8 Valentine's Day Date Ideas For Fort Lauderdale Couples
Sometimes it’s not all hearts and flowers when preparing for the most romantic day of the year. For some, the hardest part is deciding how to spend the day.
If you haven’t already picked up on the less-than-subtle hints from your special someone, and are still looking for the perfect date night idea for Valentine’s Day, here are a few throughout Fort Lauderdale to check out.
Luxurious Date Night at Salty Siren
Wow your date with a romantic evening like no other at B Ocean Resort’s Salty Siren restaurant. Eight lucky couples will enjoy a special dinner at a private, beachfront cabana under the stars featuring a stellar four-course menu and a bottle of Champagne—all while being serenaded by a live violinist and served by a private butler. Reservations for this event are required.
140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $500; 866.755.1102; bhotelsandresorts.com
Relax and Unwind at Spa Atlantic
Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Hotel is offering three unique couples packages for Valentine’s Day that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and enamored with each other.
All packages include chocolate-covered strawberries and access to Spa Atlantic’s hydrotherapy tubs, steam rooms, sauna, rooftop pool and fitness center. Choose from the “Chocolate Dipped for Two,” a 50-minute couples Swedish massage, deluxe pedicure and Champagne toast; “Red Hot Love,” a 50-minute couples hot stone massage, warm aroma bath and Champagne toast; or “You are Loved,” which includes a 25-minute zone therapy massage, 25-minute strawberry and cream facial and express manicure.
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $150-$280; 954.567.8085; atlantichotelfl.com
Take on Adventure at Xtreme Action Park
For couples looking for an adventurous alternative to the traditional Valentine’s dinner, head to the largest all-ages indoor entertainment complex in Florida, Xtreme Action Park, to add some thrill to a romantic evening.
Select from five Valentine’s Day specials that will be sure to impress your significant other. Choose from a roller skating session with the “At the Rink Package;” a go-kart race session with the “On the Track Package;” two XD Dark Ride tickets with the “In Your Seat Package;” a ropes course adventure with the “In the Air Package;” or Bazooka Blast sessions with the “In the Dark Package.” Each package includes two arcade cards and a voucher for food and drinks, varying in price.
5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale; $50+; 954.491.6265; xtremeactionpark.com
An Evening of Tapas and Tango
If you want to experience a unique twist on a traditional Valentine’s dinner, spend the evening eating and dancing the night away at Yello!. Couples can enjoy a night of dancing performances, dining and drinking at the Tapas and Tango event.
Guests will be treated to an Argentinian-inspired tapas dinner, a bottle of wine, dessert, a live tango performance, tango lessons and an open dance floor. Space for the event is limited and is first-come, first-serve.
2495 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $175; 954.491.1591; yellofl.com
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Up in the Clouds
Impress your date with a one-of-a-kind, intimate dining experience this Valentine’s Day. The newly-opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is hosting a one-time, private restaurant pop-up in the penthouse terrace, only open for seven lucky couples.
Guests will enjoy a “Valentine’s in the Sky” with sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean from the 24th-floor terrace while indulging in a lavish multi-sensory dining experience that includes a six-course meal, artful tableside chef presentations, live music and bottomless Dom Perignon.
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $1,000; 954.414.5100; conradhotels3.hilton.com
Dinner Gets Deadly: A Murder Mystery Party
Add some excitement to your Valentine’s dinner plans this year by solving a murder mystery with your special someone. Vinos on Galt Mile is hosting its second annual roaring ‘20s murder mystery party from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., featuring a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, one bottle of wine per couple, dessert and three deadly acts of a murder mystery. Will you be able to figure out who did it?
3312 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale; $100; 954.530.7301; vinoswinebars.com
Dine, Drink and Fall in Love
Enjoy a special Valentine’s meal overlooking the twinkling lights of the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway at the iconic Shooters Waterfront. From 4 p.m. until close, Shooters will host a Valentine’s dinner with featured chef’s specials, a full dinner menu, live music and a complimentary red rose for your valentine.
3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Prices vary; 954.566.3044; shooterswaterfront.com
All The Single Ladies
For those who aren’t in relationships, fear not—we didn’t forget about you. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is offering the perfect package for single ladies celebrating their independence this Valentine’s Day.
Get away from the stress of life and indulge in some self-care with the “Ms. Independent” package. This features two-night accommodations at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, $100 resort food and beverage credit and private transportation to shop at Fort Lauderdale’s popular Etiquette Boutique, including Champagne in-store and exclusive discounts.
Additionally, guests can indulge in the in-suite welcome basket complete with romantic comedies, gourmet popcorn and chocolate, bath bombs, an in-suite mixologist experience of a “Pink Lady” cocktail, a 50-minute massage accompanied by fruit and Champagne and late checkout.