Valentine’s Day Dinner Special
Kick off a romantic weekend trip to 30A with your loved one by taking them to a mouthwatering dinner that offers the best seafood in the entire state. After all, you are right on the coast of the Sunshine State, so you can get fresh trout, salmon, calamari, and other filets in just minutes from local fishermen who really know what they are doing.
We recommend making reservations for a romantic sunset dinner at AJ’s Grayton Beach. Opening at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 14th, you can choose an early dinner time to go for dancing and drinks afterward or choose a later dinner to watch the sunset from your private table out on the balcony. Purchase the $49 pre-set menu to share plates with one another, trust the chef, and taste incredible food.
Suppose you want to use the Happy Hour deals instead. In that case, you can pay for half price sushi rolls, like the famous California or Dragon Roll, and indulge in a few cocktails for half price. Talk about a bargain.
Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Add a bit of fun and flare to your upcoming romantic getaway with your partner by going to the 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival held over Valentine’s Day weekend. Walk around to local vendors, try spicy and savory food, chat with locals, and get in the upbeat spirit on February 14th and 15th as you explore the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
This picturesque and high-energy town really comes to life this weekend, offering different samples of mouth-watering and spicy gumbo, providing live music for you to sing along and dance to as you walk down the sun-filled street, and children’s activities and family-friendly things to do that will keep everyone in your group entertained and happy.
Purchase tickets ahead of time by going to the website and buying discounted prices for the best seafood and food festival on the entire Emerald Coast. This exciting two-day festival offers sing-along tunes, family-friendly things to do, and a famous gumbo cook-off that you won’t find anywhere else in Florida. You can even try samples from local restaurants, including the Best Bloody Mary competition to win the ultimate prize!
Try Another Valentine’s Day Dinner
If you want to try somewhere new for Valentine’s Day dinner, then we love going to Surfing Deer on Seagrove Beach off the Scenic Highway 30A in Florida. This incredible menu is hand-crafted and specifically prepared by Gregory Smith, an award-winning head chef who has a fantastic reputation in the culinary world. Plus, the three-course menu will have you drooling before you even get there.
You can start with a glass of Zonin Prosecco to set the mood and ‘cheers’ with your significant other. Then, enjoy your choice of either the Maine Lobster chowder with fresh seafood or the Black and Blue Wedge Salad, featuring fresh seafood and vegetables. The second course is your choice of a chargrilled 12 oz. NY Strip Steak with smoked mushroom wild rice, or a Pan Roasted Black Grouper with smoked mushroom wild rice and asparagus tips.
For the final course, you and your partner can indulge one another with a few bites of the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with white chocolate sauce and berry preserves. This mouthwatering and rich dessert pairs perfectly with the Boen Pinot Noir.
Listen to Some Live Music
Get in the mood to celebrate, have fun, dance, and drink a few cocktails with your boyfriend or girlfriend by going to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar at Santa Rosa Beach in Gulf Place, FL. This upbeat and exciting spot offers live music, good vibes, friendly people, and mouthwatering seafood appetizers that are ideal for sharing plates and having a few drinks.
You can listen to Valentine’s Day live music here on Friday February 14th at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., which is the ideal spot for you to head to for a post or pre-dinner drink with your partner.
For other spots to check out some live music that will get you up and out of your seat, we highly recommend venturing to The Hub at Watersound Beach, FL, to listen to Boukou Groove. This funk band brings inspiration from Creole-style music, including Latin flare and New Orleans grooves.
Plus, Mark Leadon is a master on acoustic guitar, setting the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening with your partner. Come and listen to easy-going rock, classical music, and modern covers of traditional songs as you enjoy an ice-cold beer or a cold glass of rosé at The Perfect Pig on Watercolor Way in Santa Rosa Beach.
There are dozens of romantic activities for you and your partner to do during your time in 30A this upcoming winter. Leave the cold weather behind, rent a beautiful property from 30A Beach Properties, and settle in for a romantic weekend filled with drinks, live music, mouthwatering seafood, and romantic vibes.