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Tampa Valentine's Day V-Day St Pete Clearwater

Our annual guide to Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay!

Welcome to our official guide to the best Valentine’s Day restaurants and events in Tampa Bay!  Want ideas for a special romantic night at home with your sweetie? Gotcha covered! Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding or ideas for new things to try? We’ve got that too! Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area, there’s something for every couple to enjoy in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete and beyond, from exciting events to dinner deals (including to-go options).

NOTE: this Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay list will update and expand a few times each week until February 14, 2021, so be sure to check back often. Submit your event here.

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Top Picks: Valentine’s Day Events and Dinners in Tampa Bay

“TT & Chill” Dinner-and-a-Movie Date Night in a Box

Feel like staying in? Tampa Theatre is offering the cutest at-home Valentine’s Day experience! Each “TT & Chill” box Includes a personalized, framed Love in Lights keepsake print; premium dried pasta from Alessi and a jar of sauce from Bavaro’s; sweet treats from Peterbrooke Chocolatier; a Mystery Bottle of wine (valued at $10-$100); a shareable bag of Tampa Theatre’s famous popcorn; a link to stream Leona, a romantic new feature from the Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema program; and some Valentine’s Day goodies to set the mood. Boxes must be ordered by Friday, February 12 for pickup February 13-14 between 11am and 1pm. The cost is $99/couple.

Haven Valentine’s Day Tasting and Wine Pairing at Home

Cozy up at home together with Haven’s meal kit for two. Pick up your meal kit to prepare a four-course feast together including Pink Peppercorn Seared Tuna, Prosciutto & Brie Salad, Bern’s Filet Mignon and Valrhona Chocolate Cake. Want to up the ante? Add on the optional wine pairing kit to enhance your meal. The cost is $130/couple, with wine pairings an additional $50. Orders must be placed online in advance for pickup between 1-7:30pm on February 13 or 14, 2021.

Lovers and Friends Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

Beat the crowds and celebrate early at Bulla Tampa! This stylish eatery is hosting a one of a kind wine pairing event for food lovers in a socially distanced environment. On February 9 from 7-9:30pm, enjoy a private five-course wine dinner, which will immerse you in Spanish cuisine prepared by Bulla’s Executive Chef while tasting a special selection of wines from Marqués de Vargas. The cost is $160 per couple.

Rooftop Dinner at Vantage at The Karol Hotel

Want to wow your date? Vantage at The Karol Hotel in Clearwater is offering an epic eight-course, prix-fixe dinner on Sunday, February 14 from 5-10pm. Take in the scenic rooftop views as you dine on heart-shaped lobster ravioli, an intermezzo of passionfruit sorbet with pomegranate seeds and basil syrup, Elk tenderloin, a cheese course and more. The cost is $175/person with wine pairings for six of the courses available for an additional $75/person. Call (727) 273-7850 to reserve.

The DonCeSar Valentine’s Day Sunset Cabana Dinner Package

Looking for an over-the-top Valentine’s Day celebration to wow your date? Surprise your love with The Don CeSar’s sunset cabana package. The 3-hour experience includes a cabana rental from 5-8pm, live musician, candles and rose petals, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a 4-Course dinner from Maritana, your own dedicated server and a special Don CeSar souvenir. The package is $600 and is inclusive of gratuity and complimentary valet parking.

Image credit: The Don CeSar

Virtual Valentine’s Day Mixology and Wine Classes

Learn tricks to concoct Valentine’s Day cocktails or wine and dine your date at home with a series of free virtual classes hosted by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits ahead of the big day. On February 10, join mixologist Alex Brick to learn how to make two festive cocktails. On February 11, wine experts Dan Eddy and Nathan Dale will give you the scoop on the perfect wines to sip on February 14. Both classes are free and will begin on Facebook live at 6:30pm.

Yacht StarShip Valentine’s Dinner Cruises

Treat your date to a 3-course dinner, open bar and dancing with live DJ entertainment aboard the Yacht StarShip. Dinner cruises depart February 12 – 14 in Tampa and February 12 – 13 in Clearwater. Tickets begin at $59.95/person in Clearwater and $79.95/person in Tampa.

Image credit: Yacht StarShip

Valentine’s Day Weekend Events & Activities

Adults-Only Science After Dark
Friday, February 12, 6-9pm
Special Adults-Only Science After Dark / Valentine’s Day-themed event. Beverages and appetizers included with your ticket as well as experiments and all exhibits.

Straz Center Valentine’s Engagement
February 12 – 14
Riverwalk Stage
Passion soars and sours in song as all levels of love and heartbreak are expressed during this celebration of the romantic holiday. The performance features Gian Carlo Menotti’s hilarious – and rarely performed – The Telephone along with love songs from opera, Broadway and beyond.
$25 and up

Take-Home Painting Kits for Two + In-Studio Valentine’s Packages
February 12 – 14
Painting with a Twist Tampa – Carrollwood
Choose from an assortment of love-inspired take-home painting kits for two available for pickup, or create a masterpiece together in the studio.
Price varies depending on project

Sweetheart Photo Sessions at Tampa Theatre
Saturday, February 13
Tampa Theatre
90-minute private session with Tampa Theatre’s house photographer including multiple locations in the majestic building, five digital images, an heirloom print, a BONUS digital image in front of the Valentine’s Day marquee, and a sweet surprise from neighborhood partner Peterbrooke Chocolatier.

Red Wine Lips Soles – Galentine’s Day
Saturday, February 13, 3-5pm
Painting with a Twist Tampa

Galentine’s Day Beer & Cheesecake Pairing: At Home Edition
Saturday, February 13, 7pm
*VRTUAL event hosted by Brew Bus
Join Advanced Cicerone Ami Parrino on a journey through beer and cheesecake and their wonderful relationship with each other. With your ticket, you will receive a cultivated pairing of 4 beers and 4 slices of cheesecake from Mike’s Pies and a guided explanation of how each beer compliments the cheesecake selection.

Glow in the Dark Valentine’s Day Skate
Sunday, February 14, 3-6pm
Skate World Tampa
$10 with skate rental

Valentine’s Day Sunset Paddle Tampa
Sunday, February 14, 4:45-5:45pm
Urban Kai at Armature Works
Special sunset paddleboard session with Urban Kai plus drink specials available after your paddle at Stones Throw.

Image credit: Urban Kai

DeRay Davis
Sunday, February 14, 7 and 9:30pm
Tampa Improv

Valentine’s Day Dinners


Il Ritorno
Available for pickup at Greenstock February 12 or 13
Special romantic meal kid for two including a salad from Greenstock, pasta kit from Il Ritorno, and steak from St. Pete Meat & Provisions

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
Available for pickup Saturday, February 13 from 2-6pm
Multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two including a bottle of champagne; call 727-726-1161 to order by February 11
$119/couple plus tax and gratuity

LOKO Cuisine Valentine’s Brunch
Available for pickup Sunday, February 14 at 11am
Spanish tapas spread plus one select can of beer to-go, pickup at Green Bench Brewing Co; dine-in option with draft beer also available

Pané Rustica Restaurant & Bakery
Available for pickup Sunday, February 14 from 1-3pm
3-course takeout dinner for two; call 813.902.8828 to order by February 12


Birch & Vine
February 11 – 14
Limited a la carte menu plus special four-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu; call 727-896-1080 to reserve

Bulla Gastrobar Tampa
February 11 – 15
4-course prix fixe menu and toast for two with indoor and outdoor seating available; reserve online or call 813-773-8626

February 12 – 14, 4-10pm
Special limited menu for Valentine’s Day weekend
A la carte

Image credit: Steelbach

February 12 -14
Four-course prix fixe menu with Valentine’s inspired desserts; call 813-251-0022 to reserve

Caracara – Dunedin
Saturday, February 13, 5-9pm
3-course Valentine’s Day menu created by Creative Loafing 2020 Best Chef Winner Chef Traci

February 13 – 14
Special four-course tasting menu
$85/person; wine pairings available for additional $40/person

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
February 13 – 14, 4-9:30pm
Fountain Grille will offer a special multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two with welcome cocktail; call 727-726-1161 for reservations
$129/couple plus tax and gratuity

HEW Parlor & Chophouse at the Fenway Hotel
February 13 – 14, 5-10pm
Romantic three-course prix fixe menu plus music by harpist, Seth Lynn from 6-9pm; call (727) 683-5990 to reserve
$55 – $110 depending on entree selection

Bon Appétit Restaurant
Sunday, February 14, seatings from 12-9pm
*Also available to go!
4-course prix-fixe menu with complimentary champagne, plus indoor live music including a strolling violinist and piano; reserve online or by calling (727) 733.2151
$79.95/person plus tax

Élevage at Epicurean Hotel
Sunday, February 14, 4-10pm
Four-course, prix-fixe menu including a bone-in Tomahawk Ribeye for two available for an additional $40; call (813) 999-8726 to reserve

Image credit: Élevage

The Rusty Pelican
Sunday, February 14, 4:30-9:30pm
Sweetheart menu for two including individual entree, shared appetizer and shared dessert; reserve online

Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar
Sunday, February 14, 4pm-midnight
Romantic three-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day including a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, as well as a bottle of rose, red, or white house wine with dinner; reserve online
$59/person and up

Sunday, February 14, 5-9pm
Special multi-course Valentine’s Day menu; reserve online or by calling (813) 512-3030

Ocean Hai at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Sunday, February 14, 5-10pm
Special four-course menu with optional add-on wine pairings; call 727.281.9544 to reserve
$69/person; wine pairings additional $25/person

RumFish Grill at RumFish Beach Resort
Sunday, February 14, 5-10pm
3-course Valentine’s Day menu for two; call 727-329-1428 to reserve

Keel & Curley Winery at Keel Farms
Sunday, February 14, 5pm
Private four course dinner, complimentary glass of Keel + Curley Wine and live music

Palm Court Italian Grill at the TradeWinds Island Grand
Sunday, February 14, 5:30-10pm
Special Valentine’s Day menu in addition to full menu; call call 727-363-2358 to reserve
A la carte

Rooster & The Till
Sunday, February 14
4-Course Valentine’s Day menu

Getaway Packages

The Don CeSar

While the 93-year old Don CeSar (AKA the iconic Pink Palace) is a well-known historic landmark, very few know the love story said to be behind the romantic property. In 1925 Thomas Rowe began building The Don as a tribute to his long-lost love, a Spanish opera star named Lucinda that he met while studying in England when he attended the opera “Maritana.” The pair quickly fell in love and affectionately referred to one another as Maritana and Don CeSar (taken from the opera’s characters) during clandestine meetings by a secluded fountain. Unfortunately, Lucinda’s parents forbid the relationship, and quickly whisked Lucinda back to Spain. Thomas returned to America heartbroken, and spent years trying to reunite with Lucinda, which sadly never happened.

In honor of the romantic legend of The Don, the property is offering a special package ahead of Valentine’s Day. Guests can spark their own love story at Florida’s Pink Palace with a two night stay in upgraded accommodations, valet parking, complimentary drinks to toast with and a special surprise in-room amenity.

Orlando World Center Marriott

Available for stays February 12 – 15, 2021, celebrate each other with an overnight getaway and special dinner for two. Orlando World Center Marriott’s Valentine’s Day weekend package includes complimentary late checkout at 4pm, free self-parking, overnight accommodations in a newly renovated guest room with private balcony, and a Valentine’s Dinner prix fixe menu for two at one of the property’s dining outlets.

Image credit: Orlando World Center Marriott

Discovery Cove + Hotel Romance Packages

Through February 28, 2021, Discovery Cove is offering four exclusive hotel getaway packages. The packages combine admission to the all-inclusive park with an overnight stay at Grande Lakes Orlando (The Ritz-Carlton Orlando OR JW Marriott Orlando), Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, or the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. Amenities and package prices vary depending on the property selected. Valid on stays through February 28, 2021.

Reunion Resort

Book a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with Reunion’s Staycation Romance package. Perks include Grande Villa Accommodations, a $100 Food & Beverage credit per night, complimentary 1pm late check-out and 20% off Golf Tee Times. Anyone who books in February will also get a free bottle of Prosecco! Make it a full weekend with dinner reservations at 7593 Chophouse or Traditions, which are both offering special Valentine’s Day weekend dining options. Rates are available from $329/night over Valentine’s Day weekend.

Headed to Orlando for Valentine’s Day weekend? Check out Orlando Date Night Guide’s 50+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando 2021

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