The most romantic time of year always seems to be during the winter. Christmas passes you by, then your New Year’s Eve kiss follows, and before you know it Valentine’s Day arrives. It can be difficult to keep the holidays special and exciting. Year after year we find ourselves doing much of the same which usually involves expensive dinning at crowded restaurants. Change up the routine this year, there are so many things to do that could make this Valentine’s Day a little more special for you and your loved one. We’ve put together some great options for lovebirds, families, and even friends to celebrate cupid’s day in style.
If you’re single this year, be sure to hit up Boca Raton’s Blue Martini for Steve Fox’s Valentine’s Day Party! The event kicks off on February 11th at 6:00 PM with plenty to keep you entertained. Perks will include a free hot & cold buffet, free dessert, a free drink, and free kisses (of course). Additionally, the first 50 lucky women to arrive with receive a free Valentine’s Day gift. The cost of the event will only be $20 at the door, and $15 if you decide to prepay. Enjoy a live band and DJ, dance with your friends, and maybe even meet your next year’s Valentine! Buy your ticket now at http://stevefoxsocial.com/category/florida-events/.
Wynwood Bar Crawl (Single’s Edition):
On February 11th, the famous Wynwood Art District of Miami will be hosting a bar crawl where you will stop at some fantastic places, including but not limited to: SHOTS Miami, La Garage, The Butcher Shop, Garden, J. Wakefield, and Veza! Other bars are likely to be added to the route in the days to come. Selling at just $20 a ticket, you can relish in 5 FREE drinks, other phenomenal specials at each bar, fun “swag” to wear around, and an amazing experience to share with your loved ones. Join hundreds of other crawlers and see the beauty of Wynwood while you’re at it. All venues are in walking distance so that driving is not an issue. Check in at SHOTS at 311 NW 23rd ST Miami, FL 33127 from 7-9 PM. The specials last until 11:00 PM, so get there early to enjoy all you can!
Get a head start on Cupid this year and join other singles for the speed dating experience. This February 8th, Platforms Dance Club will be hosting their event starting at 7:00 PM (Check-in at 6:40 PM). For $35, meet up to 12 or more possible matches in 2 hours! Speed dating can be a great experience in of itself, even if you don’t find “the one” by the end. What a way to spend the holiday with some of your close friends. And who knows, maybe it will get you a date for the 14th! Ages for this event are 45-59 for single professionals. If you do meet someone you’re interested in, fill out your interest form at the end to discreetly mention who you fancy, and you’ll be set up together for another date. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-sold-out-speed-dating-event-in-palm-beach-fl-on-february-8th-for-single-professionals-ages-tickets-39799041003?aff=es2.
A picnic for two is a good idea for your Valentine’s Day date. But Atlantic Hotel & Spa is there for you to make it even better. Feast upon your gourmet picnic basket that will include a complete menu with a bottle of wine (Pinot Grigio or Chianti), a bottle of San Pellegrino, chocolate covered strawberries, and more of your favorite treats. A dinner special will be available from the 11th through the 18th. For more menu information visit opentable.com. The rate is $120 per couple, a steal for what you receive. Did we mention the view? The spa is located on the beachfront of Fort Lauderdale, and you can’t beat that. Make reservations by calling 954-567-8070. If you want to take your special date up a notch, book a room and stay the night!
Want to share a quiet, romantic view with your lover at the top of a lighthouse? Easy! Book a reservation for the 14th. This tradition was started by Jupiter pioneers Harry & Susan DuBois, and couples have been taking advantage of it (rightly so) ever since. Each couple has the opportunity to enjoy the lighthouse separately, so this experience can be an intimate night for two. Propose to your lover, ask your lady to make it official, or simply share each other’s embrace under the moonlight at 105 feet in the air. This event is a limited one, at $75 per couple, you are allotted 15 minutes to spend during 5-9 PM. Find tickets at http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/calendar.
Celebrate love and romance at the Annual “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert located in Miami, FL this February 14th. The Charles Deering Estate will be hosting the event starting at 8:00 PM (gates open at 7:00 PM), and tickets are only $30. Yoli Mayor and Alejandro Elizondo will be sharing with you the live entertainment and their dreamy jazz music. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or your own picnic basket. Food and refreshments will be offered either way. Be with your wife, girlfriend, or partner under the stars this year and dance the night away! Find tickets here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2952523/annual-moonlight-musicvalentines-day-concert-miami-deering-estate
Want something more upscale to celebrate your love? The Addison located in Boca Raton is the perfect spot to go to. Enjoy dinner for two or four if you want to make it a double date at this Five Diamond Star Award winning restaurant under the 100 year old Banyan trees and the moonlight. Make your reservations now as tickets will go fast, with the event beginning at 5:30 PM on the 14th. Live music, unlimited champagne & wine, and a complimentary gift for your sweetheart are just some of the perks. Call 561-372-0568 for a reservation or visit https://theaddisonofbocaraton.com/valentines-day/ for more information.
Love your friends, wine, and charity? Love a great deal? Wines For Humanity is a company that gives you the experience of a lifetime at your own home and also gives back to the local community. For $55, a professional wine advisor will join you for a two-hour wine tasting for 12 to 16 people at a $250 value. Each tasting will include six bottles of wine from a local retailer, with glasses provided. You can enjoy a selection of wines, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the prevention of homelessness in America. All you have to do is provide the tasting location and your own snacks. For more information, visit https://www.groupon.com/deals/wines-for-humanity-4-18-palm-beach.
If you’re in South Florida for Valentine’s Day, why not bask in the beautiful atmosphere? Go on a sunset sightseeing cruise for two, four, or six people. Relax and cruise aboard the Hakuna Matata along the skyline of Downtown West Palm Beach. View the beautiful mansions, yachts, and water in the city and enjoy your private party. This is a BYOB event, so bring all the goodies you want for feasting. Additional refreshments are available on board in case you run out or forget your own. Give in to the opportunity to see an area that’s home to some of the most beautiful water front homes in the country. Better yet, this time of year will allow you to enjoy some of the best weather that South Florida has to offer. Get your tickets here: https://www.groupon.com/deals/visit-palm-beach-1-6
This year celebrates not only Valentine’s Day but also the 20th anniversary of the famous presentation of The Vagina Monologues. At G-Spot Bar in Wilton Manors, SunServe – Women’s Services, Thou Art Woman, and Niki Lopez Creative will be hosting the event and making aware the issues regarding women like rape, battery, genital mutilation, incest, and many other struggles that comes with being a women. With feminism being such a prominent issue this year, what better way to celebrate with your girlfriends? Doors will open at 6:00 PM for a pre-show gallery viewing and entertainment. The real show will begin at 7:00 PM. Wilton Manors has a loving and exciting atmosphere, so take a walk around the area after the show and enjoy the town! Get your tickets for only $10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vagina-monologues-wilton-manors-tickets-42014680039?aff=es2
Need a raunchy Night Out? Double Dee’s will be hosting a party filled with excitement. Get your boogie on, watch the live shows, and dine on the unique food menu. This event will begin at 5:00 PM if you would like to join for happy hour, but the real show starts at 8:00 PM sharp. Find tickets and additional information here: RanchReservations@DDWPB.com.
It’s difficult to find a nice, fun place to dance to quality music in an old-fashioned atmosphere. That’s why the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center in Pompano Beach will be hosting one of the year’s best parties for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy live music from the 20s, swing era, and more. $14.00 is a small price to pay for a great night out with your lover. The Big Band Dance will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-concert-series-valentines-day-big-band-dance-tickets-37503503990?aff=es2#tickets and refunds are available. So dress to the nines, dine & drink, and most importantly, have the night of your life with your dancing partner.
For those who would like to spend the holiday surrounded by their family, take you and your children to the Everglades Day Festival on February 10th at Arthur R. Marshall, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge! Educate your children on the eco-system, walk through South Florida’s beautiful nature, and create memories together. This outdoor, family-friendly festival and eco-adventure will be filled with entertainment that includes guest speakers, wildlife presentations, interactive games, canoeing, history, and more. Of course, music and food trucks will be ready to really get the party going. Have fun, learn some interesting facts about nature and enjoy the free admission. The festival lasts from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Find more information at http://www.auduboneverglades.org/programs-and-events/everglades-day/