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The Emerald Coast makes romance easy. Sweeping ocean views and starry nights, culinary delights, and beautiful backdrops for every moment; it's easy to see how The Emerald Coast is for lovers. This Valentine's Day, surprise your favorite travel partner with an escape to the coast. This can be the Valentine's Day you've always hoped for!

Where to Dine

Experience culinary ecstasy at some of our favorite romantic spots. These venues are not just about food; they are about creating moments wrapped in flavor and ambiance.

  1. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a longstanding favorite of guests and visitors alike, with an atmosphere made for special occasions, and a menu to satisfy every palate.
  2. Baytowne Wharf: Baytowne Wharf is a carnival of flavors, an amalgamation of culinary expertise from around the world. Here, each restaurant is a gateway to a different world, yet every one of them vibrates with the energy of love. It's perfect for couples who seek vibrancy and a taste of adventure on their platter. And strolling around Baytowne, with its magical lights and frequent live music, is a romantic venture in itself.

  3. Soleil, Destin - Experience a magical evening at Soleil, located in The Inn at Crystal Beach, overlooking the mesmerizing Gulf of Mexico. Their special prix fixe menu, priced at $75 per person, features gourmet dishes including Lobster and Bok Choy Stuffed Ravioli and Honey Chipotle Seared Lamb Chops. Learn more about Soleil.

  4. Sunquest Cruises, Miramar Beach - Embark on a romantic dinner cruise featuring a three-course meal, stunning sunset views, and live music, for a unique Valentine's experience. Explore Sunquest Cruises.

  5. Marina Cafe, Destin - Known for its exceptional service and candlelit ambiance, Marina Cafe offers a variety of sushi, pizza, and a hand-picked wine list. Save your seat with a reservation at Marina Cafe.

  6. Vin’tij Food and Wine, Miramar Beach - Enjoy a romantic atmosphere with diverse dining options, including winemaker dinners with wine pairings. Check out Vin’tij Food and Wine.

  7. 790 on the Gulf, Destin - Savor a seafood feast with sunset views, featuring Louisiana-inspired dishes like baked lobster and shrimp dips. Learn about 790 on the Gulf.

  8. Gulfarium, Fort Walton Beach - Experience a unique dinner with an after-hours stroll, penguin interaction, and a 3-course meal by the aquarium. Discover the Gulfarium experience.

  9. Champagne Pairing Dinner at Farm & Fire - Enjoy an intimate Champagne tasting event with prix fixe menu pairings, at $50 per guest. Explore Farm & Fire's offering.

  10. Ocean Club Restaurant is a delightful experience any time of the year, but on Valentine's Day it's something even more. With a special Valentine's menu filled with 'share-this-with-me' delights like fried green tomatoes and smoken salmon, you'll rediscover how much fun a dinner date can be.

What to Do

  1. Couples Massage at Therapeutic Beach Massage: Indulge in the symphony of relaxation with a couple's massage against the canvas of the beach. Let the gentle sea breeze and the soothing sound of waves complement the magical touch of skilled therapists, creating a sanctuary of tranquility for you and your loved one.
  2. Sunset Sailing: Embark on a voyage of love with a sunset sailing adventure. As the sun dips into the ocean, painting the sky with passionate colors, share a moment of pure bliss with your partner. It’s an ethereal experience, where the sea whispers tales of eternal love. Try our friends at East Pass Sailing Company. (My Vacation Haven guests receive 10% off!)

  3. Strolling Along the Shoreline: Sometimes, the simplest activities forge the deepest connections. A walk along the beach, with the sand between your toes and the rhythm of the ocean in sync with your hearts, is a timeless expression of love.

Where to Watch the Sunset

  1. Destin Harbor: Destin Harbor is not just a location; it’s a living painting. As the sun sets, the harbor transforms into a masterpiece of nature, offering a view that’s as unforgettable as your love.

  2. From the comfort of your own beach chairs. Choose your favorite seaside spot and let the profesionals handle the setup. You just show up for the sunset! 

Where to Take the Perfect Valentine's Day Picture

  1. The Village of Baytowne Wharf: With its vibrant colors and lively ambiance, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a photographer's dream. Capture your love story in this picturesque setting, where every photo tells a tale of romance.

  2. The White Sandy Beaches along 30A: Pose against the backdrop of pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. These beaches are not just stretches of sand; they are canvases where memories are etched forever.

Where to Go for a Romantic Walk

  1. The Boardwalk at Okaloosa Island: This scenic boardwalk is a tranquil paradise for lovers. Walk hand in hand, sharing dreams and secrets, as the natural beauty of Okaloosa Island envelops you in its charm.

  2. Grayton Beach State Park: Discover the unspoken language of love as you wander through the trails of Grayton Beach State Park. Surrounded by natural splendor, this park is a testament to the serene and enduring nature of love.

Where to Stay

  1. 823 Harbour Point
    Snuggle up with your sweetheart with bay views for days, palm trees at every turn, and the tranquility you crave on any beach trip. While the condo is secluded for maximum privacy and quiet nights, you’re just down the street from the Village of Baytowne Wharf, which means no long car rides or parking hassles to ruin the good vibes. 

  2. Ariel Dunes I 706
    Located on the 7th floor of the Ariel Dunes I tower, you and your love will be treated to gorgeous views of the Emerald Coast. Enjoy quiet coffee or evening drinks on your private balcony and get to know your Valentine all over again.

  3. 4235 Beachside Two
    This beautiful one bedroom, one bathroom condo is just the right size for you and your Valentine. Tall glass doors open to a wide balcony that mingles gulf breezes with romantic vibes; sleep in and enjoy late breakfast with a view.

  4. 2210 Grand Sandestin
    Romance, romance, romance. A Juliet balcony lets in that gorgeous Florida weather and the nearby  lagoon-style community pool and hot tub will melt your stresses away. And only steps away from the Village of Baytowne Wharf, you'll have everything you need to relax and soak up time with your favorite travel partner.

  5. 6607 Luau
    Just steps away from Miramar Beach, this 6th floor, 1-bedroom renovated sanctuary is great for a romantic getaway. With floor to ceiling windows and private balcony access, great for a slow morning start or drinks as the sun sets over the Gulf.

  6. 7905 Luau
    This studio in the prestigious towers of Luau in Sandestin/Miramar beach boast a gorgeous gulf view and amenities like no other. The soft coastal décor is the perfect place to lay your head after a long day spent at the beach.... or a long night spent at one of the excellent food and nightlife options in the area. With a king bed, sofa sleeper, kitchenette, and full sized bathroom equipped with a handheld showerhead, this studio can accommodate up to 3 guests for the ultimate experience in luxury beach vacations.

This Valentine's Day, let the Emerald Coast be the canvas for your love story. From luxurious stays to intimate dining, from picturesque sunsets to walks filled with whispers of love, create memories that are as eternal as the ocean itself. 

Book Your Valentine's Day Getaway.

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