Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! The great news is, there are a ton of Bradenton businesses offering discounts, specials, and fun events during Valentine’s Day weekend.
Take a look at our round-up of 12 fun ways to enjoy the day — even if you’re single! Feel free to share so everybody can feel the love this year!
1. Play Some Games (The Good Kind)
When it comes to romance, nobody appreciates games — but this Valentine’s Day, you’ll love spending some time playing board games at Table Talk SRQ (3999 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210).
On the 14th only, they’re offering a special deal that includes two play passes, one appetizer, two entrees, and two non-alcoholic beverages for just $30!!
There will be plenty of room for social distancing, but reservations are required, so make sure you reach out to them ASAP at 941-567-4045 to reserve your table.
2. Have a Crab Feast
Do you love crab legs? (Who doesn’t?!)
We’ve got great news for you! RJ Gator’s has an All-You-Can-Eat Crab Leg special every Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm! It’s served with drawn butter, fries, and pepper slaw for just $44.99 a person!
Don’t forget to save some room when you’re done for their incredible Gazookie dessert. This hot cookie topped with ice cream, syrup, and whipped cream is sure to impress that special someone!
Reservations aren’t required, but they might be busy, so you may want to call ahead. You can reach them at 941-795-6633.
3. Paint & Meditate
Treat yourself to a unique 2-hour workshop at Beyond the Mat Yoga & Holistic Healing, where you’ll enjoy gentle yoga to relax the body and painting and guided meditation to calm the mind.
The cost is just $35 and it includes everything you need to create your art. During this special event, there will also be Valentine’s chocolates and wine for all participants.
Reservations are required, so make sure you reach out to them at 218-831-4465 to hold your spot.
4. Enjoy a Relaxing Massage
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a relaxing massage. A Blissful Garden Massage & Wellness Center is offering a 2 1/2 hour treatment for $185. This includes an infrared body wrap and a one-hour custom massage therapy session with your choice of an ionic detox foot bat with foot salt scrub and moisturizing treatment OR a back, feet, and arms salt scrub with moisturizing treatment.
Want to indulge with someone special? Check out their one-hour couple’s massage with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries — it’s just $200! You can reach them at 941-727-3600 to make your appointment.
Absolute Tranquility of the Body and Mind is also offering a couple’s massage for just $145! This offer is good for Valentine’s Day weekend only, so don’t miss out! To schedule an appointment, give them a call at 941-504-5356.
5. Plan Your Escape
“Date Night Disaster” might not sound like a good idea for Valentine’s Day — but we promise you’ll love this fun and exciting escape room adventure!
Premier Escape Adventures offers several different games and is open all Valentine’s Day weekend. While it’s a great idea for couples, Escape rooms are also fun for families, groups of friends, and girls’ night out. Check out their website to learn more about their games and book your room.
6. Indulge in Some Sweet Treats
There’s no shortage of places to get sweet treats for Valentine’s Day, but if you want to make the day truly special, skip the gas station or the grocery store and #supportlocal instead.
Sugar Cubed in downtown Bradenton is offering a box of 12 cake pops or cupcakes for $24, a sweetheart cake for two for $30, and a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries for $40 (two dozen for $70). They’re also offering delivery! Give them a call at 941-896-8464 to place your order
Edible Elegance by Eli is also offering a variety of specials including a limited-edition Sweet Treats Bouquet, a Personal Red Velvet Cake for two, Valentine’s cupcakes, and more! Take a look at their website to learn more and don’t forget to place your orders early!
7. Create a Sundae Bomb
Want to try something you’ve probably never done before? Pick up some Sundae Bombs from Happy Soul. They’re made with chocolate, vegan marshmallows, and vegan chocolate sprinkles. Put one on top of your favorite ice cream, pour hot syrup over it, and watch your sundae appear!
You can get your hands on them for $6 each or 4 for $20. They’ll also create a small Valentine’s basket with a mixture of Happy Soul chocolate and sundae bombs for just $30.
Stop by the shop or give them a call at 941-932-7320 to place your order.
8. Show Your Love with Art
Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? A piece of handmade art is an excellent idea. Jan Lewis Art Gallery featuring tiny original paintings for Your True Love.
They’re located at 1110 12th St W. in the Village of the Arts. Stop by to take a look at the beautiful pieces she has available for sale.
9. Fire Up the Grill
Many people are planning to stay home this Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a special evening.
Local butcher and grocery store The Chop Shop will be selling heart-shaped steaks as well as trays with two steaks, potatoes, wine, cheese, and crackers for $100.00. You can also add lobster tails to the basket for $35 more!
Want something different? They’re happy to create a custom basket for you. Stop by the store or give them a call at 941-794-6328.
10. Mix it Up
Looking for something a bit more nontraditional? Check out this Valentine’s Mixology Class at Loaded Cannon Distillery. The class is scheduled for Monday, February 15th at 6:30 pm.
You’ll learn how to make three different cocktails with their original corn vodka. The cost is $25 plus a bottle purchase. The class is limited to 24 guests and the deadline to get your tickets is Friday the 13th. You can purchase your tickets here.
11. Brunch So Hard!
Nothing says romance quite like an outdoor brunch complete with live music. Head over to Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in the Village of the Arts for Valentine’s Day Brunch. You’ll love the delicious Southern food and music by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones. It’s guaranteed to be a day you’ll never forget!
To make a reservation, give them a call at 941-243-3735.
12. Enjoy a Sweetheart’s Special
Love is on the menu at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar! Grab your special someone for an incredible dinner that won’t break the bank!
They’re offering a “Sweetheart Special” with two 8-ounce prime ribs, two 4-ounce lobster tails, two glasses of house wine, and a dessert to share. for only $55!
No matter how you decide to spend your weekend, we hope you enjoy it! If you can, please try to #shoplocal. If you take advantage of any of these great deals, be sure to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!