Five Easy and Romantic Sarasota Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Five Easy and Romantic Sarasota Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Five Easy and Romantic Sarasota Valentine’s Day Date Ideas


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – and if you don’t want to surprise the crowd this year, we’ve come up with some easy out-of-the-chocolate ways you can still be a romantic hero and Score with your loved ones.


Let’s face it, homemade breakfast is a luxury these days, whether it’s scrambled eggs and cheese on a fresh croissant, blueberry pancakes or these decadent crunchy Captain’s French toast sticks. (Bonus points if you put it on the tray with the best china.)


This weather forecast calls for a cool Valentine’s afternoon, so pack a few blankets, a basket of goodies, and venture out to one of Sarasota’s parks or beaches.

If you’re not a home cook, consider Morton’s Gourmet Market for fresh salads and cookies, Artisan Cheese Company’s charcuterie boards, or ofKors Bakery or Five-O Donuts for dessert.

If you’re looking to bring some sparkling wine or wine, head to Fine Wine and Tastings on Main Street in Lakewood for a recommendation.

romantic outing

Take a stroll together at one of our spectacular museums, some of which feature restaurants. Or head to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton to see an exhibit at their new state-of-the-art planetarium.One of the programs on the schedule is passport to the universe Narrated by Tom Hanks.

travel experience

As locals, we may feel guilty for forgetting about all the wonderful local sights that are just a short drive away.

For outdoor enthusiasts, we have countless hiking options – Emerson Point Reserve is especially popular. Sea Life Kayak Adventures is always kayaking with a guided tour of the mangrove tunnels.

For animal lovers, there’s the Lemur Conservation Foundation, Myakka Elephant Ranch or Sarasota Sea Lion Sanctuary. If you want tacky, cool and old school, think Jungle Garden.

moonlight movie

Pack your laptop or iPad, a few blankets and some hot cocoa, and head outside to watch a romantic movie under the palm trees. Don’t forget the popcorn, it’s probably an old-fashioned Jiffy Pop (yes, they’re still made in stovetop poppers!).

For movie inspiration, check out TV Guide’s “14 Best Romantic Valentine’s Day Movies to Watch on Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, and More.”

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