Cast The Day Away Sunset Cruises
Sail from the Miami Marina at Bayside or the Bahia Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale aboard their fleet of comfortable catamarans: Spirit of Lauderdale, Caribbean Spirit or Tranquility. You can see the city in an entirely new light, from the water, as the sun disappears behind the cityscape. It’s not only romantic, but also unique and fun. Relax to the sound of the waves and island music as you sip champagne. Sailings are year round and you can book up to two weeks in advance.
Everglades National Park
40001 State Highway 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Everglades National Park is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the U.S., a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance. If you haven’t been to the Everglades for sunset, you’re missing out on one of nature’s most glorious panoramic views. Bring your camera to capture the pastel color-filled sky and the vistas of old Florida shrubs and cypress as they fade to black. After the sun sets, don’t rush away, stay and look up. The stars blanket the sky and sparkle amazingly bright, far away from the city lights.
Red Fish Grill
9610 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Matheson Hammock beach/park/marina has long been a favorite of local and visitors alike as the ideal place to pitch a blanket in the grass or the soft sand and watch the boats come up and down the channel. With the additional perk of a top-tier restaurant, Red Fish Grille, you can skip the swimsuit and beach towels and simply come for dinner instead. Dine outside and watch the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay illuminate with the vibrant colors of the setting sun. The white twinkling lights in the palm trees will add to the glow. Who needs candlelight when you have all this? Bring someone you love to share a sunset with you at this splendid waterfront hideaway.
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Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Mark your calendar for the next full moon, then get to the pool deck on the 7th floor of the Ritz-Carlton for the most unforgettable evening. Since a full moon rises at sunset, you’ll not only catch the colorful sky from the sun setting in the west, you’ll get to see the moon rise over the Atlantic in the east. For this monthly event, the hotel turns the pool deck into a moonlit lounge. You’ll find comfortable couches, mystical palm readers, music by a DJ, specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers. You don’t have to be a guest either, this party is open to the public and proceeds go to charity. Oh, and there’s no cover charge; only $7 to valet.
South Pointe Park
1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33109
Serving customers since 1970, the World Famous Parrot Lounge is a great place on Ft. Lauderdale Beach to watch a baseball game. The selection of craft beers tantalizes every customer to sit and enjoy the carbs from the hops and barley without ordering from the menu. The menu offers Philly cheesesteaks, cheese fries, mahi-mahi and other great selections. It shows Philadelphia Eagles games and Dolphins games during the football season and Penn State college football games as well.
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