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
I love coffee. I love breakfast with m,y coffee. Sometimes I want a relaxing place, sometimes I need a spot to get work done, sometimes I need coffee for my coffee (free refills a must on this day) and sometimes I want a fancy breakfast experience. So that is why my list of favorite coffee spots is very diverse.
The Alchemist: Coffee and Thoughts
The perfect spot in a calm & rustic environment, with chic outside tables that happens to serves awesome coffee.
Riverside Market: Coffee and Chill
Yes, it is a great spot for beer. But did you know they have a great breakfast and is a very chill place to enjoy coffee?! Try to breakfast croissant - it's delicious!
Anne's Florist: Coffee and Work
There are multiple reasons to visit- flowers and wine bar BUT it also offers great coffee and sweet treats. The atmosphere is cute, cozy and smells delightful. Always quiet, so perfect to get some work done.
Andrews Diner: Coffee with Coffee
I love a good old fashion, traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast and COFFEE with unlimited refills. On those days, Andrews Diner is definitely a top choice. Good food, great price, friendly service and free coffee refills.
Shooter's: Fancy Coffee with Views
Ok, this is more of a brunch spot with good views to enjoy as you sip coffee followed by mimosa. But still a favorite of mine, so I couldn't leave it off. But be ready to spend some $$$. Do Saturday yoga to save $5! :) Read about my experience with that, here.
Want a fun and healthy way to start your weekend? Well, I have found the perfect way to spend the morning. Set your alarm, grab a yoga mat, and head to Shooters Waterfront restaurant.
You will have a relaxing and beautiful view as a local yoga instructor, Taryn Allen, offers free Yoga every Saturday, Dozens of people are starting their Saturdays by relaxing their mind and expanding their flexibility, strength and positive energy. This hour-long session takes place on the intercoastal dock... if you have never dined here...it is BEAUTIFUL!
But that's not it, afterwards, yoga participants receive a complimentary mimosa and five dollars off their popular brunch.
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.