With all the summer travel and back-to-school prep, sometimes it’s nice to slow down and plan an old-fashioned date night. Whether you’re frazzled parents in need of a break or anxious about where to go on a first date, here’s a handful of ideas to get the night off to the right start. Just add good tunes, cool cocktails and dim lighting. Enjoy your time together.
Dancing in the Dark
Spin your sweetie around the dance floor at the Elliott Museum’s themed dance party series with complimentary bites and a cash bar. Irish country singer Shannen Carroll hops the pond to perform during its “Downright Country” night on August 18. For those with two left feet, Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors keep you from stepping on toes.
Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
From Forbes to The New York Times, hidden cocktail den No Man’s Land wins rave reviews for passionate mixologists and vibrant herbs and botanicals. Peruse the “Amuse Booze” menu before moving on to main attractions including small plates such as oysters and deviled eggs. Weekly nights range from tiki Tuesdays to live blues on Wednesdays.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Harbor Beach | Las Olas
The frog legs, ice cold martinis and prime rib night are back. The partners behind Lost Boy and Tropezón resurrected the famous Fox’s Lounge, a.k.a., Fox’s Sherron Inn, which had been shuttered for many years after operating since 1946. Old timers and newbies alike are once again filling the dimly lit institution’s red booths.
The ideally located city of South Miami serves many other upscale areas like Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Ponce Davis. Much of its activity centers on its commercial district (Red Road and Sunset Drive) full of indie eateries, shops and services. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Pinecrest | Ponce Davis
Quite a number of major summer concert tours are stopping at iThink Financial Amphitheatre. During this month alone, the popular live music destination welcomes Jack Johnson’s Meet The Moonlight Tour for his namesake new album, Dierks Bentley, Dave Matthews (two nights), the Black Keys and Santana with Earth, Wind & Fire.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Inspired by Rome’s romantic enotecas, REMbar piles on coziness and charm along with lovely sips and appetizers. Choose from its good-sized selection of wines by the glass or bottle—some of latter are half off on Wednesdays—while nibbling on Italian fare including antipasti like bresaola and salmon carpaccio, as well as flatbreads and charcuterie boards.