• 7 Sweet Valentine’s Day Adventures

    Shrouded in mystery, the origin of Valentine’s Day is rooted in the 5th century. However it began, February 14th has long been associated with love and romance.

    From the simple construction paper cards of children to gestures of untold extravagance, love expressions can run the full spectrum on February 14th.

    Don’t be caught empty-handed this Valentine’s Day. Here are 7 unique experiences, exclusive to Florida’s Adventure Coast.

    Pick Fresh Strawberries

    What’s sweeter than ripe red strawberries plucked directly from the plant? Reach out and feed your Valentine the biggest, juiciest berry you can find. Valentine’s Day happens to fall in the peak of strawberry season on Florida’s Adventure Coast. Breathe deeply when you step out of your car at JG Ranch and at UPicktopia; even the air simmers with sweetness.

    Savor the flavor of chocolate and other sweet treats

    At Weeki Wachee Candy Company, an authentic chocolatier prepares creations of extraordinary lusciousness. Sample truffles of many flavors and share heart-shaped sugar cookies sprinkled with the perfect message for your sweetheart. New: ask about the perfect wine to pair with the perfect chocolate.

    Fall in Love with Live Music

    FloridasAdventureCoast.com is your one-stop shop for upcoming events. Our dynamic online events listing is now paired with the must-have Florida’s Adventure Coast app. Tap into happenings freshly updated from social media. Then set up your own itinerary, complete with map and details. Check in often to find loads of outdoor festivals and live music at some of your favorite local hotspots.

    Go Fishing or Take a Nature Cruise

    Spend some quality time on the Gulf of Mexico together, casting for February catches like redfish, trout and sheepshead. Book a trip with one of Florida’s Adventure Coast’s professional charter services and leave all the details to the captain.

    Plan a fun cruise with Bayport River Safari. Enjoy a narrated tour of the scenic Mud and Weeki Wachee Rivers. Plan a romantic sunset cruise for the weekend.

    Learn About Valentines in the Wild

    Wildlife surrounds us here in Nature’s Place to Play. Why not discover what drives breeding behavior among our diverse wild residents? Learn how animals compete for mates and more in this one-hour nature program at Chinsegut Conservation Center.

    Candlelit Tables and Carriage Rides

    Brooksville’s Tilted Teacup Tea Room presents: Paris Valentine’s Day. Plan a memorable evening at the Tilted Teacup. Adore a carriage ride down the cobblestone streets of historic Brooksville and take in the Tea Room’s classic elegance. Carriage rides are limited and reservations are required.

    Watch the Sunset on a Riverboat

    Enjoy a peaceful cruise and dinner with your loved one on the Island Rose, a Marina Rose experience. Choose your type of cruise – besides the daily dinner cruise, there are special Valentine’s Day cruises (including dinner, lunch and breakfast). Or wait until the weekend and enjoy a Champagne brunch. Reservations are recommended; a 10 passenger minimum is needed to sail, and special cruises can sell out fast.

    This is simply a sampling of Valentine’s Day adventures available only here in Nature’s Place to Play.  Sure, you can buy roses and chocolates anywhere, but a unique Florida adventure is sure to warm your valentine’s heart.

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