The best Valentine’s Day gifts won’t be found in a box this year. From yoga at sunset to dining experiences, private concerts and moonlit strolls under the stars, Fort Lauderdale Beach was made for love - after all, it's where 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 the whole month of February with the ones you love.
View our list of Cupid-approved Valentine's Weekend events and other Happenings throughout the month. Make sure to also bookmark the page for updates on hotel, restaurant and attraction specials, inviting you to come fall in love on Fort Lauderdale Beach all over again.
CONRAD FORT LAUDERDALE PROPOSAL PACKAGES
Getting down on one knee can be daunting, but with the help of Conrad Fort Lauderdale’s proposal package, there is no need to stress about all the nitty-gritty details. The Will You Marry Me package includes accommodations in an oceanfront suite alongside time in the spa suite which includes massages and makeup by local professionals. Going Into the Moment, includes a boat ride on the Intracoastal for the special moment and of course, a professional photographer on board to capture every second of the life-long memory. Following the proposal, the couple will have the opportunity to indulge in a bottle of champagne and light bites on board, which will then be followed by a private dinner with beautiful floral arrangements and live music. The celebrations continue into the next morning, where the happy couple can take advantage of breakfast in bed.
For those looking to make Valentine’s Day just as romantic but not propose, the hotel’s esteemed French pastry chef, Melanie Pabon is offering a 100% chocolate smash heart. This smash heart is available for pick-up for South Florida residents. The dessert is made with exclusive chocolate by Cacao Barry 58% Mi Amere and colored in beautiful hues of pink and purple, filled with go-to candy including bonbons and chocolate-dipped strawberries, to name a few. Priced at $99, the smash heart is available for pre-order until February 9 and can be ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org.
W FORT LAUDERDALE
Revisit the timeless classics with Kerst Lehmann and enjoy music from legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Michael Bublé and many more, during a special live Valentine's performance on Monday, February 14 from 9-11 pm at W Fort Lauderdale. A special Stephen Starr bites and Bottle menu will be made available to guests, or make Living Room your nightcap after enjoying dinner at the resorts signature restaurants Steak 954 and El Vez. Complimentary tickets are available via Eventbrite.
HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN
February 14 may be the official day to celebrate your valentine but why not spread the love all month long. At Heavenly Spa, the luxurious sanctuary of serenity at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, lovebirds can treat their valentine throughout the month of February with special treatments inspired by love and perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and connection. During the Month of Love, Heavenly Spa is featuring six unique, love-inspired Bubbles & Berries treatments incorporating ingredients that symbolize amor including rose, berries, and champagne and wine bubbles. View details online or call 954-245-3040.
B OCEAN RESORT FORT LAUDERDALE
This Valentine’s Day, travelers and locals alike can pick their perfect romantic vibe to celebrate the weekend of love. B Ocean Resort’s Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Bar, Wreck Bar and Florida Bar will be serving the same, delicious three-course meal at all three dining venues so couples can choose their favorite date-night spot without giving up the hand-crafted, holiday menu!
Offering mouth-watering options, such as a crab soufflé, beef wellington and a sweet lovers dessert tasting tray, B Ocean Resorts' very own Chef Morales has also provided his recommendations on the perfect wines to pair with each course. This extraordinary meal is only available on February 11th, 12th and 14th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $65 per person. Guests can reserve their table by calling 954-245-3852.
For those looking to add a unique sizzle with their dinner, you will want to reserve your seats early for the adult-only aqua burlesque show produced by MeduSirena at the world famous Wreck Bar. Admission to the shows is $60 with a $35 credit toward food and beverage during the show. There are two seating's nightly at 6:00 and 9:00 pm. View details at: Bhotelsandresorts.com
BOTANIC at the Kimpton The Goodland Fort Lauderdale Beach
Tucked away a few blocks off Fort Lauderdale Beach, the mid-century modern-inspired hideaway, Botanic will serve a prix fixe dinner for $74 per person 5-10:30 p.m. (along with the regular menu). The special Valentine’s dinner includes a blood orange spinach salad, a surf and turf for two (filet mignon, lobster tail, pommes puree and salsa verde) and a panna cotta for dessert. You can add Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label for an additional $30 a glass or $125 a bottle as well as Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve for $60 (for a 375 milliliters or roughly 12.68 ounces).
For couples seeking stunning ocean views and fresh seafood, Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale is celebrating love with a Valentine’s Day dinner. The 3-course offering, offered on Monday, February 14 from 5PM to 10PM, will be priced at $199 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and includes a bottle of Champagne, a Seafood Platter with four oysters, two shrimp cocktail, and one ounce of caviar; 18oz Grilled Cowboy Steak with Foie Gras Butter with salt and pepper roasted marble potatoes, olive oil and basil poached artichoke hearts accompanied by dessert – Jaconde Cake Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry cream, fresh berries and red velvet crumb. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 302-6430 or by emailing email@example.com.
LONA COCINA & TEQUILERIA
Fort Lauderdale’s beloved Mexican eatery Lona Cocina & Tequileria is inviting lovebirds to celebrate amor oceanside this Valentine’s Day. Beginning Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14 during dinner service, the restaurant is featuring several specialty a la carte dishes created by Chef Jorge Gutierrez as well as festive libations. On the menu, guests will enjoy a Yellowtail Tostada with Gulf of Mexico yellowtail, avocado, cucumber, red onion, white ginger ponzu, arugula and salsa macha ($20); Duo of Sopes featuring shrimp, bone marrow, black refried beans, cilantro aioli and watermelon radish ($21); and Truffle Oil Arroz Cremoso topped with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, parmesan and chives ($33). Finish the evening with the featured dessert, Corazon de Meringue; a meringue dome filled with cherry and tequila ice cream, chocolate crumbles, strawberries, kiwi and salty cashews ($12). Lona’s full dinner menu will also be available. To complement the feast, Lona has curated love-themed libations including The Matchmaker presented in an infuser with tequila reposado, Lillet rouge, pineapple, Cointreau, spices and Pink Flamingo rose on top ($38); and Cold Hearted Brut, a bottle of Pommery Brut Champagne served with shots of Chambord, Peach Schnapps and Blue Curacao for mixing ($75). Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Discounted valet is available. For more information, visit www.lonarestaurant.com
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Thursday, February 10
CONCERT UNDER THE STARS
Sweet music, balmy starlit nights, and the setting of Bonnet House combine for a truly unique experience to start your Valentine's weekend. Set under the tent-covered veranda, with seating provided, guests will enjoy a pre-concert wine & cheese reception from 6:30pm – 7:00pm. The February installation of the four-month series presented by the Haller Foundation, features the Michael Masci Quartet performing the great American songbook standards from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Tickets are $45 - $85 per person. View details on this performance and upcoming dates in March and April on bonnethouse.org
Friday, February 11
TOUCH DOWN FOR LOVE
B Ocean Resort is hosting a singles party where a special, co-ed Aqua Burlesque Swim Show will take place at the world-famous Wreck Bar. Those who make a connection will have the opportunity to win a dinner for two on Valentine’s Day at Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Cocktail Bar. Doors open at 6 p.m., so singles will have ample time to mingle. Tickets are $75, with a $35 credit toward food and beverage during the show. Must be 21 and over to attend. Seating is limited - book today on Eventbrite
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Saturday, February 12
WEST SIDE BURLESQUE
Through a mirage of colorful fan feathers, this wild and exhilarating burlesque show guaranteed to get all of you excited. But would you expect anything less with so many hot bodies in sexy corsets and strapping suspenders dancing around? This stunning burlesque show has it all! Our powerhouse performers will wow you with wit and delight you with dance numbers, all while promoting a good cause. This is an International Condom Day celebration presented by the Aids Healthcare Foundation at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park. 80 Las Olas Circle. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite.com
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Sunday, February 13
The Big Game isn't your only option on February 13, as the LOOP welcomes locals and visitors of all ages Las Olas Oceanside Park for the debut of Second Sunday by the Shore, from 9am - 4pm. Those gathering with neighbors and friends are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one while supplies last, and enjoy a rotation of live music, interactive experiences, and a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more. A Shop & Stroll Marketplace will feature an array of fresh, ready-to-eat food; handmade goods; home furnishings; apothecary items; clothing; accessories; and more to settle in for a picnic on the lawn. At 9:30 a.m., Shay Palmer, the founder and owner of Mission Yoga, will lead an oceanside yoga flow on the main lawn in partnership with LO/OP Fit. Yoga lovers of all levels will relish in the ocean breeze and sunshine as they flow through a dynamic sequence of postures and breathwork. At 11 am, Pan Paradise, South Florida's premier steel pan band takes the stage to set a relaxing vibe. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit theloopflb.com
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Monday, February 14
BONNET HOUSE LECTURE SERIES
Bonnet House has been a fundamental part of Fort Lauderdale’s unique history since 1920. In the last century, Bonnet House and the Fort Lauderdale community have seen tremendous cultural and environmental change. Frederic Bartlett didn’t live only at Bonnet House. Over the span of his 80 years, he lived in more than 15 different homes. See and hear about the many homes that reflected his life, his character and his art during the discussion topic about The Many Homes of Frederic Bartlett presented by J. Kent Planck
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Tuesday, February 15
GLOW WITH THE FLOW
In the Yogic tradition, the full moon represents the vast, glowing radiance of our consciousness. When at its resplendent peak, it is said the moon pours her nectarian essence into us, reminding us of our own inherent light and wholeness glow. This invitation to gather outside in nature & under the moon will awaken to your full potential through a guided transformational yoga flow.
You are welcome to come as you are and feel supported to express your wild nature, and be free in body, mind and soul! View details and register on Eventbrite
Sunday, February 20
FUR THE LOVE PET FEST
Our fur babies have shouldered a lot over this past year, and to show our appreciation, Fort Lauderdale Beach’s VIP (Very Inquisitive Pup) Teddy, has planned a much deserved day of four-legged fun. Benefiting 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida Rescue, Fur the Love Pet Fest on Sun., February 20, promises a day of pooch-centric entertainment at Las Olas Oceanside Park.
A family-friendly outdoor event, food trucks, an artisan market, live music and more fill the day from 10a-4p for their two-legged’s to enjoy. View details and save 20% on ticket purchases at www.FTLPetFest.com.