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Published February 2, 2024
The Best Unexpected Date Ideas in Miami
Say no to boring dates! It's time to spice things up with these unique date ideas in Miaimi. 🔥
by Miami Bucket List
So, you've successfully made a connection, and now it's time to plan the perfect date that will leave a lasting impression. Or maybe you and your long-term partner are in a Netflix and chill rut and need a new date idea to spice things up. Whether you're in the early stages of a blossoming relationship or seeking a romantic evening away from parental duties, finding the right date idea can be a challenge.
Luckily, we're here to help! We did the brainstorming for you and created a curated list of date ideas that are actually fun, so all you have to do is pick a spot! These out-of-the-ordinary dates will lift you out of the monotonous dinner-and-a-movie routine and have you laughing, trying new things, and, of course, igniting some sparks. ✨
12 Unique Date Night Ideas in Miami
Dinner and a movie is as classic a date night idea as it gets, but Rooftop Cinema Club offers a twist on the traditional. Every Wednesday night, you can catch favorite movie titles like Grease and Coming to America on a breezy outdoor rooftop with a complimentary glass of wine. Sip rosé, take in the views, and grab some concessions before settling into a cozy loveseat for two to watch the movie.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club South Beach: 1212 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL
When was the last time you played a round of mini golf? Putt Shack is a 9-hole mini golf course that has thrown the paper and pencils out the window and instead uses technology to track your ball and keep score based on how you play. The venue also plays straight-up jams, hosts themed nights, and has food and drinks. So go ahead and challenge your date to some friendly competition—loser buys drinks.
Where: Brickell City Center 701 S Miami Ave Miami, FL
You’ve heard of a silent disco, but have you ever been to a silent piano concert? This live music experience is unlike anything you’ve tried before. Talented musician and composer Murray Hidary performs original piano compositions, but instead of enjoying it the traditional way—say, in a seat in an auditorium—you can listen to the performance in unique and memorable places like the sands of Miami Beach, Frost Planetarium, and even from a saltwater pool. Guests are given headphones to immerse themselves fully in the experience.
Where: Indian Beach Park: 4601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Spice up your dinner date with a cabaret show. This Cocktails and Cabaret event is filled with the best music, fashion, and nostalgia from the 80s and 90s. Think neon lights, big hair, and iconic hits that will make you want to dance all night long! You’ll see everything from jazz to salsa to disco, with a live band, showgirls, aerial, burlesque, and fire performances. Catch it all from your table, where you can enjoy a carefully crafted dinner menu and cocktails.
Where: The Moon: 2103 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL
Tinez Farms hosts Grass & Salt events that let you experience a true farm-to-table journey. Take a tour of the picturesque farm, then take your seat at one of the long decorated tables in the garden, surrounded by lush foliage, where you’ll enjoy a dinner with Ingredients that are organic, grass-fed, all-natural, and locally sourced.
Where: Tinez Farms: 16405 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL
If you ask us, a day spent exploring a good museum is always a good idea, especially if the museum is Superblue. This immersive art museum transports guests to awe-inspiring new worlds created by today's leading artists. Journey through a mirrored maze, discover a multi-sensory interactive digital environment, enter an enveloping light-based Ganzfeld, and more.
Where: 1101 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, FL
A new cocktail and piano lounge opened in the heart of Brickell, and it makes for a perfect date night spot. It hosts live music every Thursday, so stop in for handcrafted cocktails, enjoy the sleek decor and lively ambiance, and listen to live music.
Where: 701 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL
Want to take a tour through Wynwood without having to walk it all? Golf-cart tours will get you closer, and you’ll be able to see dozens of murals by world-renowned artists, plus find out where the best out-of-the-way restaurants are, where Wynwood people brew their own beer, and which galleries are the best. After you’ve been inspired by all the street art, you can try your hand at graffiti yourself. You and your date can create your own take-home pieces—spray paint, paper, gloves, and mask included!
Where: Wynwood Art Walk: 413 NW 27th St, Miami, FL
Few things are more picturesque than a picnic in the park, and Miami is home to some gorgeous parks. Pack up some sandwiches and bubbly and head to Greynolds Park, situated next to the Oleta River in North Miami Beach. The 240-acre space features a stone outlook post and tower, a golf course, and a stunning lake with a boat house. It also hosts a bluegrass festival every first Sunday of every month from 12:30 – 5:30 pm, so plan accordingly if you want some live music with your romantic picnic.
Where: 17530 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL
Stylish couples will love this custom sneaker-decorating class, where you can create a unique work of art that you can wear! In this workshop, a pro will guide you through the process of sewing or painting your sneaks to create a one-of-a-kind design. The best part? Once you’re done, you can think of your date every time you rock your new kicks with your favorite outfit!
Where: Miami Grails 2800 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL
If you’re looking to swap the hustle and bustle for some peace and tranquility, look no further than the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. You and your date can connect while exploring over 30 acres of lush greenery, tropical plants, art displays, and a world-renowned butterfly garden. Don’t miss the tranquil pool and waterfall of the Sunken Garden and the panorama of the Garden’s Lowlands and lakes from the Allée, Overlook.
Pro-Tip: Follow your visit up with dinner at the nearby NOMA Beach at Redfish.
Where: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL
As the only waterfront restaurant in Coral Gables, NOMA Beach at Redfish boasts indoor and outdoor seating, stunning views of Miami and the water, and an expertly curated menu of fresh seafood rooted in Italian tradition—perfect for special date nights, anniversaries, birthdays, and more. Don’t miss the Seafood Tower with Market Oyster, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Snapper Crudo, Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, and Poached Lobster.
Where: 9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL
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