Are you looking for a memorable way to get out of the apartment for Valentine’s Day? Carve out some special time with your sweetheart and head out to one of these great local events and hot spots. You're sure to enjoy a charming day together.
1. Siesta Key Valentine Stroll
Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key
9.6 mile from Springs at Bee Ridge
From 5 to 8 p.m. on February 14, Siesta Key Village is hosting a special Valentine Stroll. Live music will play throughout the area and merchants will hand out sweet candy kisses. You’ll see pink and red balloons adorning participating locations, so make sure you stop at these shops to see what their holiday offerings include. This is a casual way to enjoy a cheerful evening, whether you’re with your sweetheart or simply sharing the love with family and friends.
2. Valentine’s Day at the Beach
Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key
20 miles from Springs at Palma Sola
Head to Siesta Key Beach this Valentine’s Day and you can renew your vows with a Sarasota judicial magistrate to preside over the ceremony. This is an annual tradition that’s taken place on the beach for more than 25 years. To take part, register by February 10 by calling 941-861-5000.
Check-in for registered couples begins at 4:30 p.m. and the event starts at 5 p.m. Vow renewals are only $10 a couple and include refreshments, flowers, music, a certificate and a special gift to remember the day.
3. Pier 22 Dining
1200 1st Ave West, Bradenton
Enjoy a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day at Pier 22. This is one of the most popular fine dining establishments in Bradenton, featuring an extensive menu of gourmet highlights. You can enjoy the day’s fresh catch, lobster tails, New York strip, roast duckling and much more in a beautiful waterfront location. Reserve your table early to get a seat for Valentine’s Day.
4. The Table Creekside
5365 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
7.3 miles from Springs at Bee Ridge
You’ll find a special menu waiting at The Table Creekside this Valentine’s Day. The chef’s special creations for the day include a seafood tantra, lobster aphrodisiac, crispy duck and spiced java crusted bison tenderloin. The regular menu will be available as well, so you’ll have plenty of delicacies to choose from. Book a table now to get your spot.
5. Pampering at the Ritz-Carlton Spa
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota
9.4 miles from Springs at Bee Ridge
The Ritz-Carlton has a legendary reputation synonymous with luxury, and they’re offering a special treat for couples who visit their spa for Valentine’s Day. They’re offering a 50- or 80-minute couples massage where you can choose from relaxation, stress relief or deep muscle treatments. After time in the couple’s massage room, top off the romantic experience with a 20-minute rose petal bath for two. Call ahead to reserve your treatment.
How will you spend your Valentine’s Day? Share your top picks for romantic local destinations in the comments section below.