Valentine’s Day 2022 is sure to be sweet with decadent dinners for two, picturesque opportunities for vow renewals and indulgent Galentine’s outings in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Cape Coral.
Valentine’s Day Boxes at LuLu’s Kitchen, Naples
St. Matthew’s House’s culinary establishment serves up a box of sweet treats made by pastry chef Nicole Reid. Buy multiple boxes to gift to all the loved ones in your life (and one to treat yourself), knowing proceeds benefit the homeless shelter and its programs. Boxes include a brownie bite, chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate truffles. Place orders by Feb. 9 for pickup on Feb, 12. $24.99 per box.
Valentine’s Girls’ Night Out: A Self-Love Event at the Wellness Suites, Naples
Meet new girlfriends or gather your Galentine’s for an evening of self-care and female empowerment in North Naples. Sip Champagne and nibble on chocolate-covered strawberries when you arrive, then find your next go-to wellness guru from a mix of 20 experts specializing in massage therapy, organic skincare, makeup and hairstyling, and women’s health and intimacy counseling (some will offer mini services on the spot). Therapist and wellness coach Janessa Borges hosts the women-focused event. From $25 for pre-registration, includes a welcome drink and appetizers. $50 for VIP, bottomless Champagne and a goody bag. $75 at the door.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Naples
Indulge on a three-course meal, where you choose between sharing a feast of 35oz prime tomahawk steak, a lobster tail and crab-stuffed shrimp with your partner as the main course or go for individual servings of filet mignon paired with lobster tail scampi. If you prefer to toast to your love at home, pick up a wine box with a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco and FPS Cabernet Sauvignon with two wine glasses and housemade chocolate truffles. Dinner from $85 per person. Wine box $75.
The Love Boat Package, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
You’ll be greeted with a dozen red roses and a bottle of Champagne upon arrival at the waterside hotel at Tarpon Point Marina. Opt for a one- or two- night stay and choose from the package’s add-ons, such as a candle-lit dinner in a private dining room, a 1.5-hour cruise with dolphin sightings practically guaranteed or an intimate couples’ massage at the on-site Esterra Spa & Salon. End the night in the Mariner’s Suite overlooking the water a romantic playlist accompanies the evening. Reservations are required at least seven days in advance. From $1,402 for one night, $2,014 for two. Add-ons booked separately.
Café YOU, Cape Coral
Cape Coral residents love this health-centric restaurant for its generous vegan and gluten-free options that don’t skimp on flavor. And it’s not different this Valentine’s Day, when the team offers a three-course ‘Vegan-tines Day’ menu with strawberry gazpacho, roasted red pepper pasta and chocolate cheesecake. Reservations required. From $50 per person. Add a wine pairing for $25.
Sails Restaurant, Naples
On its fourth anniversary, Sails’ Chef Darren Veilleux rolls out a luxe, four-course Valentine’s Day feast of lobster, foie gras and chocolate. The added air of romance comes courtesy of the accompanying white-glove service and live music. Earlier in the day, Sails also offers its bottomless Champagne brunch (typically served only on weekends) with specials, like Wagyu Benedict. Dinner from $318 per person; brunch from $164.
Manhattan Lyric Opera-Pop Valentines Tribute to Love at the Norris Center, Naples
Italian-Argentinian tenor Atilio Marinelli and opera-pop singer Anne Tormela cover iconic love songs from Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones, Whitney Houston, and other Broadway, Hollywood and opera legends during this concert in Downtown Naples. From $25.
Deromo’s Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Bonita Springs
Cheers with complimentary Champagne served during the Valentine’s Day murder mystery dinner show at Deromo’s La Fontana banquet room with the THEY Improv acting troupe. The audience helps question witnesses and examine alibis and clues to find the culprit, while dining on a buffet of dishes, including lobster roulades and veal medallions. Entry includes the Italian buffet, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee. $150 per person, reservations required.
11th Annual Vow Renewal at Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers
Join other beachbound couples at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. for a group vow renewal at the oceanside gazebo at Lovers Key State Park. After, toast your newly reaffirmed commitment with a Champagne picnic in the park, complete with individual cakes and a bottle of bubbly. $150 per couple.
Valentine’s Day at Old Captiva House, Sanibel
Sanibel’s ‘Tween Water Island Resort and Spa makes the night extra-special with dinner at the classic Old Captiva House. The menu consists of lamb T-bone steaks and locally caught roasted pompano paired with equally indulgent sides and those unbeatable island vibes. Get there in time to catch the sunset (often billed as one of the most romantic in the country) and turn the holiday into a getaway by booking an overnight stay at the charming hotel.