Top 10 Dog-Friendly Date Ideas in Miami, FL


On Valentine's Day, lovers in Miami have more date venues than they can wag a tail at! To help you, your sweetheart, and your fur-baby, too, we've gathered up some of the best spots to take both your date and your woofer. In Miami, there is something for everyone, so you're sure to find the perfect outing!

With all kinds of restaurants, cafés, beaches, and clubs at your fingertips, there is no reason to go small just because you want to include your four-legged friend in the fun. Come along as we find the ultimate date destinations around this beautiful vacation hot-spot!

Bask in the sun at Haulover Beach Park

Part beach, part dog park, all fun -- this Fido-friendly area makes a perfect date spot for the pair that likes to keep up their tan. Bring some snacks along and make it a picnic or splash around in the waves until the sun goes down! Whatever you end up doing, the happy look on your woofer's face can only make the date better.

Grab a bite and a brew at Lokal

For the couple that wants to dine in style with their barky buddy at their side, Lokal is the place to go! Run by Matthew Kuscher (who happens to be a self-proclaimed dog-lover), not only can your pup accompany you on your date, but they can order items like Marmaduke’s Meatloaf and Bowser Beer!

Get frozen at Freddo

Does your honey have a sweet tooth? Take them out for authentic helado straight from Argentina at Freddo. And while the two of you spoon-feed dessert into each other's mouths out on the patio, your pupper can lay down at your feet and catch the drips!

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Shop 'til you drop at Merrick Park

If your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day outing includes hunting for deals, a stroll about Merrick Park could be the ticket! You and your love can shop hand in hand -- with one of your other hands holding on to your woofer's leash, of course! Doggos are welcome all through the outdoor shopping area, adding even more fun to the date.

Get pampered at Neo

Do you and your valentine enjoy treating yourselves? Why not bring your fur-kid into the fun by arranging a doggy spa day at Neo Pet Spa while the humans get manicures at Neo Nails? Everyone will come out feeling their absolute best -- four-legged guests included! Even better, Neo uses all-natural products to improve your pup's experience.

Sip on a latte at All Day

What could be more romantic than taking your love to get “the best cup of coffee in Miami” according to Vogue? Nothing, that's what! Unless, of course, you happen to bring your pooch along, too. While you and your valentine experience new levels of caffeine appreciation, your pupper can down one of the café's fresh-made doggy treats!

Cover ground at Cape Florida Nature Trail

Few things help a couple bond faster than an adventure! Head over to the Cape Florida Nature Trail on the day of love and be sure to bring your leashed doggo along for the fun! Remember to pack some snacks for your trek and make sure you have enough water for the three of you.

Catch some comedy at Taurus

Giggle up a storm with that special someone and let your fur-babe accompany you at Taurus, Miami's flagship bar. Known for being a loved whiskey house for locals, your pupper can actually come right inside the building! Why not see if you and your date can help your woofer's rise to fame by getting them in the online dog album?

Go off-leash at Kennedy Park

If nothing brings you more joy than seeing your fluffy pal run free, why not spend some of your Valentine's Day at Kennedy Park? It doesn't hurt that this well-kept dog area happens to be right on the beautiful shoreline, either. The park has ample room for you to cozy up close to your sweetheart as your pupper bounces in the sun.

Indulge at Sushi Kong

Let your inner foodies free at Sushi Kong, a Latin-Japanese fusion restaurant that allows woofers on their patio. You and your valentine can sample a plethora of interesting tastes while feeling the comfort of your pooch's tail gently hitting your feet. The interesting blend of foods makes for an unexpected experience that you and your date are sure to love!