This intimate, full-day date itinerary for coupled vacationers showcases Miami's natural beauty from every angle, while also highlighting famous mainstays. The outdoor-focused outline is perfect for those looking to hit the water, encasing their day with coffee shop conversation and a drive-in movie.
Easy Morning Sips at Panther Coffee in Sunset Harbour
Panther Coffee is Miami's premier coffee roster, offering an international stock of small-batch beans and specialty drinks. The conscious coffee shop mixes urban cool with homestyle warmth, making it the perfect place to jump-start a casual conversation.
Panther Coffee's cold brew, made with East Coast espresso — Photo courtesy of Liana Lozada
When it comes to sips, it's hard to go wrong with Panther's cold brew; it's their bestseller, and with good reason. The cold brew is made overnight using their signature East Coast espresso roast, settling for nearly nine hours before hitting the fridge.
After ordering some over ice, peruse Panther's rotating, in-house art exhibitions, or chat away in the breeze-way.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at The Standard Spa
After savoring cold brew and conversation, hop on the Venetian Causeway and head towards The Standard Spa Miami Beach to see the bay from an exciting vantage point. Use the The Standard's heralded Yoga Dock as the launch pad for a memorable Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) experience.
This low-impact activity is the perfect scenario for lighthearted fun in the Miami sun. Take in the yachts at Sunset Island and the cyclists on the Venetian Causeway. If you're lucky, you may even spot a manatee or two.
If a SUP session stirs up some hunger, stop by the hotel dock's Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill for Mediterranean-style eats and freshly made smoothies.
Lunch at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is home to the city's classiest comfort food; the restaurant is easygoing, with a touch of haute-ness. At Yardbird, Bourbon-based cocktails, fried chicken and biscuits and deviled eggs are served in Dixie-meets-city environment without compromising the inspiration's integrity.
Yardbird's busy dining room — Photo courtesy of Liana Lozada
Miami's Skyline on The Miami Seaplane
The "Magic City" takes on another layer of surrealism when seen from above on The Miami Seaplane's "Ultimate Miami & Beaches Coastline Tour."
This one-of-a-kind tour takes flyers from the tip of Key Biscayne up to Hallandale Beach, then hovers over Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami and Fisher Island. The Seaplane's scenic experience is sure to bring an element of thrill and awe to a charming day around town.
A Sunset Cocktail Dinner at The Rusty Pelican
After touching the sea with SUP and ogling the coast's coral reefs by plane, witness an unforgettable sunset with a table for two at Key Biscayne's The Rusty Pelican.
This Miami landmark offers an unparalleled view of Brickell and downtown Miami. Inside, guests will enjoy a romantic but social dinner-lounge atmosphere. No matter where one sits, they can catch the city gain its sparkle over American fare and classically nodding cocktails.
A Flick at The Blue Starlite Drive-in
End this all-day Miami outing by adding a twist to the "dinner and a movie" structure. The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is now home to Miami's second Blue Starlite Drive-in location, which brings classic vintage allure to the sand.
Screenings are limited, so be sure to check Starlite's schedule in advance.