Fall In Love Downtown this Valentine's Day

Posted: Jan 28, 2019 09:03 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 10:16 am

Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be a daunting task. Whether you are in a new relationship, celebrating a lasting one, or enjoying the company of beloved friends with a Leslie Knope-inspired “Galentine’s Day,” February 14 is a day to celebrate love.

The Perfect Gift
Downtown Pensacola is blooming with ideas to sweeten your Valentine’s Day plans this year. Local chocoholics are smitten by the colorful, delectable bins at Bubba’s Sweet Spot—the delicious  chocolates, candies, cakes and even puppy treats are sure to earn you a smooch (and some bonus points from your pooch.) Just a few doors away, Susan Campbell Jewelry's heart-shaped gold and silver charms will "charm" your valentine (and the  buy-one-get-one-free charm Valentine's Day special will certainly charm you, as well). For your budding romance, Fiore of Pensacola's uniquely lush, handmade arrangements in romantic hues of red, pink and purple go along perfectly with the thoughtful cards at Rusted Arrow Mercantile.

The Perfect Flavors
Some of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Pensacola are stirring up romance with Valentine’s Day events that are perfectly seasoned with the flavors of love. So Gourmet's cooking classes will help you improve your skills and impress your special someone. Or, leave the cooking to the professionals with the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner at Pot Roast & Pinot or a special Valentine’s Dinner designed by Chef Irv Miller at Jackson’s Steakhouse. If gold and silver aren’t your go-to, reserve your seat at Restaurant Iron for a four-course tasting menu specially prepared by Chef Alex. Five Sisters Blues Cafe is cooking up a lunch and dinner special featuring pan-seared salmon, baked lobster mac and cheese and roasted root vegetables that is sure to melt hearts. 

The Perfect Evening
This year, give them a night to remember. Downtown Pensacola boasts a full lineup of February date night ideas including Pensacola Opera’s “Some Enchanted Valentine” and Pensacola Children’s Chorus’ “One World, Many Voices” at the Saenger Theatre. Experience a live performance at Vinyl Music Hall—in February The Magpie Salute and Matt and Kim will perform there. Or keep it simple and sweet with a gallery-night-for-two at Artel Gallery, Blue Morning Gallery, Quayside Art Gallery or Pensacola Museum of Art, or a sweet sunset stroll along Palafox Pier, the perfect romantic setting and one of Pensacola's most Instagram-worthy backdrops.

Downtown Pensacola is the heart of the city, and our walkable, historic streets and beautiful views, paired with premier restaurants, galleries and shops, are the perfect place to melt your Valentine's heart this year.