1. It's a Honeymoon Spot That Multitasks
Over the last few years, there's been a surge of honeymooners who want a dual-purpose trip, splitting their vacation between lounging on a beach and living it up in a city. Miami is a destination that satisfies on both counts, and the fact that it's domestic means you won't lose a day traveling across an ocean or need a passport.
Couples looking for a romantic getaway after their wedding can settle into any number of chic suites or cozy bed-and-breakfast rooms. A lot of Miami's hotels stand out for their unique architecture and room decor, so no two suites are the same. With your hotel as your home base, your honeymoon itinerary can be as active or relaxed as you want. You'll probably be in recovery-mode just after the wedding, so an afternoon on the beach and a dinner reservation at one of Miami's romantic restaurants will be all you want. Once you're suitably blissed out, consider something a bit more adrenaline-inducing, like parasailing or salsa dancing. And no newlywed should go an entire honeymoon without a first-class couple's massage.
2. It's Your Anniversary
Your honeymoon isn't the only excuse to book a trip -- a lot of couples go away to celebrate their anniversary. Since Miami is a major travel hub, it's easy to get to, even for a three-day getaway.
Even if you were there for your wedding or honeymoon, the beauty of returning to Miami is that you'll never tire of exploring the city. Throughout the year there are food, film, or music festivals, plus tons of vintage shops, flea markets and open-air farmers' markets that just beg to be browsed. And, of course, the city has its fair share of chic restaurants and romantic lounges to celebrate an anniversary.
If you have children or plan to have a family in the future, Miami definitely has multigenerational appeal: there are zoos, aquariums, and even tours of the Everglades that parents and kids alike can enjoy. Toddler-friendly lagoons and places to snorkel for older kids? Yep, Miami has those too.
3. You're Renewing Your Vows
If you had a traditional wedding but dabbled with the idea of a ceremony on the beach, vow renewals on the sand are a popular option in Miami. Say your "I dos" again on the beach or in a tropical garden. And don't consider vow renewals something people only do decades down the line -- plenty of couples find it fun to exchange vows in a more intimate setting on their honeymoon, without all the onlookers who attended the ceremony.