Lost In The Gardens
With over 83 acres to explore and photo opps galore, you can easily spend a day strolling the gorgeous grounds of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Ranked atop countless “Best Of” lists in North America and around the world, it’s home to more than 3,400 species of plants, numerous lakes, rare orchids, exotic flowers and the only rain forest in the continental U.S. It’s also home to the American Orchid Society and The Million Orchid Project. Bring your own picnic lunch or grab a snack at The Glasshouse Café overlooking the Wing of The Tropics butterfly garden, showcasing more than 40 species of vibrant fluttering butterflies that surround you as you take in the tropical oasis; FairchildGarden.org.
If high speeds and fast cars get you steamy, head down south to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for an exhilarating day at the racetrack. You can attend a race as a spectator or get in the driver’s seat of a real NASCAR race car at the NASCAR Driving Experience where you can attend a class at their racing school and compete with your beloved to see who has the best track time. Listen to the roar of the engines, the force of the road and get a taste for life in the fast lane; HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
Zip & Soar
Nothing brings a couple closer together than a high-adrenaline experience while immersed in nature. Head over to Jungle Island for the Treetop Trekking Adventure and strap in to get challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. With views of lush tropics and exotic animals below, zip from treetops to soaring platforms while taking in vistas of Miami’s growing skyline and Biscayne Bay. Test your strength, balance and appetite for adventure and see who is the most daring of them all as you suspend up to 30 feet in the air; MiamiTreetopTrekking.com.
Get your hands dirty and belly full at a cooking class where you can learn to master a tasty dish or two with your beloved on a tour of flavor town. Tantalize all the senses at The Real Food Academy during their weekly adult cooking classes where you’ll make your own pasta, spice up your go-to meals with new twists on favorite classics and create a decadent drool-worthy tiramisu dessert that you can recreatey at home to remind your honey how sweet you can be. Classes rotate cuisines each week, leaving you hungry for more; TheRealFoodAcademy.com.
Yacht day? Yes, please! One of the highlights of living in Miami is the endless opportunities for boating. There’s no better way to take in the sun and balmy, salty air than cruising along Biscayne Bay at sunset while sipping a glass of bubbly and taking in the beautiful sights of our Magic City skyline, the mansions of Key Biscayne, the birds flying up high in the sky and pods of dolphins frolicking down below. Head to Dinner Key Marina and hop on a sunset adventure with Happy Cruises to ride the tides as the sun sets on another perfect day in paradise; HappyCruisesMiami.com.