When two people are in love, magic can happen anywhere. However, there are particular places conducive to elevating romance. There are two such places on each coast of the United States that leave you awash in that giddy feeling of spending time with the one you love – Palm Springs and Miami.
Palm Springs was put on the map in the 1930s by the most popular movies stars of the day. Only about an hour and 50 minute drive from LA, it is a terrific, laid-back destination if you’re looking to enjoy a romantic desert getaway. Palm Springs is the perfect marriage of nature and refinement, with just the right dash of quirkiness. You are sure to fall in love with the uncommon landscape of the desert and will appreciate a vibrant arts scene and gorgeous golf courses.
For a sizzling night on the town dressed in your finest, there is no better place than Miami! Romance is always in the air in the Magic City. Miami’s fusion of urban glamor, beautifully landscaped spaces, and pristine natural areas makes it a wonderful city destination for couples.
First, let’s explore some of this excitement you and your significant other can share in Palm Springs.
Hot Air Balloon Tour
One of the most romantic and different perspectives of Palm Springs can be found in the basket of a hot air balloon floating on a gentle breeze. A private champagne balloon flight might be the perfect way to start your getaway. Toast to true love and watch the sunrise together.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs is home to the world’s largest rotating tram car. Cars make the journey along the fascinating Chino Canyon Cliffs from Valley Station to Mountain Station in about 10 minutes. The ride is worth the views from the top where you’ll find the Peaks Restaurant, a charming café, gift shop, theaters, nature exhibits and more than 50 miles of trails to hike or to cuddle up with your love.
Sprawling, Sumptuous Cavallo Ranch
Romantic holidays require staying in romantic accommodations. Cavallo Ranch in the Coachella Valley is a stunning complex with room for up to 26 guests, so you can have your family and friends join you. This Mediterranean-styled estate perched upon 20 sprawling acres is serene, and stately, and represents the epitome of Palm Springs highlife living. A hot tub and a firepit offer the ultimate respite from chilly evenings following picturesque sunsets over the Santa Rosa Mountains. Get lost in the panoramic views of the swaying palm trees before dipping into the infinity pool. A private lake presents further water recreation, while bocce and tennis courts are great for groups.
A Kick of Adrenaline
Are you looking for a rousing and unforgettable experience to have with that special someone? Well, the BMW Performance Center is where you will find accelerating engines and exhilarating speeds that will get your heart racing, in the best ways possible. You even have the option to earn your professional race license. Book a few Are you looking for a rousing and unforgettable experience to have with that special someone? Well, the BMW Performance Center is where you will find accelerating engines and exhilarating speeds that will get your heart racing, in the best ways possible. You even have the option to earn your professional race license. Book a few hours to get driven through race courses. A little excitement can elevate the romantic mood!
Cocktails and Dinner at Melvyn’s Restaurant & Lounge
Melvyn’s was Frank Sinatra’s hangout when he was in Palm Springs, booth #53 to be exact, so Melvyn’s has cool written all over it. The place still has that Rat Pack vibe to it (the Rat Pack was an iconic group of musicians and actors that defined the word cool in the 1960s. The group included Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop; the group was famous for wild shenanigans, love of women, and indicative of the all-around chill 60s scene). At Melvyn’s, the air is filled nearly every night with the dulcet tones of local musicians. Opulent chandeliers still give the place the feeling of the James Bond sexy 60s – the quintessential spot for a couple specialty cocktails and a dreamy dinner.
Now, for the east coast and the wonderful, maudlin Miami!
Head Off on a Helicopter Tour
If you want to get a different perspective of the Miami area you should consider booking a helicopter flight. Get a bird’s eye view of the downtown Miami skyline on one side and sultry South Beach on the other. The copter will fly over Venetian Island and the crystal blue waters of Biscayne Bay. Cuddle up close, because these are the kinds of memories that last a lifetime.
Sail into the Sunset on a Luxury Yacht
Cruising over the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay at sunset can be truly memorable as you raise a glass of wine or champagne with the stunning skyline of Miami on the horizon and the sky slowly turning crimson. LVH can arrange for a private yacht for you. Cruise by most of Miami’s scenic landmarks and the rich architectural features of buildings in the Art Deco District.
Contemporary Chic Villa Lora
Villa Lora is one of the loveliest Miami luxury villas. This exceptional contemporary waterfront estate belongs to Miami's coveted Venetian Islands. Redefining waterfront luxury living, this lavish abode is ideally poised, minutes from the excitement of downtown and the Art District. This home is the only single-family residence in Miami Beach to be entirely powered by solar energy by day and smart storage system power in the evening. The outdoor area is designed for indulging in swimming, sunbathing, and cocktail sipping. Before exceptional ocean views, you will enjoy a state-of-the-art swimming pool and picture-perfect open-air dinners. The home's boat dock opens up the nautical dimension of holiday adventure with a lift for more accessible transport.
Miami is even more magical when viewed from on high, and there's no better place to take in a 360-degree panorama of Miami than at one of many rooftop lounges. At Area 31 at The Kimpton Epic Hotel, you can enjoy dinner or cocktails al fresco on the 16th floor pool terrace with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami River and Downtown Miami high rises. A lovely place to sneak in a kiss or two!
Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, for its amazing Friday night laser light shows in the planetarium along with a visit to the rooftop observatory to gaze through powerful Meade telescopes at the planets in the solar system as well as deep-space objects such as galaxies, nebulas and double stars. It's a reminder that the universe, like love, is eternal.
When you book a romantic luxury vacation with LVH it’s all about enjoyment, rest, relaxation and all those things providing complete joy. True intimacy requires taking time together to pause and just breathe. We can include romantic experiences on the tailor-made itinerary we will create for you reflective of all your vacation desires. We invite you to reach out today to one of our knowledgeable client relations associates who will chat with you about planning your trip to Palm Springs or Miami (or perhaps both) to ensure your stay in these cities is full of excitement, style and ultimate romance.