No, we are not suggesting you propose, but sometimes it is fun to stray away from the traditional dinner-and-a-movie evening. Here are a few ideas to get you both interacting in a non-traditional setting.
Dave & Busters (3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood, 954/923-5505)
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Specials: Half price games every Wednesday from open to close!
Grab your date and head down south for a night of dinner, drinks and flirty competition. Dave & Busters is a full service restaurant and arcade in one. Order their Eat & Play Combo and choose one of eight entrees and receive a $10 game card. Play old style arcade games, racing video games, billiards and shuffleboard.
The unique restaurant also has not one, but two happy hours for your drinking pleasure.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Science and Discovery (401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/467-6637)
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 6:00 p.m.
Open 365 days a year.
Feel young at heart, while on a date at the science museum. General admission gets you into all the exhibits and IMAX theatre (read: a 5-story high movie screen and stadium seating). Discover fossils, ecosystems, weather patterns, otters...and more about your date!
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 561/338-1473)
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.
Explore 20 acres of protected barrier island and enjoy the ocean breeze on an early afternoon. Gumbo Limbo is located at the north end of Red Reef Park and offers an opportunity to see native animals and plants up close. Stroll hand-in-hand on the one-fourth mile boardwalk and surrounding trails. Walk to the top of a 40-foot observation tower and see our backyard in a new light. Pause in the butterfly garden (peak months are May and June). Gumbo Limbo also offers nighttime turtle walks and hatchling releases.
Zoo Miami (12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305/251-0400)
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily
Open 365 days a year. Ticket booth closes at 4:00 p.m.
Get in touch with your date’s wild side during a trip to Zoo Miami in Miami. This 340-acre experience holds 2,000 animals and 1,200 plants. Hold hands while you point out hippos, rhinos, lions, koalas, giraffes and jaguars. See the recent Amazon & Beyond exhibit as well, 27 acres set aside for the plants and animals of South America.
American Watersports (615 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954/946-1811)
Hours: 9 a.m to 5 p.m., daily
Grab your love interest, a bottle of sunscreen and show some skin! American Waterspots spices up an average beach day with some water rentals. Rent jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and sailboats for an hour or a whole afternoon! Their 13’ Hobie Wave Sailboat seats two people and is perfect for a special day out on the sea.
New to the area? Take a 16-mile guided jet ski tour around the area with your date!