Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, folks! We are lucky to live in an area that is full of unique opportunities to celebrate this special occasion. Even if you aren’t celebrating with a significant other, there are plenty of fun events going on and it is perfectly acceptable to treat yourself to a special gift! Whether you want to plan a more traditional celebration or step out of the box and do something unique, we’ve got you covered!

1.    Chicken & Waffle Brunch Cruise to The Bay

Is there anything that doesn’t sound amazing about that? This event is hosted by Emerald Coast Hydrobikes and starts at 10am on February 14th. Cruise to The Bay on your hydrobike, enjoy a Sunday brunch including Chicken & Waffles, bloody mary or mimosa, and then cruise back to Tom’s Landing. Sounds like a great way to start off your Valentine’s Day celebration. Click here for more information.

2.    Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise on the Solaris cora and katie 557

Can you imagine a more romantic evening than enjoying a gourmet meal and live music entertainment, while cruising under the stars on a 125 foot yacht? Yeah, me either. That sounds like a heavenly way to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one – and who says you can’t grab one of your single girlfriends and make a girl’s night of it? Find more information here.


3.    Sign up for an art class with the Cultural Arts Alliance

Have you always wanted to explore the creative side of your brain but just never made the time to do it? Why not sign up for an art class? This is a great way to treat yourself or to surprise your significant other with a unique way to celebrate the occasion together. There are a variety of different classes to choose from!


DSCN33454.    Schedule a pet portrait session with Dr. Shatzel at 30A Vet

This is another great idea as a gift for yourself or for a loved one – after all, maybe you plan on celebrating your Valentine’s Day with your favorite four-legged friend! You won’t find many pet lovers that wouldn’t love to have a professional portrait of their furry friend as a keepsake. Make your appointment today!


5.    Or how about a customized painted pet portrait?file8951304821284

While we are on the topic of pet portraits, here is another unique suggestion. Maxine Orange, an artist with Emerald Coast Gallery, provides customized paintings of yours or a loved one’s beloved pet – all you have to do is provide a picture! You can check out some of her other work here.



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