A dinner reservation at a fancy restaurant is your classic Valentine’s Day staple, but this year we really wanted to consider if that money would be better spent doing something else. Today we bring you 5 super fun and unique alternative SWFL date ideas for Valentine’s Day dates that aren’t dinner and a movie!

So this year, Brad and I wanted to challenge our typical Valentine’s Day dinner date with a fun way to celebrate this love filled day.

*Spoiler Alert* you can still do dinner, too!

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1) Gourmet Dessert Making Class

WHAT:

Norman Love Dessert Classes - from Truffles to cookies, pies, cakes, gourmet confections, chocolate dessert painting, sweet breakfast pastries, and more.

WHERE:

Norman Love Confections

11380 Lindbergh Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33913

COST:

$95.00 + Tax

HOW TO BOOK:

Call (239) 561-7215

 

2) Private Couples Sunset Cruise

WHAT:

Private sunset cruise - watch the dolphins in the backwater bays of Naples with Captain Marc, a USCG Certified Master Captain on a brand new 2019 Pathfinder 22’ Bay Boat

WHERE:

Lucky Anchor Charters

13531 Vanderbilt Dr.

Naples, FL 34110, USA

COST: 

$250.00

HOW TO BOOK:

Call (239) 595-3456

 

3) Kayak & Canoe Paddle Date

WHAT:

Rent the highest quality kayaks or canoes from Estero River Outfitters. The Estero River is very easy to navigate with little to no current. The Estero River meanders 4.5 miles through mangroves, scrub forests scenery and an abundance of Florida wildlife. The river is one way down, and the same way back.

WHERE:

Estero River Outfitters

20991 South Tamiami Trail

Estero, FL 33928

COST:

Approximately $20/per person for 2-hr rental

HOW TO BOOK:

Call (239) 992-4050

 

4) “Daycation” at SWFL’s Prettiest Private Resort

WHAT:

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs has quickly become one of SWFL’s most pristine private resorts. It’s pretty pricey for an overnight stay starting out at around $500/night around Valentine’s Day but did you know you can purchase a day pass to the resort instead? Enjoy their amazing lazy river, multiple pools, adult-only area, and more. You can even add a day pass to the spa.

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

5001 Coconut Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

COST:

Approximately $65/per person for the entire day

HOW TO BOOK:

Visit www.ResortPass.com

5) Private Scenic Island Plane Ride

WHAT:

Private Island Scenic Flight Date - Have you ever seen our beautiful SWFL islands from the sky? Paragon Flight, a local flight school in Ft. Myers, offers hour long scenic aviation tours for you and your sweetie. Talk about something unique!

WHERE:

Paragon Flight

511 Danley Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33907

COST:

$350

HOW TO BOOK:

Call (239) 274-3170