Couple holding hands on Alabama's Beaches

Plan a Romantic Valentine's Day Beach Getaway

The winter months are busy for most people with holidays, jam-packed calendars and cooler weather moving in. However, if you have a moment to be forward-thinking, you can plan a romantic getaway now that will be much needed and appreciated in February when Cupid comes calling.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach pose the perfect oasis for romance, with beautiful, white, sandy beaches and turquoise waters creating an atmosphere of blissful serenity. Milder temperatures, no crowds and nature's beauty combine to create a Valentine's Day experience like no other.

Ideas for a Beach Valentine's Day Getaway

The Pass Orange Beach

1. Choose a room with a view.

You and your valentine deserve a room with a view during your romantic beach getaway. Luckily, February is the off-season, which means great deals on Gulf Shores condos and Orange Beach hotels. This is the time of year to splurge and get the room you have always wanted for your couple's vacation, from beachside cottages to luxury hotels, resorts, or roomy condos! Browse lodging specials and find the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend.


2. Experience fine dining on the beach.

Valentine's Day always includes a delicious meal, and what's better than a romantic dinner at one of the beach's finest restaurants. Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, mouthwatering steak, or handcrafted cocktails. Check out all of the fine dining restaurants on the beach and get ready for an incredible dinner.

Massage in Gulf Shores

3. Book a couple's massage.

Treat yourselves to a little TLC while you're on your romantic getaway, and opt for a relaxing massage at Serenity at the Beach Salon and Spa on Perdido Beach Boulevard. Choose from a full-service menu and enjoy a morning, afternoon, or a day of self-indulgence, including spa and/or beauty salon services for both you and your valentine!

4. Do something different.

The beach may be a regular destination spot for you, but that doesn't mean it has to be a typical vacation. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer signature experiences that will make your visit one to remember. These one-of-a-kind offerings are unique to the area. Explore the waters on a guided dolphin and wildlife kayak tour, meet and greet some of the furry residents at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, or indulge in an intimate, upscale dining experience with an expertly prepared menu. Check out all of the signature experiences offered and create an unforgettable memory on your Valentine's Day trip.

Ferris Wheel at The Wharf

5. Catch a ride on the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf

The Ferris Wheel at The Wharf is one of the tallest in the southeast and an iconic spot in Orange Beach. Created by Italy's Technical Park, the ride is more than 112 feet tall and provides incredible views of the area. Of course, the best time to catch a ride is at night, as the Ferris Wheel lights up and creates quite a spectacle.

6. Take a pottery class together at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach.

Whether you have a knack for artistic endeavors or not, a pottery class is a fantastic couple's activity. At the Clay Studio at the Coastal Arts Center, you'll learn how to hand-build a piece, throw on the pottery wheel, and glaze your work. Not only will you have a blast, but you'll also come home with a handmade souvenir of your weekend trip away with your beloved valentine.

Sunset in Orange Beach

7. Catch the Sunset or Sunrise

Sometimes the things that cost the least leave the largest impressions, and the sunsets and sunrises on the beach are truly mesmerizing. Nothing is more romantic than holding hands and strolling the beach awaiting a stunning sunrise or enjoying a cocktail at dinner and catching the sunset. Don't neglect the simple moments that will become lasting memories. They will always be your favorites.


Treat you and your partner to a one-of-a-kind getaway on the beach and start planning the perfect Valentine's Day trip.


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