If you are tired of the typical dinner-and-a-movie date night, this list is for you.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and romantic restaurants are booked up. Thankfully there are plenty of alternatives to the traditional Valentine’s date.
One of the benefits of living on the Gulf Coast is warm winter weather. Take advantage of the temperate climate when planning your romantic evening.
Jim McClellan, who writes the blog Outdoors Down South, recommends a romantic ocean adventure. “Kayak out into the bay. Toast the sunset with a glass of wine and maybe chocolate. Paddle back to the marina for dinner.”
If you prefer to stay on land, pack a picnic dinner and head to the beach. Stroll along the water’s edge to work up an appetite. Then find a quiet spot to enjoy your meal al fresco.
Another popular alternative is to swap pedals for petals. Skip the flowers. Instead take your significant other for a leisurely bike ride along scenic highway 30A on the Timpoochee Trail or along the Blackwater Heritage Trail.
Last, but certainly not least, couples massage is an excellent romantic way to treat your partner while also relieving stress and relaxing tight muscles.
As these four options prove, it is possible to plan a fit and fun date without buying a heart-shaped box of chocolates or breaking the bank.