Our annual guide to Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay, Clearwater & St. Pete!
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.
Below you’ll find ideas for Valentine’s Day divided into these categories:
- Top Picks: Valentine’s Day Events and Dinners in Tampa Bay
- Things to do Valentine’s Day Weekend
- Wine Bars for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Day Dinners
- Best Spas for Valentine’s Day
- Chocolate Shops in Tampa Bay
- Valentine’s Day Florists and Bouquets
- Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway Packages
NOTE: As Valentine’s Day 2023 approaches and Valentine’s events in Clearwater Tampa and St. Pete begin to come online, we’ll update and expand this list regularly – and during February as often as a few times each week until February 14, 2023, so be sure to check back often. Submit your event here.
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Other Things to Do in February
Valentine’s Day is great – but if you’re looking for other great things to do in Clearwater, Tampa and St. Pete, our constantly updated list of local events and things to do is a super resource for you to find fun activities and things to do!
You can also have a budget-friendly day with these FREE Valentine’s Day Activities.
Top Picks: Valentine’s Day Events and Dinners in Tampa Bay
Treat your date to a 3-course dinner, open bar and dancing with live DJ entertainment aboard the Yacht StarShip. Dinner cruises depart February 14, 2023 in Tampa and Clearwater.
Tickets $139.95 – $189.95 in Tampa, and $99.95 – $149.95 in Clearwater. Additional cruise options are available including lunch, brunch and even happy hour cruises. Valentine’s Chocolate & Champagne Cruises are also offered.
Keep things super romantic this Valentine’s Day with a fine dining experience at Ponte Modern American in Midtown Tampa. Reservations are available for a 4-course prix fixe menu for dining at the bar or on the patio. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, including a caviar starter and black truffle risotto. Cost is $175 per person.
Make the trek to this charming farm in Plant City for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day Dinner. 4 course meal accompanied by the musical stylings of D’ Amore. Seating may be indoors or outdoors.
$60 per person
Do something different this year with a special Valentine’s Day cooking demonstration at the Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park. See the chefs in action as they prepare chorizo calamari, chilled asparagus, pan-roasted porterhouse and a chocolate ancho pot de creme for you. The demonstration also includes wine samples. The cost is $70 per person.
Tampa Theatre is hosting a mass vow renewal this Valentine’s Day followed by a screening of the classic romantic comedy “Seven Chances.” The Right Reverend John Bell (also known as Tampa Theatre President & CEO John Bell, armed with an internet-official certificate of ordination) will invite married couples to participate in an en masse renewal of their wedding vows – written especially for an audience well-versed in romantic movie quotes – and a champagne toast to “happily ever after.” And should there be anyone ready to walk down the aisle (both literally and figuratively) that night, just bring your marriage license, and the Rev. Bell will perform the legal ceremony!
Painting & Vino
Saturday, February 11, 2pm – 5pm
Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
A glass of wine while enjoying some for yourself. Each attendee will receive two complimentary glasses of wine, paired with light cheese and charcuterie. A canvas and painting supplies will also be provided.
Andrea Bocelli in Concert for Valentine’s
Thursday, February 16, 8pm
With members of the Opera Tampa Chorus at AMALIE Arena
A limited number of pre-show VIP dinner experiences priced at $732.75 are available, including a three-course Italian-themed dinner, Bocelli Family Vineyard wine selection and a VIP merchandise tote bag
Tickets $130 – $190
Saturday, February 11, 3-7pm
Head to Pinellas Ale Works and take advantage of their super cute doggy kissing booth. Take home adorable Valentine’s Day themed photos of you and your pooch taken by Lens Nectar Photography ($25). There will also be vendors and live music in the beer garden, along with a Valentine’s Day beer release.
With a new location in Westshore Marina, Cru Cellars now has three locations around Tampa where you can enjoy their wine selection. Grab brunch in the secluded wine garden at their original location in Palma Ceia, or small bites and a drink to enjoy along the river at their Armature Works location this Valentine’s Day.
Cru Cellars offers dozens of wines by the glass, as well as shelves stocked with small-production wines, including a large selection of organic and natural wines. When dining in, an on-staff sommelier can help guide your ordering to perfectly accompany charcuterie, entrees and apps. Stay tuned because they’re set to open a champagne focused spot in Hyde Park Village this year.
Set in the heart of South Tampa’s beloved Hyde Park sits Wine Exchange Bistro and Bar. This wine lover’s paradise features a classic nod to the street-side cafes of Europe. Delight in crystal glass and stemware as you travel with your tastebuds, sipping wines from around the world this Valentine’s Day. Pull up a seat at the covered patio or at the impressively stocked bar.
If you’re looking for a spot that puts wine first, with great vibes, tons of expertise, and expert pairings, our guide to the best wine bars in Tampa Bay for Valentine’s Day is for you.
While we wait for more restaurants to finalize their 2023 plans, our guide to Tampa’s Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day has you covered.
Valentine Cocktail Specials at Noble Crust
January 31-February 28
Celebrate your loved one all month long with Noble Crust’s Valentines Cocktail Specials!
February 14, seatings from 5:30-9:30pm
The Don CeSar
Romantic dinner with a three-course menu created by Chef Emily Ferrari. Reserve online.
$125 per person (inclusive of tax + gratuity)
Choose from Steelbach’s standard menu or a selection of chef features including porcini-rubbed ribeye and a roasted pear salad.
Keel Farms’ Valentines in the Vines
Make the trek to this charming farm in Plant City for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day Dinner. 4-course meal accompanied by the musical stylings of D’ Amore. Seating may be indoors or outdoors.
$60 per person
Birch & Vine
February 10 – 14
Special four-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. Call (727) 896-1080 to reserve.
$85 per person
February 11, 12 and 14, 5-10pm
New specially curated dishes available for dinner alongside the regular menu, plus a large selection of champagne. Usually closed on Mondays, the restaurant will be open on Valentine’s Day from 5-10pm.
A la carte
SHOR American Seafood Grill
February 11, 12 and 14
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Special three-course menu for two. Couples will start with an oyster and shrimp platter, and can select from pan seared halibut, a rack of lamb or a filet Oscar with lump crab for the main course. Dessert options include everything from a fresh slice of key lime pie, to home-made butter pecan cheesecake, a velvety slice of chocolate satin pie or chicory tiramisu. Holiday cocktails also available.
$89 per person
Timpano Hyde Park
February 11 – 14
Special Valentine’s Day weekend features. Reserve online.
A la carte
Bulla Gastrobar Tampa
February 11 – 14
Four-course prix fixe menu with a sparkling toast for two. Reserve online or call (813) 773-8626.
$120 per couple
K Club Bar & Bistro
February 11 – 14, 5-10pm
The Karol Hotel
Four-course, prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Reserve online call (727) 273-8760.
$69 per person; wine pairing available for additional fee
HEW Parlor & Chophouse
February 11, 12 and 14, 5-9:30pm
Romantic five-course prix fixe menu. Normal menu also available. Reserve online or by calling (727) 683-5990.
$222 per couple
February 12 and 14
Special four-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day. Vegetarian option available.
$95 per person; wine pairings additional $50 per person
$75 per person for vegetarian option
Bon Appétit Restaurant – Dunedin
Monday, February 14, 4-9pm
Traditional four-course meal with the accompaniment of piano music. Call (727) 733-2151 to reserve.
$99+ per person
Monday, February 14
Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day experience at the Rusty Pelican this year. Enjoy water-front dining and a special four-course menu. Reserve online
$98 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Get more ideas: Tampa’s Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day
Spas are sweet retreats for couples, especially in Tampa, St Pete and Clearwater for Valentine’s Day. Be it relinquishing yourselves to expert massages, soaking in an oversized tub, or sipping wine side-by-side while enjoying a mani-pedi, there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than in one of these Tampa Bay spas.
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Tampa Bay has several chocolate shops that make chocolate from scratch and have gourmet creations.
So bring your taste buds, love of chocolate and visit one of these local Tampa Bay chocolate shops before Valentine’s Day gets here!
The Tampa Bay area has an abundance of great florists, providing so many choices for Valentine’s Day flower selections. We’re detailing some great florists in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete for you to choose from to pick the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers for your sweetie!
Choices range from plant shops, to weekly flower delivery to, of course, Valentine’s Day roses!
Tampa Bay’s historic palace is opening its doors to lovers this February. Enjoy Heart-Shaped Rose Petals on Bed, In-Room Champagne & Chocolates, Couples Massages and more! The Floridan Palace Hotel is a national landmark hotel and encapsulates all of Tampa Bay’s old-world charm along with the highest quality service and a full range of amenities. The Floridan’s Sapphire Lounge showcases this vintage charm and offers small plate wonders and craft cocktails, local beers and a collection of spirits and wines.
Beginning at just $650, the “More to Love” package includes two-night accommodations at either the Island Grand or RumFish Beach Resort, plus a bottle of champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and breakfast for two at either Bermudas at the Island Grand or Gulfside Grill at the RumFish Beach Resort. Each “More to Love” romance package also includes the daily Resort Amenity Fee, which includes a hooded beach cabana with cushions for two, unlimited rides on the three-story High Tide Slide, paddleboats, fitness center, self-parking, pool towels, Wi-Fi and more.
Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with the Bubbles & Berries package for two. Book your romantic getaway by February 28, 2022 for 10% off select rooms, a strawberry bouquet, and a complimentary bottle of wine, champagne or sparkling cider.
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 2023.