1. Spa Atlantic
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, 954.567.8020, atlantichotelfl.com/spa-atlantic
On the fifth floor of the Atlantic Hotel, overlooking the beach, Spa Atlantic will soothe and release stressful tension while bringing rejuvenation and relaxation back into your love life. Indulge a spa day for two including Swedish, deep tissue or “Swe-Thai” massages, just to name a few. And enjoy a complimentary couples champagne toast.
2. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Bring out the natural side in your relationship and take a smooth bike ride on the park’s Beach Hammock Trail and Exotic Trail, exploring pathways with different exotic trees. Take a small break by the big fig tree overshadowing the central picnic area that is a mini forest itself, or watch the boats go by at the part of the park overlooking the Intracoastal. Bike rentals are available.
3. Kristin Chenoweth
On Valentine’s Day, take your love to the Broward Center to enjoy a performance by Tony and Emmy Award-winner actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. The Broadway star will perform a mixture of songs that incorporate pop, country, gospel, classical and Kristin’s favorite theater performances – as well, undoubtedly, as some romance.
4. Bonnet House Museum & Garden
Nothing brings out romance better than art and a garden full of flowers. Enjoy the lily ponds, orchids and hibiscus garden, as well as the fine art exhibit of Frederic Clay Bartlett. While walking through the gardens you might see a few animals such as Amazon parrots, swans and even the garden’s Costa Rican squirrel monkeys. This greenery would be, ahem, a perfect place for a proposal.
5. Cooking Class with Chef Jean Pierre
1436 N Federal Hwy, 954.563.2700, chefjeanpierre.com
A classroom might not seem like the most romantic place, but it can be when the teacher is a French chef and culinary instructor. At Chef Jean Pierre’s cooking school, attendees learn how a specific dish is prepared. Then comes the best part – after learning how to create the fine dish, you eat it.