The best Valentine’s Day gifts won’t be found in a box this year. From romantic dinners to relaxing spa treatments to moonlit strolls or sleeping under the stars, it’s as if Fort Lauderdale Beach was made for love – after all, even the water kisses the shore.
And whether your passions run the gamut from gourmet dining to heart-pumping adventures, you’ll find many ways to celebrate the spirit of togetherness in February with the ones you love.
Bookmark this page and return throughout the month for updates on daily delights and more ways to fall in love with Fort Lauderdale Beach, every day.
For the Foodie
SOBEWFF Taste Fort Lauderdale Series
If your love is bigger than just one day, the unique wine and culinary experiences designed to satisfy the taste buds of every wine and food lover await at the SOBEWFF Festival Taste Fort Lauderdale Series. Delay the date with your sweetheart or grab your besties and explore the old and new foodie events taking place this year. View Details
The five-course dinner at 3030 Ocean is paired with a different rosé champagne for each course. Priced at $140 per person, the dinner begins at 8 p.m. with oysters two ways: chilled with strawberry champagne mignonette, and warm smoked tasso ham butter, paired with Ruinart rosé. Next is burrata ravioli, served with local heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs and paired with Veuve Clicquot Vintage rosé. Roasted red snapper accompanied by farro, green olives, watercress, and blood orange follows and is paired with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage rosé. There’s also brioche-crusted beef tenderloin with creamed spinach, roasted sunchoke, and mushroom jus, paired with Dom Pérignon rosé. End with vanilla pot de crème with tropical fruits, a warm beignet, guava sorbet, and milk chocolate truffles while sipping Moët & Chandon Imperial Nectar rosé. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Marc.Burnikel@marriott.com or call 954-765-3030.
Beauty & The Feast
Romance is in the air at Beauty & the Feast! This Valentine’s Day, treat your honey to a Full Moon Dinner Party at the The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Friday, February 10th! Dine under the stars on the fifth floor terrace overlooking the ocean. Tuesday, February 14th experience a 4-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for $59 per person. Call 954-567-8070 for reservations. Details
Bistro at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach has a special Valentine’s Day menu, served in Bistro from 5 – 10 p.m. The a la carte menu includes Belgian endive salad ($14) with triple crème brie and black mission fig; Kabocha squash ravioli ($16), parmesan peppercorn cream; burrata ($17), with San Daniele prosciutto; and Chocolate Godiva mousse ($8) paired with Chantilly sweetened cream, strawberries, lady fingers. The hotel’s signature Cranberry Martini ($12) is the perfect complement, and available in Bistro, the Lobby Bar or Pool Bar. For reservations, call (954) 315-1460.
From 6pm – 10pm, indulge in an Anderson Ranch Rack of Lamb with black truffle soubise, turnips, greens and a chocolate demi-glaze for just $49. End the night on a sweet note with your choice of either an Upside Down Almond Cake with Morello cherry sauce and sesame tuile or a Bittersweet Warm Chocolate Tart with port soaked currant and vanilla bean sauce, each for $12. For reservations, call (954) 302-6460
Burlock Coast Farmers Market
Visit the monthly farmers market at Burlock Coast and pick up a selection of gourmet goodies from local vendors every 2nd Saturday from 9am – 3pm on the restaurants oceanside patio and within its marketplace. In addition to local produce from South Florida farms, market guests can expect to find fresh baked breads, juices, raw honey, natural soaps and scrubs, and even accessories from The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale’s boutiques. View Details
Chef Andrew Morrison of Ilios at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach is serving a romantic six-course dinner featuring with a glass of champagne for $70 per person. An optional Sommelier Wine Pairing is also available for an additional $20.
For reservations call (954) 414-2222, extension 2630
Riva Restaurant | Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Dine indoors within a calming space of contemporary comfort, or outdoors on our covered patio that takes full advantage of South Florida’s delightful climate from 6-9pm on Valentine’s Day with a prix-fixe buffet menu. Reservations are highly suggested. Call (954)525-4000. View Menu
Steak 954, the boutique steakhouse nestled inside W Fort Lauderdale is pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. Chef Jonathan Capo is offering bigeye tuna and foie gras tacos ($19), local snapper tiradito and eight-ounce grass-fed filet mignon ($43), Colorado lamb chops ($47), and miso black cod ($39). Pair your meal with Steak 954’s V-Day cocktail, aptly named Tuesday I’m in Love ($14), made with Grey Goose vodka, lemon, Crème de Violet, a prosecco float, and a heart-shaped pomegranate ice cube.
Village Cafe presenting their Valentine’s Day special “Nestled Romance” with dinner specials offered in the restaurant from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., followed by two complimentary movies under the stars; When Harry Met Sally (7 pm) and From Here to Eternity (8:45 pm) at Village Design. In lieu of popcorn and soda, guests will sip on a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! For more information, call (754) 229-3870.
For the Sports Enthusiast
2017 SWATCH Beach Volleyball Majors Series
The Swatch Major Series will open the 2017 FIVB World Tour calendar in spectacular style in February when it makes its long-awaited return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where the world’s finest athletes will compete for their share of the $600,000.00 purse. The 4,000 seat stadium offers free seating on a first come basis, while a new VIP experience is available, offering luxuries and service. View Details
They don’t call it the game of love for nothing, and whether you are in our out of it, a game of pool, darts or pop-a-shot is great foreplay or way to hoop it up with other singles. Featuring an all day/all night Happy Hour featuring more than 24+ drafts ($2 – $3.25) and drinks starting at $3.75, plus a full menu of burgers, pizza, and bites – Blondies Sports Bar is a great alternative to the Anti-Valentine’s Day parties or dropping a week’s salary on dinner, roses and champagne.
For the Holistic and the Healthy, Beautiful and Bubbly
2017 Publix A1A Marathon
Get your heart pumping at the The Publix A1A Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Colavita is bringing you the thrill and challenge of a great weekend of events along with the entertainment and beauty that encapsulates Fort Lauderdale. There is no compromise when it comes to having some of the best entertainment along with a vibrant nightlife to house this premier event. View Details
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Spa Atlantic will offer a month-long “Red Hot Couples Therapy Package,” featuring a 50-minute hot stone massage with rose oil infused with Champagne followed by a hot stone pedicure side-by-side ($319). Guests also receive a complimentary glass of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; atlantichotelfl.com
Come enjoy the beautiful beach with the yoga cOMmUNITY who meet on the sand of Ft. Lauderdale Beach every weekend for a 60-70 minute Slow HATHA Flow class which consists of Postures, Breathing and Meditation. Class are by donation and open to ALL LEVELS and newbies to Yoga. View Details
Funky Fun Run
Get funky with your honey every Thursday night when the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Running Wild present the Funky Fun Run starting at the Running Wild store at 6:30pm and ending at the Westin for a free poolside reception with music and craft beer courtesy of Funky Buddha. A free shuttle back to Running Wild is available after the event. View Details
Heavenly Spa by Westin
Heavenly Spa at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has coordinated a cupid-inspired couples retreat, featuring three customized couples spa treatment packages; including the OH HONEY! Bee Mine Couple’s Ritual their newest and most luxurious body treatment, with Coconut Milk & Honey to indulge all of your senses, the TABLE FOR TWO in the Tropics Massage and SOLE MATES in Paradise Pedi. View Details
W Fort Lauderdale
This month’s Journey is a sweet invitation back to yourself as W Fort Lauderdale + Cristal Gould Yoga welcomes you to “i love…” Featuring an acro performance with the stunning duo: Megan + Rob Newman’s followed by the opportunity to set your “i love …” intentions with tastes and talks, deep fluid love flow and post unity party. View Details
For the Art, Music & Nature Lovers
Bonnet House Museum Concerts Under the Stars
The Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs in the United States and will be performing on February 16 on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate. The evening’s activities take place in and around the house with the concert taking place on the veranda beneath the moon and stars. Sweet music, balmy starlit nights, and the setting of Bonnet House combine for a truly unique experience. For tickets and information, visit www.BonnetHouse.org
Secret Garden Tour: February 25
Unwind in the serenity of a spacious contemporary Balinese style garden replete with guardian statues to keep out evil spirits. Delight in the fanciful whimsy of multiple mini gardens on a two-home estate created over decades by two talented artists inspired by their love of nature. Enter a world of privilege and affluence and stroll through a subtropical paradise created on a sprawling estate with an expansive view of the Intracoastal Waterway during a self-guided tour showcases spectacular gardens surrounding breathtaking homes in the exclusive gated Harbor Beach community and hidden garden treasures in historic Victoria Park. Presented by Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, Inc. View Details
Village Design presents “GREEN?” an art exhibition by Italian Artist Marcella Novotny. Opening night will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 6PM-10PM. Can’t miss great art, awesome wine and vibes and entertainment. “Green?” the Italian artist’s project offers to the viewers a serie of abstracted works that show the deep research for LIGHT. The use and abuse of materials to reach-enhance-accentuate brightness and transparency – says Stefano Bigazzi – LA Republica, Genova. Village Design Art Gallery & Atelier is located at
600 Breakers Ave, Fort Lauderdale. *Free parking on Terramar St with Antioch Ave
Must Love Dogs
Dog Owners and Dog Lovers, unite once a month on the final Friday for Dogs, Beaches and Brews. Bring your dog to the beach from 5p-6p to meet and socialize with other dog owners or simply allow your dog to enjoy the beach. Then head over to the World Famous Parrot Lounge at 911 Sunrise Lane for doggie happy hour. The dog beach is at A1A and Sunrise Blvd and north. View Details