"love" spelled out in rocks on the beach
"love" spelled out in rocks on the beach

5 Miami Date Night IdeasFirst dates don’t always have to be the same old thing: dinner and a movie. In fact, April Davis, expert matchmaker at Cupid’s Cronies, often tells her clients to skip the dinner and opt for something more creative.

“First dates are about getting to know each other, not sitting at dinner asking each other interview questions,” she says. To avoid the interview (after all, you’re not applying for a job, you’re trying to find your true match) try one of these seven creative date night ideas in and around Miami.

1. Craft Beer Tasting at Abbey

If you know the difference between hops, lagers, IPAs, ales, and stouts (or you want a quick lesson) head over to Abbey Brewing Company, Miami’s oldest brewery. You can get to know each other’s tastes while sipping on a cold brew, what’s better than that?

2. Get Artsy at Art Basel

When the world's premier international art show descends on the city, people from far and wide dress up to see the coolest, funkiest, one-of-a-kind art galleries in the world. Art Basel is the perfect spot for a date, but it only happens once a year, so you’ll have to plan ahead.

3. Escape to the Keys

If you like pina coladas and gettin caught in the rain, head over to Key Largo on a day trip. Pack a picnic and head to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to have lunch overlooking the ocean and the mangroves. Go snorkeling together and check out the amazing coral reef. It truly is a little slice of heaven.

4. Unleash Your Inner Nerd the Miami Science Museum

Every first Friday of the month the Miami Science Museum holds a Fabulous First Friday, “an evening of laser lights, stars, and more.” There’s a Planetarium Star Show and rooftop observatory viewing, the perfect chance for you and your honey to stargaze and cuddle under the stars.

5. Take Me Out to the Ballgame

It was a strange sight sitting in an indoor baseball field -- yes I said indoor. That’s where the Miami Marlins play ball. Marlins Park, a 37,000-seat ballpark, has a retractable roof for those rainy (or sweltering hot) Miami days so you can watch the game in full air conditioning. Get the popcorn and peanuts and go out for a nice romantic night watching the game.

 Have any more Miami date ideas? Share them with us below!