Red Fish Grill
9610 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33156
Red Fish Grill always tops the list of best restaurants to propose in South Florida. You just can’t beat the ambience of string-lit trees, an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach and a gourmet seafood dinner. Order a glass of champagne at sunset just as the sky begins to change colors and watch the expression on your date’s face change as he or she moves from lover to fiancé. You couldn’t plan a more perfect evening if you tried.
3049 Alhambra St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Casablanca Cafe is another romantic restaurant overlooking the water. It’s located in Fort Lauderdale and has a warm Mediterranean decor with a lit fireplace and a piano player that can serenade you as you pop the big question. First warm your date up with some dinner and dancing. Then stroll over to the terrace with the moon atop the sky and the sea at your back and pledge your heart to the one you love, Hollywood movie style.
Las Olas Gondola Rides
301 S.E. 1st Ave. and the Las Olas Riverhouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Long waterways alongside palatial mansions got Fort Lauderdale the nickname, “The Venice of America.” Now it has one more element to remind you of Italia. Las Olas Gondolas offers a motorized gondola with a private covered cabin that cruises the New River and the intracoastal. You can add options like champagne and even a message in a bottle that will float up to your boat. It’s the perfect place to inscribe a marriage proposal and surprise your sweetie.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
A stroll among the gardens is reminiscent of an Emily Dickinson novel. Bring that picturesue setting to life with a proposal at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Its lush European landscapes and sprawling villa with turn-of-the-century decor will have your love feeling like she’s transported to another time. Plan a picnic followed by a proposal. You will truly be seen as an old fashioned romantic.
44 St. to 5 St. on Ocean Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Miami’s sandy beaches and cool blue waters are what every tourist has in mind when planning a wedding or a romantic night out. Dress in your best white linen, get a bouquet of red roses and enjoy a quiet night for just you and your sweetie. You can stroll along the waves or pick a nice patch of sand for your proposal. Either way, your date will feel like it’s all about him or her.