Long-distance first date in Miami.
February 9, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for first-date ideas in Miami. The catch is that the first date is with someone who lives 2000 miles away from me, and we're both traveling to Miami from elsewhere. I want to spend time getting to know him in a low-key way, but also see a little bit of Miami while I'm there. Suggestions for places we should see/those we should avoid?
posted by splendid animal to travel & transportation around Miami, FL (9 answers total)
We'll have two full days to spend together, a Sunday and a Monday. Staying very near the University of Miami, and we will have a car. I don't want to spend a lot of time driving or taking tours; I want us to have plenty of time for talking face to face and basically just hanging out since that is the point of the trip.
Since first dates are nerve wracking anyhow, and seeing someone in person for the first time after extended conversations online is also nerve wracking, I am looking for relatively simple things we could do/places we could spend time just getting to know each other in a relaxed way.
I have in mind things like going for a meandering walk somewhere, maybe having a meal of takeout food on the beach, a relaxed but romantic restaurant, stuff like that. Any suggestions for low-key beaches/restaurants/places to hang out? Our price range is inexpensive to moderate.
We're both hugely into books and somewhat into music, and abhor the kitschy and tourist thing for the most part. I want to make sure we have plenty of time getting to know each other, but I also don't want to end up bored and with no idea where in Miami we could go in order to make that process more enjoyable. Additionally, I want to see a little bit of the city since I've never been there before.
(We've been talking for a year + and knew each other briefly many years ago, if that matters to any of you. Since I know MeFites care, I will assure you that I'm taking safety precautions to avoid Stranger Danger type scenarios and such.)