The older I get them more I enjoy "day dates." Avoiding the crazy nights and appreciating all the local things South Florida has to enjoy. Recently, we took a quick drive to spend the day in Miami at the Frost Science Museum and an early dinner on the river at American Social in Brickell.
A day at the Museum: Frost Science
I love museums and I love aquariums. So I am a fan of The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. It is a leading science museum, dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, Frost Science is divided into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings. Here, guests can learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more. Guests can explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. The Aquarium is by far my favorite part. Get your tickets online to save money and save time waiting in line!
Website: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Address: 1101 Biscayne Blvd|Miami, FL 33132
Stroll Through Wynwood Walls
If in Miami on a pretty day, it is worth taking a stroll through Wynwood to look at the walls. Even if you have been before...go back! Enjoy art and creative expression. It always makes me wonder we don't do this to all the buildings to make them interestesting, beautiful and unique instead of boring, grey and all alike. thewynwoodwalls.com
Dinner Date at American Social Brickell
Date days are not complete without a great dinner...usually early since we had a full day of activity and are ready for a relaxing night at home. So we decided to enjoy the views of the city from American Social's 3,000+ sq ft patio situated on the historic Miami River. It's hip yet has a romantic vibe too. The drink menu is extensive. I love a fancy margarita, so of course I had to try there version. Refreshing! The food is great and priced perfectly. We tried the pretzels, cobb salad and mushroom pizza. All good, but big portions, so we had leftovers for a late night snack...the date day that keeps giving!
Whether you are looking for dinner with a view, a social night out with friends, or a place to watch the "big game", American Social Brickell is a great spot! FYI- easy and affordable valet parking right by the door!
Website: American Social Brickell
Address: 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130
Date nights are nice, but I personally love date days because the opportunities of fun and adventure are endless when you have the daytime hours to enjoy it. So I want to share with you one of my favorite day dates in Fort Lauderdale. It combines four things I love: beach, trails, tacos and cocktails!
Head to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a walk through nature trails, feel like a kid on the swing, Take a photo under the beautiful tree then walk along the riverfront. This State park is filled with tropical hammocks, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
After a walk around the park, stop into Park and Ocean for lunch and a few cocktails or beer. I love this place! We go often, so I can say that I am a fan of the rotisserie chicken tacos and the Spiked Arnold Palmer. Emi enjoys the burgers and checking out what is on draft. The casual, natural setting of this restaurant bar is fabulous for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Fort Lauderdale weather.
Now that you're full, walk through the tunnel under A1A to Fort Lauderdale Beach for some sunshine and waves. Listen to some music, enjoy time together, and think about how great of a day date you just had!
Hi, I'm Mandy!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in the in and around the Fort Lauderdale area plus host monthly events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am Regional Marketing Manager for Sky Zone, a freelance writer, Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.