Whether you and your love are active adventurers, art enthusiasts, or major foodies, we’ve got date ideas for Valentine's Day in St. Petersburg and Clearwater that any couple will enjoy.
Date Night at the Museum
This year, February 14 lands on a Thursday, which makes a date night at the museum perfect! Many museums throughout the area offer discounted admission and extended hours on Thursday evenings, so if you want to admire artwork that’s as beautiful as your Valentine without breaking the bank, you’re in luck.
At the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, enjoy their collection of over 500 pieces of Contemporary American Studio Glass for just $5 after 5 p.m. If glass isn’t your thing, consider strolling through The Dali Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts, both of which offer admission after 5 p.m. for $10.
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For the active couple who wants to get moving and try something new this Valentine’s Day, consider taking a class together at Kinesis in Clearwater! This unconventional gym offers aerial bungee fitness classes where participants strap in and enter the world of weightlessness. They offer a variety of classes on Thursdays including Aerial Bungee Fitness, Bungee Flight Club, and Core Bungee.
Take your love to new heights this Valentine’s Day! If your date has an adventurous spirit and isn’t afraid of heights, this rock climbing gym in St. Petersburg offers a fun and unique venue for valentines. Whether it’s your first time on the wall or you’ve got the climbing skills of a monkey, Vertical Ventures has something for everybody to play on.
Picnic in the Park
Instead of taking your Valentine on a traditional dinner date, mix things up a bit this year and enjoy a picnic in one of the many beautiful parks or gardens that the area has to offer! You can impress your date with your amazing cooking skills and whip something up at home beforehand or grab a blanket and some take out. Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg and The Florida Botanical Gardens both have some amazing picnic nooks for those who seek them out!
Limited seating is available for this special event. Enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Chef's seasonal cheese and charcuterie selection for two for $150. For reservations, please call 727.824.8807.
If your valentine is a lover of jazz music, we’ve got the perfect date idea for you. Snag a couple tickets to Whitney Jame's Jazz Valentine at The Palladium Theater to enjoy a concert featuring timeless love songs as James and her band set the mood for love.
Plant-based partner? No problem! Take them to Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater this Valentine’s Day for a free Vegan Valentine cooking class! You can spoil your sweetheart with a completely whole-food, plant-based, and gluten-free potato and celery root chowder paired with a rich chocolate mousse.
Does your date love all things local? Spend the evening at the Royal Palm Market at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails in The EDGE District of St. Petersburg! This market features a wide variety of local makers from specialty pet products to organic skin care. The market is hosted in the space next to Intermezzo, a coffee shop by day and craft cocktail bar by night that serves up some seriously amazing drinks.
Table for Two
If you and your date are more into the traditional Valentine’s Day route of a dinner date and some cocktails, you’ve got quite a selection of restaurants in the area that are featuring special Valentine’s Day menus this year. Consider making reservations at Parkshore Grill on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg to feast on their Trio for Two menu, or head to Callaloo for their Valentine’s Experience complete with a three-course meal and live music and dancing.
With all of the cultural experiences, mouth-watering cuisine, and beautiful parks in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, there’s a perfect Valentine’s Day date for every couple in the area.
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