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 Wednesday which makes a date night at the museum perfect! Many museums throughout the area offer discounted admission and extended hours on Friday 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 takeout. Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg and The Florida Botanical Gardens have some amazing picnic nooks for those seeking them out!
Stop by this beautiful waterfront setting with your Valentine to enjoy a $39 pre-fixe menu that includes tuna tartare, a petit filet and chocolate-covered strawberries! It sounds like a romantic date night to me! For reservations, please call 727.824.8807.
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 meal.
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. Check out one of my favorites; Hawkers, Buya Ramen, Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, or Stillwaters Tavern.
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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