t care who knows it. 

If this year you too are finding yourself with hearts in your eyes, chances are you’re also looking for a little something to give your special someone for the upcoming holiday. To save you both time and energy, we’ve compiled a guide to V-Day experiences that are sure to leave your other half swooning. 

Taste Test Sweet Treats at Julia & Henry’s

Although our favorite Downtown eatery always boasts delicious desserts that keep us coming back for more, this Valentine’s Day, a few concepts will be blessing us with extra special limited-time dishes just for the occasion. For instance…

  • Puffles will be serving a new treat, Love at First Bite, a red velvet waffle filled with strawberry ice cream and topped with whipped cream, heart sprinkles, strawberry syrup, and a heart-shaped lollipop.

  • OMG Brigadeiros will be offering a limited-time vanilla Heart-Shaped Cake covered with dulce de leche, Nutella, or a combination of the two with brigadeiros on top.

  • Baklava Bakery will be dishing out a special rose petal latte ($6) and running a promotion on its eight-piece sample box ($40).

  • Yann Couvreur Patisserie is introducing its exclusive Valentine's Day treat for two: Chocolat Savage Sensation, featuring a soft chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, cocoa nibs caramel, & cocoa streusel ($20.)  

Talk about satisfying a sweet tooth!

Watch a Rom-Com at Silverspot Cinema

It seems that romantic comedies are finally making a much-needed comeback on the big screen! Although we haven’t seen it yet ourselves, we hear Sydney Sweeny and Glen Powell’s “Anyone But You” is bringing back all the nostalgia that comes with early 2000s rom-coms. 

Relax at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s Privi Spa + Fitness

Are you and your partner in dire need of some downtime? You know what we say, dear Feasters, there’s no better place to rest and relax than at the spa… our favorite? That has to be the Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s Privi Spa + Fitness. Not only does it offer luxurious couples massages, but it also recently unveiled its new wellness experience room with touchless technology including the Somadome Meditation Pods, advanced skincare with the Geneo X Facial, therapeutic salt chambers, medi-spa services, need we say more? 

Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special

If you’ve never experienced one of Fever’s Candlelight Concerts, you are doing yourself and extreme disservice. Lucky for you, on Feb. 10th, the company is putting on an extra special Valentine’s Day edition of the concert we love so dearly. Set in the hauntingly beautiful Scottish Rite Temple, we hear it’ll be evening filled with your favorite love ballads underneath the glow of candlelight. 

Boat Ride at Bayside Marketplace

Forget the predictable candlelit dinners and bouquets of roses. In Miami, there’s simply nothing that screams “romance” quite like setting sail and taking in the best views of the city from the water. Pro tip: Head out before sunset. Not only will you get a clear view of the stars in the sky, but you will also catch the subtle glow of the city and the iconic Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel.