Love is in the air this month and planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be difficult! Should you go with chocolates or flowers, eat in or go out? All the pressure put on one night shouldn’t be a task and I am here to help you plan the perfect date.
For the Nature Couple
We are lucky enough to have mild winters here in Jacksonville so take advantage of everything the sunshine state has to offer this Valentine’s Day. Plan the perfect picnic by grabbing a blanket, picking out fresh charcuterie from one of your local markets, pack a nice bottle of champagne, and now you have perfect date. Think about going to one of our many beaches, Memorial Park in Riverside or even the find a secluded spot on the St. Johns River and you will have a very intimate affair.
For the Classic Couple
A classic dinner for two will always be something special and romantic. Here in Jacksonville we’re blessed to have many exceptional restaurants so grab your plus one for the night and wow them with a nice dinner and view. Below are a few of my favorite restaurants here in Jacksonville that truly have a magnificent view to accompany your meal.
- Cowford Chophouse Downtown Jacksonville
- Marker 32, Jacksonville Beach
- Black Sheep, Riverside
- Azurea at One Ocean, Atlantic Beach
- 3 Palms Grille, Ponte Vedra Beach
For the Creative Couple
Get out and do something new with your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Special evenings out don’t always have to include going to a fancy dinner or buying an expensive gift. Something fun and interactive you could do this Valentine’s Day is take a painting class and I highly suggest Painting with a Twist. This fun class allows you and your date to paint a picture you never thought you could do on your own. To make it even more romantic, bring a nice bottle of wine to set the mood. With a professional artist leading the entire class, you will leave with a work of art and a lovely memory.
For the Couple that Enjoys Entertainment
Dinner and a show? Sounds like a plan to me. Jacksonville’s own, The Alhambra, is a great place to bring your significant other for a truly one of a kind night out. Did you know that The Alhambra is the oldest continually operating dinner theater in all of the United States? They must be doing something right! Plan a fun night filled with laughs and awe that neither of our will forget for years to come.
For the Hopeless Romantic Couple
Want to create the ultimate memory that your significant other will absolutely love? What’s more creative or romantic than re-creating your first date? Get in your time machine and drive all the way back to your very first date with your special someone. Do you remember it? Try your best to recreate that first date for your significant other. It will be something that is very thoughtful, special and unforgettable.