Are you and your special someone looking for fun Valentine’s Day ideas? Some call it a commercial holiday, but think about it: Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to tell those you love . . . well, that you love them! For most people flowers, heart-shaped chocolates, and "romantic" dinners will be the highlight of the day. But if you really want to impress the one you love, there are plenty of unique, original ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Tampa. We're sure you will find creative ideas in our Unique, Exciting Guide To The Best Valentines Day Ever!
If planning is not your forte or if you’ve simply run out of fresh ideas, we've got you covered with this Guide to The Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

After a long day, what could be better than taking a short drive to watch the sunset, enjoy a great dinner and kick back with your toes in the sand? You can enjoy a relaxing Valentine's Day toast with a cool vibe and a gorgeous drive. The amazing Florida sunset will transport you to a little slice of paradise. You and your sweetheart deserve a dining experience fit for a match made in heaven, and their prix fixe Valentine's Day Dinner for just $69.95 is a great place to start!!

Make your honey happy and enjoy waterfront dining at Beach Bar & Restaurant for Valentine’s Day. 


The Brass Tap is another great place to celebrate your Valentine’s Day, especially with its various accessible locations in the Tampa Bay Area! The Brass Tap offers a wide selection of crafted beers, including 3 Daughters Brewing, Bells Brewing and Left Hand Brewing Co. The Brass Tap offers happy hour drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m. and $2 chicken or fish tacos, making a delicious and affordable date on Valentine’s Day. 

3 Daughters Brewing

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about champagne and roses. Some couples enjoy a nice beer together, so a tasty IPA (try the Bimini Twist!) or an oatmeal stout (Stern Line), 3D is one of the best in town. Their brewery is a popular gathering place for the St. Petersburg neighborhood on which it sits, inviting you to kick back and enjoy craft beers and fun games such as oversized Connect Four and cornhole. You can also put together a beer basket, allowing you to put together an arrangement of fresh craft beers, locally-brewed and locally-loved. 3 Daughters Brewing is a fresh way to enjoy Valentine's Day either as a twosome or with other couples! 

Heralds of Harmony

Serenade your loved one this Valentine's Day through the gift of song! The Heralds of Harmony promise a swoon-worthy performance that will sweep your darling off his or her feet! The Heralds of Harmony Barbershop Quartet delivers medleys of love in four-part harmony, all while dressed to the nines in tuxedos and ties. Along with their songs, the singing quartet will hand deliver a Valentine's Day coffee mug filled to the brim with candy kisses and a hand-written love letter. For a 60 dollar donation to the Heralds nonprofit organization, The Heralds of Harmony can help make Valentine's Day 2018 a romantic day to remember forever! 

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

Need to really get away for a day? Want to celebrate Valentine's Day in a big way? Pack your bags, put your phones on silent and take a romantic getaway at the beautiful Tradewinds Island Grand Resort! This St. Pete Beach resort is complete with tropical bars, dinner at its award-winning Rumfish restaurant and luxurious hotel rooms. Tradewinds Island Grand Resort has a spectacular Valentine's Day package for both of you to enjoy, so book your romantic getaway today!  

Tampa Bay Water Bike Co.

Want to try something different and unique for Valentine's Day? Come out to Tampa Bay Water Bike Co. for a pedal-powered one-on-one cruise along the Hillsborough River. Whether it's a day with your significant other, a girl's day out or even time spent with your bros, the Tampa Bay Water Bike Co. is a memorable day that you won't forget! You might be pedaling right alongside a manatee or other wildlife in the water, while taking in all the sights of Downtown along the Tampa Riverwalk.

iFLY Tampa - Indoor Skydiving

If you've been married for one year or married for fifty, you and your spouse have been through a whole lot together. Why not do something a little crazy this Valentine's Day and experience a simulated indoor skydiving at iFLY Tampa! Feel the rush of flying in a fun, safe indoor skydiving facility while holding hands with the one you love. iFLY lets you experience skydiving's thrills without the dangerous outdoor risks... or the fear of heights! This whirlwind adventure guarantees no turbulence and a soft landing. At iFLY Tampa, you and your loved one will have a fun, shared experience to make this one Valentine's Day you won't forget!


Experience Vertical Flight - Helicopter Tour 

If you would love to soar high above the ground but skydiving is not your experience of choice, check out Experience Vertical Flight! You and your loved one can choose between four pre-planned helicopter tours around the Tampa Bay Area. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even plan your own helicopter tour around the city! Experience Vertical Flight gives you a breathtaking view of the Clearwater Beach area in a way you've never seen it before, and the experience of a flight you and your beloved will talk about for years to come.


Tampa Theatre 

Imagine proclaiming your love in Tampa's most historic and breathtaking theater, right in front of the stage, looking out to the newly-refurbished red velvet chairs filled with an adoring crowd. This year, Tampa Theatre is bringing you a special Valentine’s Day event, showing the classic When Harry Met Sally. And married couples are welcomed to participate in an en mass vow renewal in the heart of Tampa Theatre! Also, if you’re engaged and want to tie the knot on the most romantic day of the year, you can bring your marriage license to the theater and the Reverend John Bell (also CEO of the Tampa Theatre) will perform the ceremony! All lovebirds are welcome... and we'll have what she's having! 

Phantom of The Opera at Straz Center for Performing Arts

Now playing at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa, critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award® winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Let's hope your date night has a happier ending, however... 


Tampa Improv Comedy Club

The couple that laughs together, stays together! Stand up comedian Finesse Mitchell headlines a special night at The Improv, which offers a buffet option on this special day for you and your loved one. If you're just looking for the funny, that's fine too as tickets start at $20 to see former the Saturday Night Live cast member and University of Miami Hurricane football player headline the show!

Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t really be Valentine’s Day without flowers. Northside Florist is located on N. Florida in Tampa, is family owned and operated and is featured with dazzling reviews on The Knot, a popular wedding website. Northside Florist has a wide array of floral arrangements for any holiday, especially for Valentine’s Day. You can give this joyful gift to anyone you love – your spouse, mother, best friend, cousin or anyone else you want to bless with a floral arrangement full of love. 

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Offering what might be the best charcoal-grilled steak in Tampa, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa  is putting together a delectable  a la carte four-course feast for Valentine's Day. The prix-fixe menu will include some red (for Valentine's Day!) beets & wild berries, a roasted heirloom tomato bisque, dry aged American Wagyu New York strip surf & turf or pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and dark chocolate Luxardo cherry gateau for dessert! Council Oak consistently offers one of the best culinary experiences in the Bay Area, and plenty of excitement before or after in one of the largest casinos in America. 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017, the possibilities are endless. If you have any unique ideas to offer, we’d love to hear them! Sound off in the comments and let’s spread the love, helping each other make this the best Valentine’s Day ever. 

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