February 14th is the one day every year that couples in love should unabashedly flaunt their feelings. Sweet Facebook posts, lavish dinners, a couple’s massage…whatever suits you and your significant other’s fancy is exactly how you should celebrate. It’s coming down to the wire to make plans! If you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably still scrambling to find the perfect romantic gesture. Here are a few of our favorite tried-and-true ideas to woo your date this Valentine’s Day.

Indoor/Outdoor Picnic

This one completely comes down to the weather! Regardless of location, a picnic of any kind takes plenty of preparation and thoughtfulness. Your date will love the effort you put into arranging such an intimate and unique evening.

Bring your picnic to life by spreading out a fancy blanket and preparing appropriate accouterments. Oh, and don’t forget the Champagne! We suggest contrasting the rustic picnic scene with fine china, crystal glassware and a fabulous meal. If you’re heading to the beach for your romantic picnic, skip the fragile items and use high-end plasticware instead. However you do it, this is sure to be a date you two won’t forget.

Romantic Night on the Town

There might be nothing more romantic than dressing up and heading to a chic restaurant on V-Day. What can we say, we’re suckers for holiday traditions! Marker 32 features a wonderful menu of fresh seafood and expertly crafted cocktails that perfectly complement a romantic evening. Combine the food and drinks with the unbeatable view and you certainly set the scene for romance!

Be sure to make a reservation for you and your loved one! Restaurants all over Jacksonville book up quickly for the special night — we can’t wait to be a special part of yours.

A Spa Day with Your Sweetheart

Spend the morning and afternoon relaxing at one of Jacksonville’s prestigious spas before your romantic evening. Instead of a couple hours celebrating at night, we love the idea of turning Valentine’s Day into a full-day celebration!

Sip cocktails by the pool, bundle up in a plush robe and simply relax with your significant other. We can’t think of a better precursor to a romantic night than a romantic day. 

Beach Bikeride

Ahhh, one of the beauties of living in Florida! There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than in the sunshine with your someone special. Take advantage of living in paradise by pouring a cold drink and biking our beautiful coastline.

Want to make it even more special? Surprise your significant other by keeping a destination in mind. If you’re biking Jacksonville’s beaches, head up to Atlantic Beach for a romantic lunch or dinner at North Beach Fish Camp.


Whatever you choose to do for Valentine’s Day, the most important thing is filling every minute with lots of love. Keep it traditional with an amazing meal at Marker 32 or pack a beach picnic for two — either way, we’re certain your date will be happy to simply spend time with you! Reach out to us at Marker 32 to reserve a table this Valentine’s Day.