How to Spend Valentine’s Day in South Walton

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Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? South Walton has plenty of options whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, a unique experience as a couple or a night out to celebrate with friends.

Check out our round-up of Valentine’s Day activities:

Take a dinner cruise on the SOLARIS yacht:

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration, book a dinner cruise on the SOLARIS yacht at Sandestin. The romantic evening includes a three-hour cruise, three-course seated meal, live music, and dancing, all on the beautiful waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Captain Rick will greet guests as they arrive and start their evening with cocktails. Dinner includes a special chef’s dessert plate designed for two to share. Live music can be heard on all three decks and inside the elegant dining space, so couples have plenty of room to dance the night away.

Valentine’s cruises will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, February 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. Book tickets now before they sell out!


Learn to make your own chocolate treats:

Valentine’s Day is definitely a time to indulge your sweet tooth. Why not learn how to create those delicious chocolates yourself? Havana Beach Bar & Grill is hosting Sweets With Your Sweetie, a truffle-making class on Saturday, February 11, at 2 p.m.

Learn truffle history, how to perfect and infuse ganache and craft your own box of a dozen truffles. Admission includes two glasses of red wine.

Reservations are required. Call 850-588-2882 to book.

Treat yourselves to a spa day at The Pearl:

Spa Pearl is offering a special Moroccan oil and hot stone massage for two on Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12. The package includes a 50-minute candle-lit massage for two, complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at the adults-only pool and a complimentary massage oil gift set to keep the fire burning at home! Call 850-460-9041 for reservations.

The Pearl hotel at Rosemary Beach. Photo from The Pearl’s Facebook page.

A real treat: Five-course tasting menu at Roselie:

Treat you and your sweetheart to a special five-course tasting menu, prepared by chef Kevin Korman at his new restaurant Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar.

Each course is carefully constructed using produce that is in season. Menu choices include oysters, asparagus, tuna, shellfish bisque, gnocchi, surf and turf, Beef Wellington, red snapper, and delicious desserts. The special dinner will be served Friday, February 10, through Tuesday, February 14. Reservations are encouraged. Call 850-909-0400.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill:

Enjoy a special night out with Havana Beach Bar & Grill’s special three-course dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Guests will receive a glass of bubbles upon arrival. Reservations are preferred.

And over in Destin … renew your wedding vows … on the water:

Lulu’s is hosting a Tropical Re-union Wedding Vow Ceremony on Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m., for any couples wanting to celebrate their lasting love.

The ceremony is FREE and includes live music, champagne toast, wedding cake, flowers for the bride and a customized commemoraitve wedding vow renewal certificate. Prizes will be awarded for couples who have been married the longest, the shortest and who are dressed the most festive.

Couples are encourage to register in advance here.

Nothing’s sweeter than … puppies!

Your furry friends need love too!

Bring your dogs for a Valentine’s Day-themed doggie social at the Grand Boulevard green on Thursday, February 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., hosted by Dog Harmony.

After the social, head over to fab’rik for a Galentine’s Day celebration with shopping, rosé, light bites and live music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 20 percent of proceeds during the event go to Dog-Harmony, which works to match dogs with adoptive owners and help them keep their dogs for life.


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