My husband and I decided we needed some time alone. We needed to getaway, take a short break and whoosah to kick the second quarter of 2017 into high-gear. What better way to get away plus, have a bit of fun than a trip to South Florida!
We planned out the trip in one week! It was exciting to bring out the adventurousÂ side that we knew we had. It was just a bit bottled up since our escapades in high-school, nearly 11 years ago. My husband liked the idea of this spontaneous and romantic adventure we both were so eager to partake in. Being a new mom, I refused to plan a trip without our son. I literally cried knowing that my “chocolate baby” would be thousands of miles away but, I knew that we both needed some “us” time and ditching the 6 inches of snow was a bonus. Â Plus, my beautiful mom and sister enjoyed letting baby Calvin spice up their world for a few days and he loves spending time with his TT and Grandma, no rules, just fun.
We’ve visited Miami before but it was over 7 years ago. So, I began to put together a list of the most popular activities and the best restaurants. Here’s how our romantic getaway went and what we enjoyed during our stay. Read the details and watch the video, below:
Romantic Getaway Trip | Things To Do In South Florida
JWBÂ Prime Steak & Sea Food in Hollywood Beach, FL
Upscale, Laid Back Luxe Dining ExperienceÂ with delectable appetizers, salads, entrees and the dessert was amazing. We called an Uber to JWB Restaurant located inside the Magaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. As we walked into the resort, we were surrounded by beautiful beach decor, high ceilings and a grand entry. To the right, was the JWB Prime Steak & Sea Food Restaurant, welcoming us with a massive lite bar with every drink you can imagine along with a stunning open seafood bar. The hostess greeted us, asked for our name for reservation and we were immediately seated.
What We Ordered: Â Appetizer: Husband ordered Appetizer: Classic Shrimp Cocktail | Dinner: Prime Bone-In Steak & Mac N Cheese | Dessert: Key Lime Pie
I ordered Appetizer: Lobster Bisque Soup and Caesar Salad | Dinner: Beef Short Ribs Pappardelle & Sauteed Spinach Dessert: Banana Creme Pie
Drinks: Bottle of Wine: Rosa Regale Brachetto Di Acqui Docg & Key Lime Martini & Fortune Teller
The Price Rnge: $$$
Customer Service: Â Excellent, our server Maurico recommended delectable dishes for us to try. He cleaned our tables and took away finished dishes swiftly. Maurico allowed us time to converse yet, checked on us often to ensure we enjoyed the meal. Any specific request we had, he promptly delivered.
Would We Return? Â Absolutely! The service was amazing. The food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Overall, I would highly recommend this beautiful restaurant for a family outing as well as a romantic date night for you and your spouse.
For more information and to reserve seating at this amazing restaurant, click here.
Riverfront Sunset Booze Cruise
The perfect cruise for a romantic night out. The Riverfront Booze Cruise allowed us to watch the sunset right on the water!Upon arrival we were greeted and asked to take a photo in front of the boat. Once we walked onto the boat, we went up a flight of stairs where I was welcomed by a large bar, seating area and music. As we listened to the top 40 hits, we relaxed on the back patio while viewing the sunset and gorgeous million dollar homes. The booze tour lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes. More details about this fun cruise is located, here.
Spartico Mayfair Hotel & SpaÂ
Rustic Italian Cuisine with an spectacularÂ ambiance inside the Mayfair Hotel. The Spartico is located in the beautiful Coconut Grove area of Miami. Upon entry you have the option to sit inside the restaurant, next to a beautiful waterfall or outside in the patio area.
What We Ordered:Â I ordered: Appetizer: Positano, Argula Salad | Lunch: Pasta Pomodoro | Dessert: Â Drinks: Mojito & Key Lime Martini
Husband ordered: Appetizer: Calamari | Lunch: Tuscan Chicken Pasta| Drink: San Pera
The Price Range: $$
Customer Service: Our waitress was very attentive to our needs, timely delivery of hot and fresh food.
Would We Return? Absolutely! The scenery, the ambiance and the food was delicious. The customer service was excellent and the parking was inexpensive. It’s a great restaurant to enjoy for a date night or with the entire family.Â Reserve seating and enjoy delectable bites by visiting, http://www.mayfairhotelandspa.com/dining/
Life is about capturing memories and creating lasting experiences together. Jet Skiing was so much fun! My husband took the wheel, I hopped on the back and we were guided out to our pin point to wait for the instructor. Well, let’s just say there really was no concrete directions, just drive. I felt pretty confident since I had on my safety gear but I’ve never been so close to water over 6ft. Praise HIM for the drinks I had prior to, it calmed our nerves and the hubs was hitting the waves on that jet ski. It was an adrenaline pleaser for sure. I highly recommend.
Segway Â Tour Fort LauderdaleÂ
Informational and fun! We were lucky to have the owner, Jon available to give us a fun, gut busting with laughter tour! Jon,Â created a fun atmosphere for us to laugh, rideÂ and learn about the architecture and homes in one of the most elite neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale area.
Learning The Segway?Â I loved how Jon, our guide and instructor, took time to ensure every guest knew how to get on the Segway, make left and right turns, full circle turns and kick the Segway into full speed. I learned how to maneuver the Segway pretty quickly, approximately 5 minutes.
The Tour: We went on an hour tour (felt like 10 mins) with one stop to step off the Segway. During our stop we learned about Al Capone’s home and history. We hopped back on the Segway and view beautiful multi-million dollar homes. Some homes were owned by NFL coaches. During the tour we stopped our Segways and Jon shared information about the beautiful scenery while playing some hilarious recordings and making jokes.
Overall, the Segway tour in For Lauderdale was a ton of fun and I would definitely recommend for anyone traveling in the area. Learn more, here.
Of course, we took a bit of time away from the camera to party and relax. Many of you captured some behind the scenes on our Instagram Stories, here and here. Throughout the trip, I wore comfortable and flowy dresses like this maxi dress from http://www.HerTreasuresBoutique.com. This was such a fun and relaxing trip. I hope you stop by a few of these destinations on your way to South Florida.
When was the last time you enjoyed a fun yet, romantic getaway with your spouse? Be sure to check out these awesome spots when traveling in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area.
Thank you for reading!
Chat soon, Ro’Shunda
During our trip, we’ve received complimentary items in exchange for our honest review. All opinions expressed here are our own.