Valentine's Day

Top 5 Romantic Things to do In Jacksonville

Couple in front of a fountain

Every day can be Valentine's Day, create your perfect romantic getaway to Jacksonville. Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit dinners, or an eco-adventure for two, couples can craft a picture-perfect time together in Jax!

Here are the top 5 Jacksonville ways to sweep your sweetheart off their feet!

# 1 For the luxurious couple:

Pamper yourselves at One Ocean Resort & Spa, offering luxurious accommodations overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. For the perfect relaxing retreat, arrange for a couple’s massage or dip into their heated outdoor pool. Azurea, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers a seasonal menu and views of the sweeping ocean from every seat. Foodies will delight in the "Chef's Adventurous Palate.” Be sure to take advantage of their Special Valentine’s Day rate.

#2 For the couple looking for entertainment:

If dinner and a show is your scene then you must visit the Alhambra Dinner Theater, one of the longest-running professional dinner theaters in the nation. Besides having fantastic shows, they also offer a 3-course gourmet menu that changes with every show. And this year, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with Patsy Cline. For the week of Valentine’s, the Alhambra will be presenting “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” a tribute to Patsy Cline's life and career. If laughing the night away is more your thing, head over to the Comedy Zone for one of their dinner & show packages. You can enjoy their prime rib and crab leg buffet and then be entertained by national headliner Carl Strong, you can even add a hotel room to the package.

#3 For the couple who loves food (almost) as much as each other:

From elegant bistros, to popular chains, fish camps and everything in between, Jacksonville is a destination for food lovers with great taste! Stay Downtown for an urban romantic getaway and be close to the thriving food scene in the surrounding historic neighborhoods. Downtown you can find MLG, and with Sweet Pete’s Candy Factory in the same building, it’s the perfect place to find a sweet treat for your sweetheart. The San Marco Dining District, located minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, is home to some of the city’s finest dining options. Mathew’s, Bistro AIX, and Taverna are some of the highlights in this charming and historic neighborhood.

#4 For the adventurous couple:

Those who love to explore the outdoors are sure to be impressed by Jacksonville’s park system – the largest urban park system in the nation! Hike, paddle, kayak, surf or simply visit historical monuments in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Spend the afternoon snapping photos at Big Talbot Island’s Boneyard Beach, where white-washed oaks line the pristine beaches. Kayak Amelia, located within the Preserve, offers a variety of eco-adventure tours. Explore the creeks and marshes of unspoiled Northeast Florida with your partner for an unforgettable experience.

#5 For the hopelessly romantic:

No list of romance in Jacksonville would be complete without a mention of the iconic beachside stroll. With 22 miles of wide, relaxing, white-sandy beaches, Jacksonville offer visitors majestic sunrises and star-filled nights. Couples can walk hand-in-hand along the shore, or get active and play a round of beach volleyball, rent a paddleboard or learn to surf together. Live like a local for a few days, and rent a bike to get from one unique beach neighborhood to another. Bikes are the preferred method of transportation at the shore. Stop in a number of favorite beach bars or restaurants for a seaside-inspired treat.

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