When the first Brightline train to arrive in Florida made its debut in West Palm Beach recently, there was much applause, including for the restrooms in the passenger coaches. That these facilities got special attention was not a surprise to Danny Taft, senior strategist with the LAB at Rockwell Group in New York. Brightline…
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in South Florida
February 10, 2017
February 14 is quickly approaching and it’s the perfect time to be thinking about how to treat your special someone. Break away from the routine bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun activity or outing. Below you’ll find a collection of romantic outings to choose from in and around Brightline’s train stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Kick off your evening with a cocktail on the rooftop at The Langford Hotel. Located in downtown Miami, the boutique hotel stakes its claim as the area’s first historic hotel and is an iconic Beaux-Arts architectural treasure. Their rooftop bar recalls the excitement and glamour of prohibition-era Miami and evokes elegance and glamour upon arrival. With a superb cocktail menu, the hotel is the perfect spot to jumpstart your romantic evening under the stars.
Take a trip onboard the Island Queen Yacht docked at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami for an intimate cruise on Miami’s waterways. The special two-hour Valentine’s Day evening cruise on the Miami Lady features unlimited beer, wine and champagne onboard, along with a flowing chocolate fountain. You and your Valentine can dance the night away with music by DJ Chris.
Book the Intercontinental Miami’s Romance Package and treat yourself and that special someone to a candlelight massage topped off with strawberries and chocolate delivered to your room. This package will have you in the city’s most romantic accommodations with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.
Wow your special someone by arranging a private one-hour gondola ride on Valentine’s Day with Las Olas Gondolas. Bring along your favorite bottle of champagne and chocolate to complete the experience and you and your Valentine will enjoy a magical ride along the intracoast al waters of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. That’s amore!
Impress your date with a stop by the NSU Museum of Art and check out their exceptional international exhibitions. With a permanent collection containing more than 7,000 works, the museum is sure to delight. And for Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to a special lunch in the Museum Café. Lunch for two includes quiche with strawberry spinach salad and for dessert two Sherry bell valentine cupcakes in your choice of chocolate, red velvet or vanilla.
Mix it up this Valentine’s Day and take your date to Xtreme Action Park, Florida’s largest indoor entertainment venue. Book their Sweetheart Special and choose from a Race Car Session, Ropes Course Adventure, Roller Skating Session or a Bazooka Blast Session for an action-packed day of fun with your partner. That will get your hearts racing!
West Palm Beach
Head to The Breakers in Palm Beach for a surefire way to impress your date! Enjoy a light bite at their seafood bar or indulge in a delicious meal at the Flagler Steakhouse. The Flagler Steakhouse’s dramatic beamed ceilings, wood furnishings and oversized chandeliers are sure to make your night feel special upon arrival. After savoring your choice of USDA prime cuts and signature sides, walk down the resort’s picturesque, palm-lined drive and soak in the sunset.
Experience an improv performance at Palm Beach’s Improv theatre for a night filled with laughter and entertainment with Thomas Miles (aka Nephew Tommy.) Perfect for fun-loving couples with a great sense of humor, you won’t regret buying tickets to this hysterical stand up show featuring Thomas who is a part of one of the most successful start-up nationally syndicated morning shows in history, the Steve Harvey Morning Show.
Head to City Place for the Rose Petal Drop on Saturday, Feb 11 and Tuesday, Feb 14 at 5:30 and 7:30 pm and you’ll experience an unforgettable evening complete with a shower of falling rose petals on the Plaza, choreographed to music and lights. There will also be live music in the Plaza to dance the night away. Restaurants abound at CityPlace making it easy to grab a bite before or after the rose petals drop!
Fall in love all over again with that special someone this Valentine’s Day before you fall in love with Brightline– scheduled to begin passenger train service this summer! Pretty soon romance will be just a rail-ride away for South Florida’s sweethearts everywhere.
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