Valentine’s Day is still a week away, but couples who haven’t booked reservations for Cupid’s annual snugglefest may find themselves out in the cold.
Blame the calendar. With Valentine’s falling during Presidents’ Day weekend, visitors have an extra incentive to come to South Florida. Add our annual art festivals, the Miami International Boat Show and those wicked snowstorms up north, and local hotels, restaurants — and roadways — are sure to be jammed.
“Presidents’ Day weekend is probably the busiest weekend on the calendar in Miami,” said Rolando Aedo, chief marketing officer for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It really is the conversion of a lot of great activity, a lot of great events.”
In Miami-Dade, hotel occupancy is expected to reach 94 percent, up slightly from last year, according to a survey by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.