A local bar may be a great place to take a date for some dancing or partying, but bars are not always the place to go for a romantic evening. Check out a drive-in theater, go kayaking or just take a nice romantic walk along the beach or a park trail. Or maybe take in an Improv comedy show for some belly-busting laughter and a nice meal all in a low light atmosphere.

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Blue Starlite Drive In
2476 S. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133
www.miamiurbandrivein.com

While the drive-in theater is practically extinct, there are a few holdouts. Blue Starlite is one of those hold-outs. This 50 space drive-in theater is the perfect place for a romantic date. A concession stand is available that serves the typical movie fare like popcorn, candy, sodas and other food items. Many of the shows they air at this venue are old cult classics like Jaws, Hocus Pocus, The Shining, Ghostbusters and other popular films from earlier years. Car slots fill up fast, so a reservation is suggested.

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Whiskey Creek Hideout
6903 N. Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 929-4970
whiskeycreekhideout.com

Whiskey Creek has a checkered past, having had its beginnings back in the days of prohibition. But now, it is a beautiful park that is full of history and fun. John U Lloyd Beach State Park offers many amenities for visitors to this lovely park. Whiskey Creek Hideout offers food, drinks, equipment rentals like snorkeling gear, paddle boards, kayaks and beach chairs. Guided tours of the mangrove mazes, creek and reefs are also available when visitors book a snorkeling or kayak tour. What could be more romantic than taking a romantic walk around a beautiful park looking out at the beach or viewing wildlife in the area?

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Fort Lauderdale Improv
5700 Seminole Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 981-5653
improvftl.com

Most of the famous comedians we see on television and in the movies got their start on an improv stage somewhere. Richard Pryor, Adam Sandler, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy and even the great Robin Williams all got their start playing stand-up comedy on improv stages. Fort Lauderdale Improv is a wonderful place where future comedians can take stand-up comedy classes at this venue. Both beginning and advanced classes are offered, as well as regular performances. So bring your date to the Improv and enjoy the low lights, good food and some great comedy acts.

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Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33019
(954) 357-5161
www.broward.org

Anne Kolb Nature Center is a great place to take that special someone in your life for a romantic date. There is a three mile nature walk through the mangrove preserve, an eco-room where children and adults can participate in hands-on activities and a 3500 gallon saltwater aquarium filled with sea creatures. Climb the 68 foot, five level observation tower for a romantic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, the West Lake mangrove estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 919-1844
www.floridastateparks.org

Romance can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places. For a nature enthusiast, a visit to Oleta River State Park could be the perfect date spot. There are 14 miles of bike trails for cycling enthusiasts and another 2 miles of nature trails available for visitors to walk through and enjoy all of nature’s beauty. Oleta River State Park also has 1200 feet of sandy beaches for beachgoers as well as fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Although there is a $6.00 park admission fee, it is a small price to pay for an out-of-the-ordinary date with that special someone.

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