Photo Courtesy of Ben Hicks via the Gumbo Limbo Nature CenterSituated within Red Reef Park between the ocean and the Intracoastal, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a 20-acre nature preserve teeming with wildlife. Take a stroll along the boardwalk leading to a scenic lookout, relax in the butterfly garden, or observe sea turtles in the rehabilitation facility. With water views, lush landscaping and interesting wildlife, the preserve is a picturesque and laid-back date destination.
Photo Courtesy of Mizner ParkA visit to Mizner Park is a laid-back option for the indecisive couple. This expansive lifestyle center serves as the heart of activity in Boca, and there is no shortage of things to do here. Pop in and out of upscale boutiques and designer stores, stop for a bite to eat or a drink, admire artwork at a local gallery, and people watch all the while. While technically just up the road in Delray Beach, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a popular destination for Boca residents. This stunning cultural center embraces the century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors, all eager to explore the rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies, and traditional gardens. Within these halls, you will find more than 7,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items. A visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens makes for a serene and beauty-filled date activity.
Photo Courtesy of Barrel of Monks BrewingBarrel of Monks proudly brews Belgian-inspired beers to bring the taste of the Old World a little closer to home. Visit and tour their state-of-the-art brewery in Boca to see the process up close and personal — and sample a few brews all the while. Barrel of Monks offers brewery tours on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., except during special events. There is no reservation necessary for the tours and Groupon tickets may be purchased here.
Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine BarWine tasting always makes for a romantic date night activity — especially if it's in a cozy and elegant atmosphere like Vino Wine Bar. Visit this intimate, centrally located wine bar to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Enhance the experience with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and an overall sophisticated atmosphere. Vino Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Photo Courtesy of Boca Raton Museum of ArtExperience the vibrant arts culture of the city with a visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This beautiful museum in Mizner Park hosts a wide range of art in a myriad of styles and mediums, held in both permanent collections and rotating exhibits. Share your favorite pieces with your date as you stroll through the exhibits hand in hand. Keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays, and is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 12–5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, and free for members and children under 12.
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Valentine's Day is "Better Together" at the Addison. Whether celebrating Valentine's Day with your significant other, or with your closest friends, the Addison has something to offer everyone this year. The private event venue, known for its breathtaking courtyard and unparalleled dining experience, will open its doors to the public for two very special events.
The Addison will offer guests (coupled or not) a four-course sit-down dinner featuring a delicious menu of Addison signature favorites, and will also offer a late-night party for guests to let loose in a luxe club-like atmosphere filled with beautiful décor, live entertainment, and an open bar. Guests have the option of attending one or both events. See more details about these back-to-back events and purchase tickets here.A popular venue for events and celebrations, Pavilion Grille is the place to be this Valentine's Day. They are hosting a special four-course dinner menu ranging from $39.95 to $49.95, plus tax and gratuity. The menu includes antipasto for the table, a salad, an entree, and a dessert. Complete the experience by adding a house cocktail or dessert and coffee for an additional $15 at the bar.
Photo Courtesy of Oceans 234Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars with Oceans 234's special four-course picnic dinner. Simply pre-order your dinner selection from their online catering store in advance. You'll pick up the meal, which includes a tote bag with a blanket and lantern, an appetizer, salad, dessert, bottled water, and a wine selection. Head down to the beach and take in the gorgeous sunset, and your server will deliver your entrees when you're ready for them! This special Valentine's Day experience at Oceans 234 costs $195 per couple.
Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine Bar and Italian KitchenWhat's more romantic than wine tasting with your Valentine? Visit Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Complement your glass with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and the overall sophisticated atmosphere at Vino. What would Valentine's Day in South Florida be without some time on the water? Spend the afternoon cruising with Palm Breeze Charters on a 55-foot sailing catamaran yacht traveling along the calm ocean waters. The ticket price of $82.55 per person includes drinks and snacks.