Whether you're a hopeless romantic or are trying to win over that special someone's heart, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day options for you in Southwest Florida. Here are five romantic places to go with your loved one:
1. Cristof's on McGregor
10231 McGregor Blvd
6.7 miles from Springs at Six Mile Cypress
This charming restaurant serves perfectly prepared American and Southern cuisine in a restored vintage home. While dining at Cristof's is enjoyable year-round, the more mild temperatures that Southwest Florida brings during the winter makes the restaurant's patio the optimal seating choice. A few of the highly coveted items on the menu include the Fried Great Tomatoes and the Oysters Casino.
2. Connors Steakhouse
Gulf Coast Town Center
10076 Gulf Center Dr
4.2 miles from Springs at Gulf Coast
Nothing says fine dining like a dry aged steak cooked to perfection, and Connors Steakhouse offers the very best selection of steaks and seafood in Fort Myers. When making a reservation, be sure to request a private booth that will make conversation easier and set a romantic ambiance. Start with the lobster bisque and don't miss the homemade mac and cheese!
3. Bistro 41
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave
2.1 miles from Springs at Six Mile Cypress
While some are initially attracted to this venue for its phenomenal wine selection, the food is not to be missed! For the more than 20 years, Bistro 41 has served as a Ft. Myers landmark and you'll soon know why upon stepping foot in the door. The restaurant offers a bayfront dining experience to set the mood for a romantic evening, and is conveniently located near the Regal Cinemas Belltower 20 movie theater if you and that special someone want to catch a flick after dinner.
4. Veranda Restaurant
2122 Second St
8.4 miles from Springs at Six Mile Cypress
Step into the Veranda Restaurant in Fort Myers and you’ll instantly be transported to the bygone era of Antebellum charm. This award-winning restaurant sprawls across two turn-of-the-century homes in historic Fort Myers and features a menu with Southern regional cuisine. The restaurant's garden courtyard has been a romantic dining tradition in Southwest Florida since 1978, and between the white glove service and the restaurant's piano bar, Veranda Restaurant is sure to create a dining experience to remember.
5. Picnic on one of Southwest Florida's beautiful beaches
When you're living in a Springs Southwest Florida apartment, you pretty much have your pick of beaches in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Venice, and Naples. Packing a picnic dinner and heading out to the beach to catch the sunset is sure to be an appreciated romantic gesture. If you plan on celebrating Valentine's Day a little early, Saturday, February 11 will be the optimal time to stargaze on the beach, as you might get to witness a comet swing by Earth.
How do you plan to spend Valentine's Day in Southwest Florida? Let us know in the comments section!