After James Deering opened the gardens of his Vizcaya mansion in 1923 to the public, he would watch his guests from a second-floor balcony, looking every bit like the socialite playboy from The Great Gatsby. Now, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens can be toured in and out, but the grounds are especially romantic by moonlight. From 6 to 9 p.m. February 28 and March 28, as you stroll the gardens and home, imagine Deering a century ago, mingling late-night with artists and industrialists and ambassadors under the same moon.
Tickets run $20 for adults and $15 for children, and if you go in February, you’ll have access to the museum’s contemporary art exhibit, Overload. Follow live music to the piazza-style courtyard, grab a glass of wine from the café, and you can almost picture Deering watching from the balcony. 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami; 305-250-9133; vizcaya.org.