8 Romantic Date Ideas in Miami
Dining out isn't always a great option either. Sure, Miami has plenty of superb restaurants, but what could be more predictable and sterile than an awkward dinner date at a conventional eatery? We've all been in situations like that. To help your succeed in your romantic quest, here are some Miami date ideas that we're confident will impress any one of the Miami singles you meet on our site!
1. Arrange a Spa Weekend on Fisher Island
Spa sessions are something that all people can benefit from, but most especially busy professionals. Men and women alike can ease the worries of their working lives at plenty of spas around the Miami area, but how many of actually constitute great Miami date ideas? Instead of heading to a hotel in Downtown Miami, check out Fisher Island. Accessible only by boat, the Fisher Island Club has cabins to rent and comprehensive spa facilities. Its exclusive clientele will suit the most elite of singles, while on-site massage and sauna facilities will keep you both thoroughly relaxed throughout the date.
2. Enjoy a Visual Feast at the Perez Art Museum
Art and romance naturally go together. How many couples have bonded over a shared passion for Velazquez or the old Dutch masters? Miami may not be Paris, but the city offers a number of artistic date ideas. One of the most romantic things to do in Miami is planning a visit to the Perez Art Museum. While the modern art collection is exceptional, you might also think about joining some of their adult art workshops, which enable you and your date can explore your artistic side with professional artists. Even if romance doesn't blossom, at the least you'll come away with a personal masterpiece!
3. Book Tickets to the Florida Grand Opera
Although Miami is better known across America for its hip-hop and latin music, the city also has a thriving opera scene. The Florida Grand Opera has actually been around since 1941, making it America's seventh oldest opera company. Nowadays, the company performs iconic operas by Bizet, Verdi and other musical giants at the conveniently located Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. You can even pre-order a pair of luxury opera glasses to give your date the best possible view of the action...
4. Bond Over Gourmet Food by Booking Some Cookery Classes
Food is something that brings everyone together, and not many things are more romantic than cooking a gourmet meal for the person you love. If food is your passion, why not introduce your date to the Naked Bite? The brainchild of local chef Amber Antonelli, the Naked Bite is Miami's number one place to learn how to cook up vegetarian feasts. They'll supply the ingredients, the recipes and a skilled chef who can attend your home and provide a completely private cookery class for you and your date. Learn how to create healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, enjoy a home-made meal, and have a great chance to connect with each other as your dishes take shape.
5. Go Riding at the Miami Equestrian Center
Many people enjoy horseback riding, riding is a wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy the open air. Whether you've grown up around them or not, who doesn't love horses? There's a good chance your date will be keen. If so, organizing a showjumping class at the Miami Equestrian Center could be the ideal date. Alternatively, you can hire horses at Fort Pierce, a short drive to the north of Miami. It's hard to imagine anything more romantic than saddling up and riding along the beach as the sun sets in the distance.
6. Watch a Ballet Performance
When you meet refined or intelligent singles with us, it's understandable to want to find a date that indulges your cerebral side. Find out if they have a passion for ballet; the grace, control and sheer beauty of ballet is something that exceptional people often adore. And if you're casting around for romantic things to do in Miami, check out the schedule at the Miami City Ballet. Under the tutelage of artistic director Lourdes Lopez, the city's ballet company is acquiring a reputation for its cutting edge style and adventurous interpretations of popular works. If they aren't on tour, take your date down to Miami Beach to share their magnificent artistry and kindle your romance as the performers weave their beautiful patterns.
7. Consider More Dramatic Miami Date Ideas... Book Some Theatre Tickets
Why not share the magic of the theatre with your date? Miami is fortunate to host a range of different companies at venues across the city. If you want to see high-quality acting without cheap effects and you want to avoid crowd-pleasing Broadway shows, the Actor's Playhouse is the company to watch. Based at the Miracle Theatre on Coral Gables, the Playhouse has a constantly changing program of events, from well-known musicals to works by obscure local talents. However, feel free to look around, as the city is packed with other companies. Some of the best include the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (based at the University of Miami) and the Miami Light Project (who perform in a Wynwood warehouse space).
8. Make a Connection Over a Shared Love of Classical Music
We've already suggested taking your date to the Florida Grand Opera, but the pageantry and bombast of opera isn't for everyone. More sensitive souls might prefer to bond over the strains of Mozart or Schubert performed by MISO (the Miami Symphony Orchestra). The orchestra plays at venues as diverse as Doral Park and the Knight Concert Hall, so there should be a performance near you at some stage. Be sure to choose the right piece though; a symphony can be sublime and overpowering, but it may not melt your date's heart. There are few more romantic things to do in Miami than listening to a gentle piano sonata or aria, so bear this in mind!
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