Top 5 Best Budgeted Date Ideas in Miami


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A couple kissing at the ball and chain in Miami

Spring break is an opportune time for students to ask a special someone to go on a romantic outing. Romantic dinners can be expensive and difficult to plan, but there are so many places around Miami for fun, affordable dates.  Some of the following places are both teen friendly and economical.

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1. The Falls

The Falls is a safe open-air shopping center with stores, restaurants, food stands, and a movie theater. Most parking spots around Miami require you to pay for the time spent, but this mall’s parking spaces and garages are free. Regarding the movie theater, ticket prices range from $12.62-$18, depending on the movie, and food such as popcorn is usually $6-$7, depending on the size. After you and your date finish the movie, you can head to the ice cream shop next to the theater. There are also on-the-go food stores in the mall that sell churros, Starbucks, crepes, and more.

Address: 8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; movie theater open past hours for certain movies


Sophia the barista handing a customer tea; Picture taken by @teaandpoetsevents

2. Tea & Poets at Sunset Place Mall

Another fun place to go in Miami is Tea & Poets at Sunset Place Mall. Tea & Poets sells items such as clothes, jewelry, food, snacks, tea, and more. It has a creative environment that lets you express yourself in any form. They host free open-mic nights every Wednesday. where people can do slam poetry, stand-up comedy, sing, or showcase another talent. On Saturdays, they usually host local bands of different genres for a $10 entry fee per person. Throughout the week, it’s a quiet place where you can sit down and enjoy yourself with food, drinks, and even board games. Parking is available at Sunset Place. For 2-hour parking, the cost will be $4. Then the parking price increases by $1 per hour.

Address: 5701 Sunset Dr. Unit 126, South Miami, FL 33143
Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wed. from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sat. from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


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3. Knaus Berry Farm

Knaus Berry Farm is a popular place for many Miami residents to visit. It is known for its delicious cinnamon rolls and milkshakes. It is a family-operated business that only accepts cash, so be sure to bring your wallet. If you’d like a healthier and more interactive option, they also allow you to pick fresh strawberries ($3.50 per pound) and tomatoes ($1.85 per pound) located at the back of the building.

Address: 15980 SW 248th St, Miami, FL 33031
Hours: Nov.-Apr.; Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.




Salsa partners show off the traditional Cuban dance in front of Ball and Chain; Picture by Ball & Chain

4. Ball and Chain

If you’re looking for a more cultural place to explore, head to Little Havana, where you’ll find Ball and Chain. With its traditional Cuban decorations and furniture, Ball and Chain is the perfect place to go for a cheap bite and great music. It also offers free dance lessons at night, so you and your partner can enjoy learning traditional Latino dances like salsa and bachata.

Address: 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Hours:  Enjoy delicious Cuban food all day from 11am – 8pm, no ID required! 21+ with proper state or federal ID required after 8pm.


Maya Chaiken and her girlfriend, Silvana Orengo, enjoying their date at Superblue; Picture by Silvana Orengo

5. Superblue Miami

For a more creative and immersive experience, visit Superblue Miami, an interactive museum. You can play with the art on display, walk through mirrored labyrinths, go beyond boundaries, and enter a light-based experience that wraps around you. Although it’s a little pricey ($36 per person), the unforgettable experience is definitely worth it.

Address: 1101 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.