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Shopping and Dining

Valentine's Day in Destin (2023)

January 24, 2023

Valentine's Day is less than a month away. Have you made plans yet? Why not treat the one you love to a romantic getaway on the beautiful Emerald Coast?! Here's some inspiration for your trip!


Dinner for Two at the Gulfarium 

This Valentine's Day, enjoy an exclusive after-hours dinner at the Gulfarium! This magical evening will include a penguin encounter followed by a delicious 3-course dinner eaten beside a living sea aquarium full of beautiful tropical fish. Your meal will include one sharable starter, entrees for both guests, one sharable dessert, and drinks for two. The menu (subject to change) can be viewed online. Reservations can be made for six couples each night from February 11-14, 2023. 

Dinner at the Melting Pot 

The Melting Pot is a wonderfully romantic restaurant. Each year, they host festive events in honor of Valentine's Day. For 2023, they have three big events on the calendar. February 4th and 5th will be Family Valentine's Day. February 6th through 8th will be "Gal"entine's Ladies' Night Out. February 10th through 14th will be an Extended Valentine's Day Weekend. For information on each of these events and to make reservations, see the Melting Pot's official event calendar


Valentine's Day Cruise 

Southern Star (Destin’s Original Dolphin Cruise) will be offering an extra special 90-minute Valentine's Day sunset cruise on February 14th. During this excursion, you'll cruise the coastline, taking in views of dolphins, seabirds, and other marine life. The trip will conclude with a gorgeous sunset viewing! The trip includes one complimentary glass of wine per person with a valid ID. 

SunQuest Cruises will also offer an exclusive Valentine's Day dinner cruise aboard the SOLARIS Yacht. This three hour cruise will include a gourmet chef-prepared meal, live entertainment, and beverages. A bar on the boat will offer beer, wine, and cocktails for purchase. The first course will be Smoked Tomato Basil Bisque topped with lump crab. Entree choices include Short Rib Wellington, Plantain Crusted Gulf Fish, Tuscan Chicken, Lobster Gnocchi Mac N Cheese, and Kung Pao Cauliflower. Dessert will be a delicious Strawberry and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Trips will take place February 10-14, 2023. On the 12th, there will be a family-friendly cruise! 

These are just a few of the romantic activities that you can enjoy this Valentine's Day in Destin. Know of another activity? Tell us about it in the comments!