Valentine’s Weekend Guide

Need some ideas for Valentine’s Day in Fort Lauderdale? Want to create a memorable day for someone special? Whether you are looking to plan something fun, adventurous, relaxing or romantic over Valentine’s weekend, you will find the perfect way to share your love on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Check out our list of Cupid-approved Valentine’s Weekend hotel, restaurant and attraction specials. Afterall, Fort Lauderdale Beach was made for love, even the water kisses the shore.

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All events and specials take place Thursday, February 14 unless otherwise noted.

For the Foodie

3030 OCEAN
3030 Ocean invites you to share an elegant four-course Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone. Couples share, Chilled Oysters with green papaya, mint, fish sauce mignonette, Homestead Strawberry Gazpacho with pickled pink shrimp and Handmade Smoked Sausage with sweet peppers and mostarda. Then each chooses an appetizer from Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with melon, prosciutto, basil, or Warm Goat Cheese with local honey, Florida citrus, baby greens and toasted almonds or Handmade Pasta with littleneck clam broth, chef’s bacon, lemon, parsley and breadcrumbs. Entrees choices include, Sautéed Red Snapper with rice grits, grilled local okra, roasted tomato and pickled baby eggplant or Roasted Beef Tenderloin with braised greens, mushrooms, bone marrow croquette and black truffle jus or Grilled Lamb Chops with braised lamb shank, crispy potato, red cabbage and horseradish crème fraiche. Dessert choices include, Fresh Doughnuts with warm chocolate or Florida Strawberries and coconut semifreddo. $89 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are required in advance and can be made by calling (954) 765-3030.

BREEZES
Celebrate love and friendship this Valentine’s Day at Bahia Mar with a  special 3-course menu and half off select wines at Breezes starting at 4pm.  Spend the night, with live music featuring Latin songstress, Florencia Caserta from 7-10 PM. The 3-Course Special Menu, priced at $49 pp ++ includes a choice of
Lobster Bisque or Baby Field Greens Salad to start,  Surf & Turf with coffee rubbed beef tenderloin & butter poached jumbo shrimp and a decadent
Valentine’s themed dessert plate.

BURLOCK COAST
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue… A Seafood Tower and a Bottle of Bubbly Will Make Your Valentine’s Day True. In addition to their regular menu, Burlock Coast will offer two Valentine’s Day Specials, including the BC Seafood Tower and a Bottle of Bubbly ($99 plus tax and gratuity) and Rose Bouquet, a Flight of Three (3) Rose Wines ($25 plus tax and gratuity). For reservations, call (954) 302-6460.

ILIOS
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s Ilios restaurant is rolling out a 4-course menu for Valentine’s Day with a savory selection featuring including Poached beets served with Florida orange, Avocado and hazelnuts; Foie Gras and Brie toast served with a red wine reduction; Seared Diver Scallop, cauliflower puree and caper butter sauce; White Chocolate Raspberry Crunch & Red Velvet Mousse and more. For those who want to skip the busy crowd on the holiday, the restaurant is extending the menu from February 9 – 14. To view complete menu and make reservations, call (954) 414-2222

LONA COCINA TEQUILERIA
Chef Pablo Salas brings Mexico’s exotic and soulful cuisine to Lona with a delicious Valentine’s Day menu devoted to love. For $68 per person (plus tax and gratuity), guests receive appetizers for the table that include Lobster Tostada with vanilla jalapeno vinaigrette, salsa alambre and Foie Gras Empanadas with goat cheese, black cherry and habanero marmalade. For the main course there is an option of Filet Mignon with chanterelle fricassee and guajillo beurre blanc or Salmon Mole with cashews, crema fresca and piloncillo squash. Dessert for the table includes Chocolate Ganache. For reservations, call, (954) 245-3069

NAKED CRAB
Dine at Naked Crab with the one you love for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner prepared by Chef David Morales. The five-course dinner begins with an Amuse Bouche of Devil Eggs, Truffle, Caviar and Ciboulette, followed by Endive Salad and a palate cleansing Macaron Heart, Blood Orange Sorbet. Entree Selections include Organic Chicken Breast, Milk Fed Veal and Dover Sole, and the meal ends with a Passion Fruit. Reservations are recommended by calling  (954) 564-1000

PARK & OCEAN
Celebrate this Valentine’s at Park & Ocean with dinner and live music under the stars. Enjoy the charm of Birch State Park at night beneath tree canopies adorned with twinkling string lights. This whimsical setting provides the perfect ambience for lovers and friends to share a special evening. At our grill buffet, guests can enjoy herb crusted skirt steak, grilled chicken and fresh mahi mahi. Sides include summer fresh pasta salad, rice & beans, grilled asparagus. Each couple will receive a bottle of bubbles to complement your meal. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase separately. End your evening on a sweet note with our decadent s’mores station. Dinner service hours are from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The bar will remain open until 11:00 p.m. This unique dining experience is $59.50 per person (plus sales tax). Open, communal seating is limited so we encourage you to reserve your tickets today. View Details 

For the Cocktail Crowd

FUNKY BUDDHA TASTING TOUR
Beer Pairings – It’s Better On the Beach, and even more so when it’s local. Join Spazio, Tsukuro and Cafe Ibiza on Friday, February 15 from 5pm – 7pm during their Love Our Locals weekend as they  welcome Funky Buddha Brewery Floridian as our latest bottle pour. Come #GetFunky on this special #HoppyHour Tasting Tour. $10. pp includes a Funky Buddha Floridian pairing at the following locations and a $10 Gift Card plus … all attendees who pre-register will be entered to win a $50 Gift Card + Bucket of Funky Buddha.
Pairings with Funky Buddha Floridian include:
Cafe Ibiza [ 213 S. FTLB Blvd ] – Baklava with Honey
Tsukuro [ 225 S. FTLB Blvd. ] – Tempura Shrimp, Spicy Aioli
Spazio [ 239 S. FTLB Blvd. ] – Goat Cheese & Arugula Flatbread.
Purchase tickets in advance at http://bit.ly/getfunkytour

CAFE IBIZA & TSUKURO
Beefeater Pink, the latest expression to come from Beefeater Gin London, fuses natural strawberry flavor, citrus and classic juniper botanicals, in a gin that is visually vibrant with its statement-making shade. Stop by Cafe Ibiza and Tsukuro for a complimentary sampling of their new Signature Cocktail of the Month and #DrinkPink all month long. Cafe Ibiza [ 1-2 pm ] featured Cocktail: Strawberry Lemonade and Tsukuro [ 2:30 – 3:30pm] featured cocktail Pink Mimosa. View Details

For the Artist  & Nature Lovers

CAFE IBIZA
Enjoy a creative expression and culinary experience on Fort Lauderdale Beach as Young at Art Museum and Cafe Ibiza pair to present Palate to Palette on Thursday, February 14 from 7pm – 9:30pm. Let the Atlantic Ocean be your backdrop for a memorable painting experience led by Young at Art’s fun and talented artist team while sipping seasonal wines. $20 per person includes seasonal cocktail or glass of wine, 10% off your food bill, plus everything you need to create an 11×14 canvas painting. *Non-Alcoholic Beverage served to those under 21. No Refunds – good to exchange for another experience or gift card to Cafe Ibiza. View Details

BIRCH STATE PARK
Enjoy the charm of Birch State Park at night beneath tree canopies adorned with twinkling string lights. This whimsical setting provides the perfect ambience for lovers and friends to share a special evening.  Choose between the 6:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. showing of “Valentine’s Day” while you enjoy a gourmet picnic basket for two. Begin your evening with freshly popped popcorn followed by your choice of a grilled portobello mushroom panini with fresh mozzarella, mixed greens with aged balsamic dressing or a chicken pesto panini with manchego cheese, lettuce, tomato and pesto aioli on ciabatta bread. Both sandwich choices include a side of pasta salad. End your Valentine’s date on a sweet note with house made cookies. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase separately. This unique dining experience is $25.00 per person (plus sales tax). Seating is limited so we encourage you to reserve your tickets online

For Man ( and Woman’s) Best Friend

If your main squeeze is your four-legged, furry companion, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day by getting pampered together? Book a room at W Fort Lauderdale on Valentine’s Day weekend using the code “LUV” to receive different goodies for man’s best friend, including a limited edition W Fort Lauderdale dog bandana; food and water doggie bowls; a dog bed; tinkle turf pad; heart-shaped dog cookies; a Bark Box with toys; and a complimentary mini bottle of Moet Champagne for its paw-some parent, exclusive for Valentine’s Day weekend. While you get pampered at W Fort Lauderdale’s new AWAY Spa or feast at El Vez or Steak 954, your pup will also be getting spoiled. The hotel’s doggie menu offers different treats, from a hamburger patty with diced pineapple or 8-ounce organic salmon filet to a banana and peanut butter coconut water smoothie.

For the Sports Enthusiast

BLONDIES
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 ($2.75) and drinks starting at $4.75, 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. Plus with Valentine’s Day falling on Free Pool Thursday,  there’s no better way to connect.

For the Holistic and Healthy

2019 PUBLIX A1A MARATHON
Get your heart pumping at the The Publix A1A Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Colavita on Sunday, February 17, and enjoy the thrill (and challenge) of a great weekend of events, entertainment and beauty that encapsulates Fort Lauderdale. Run Fort Lauderdale….Where the Ocean is Your Finish Line! View Details

BEACH YOGA
Rise & sunrise healing for your body, mind, spirit & beach await Valentine’s Day morning. Enjoy a sunrise sweep & complementary healing Yoga/Meditation class with Lisa (bring towel or mat) sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Beach Yoga & Fitness by Donation & VolunteerCleanup.Org. Following the Yoga and Meditation from 7am – 8:00am is the Love our Beaches Clean Up from 8:15 am – 10:00 am. View Details

FUNKY FUN RUN
Get funky with your honey during as the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Running Wild present the Funky Fun Run  every Thursday evening.  Starting at the Running Wild store at 6:30pm, and ending at the Westin, the event concludes with a free poolside reception with music and craft beer courtesy of Funky Buddha. This is one sure way to get your heart pumping and spend quality time with your honey.  View Details

HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN
Heavenly Spa at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort invites you to Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day With a Heart Opening Experience. The evening will start at 7:30 with a Wine & Chocolate Tasting followed at 8:00 pm with Candlelit Yoga on the Pool Deck featuring 14 heart-chakra opening poses, essential oils and hands on touch quartz crystal singing bowls. The tones are not just heard by hear, but felt in the body, affecting your energy centers (chakras) to instill healing, balancing and meditation. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance. View Details

LITTLE BUDDHAS ON BALCONY
Make some time over Valentine’s Day Weekend to spend time with your littlest of loves at Little Buddhas on Balcony at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. . Enjoy a playful yoga and movement class, customized for families with kids of all ages! Parents and children will be inspired to move, pose and share an “om” with a certified instructor from Little Buddhas Yoga, all while admiring beautiful views and ocean breezes on our open-air oceanfront venue, BalQony. This health and wellness event encourages families of all ages to flow together both on and off their mats. Attendees will receive an hour yoga session from 9 – 10 AM, followed by refreshments and wellness offerings.  Although entry is complimentary, please still make sure to RSVP! Valet parking will be discounted to $5.00 per car. View Details