Top five innovative spots for date night in Miami

With Miami’s weather at its best and love in the air, everyone is looking for the perfect date spot. You want a dream night and a great environment with room for conversation and maybe an activity such as kayaking, cooking classes, or some other hands-on activity. 

Below is a list of some of the best. 

Group session (Picture courtesy of @cookingclassesmiami)

Cooking Classes Miami
Lifestyle Center
6701 S Red Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(786) 725 0449

Learning traditional cooking techniques in modern society might sometimes be challenging, but with Cooking Classes Miami, couples can discover the secrets to the dishes they love eating together. From fileting fish to preparing pastry, Cooking Classes Miami has it all. This company was opened by Ivo d’Aguiar in 2018, who went to Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. The price ranges depending on what dish is prepared, but typically classes are 1-1.5 hours and cost about $100 per person. Located in Coral Gables, this is a fun learning experience for you and your partner.

The finished product of the beach group session painting.  (Picture provided by Laura Iglesias)

Painting with a Twist 
12582 SW 88th St
Miami, FL 33186 

This outing is perfect even for those who lack artistic ability. There is no pressure to be good at painting. The instructors are always attentive and easygoing, so even those with little experience can come out with a good painting. A specific painting is chosen for each night, and the visitors replicate it. The price depends on which painting you pick, but it can range from $20-$40. Painting with a Twist is open to customers bringing their own beverages and food options. If you are looking for a calm environment that includes an entertaining activity for you and your date, this is the place to go.

Minigolf has never been more fun (Picture via Wikimedia Commons)

701 So. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33131

When tech mixes with golf, it leaves people speechless. Puttshack is a tech-infused mini golf course where couples ranging of all ages come to compete in a point-based competition. The price depends on how many courses you want to do but it is $18 per player per course. It is located in Brickell City Centre, and this amazing miniature golf course allows couples to not only learn how to play the game but also teach their significant other in a fun, unique way. Not to mention, on weekends, there is a live DJ and Instagrammable aesthetics until 1 a.m. Along with passionate chefs and bartenders, couples can taste amazing food after a full day of competing. 

Family enjoying a nice sunny kayaking day. (picture provided by Alejandra Ranaudo)

Oleta River State Park 
3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

From bike rides to cruising on a kayak, Oleta River State Park offers numerous outdoor activities for couples who love nature and exploring. The kayak rides allow couples to paddle around the 1,033 acre park, one of the largest in South Florida. Watching the beautiful sunrise or sunset while on a bicycle ride leaves couples speechless. The price ranges vary depending on the amount of hours; it go from $40 to $85. Along the trails or river, there is an amazing opportunity to see exotic birds and all types of animals, an experience that is definitely unforgettable.

A crowd enjoying a beautiful Miami sunset while watching a classic film (Picture via Yelp)

South Beach Rooftop Cinema Club 
1212 Lincoln Rd 6th Level
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Are you tired of the regular movie theater where it is the same bland experience every time? Rooftop Cinema Club made it their mission to transform the movie-theater experience by creating unique cinematic events. They only show classics, and their priority is to ensure their customers are haveing genuine experiences. The price changes depending on the seat type, ranging from $15 to $28. The Miami location is on Lincoln Rd, which is known for its view of the beach and the beautiful Miami skyline. Picking this as your date night location will definitely make you stand out because of the romantic environment this outing brings and the one-of-a-kind memories.

Laura Iglesias is a sophomore majoring in TV & Broadcasting. After graduating, she dreams of pursuing a career in television to inform communities.

Alejandra Ranaudo is a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism on a pre-law track. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career as a political news reporter.