Fill a basket with bites and rosé and head over to Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. The white sandy beach and turquoise water is the ideal setting for a laid-back and romantic date.
Show your date that you’re not so “basic” by taking them to see a film noir! The Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami showcases some indie and foreign films and offers a combo of popcorn and soda for $5. Also cheap is the Coral Gables Cinema – every Saturday night after 11pm, indie films are only five bucks.
The pedestrian-friendly street of Miracle Mile is a quaint spot in the suburbs of Coral Gables with plenty to do. Browse Books & Books just around the corner, or stop for lattes in a cute coffee shop, like Crema. The European-style streets in the vicinity have a relaxed vibe to walk and talk and get to know your potential partner.
Nothing says romance like listening to an orchestra. The New World Symphony offers free concerts once a month so you and your date can delight in some talented playing. If you’re more into jazz, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami holds jazz concerts every last Friday of the month where admission requires a small donation.
Munch on some funky foods while you take in the art scene at Wynwood. Every Tuesday, a mass of food trucks gather round so you can pick and choose from your favorites – all you need is about $20.
Keep it light with a little poker game at the cute Tea & Poets. In the suburbs at Sunset Place, this store/tea room hosts events every evening from card readings to free movie screenings. Check out their calendar on Facebook to see what’s coming up.
Tea & Poets, 5701 Sunset Dr #126, South Miami, FL 33143, USA, +1 786 216 7201
Romantic candlelight and delicious pasta makes for the perfect date at this popular Italian restaurant in Brickell. Pasta dishes at Perricone’s are $10 on Thursday, and the dim lighting here sets the mood for that first kiss.
Blackbird Ordinary is a lounge bar with personality, handcrafted cocktails and an energetic vibe with an indoor dance floor and outdoor terrace playing a little bit of everything from ’90s hiphop to your favorite college mixtapes (think Jimmy Eat World and RHCP). Their Blackbird signature cocktail is a sweet (and strong!) mix of tea, vodka and lemonade topped with blackberry. Plus, ladies drink free on Tuesday nights until 1:30am.
Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130, USA, +1 305 671 3307
Get some culture and go to the The Wolfsonian for a little dose of modern art and exhibitions from the Industrial Age to the Second World War. The museum and library is located in the Art Deco District in Miami Beach and has free entry every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm.
Smooth into good conversation with a bit of a buzz by doing some wine-tasting at Schnebly’s. For just $9, you can sip five wines, and if you’re not into wine, you can try the beer. Alcohol is sure to ease the awkward moments at any rate!