Valentine’s Day At the Beach: Romantic Ideas Near Destin

Looking for some romantic ideas near Destin or in Freeport to spice up your Valentine’s Day plans? We’ve got you covered with five great suggestions. Use one or more of these to impress the special someone in your life!

Traditional Take: Classic Italian

What’s more romantic than a classic upscale Italian dinner? Not much, as far as we’re concerned. The ambiance, the indulgent food, and of course the wine make for a sumptuous and sensual feast perfect for Valentine’s Day. Of course, Freeport’s a little lacking when it comes to upscale dining, so you’ll need to plan a trip to one of the many beach towns along 30A. Borago Restaurant in Grayton Beach is an especially upscale choice, or check out Christiano’s over in Santa Rosa Beach.

At this time, these restaurants are open for some inside service. If you’re feeling uncertain about indoor dining, both will offer upscale Valentine’s specials as takeout, too. Maybe your ultimate romantic evening combines fancy Italian takeout with the beach picnic idea mentioned lower down.

Beach Appropriate: Surf and Turf

Same as the previous idea, this one will take you down to the beach towns along 30A. Surf and turf is a popular dining choice all year round, and it’s even better when you have someone special to celebrate with. Fish Out of Water is a longtime elegant seafood destination in Santa Rosa Beach perfect for a romantic evening for two. Dine in, enjoy the breezy patio, or take your surf and turf to go.

Pro tip: try the oysters. Not only are they delicious, they make for a potent aphrodisiac.

Take a Dolphin Cruise

Destin is famous for its dolphin cruises. If you live nearby and haven’t ever taken one, Valentine’s season is the perfect time to do so. There aren’t many tourists around, but the dolphins don’t care. The sunset cruise in particular can be a great start to a magical evening.

Sunset Picnic on the Beach

One of the perks of living in Freeport near Destin is that you have no shortage of beachfront at your disposal. And no matter how often you see it, the blue water and white sands of Florida’s gulf coast remain one of the most romantic locations in the country—especially at sunset.

Take your pick of beach access points, the more secluded, the better. Check online to learn when sunset will be on Valentine’s Day (or your other evening of choice, and get to the beach 30 minutes prior. Set up a picnic, or just bring champagne and strawberries. Watch the sun go down from the beach and bask in the romance.

Satisfy That Sweet Tooth

Finally, a tip that keeps you close to home in Freeport! Some Valentine's celebrations call for more private time at home and less time out and about, if you catch our drift. But you’ll still want something to satisfy that sweet tooth. Blueberry Hill Bakery is a lovely traditional bakery right in town. Taking a healthier approach? Christine’s Keto Kitchen is for you.

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