Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you want to make this year’s celebration of love extra special, it may have already occurred to you to take a trip to the beach and Destin. With its sunny, mild weather even in February, Destin can be a great setting for your romantic getaway. You can enjoy a soothing, private holiday together in your vacation rental or the beach, or you can surround yourself with the many Valentine’s Day themed events going on throughout town. Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Destin.

At a Fine Dining Restaurant

Dinner is always a good idea for a romantic evening out. However, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so it’s a good idea to go big or go home. Don’t just go to the cozy restaurant across the street. Book a five star restaurant, the kind that requires a reservation and dressing up. It’s an opportunity to treat yourselves for a night, and treat each other. Consider renowned restaurants like Vue on 30A or Brotula’s. You can also try Marina Cafe with its gorgeous water views or Seager’s Fine Steaks & Seafood Restaurant.

Sampling Gumbo

Are you and your significant other enthusiastic foodies? Consider taking a short drive to Sandestin for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, “one of the largest and most popular food events along the Emerald Coast.” This year, it kicks off on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 15, with a delicious shrimp boil. Award winning seafood, shrimp, and Bloody Mary’s can all be found here to delight the taste buds as well as the heart.

On a Cruise

What’s more romantic than a moonlit cruise? If you’re looking for something outside the normal fine dining restaurant for Valentine’s Day, consider taking a Moonlight Dinner & Dancing Cruise aboard the SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht. There’s a three course meal, live entertainment, dancing, and of course the romance of the moon above and the ocean below. If you want your loved one to really feel special this Valentine’s Day, this cruise is well worth it.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing on a charter in Destin can be a great first date or an opportunity to spend time with someone you’ve been with for years. It doesn’t even have to be a romantic event. You can take the whole family, or a group of friends. However you define love this Valentine’s Day, as long as you all have a love of fishing and adventure, this is an activity that’s just better with company.

These are all exciting ideas for your Valentine’s Day itinerary, but sometimes there’s nothing better than simply watching the sun come up (or go down) over the beach or enjoying breakfast in bed. The important thing is that you’re in the right place. For that, contact Forever Vacation Rentals today to book a vacation rental that’s sure to lead to a comfortable and romantic weekend for you both this year.

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