• 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 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 scrumptiousness. Sample truffles of many flavors and share chocolate-dipped strawberries and colorful, tasty macarons with your sweetheart. Ask about the perfect wine to pair with the perfect chocolate.

    Candlelit Tables and Carriage Rides

    Brooksville’s Tilted Teacup Tea Room presents: Paris Valentine’s Day where beautiful romance is brewing. Plan a memorable high tea 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.

    Sip Wine at the Vineyard

    Celebrate romance at Strong Tower’s Valentine Evening at the Vineyard. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride under star lit skies and gather around a cozy fire pit. Enjoy appetizers, sandwiches and desserts from Nina’s Cucina’s Italian Food Cart. Even sample some mulled wine, a winter favorite.

    Fall in Love with Live Music

    FloridasAdventureCoast.com is your one-stop shop for upcoming events. Our dynamic online events listing is 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 fiesty February catches like mangrove snapper, hog fish 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.

    Watch the Sunset on a Riverboat

    Enjoy a peaceful cruise and lunch or 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, as well as pre- and post- Valentine’s Day cruises. 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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