We live in a city unlike any other… so get outside, breathe some fresh air and indulge. While others are freezing across the country, we are able to stroll around in t-shirts and still enjoy a beautiful picnic at the beach in January. If you haven’t really thought about doing any New Year’s Resolutions, it’s not too late. Add simple things into your life that don’t cost a lot of money but will bring you and your sweetheart closer together. If you’re not that creative here are some ideas and tips to get you started.
Take advantage of this beautiful weather, and pack a picnic and head to one of the beautiful parks in Miami. Grab a large blanket or if you want to lounge for a little while, bring some folding chairs. Extra points if you bring a bottle of wine and two wine glasses. Some of our favorite parks are Alice Wainwright park in Coconut Grove or Matheson Hammocks off Old Cutler. Don’t forget the bug repellent!
If you have a friendly dog that you’d like to bring along, go to the Kennedy dog park in Coconut Grove. You can bring a book and read to each other, or just bask in the sun and relax while you talk, reminisce and laugh about the past or dream and talk about the future.
If you’re feeling energetic and sporty, bring a frisbee, a football or soccer ball to incorporate some exercise into your day. If you just aren’t in the mood for playing, take a walk over the Rickenbacker Causeway bridge in Key Biscayne. If you’re looking to do some sight-seeing, picnic in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park with the historic lighthouse backdrop setting the scene for romance.
If you’re feeling more adventurous and want to explore, take a drive down to the Schnebly’s Winery in the Redlands . . . or make a weekend of it and continue down to the Keys. If you can’t decide where to go, remember that as a local, you can benefit from all that South Florida locations available to you. There are so many you could explore a new one every weekend of the year.