Whether you are celebrating a yearly anniversary with your lifelong partner, enjoying the exciting, new puppy-love of a budding romance or simply scouting-out a sweet location to surprise your Valentine on the 14th of February, the St. Pete and Clearwater area has got you covered.
It can get a little overwhelming with the seemingly endless options to choose from, so this is why we have come up with “The Top 5 Romantic Things to Do in St. Pete/ Clearwater”. Let’s dive into the list so you can set your plans and focus on the important decisions, like what bathing suit to bring.
#1 Sunset Cruises
Nothing says romance like the beautiful canvas of a setting sun while gliding across the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are looking for a private voyage or a lively festive yacht, St. Pete can fulfill all of your cruising pleasures. For a more intimate experience Captain Dan at Dolphins Landings Charter Boat Center can prepare a cruise for two or a group of couples aboard one of his eight vessels. Board with a bottle of your favorite wine and make a toast during the picturesque sunset. For a livelier party atmosphere, tickets to board the Starlite Sapphire yacht, which can hold up to 150 passengers can be reserved in advance. With a climate-controlled deck, dance floor and dinner reservations available, seeing the sunset aboard the Starlite Sapphire will be the exclamation point at the end of your day here in St. Pete.
#2 Walk on the Beach
With 35 miles of pristine white beaches at your disposal there are many options when choosing what type beach experience you and your loved one will enjoy. For a quiet less crowded beach, Pass-a-Grille at the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach will be your best option. If looking for Old-Florida waterfront with impressive views, Madeira Beach with John’s Pass Village and boardwalk, offers 100 boutique stores and restaurants that are sure to make for a wonderful day at the beach. Taking top honors, Clearwater Beach has been rated TripAdvisor’s #1 beach for three years. The crystal-clear, shallow waters kissing the snow-white sands will set the mood for a night of
#3 Wine Tasting
Stoke your romantic fire with a wine tasting from one of our local wineries. Voted as one of the Top 10 Things to do in Clearwater Murielle Winery has free wine tastings every Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm. Taste your way through a variety of fruit-infused wines that can then be purchased to create your Valentine wine. Another great option in the St. Pete area is Vino Simpatico, which offers a wine tasting every Thursday evening from 6pm-8pm, with a sampling of 8 different wines appealing to the palate of a novice to a connoisseur.
#4 Sunken Gardens
For nature lovers discover the oldest living museum in St Pete and venture through the 100-year old botanical gardens at Sunken Gardens in St. Pete. With the oldest tropical plants in the region, Sunken Gardens contains 50,000 exotic plants and flowers that will take your breath away. Sunken Gardens is open daily from 10am-4:30pm with the exception of opening at noon on Sunday, and admission is $12 per person. As you walk hand in hand through the beautiful paradise of rare gardens, flamingos, and a butterfly encounter, love will permeate the air of this exquisite living wonder.
#5 Night Glass-Bottom Kayaking
For a one-of-a-kind watersport night adventure, you can embark on a glass bottom kayak LED illuminated tour. This mesmerizing view of the underwater ecosystem at night is sure to leave a lasting impression. Sharkey’s Glass Bottom Tours is the only one in the United States offering this type of kayaking experience. If you are a couple that enjoys a little night thrill-ride than get your tickets early because this is a popular attraction and tickets are limited. The tours last from 60-90 minutes and the tickets are $50 per person. You are equipped with dry fish food to nourish the ecosystem and draw out hundreds of fish for eye-candy galore. This magical experience can surely be the cherry on top of your romantic weekend getaway in Clearwater Beach and St. Pete area.