Best Valentine’s date ideas for every personality type

Having a hard time figuring out what to do for your special someone on Valentine’s Day? No need to get the jitters. There are plenty of spots in South Florida for an unforgettable day filled with romance. Here is a list of great date ideas based on different personality types so you can plan the perfect day for your Valentine.

The Athlete

Kayak on the water surrounded by the lush greenery of Virginia Key Beach. (Courtesy of Diana Perez, Virginia Key Outdoors Center)

Virginia Key Outdoor Center 
3801 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
$8 per vehicle

This quiet beach on Virginia Key is the ideal spot to spend a day in the sun with your sporty valentine. Reserve a tandem kayak starting at $35 an hour, or paddleboard starting at $30 an hour, and enjoy free park admission with reservations. Take in the lush greenery, clean water and beautiful views. Maybe even check out the enormous sandcastle on the property. Afterward, pack up and cross the island to Virginia Key Beach where you can put out a blanket, set up a picnic and watch the sun go down on the water.

The Foodie

Couple takes online cooking class together. (Courtesy of Olesya Kuznetsova/Shutterstock)

Starting at $29 per device

Take a culinary trip to France, Japan, Italy or wherever your heart desires — without leaving the comfort and safety of your home. If you’re looking for a night filled with romance and memories, then Cozymeal is the site for you. Take a cooking class with world-class chefs, a mixology class with master mixologists or join a wine tasting with top-notch sommeliers. There are hundreds of options at affordable prices. Cozymeal can be the key to your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet.

The Adventurer

Couple rides on two-person scooter. (Courtesy of George Rudy/Shutterstock)

Miami Beach Scooter
213 Sixth St 
Miami Beach, FL. 33139 

Have a romantic ride down South Beach on a two-passenger scooter. At Miami Beach Scooter, you can rent one for $45 for two hours, $65 for four hours, or spend the full day touring the area for $75. When you are ready for a break, visit one of the many delicious brunch spots along the beach: The Local House, Bacon Bitch and the Social Club are some amazing choices. Then hop back on your scooter and enjoy the culture, art and many views Miami Beach has to offer.

The Throwback 

Couple sits hand in hand watching a movie at a drive-in theater. (Courtesy of BAZA Productions/Shutterstock)

The Swap Shop Drive In
3291 West Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Take a blast into the past with your laid-back love. Spend Valentine’s Day like many did during the ’50s at the Swap Shop’s drive-in movie theater.  Pack the car with blankets and pillows, and drive over to this Fort Lauderdale classic where movies are $7 per person. Park in a socially distanced spot, turn to the specified radio station, get comfy and enjoy. If hunger strikes, walk to the concession stand or flag down one of the vendors driving around in golf carts and grab a snack. Your laid-back Valentine is sure to love this cozy, romantic date.

The Lighthearted

Inside Miami Improv (courtesy of Miami Improv)

Miami Improv
3450 NW 83 Ave, Suite 224 
Doral, FL 33122

Good laughs make for good times, and Miami Improv in Doral is supplying the good laughs this Valentine’s Day. For $30 a ticket with a two-drink-per-person minimum, watch up-and-coming comic Steve Trevino, whose second special will soon air on Netflix. Enjoy a night of great laughs and good times with your significant other. 


Sophia Lama is a senior at Florida International University majoring in broadcast journalism. She was ABC 7 Chicago’s first-ever race and culture reporting intern. Currently, Sophia is a part of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion fellowship in Washington, DC and is interning for ESPN.