Valentine’s Day on Hilton Head is as romantic as it gets. With the sandy seashore outside so many people’s doors, it’s tempting to just set up a romantic dinner on the beach. But there are so many other dreamy dates you can take your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s out watching the sunset, spending time under the stars, a romantic dinner, Hilton Head has lots of love to share. Check out some of these great Valentine’s date ideas:
Go on an adventure together out on the water
Not all the fun has to be saved for nightfall. Rent a kayak and hit the waters for a day full adventure and fun. Try something new and head out on the Sunset Sweetheart Paddle from 4-6 p.m. with Outside Hilton Head in Shelter Cove. Guided rides are usually $40 per person. The trip will begin with a short paddling clinic, before launching on to the Broad Creek. For more information about rates and tours, call 800-686-6996.
Get some sugar, sugar
Don’t forget to get a heart-shaped box of sweets filled with all kinds of chocolate goodies for your sweetheart. Whether it’s assorted chocolate truffles, an array of different fudge bites, a combo of chocolate-covered Oreos and pretzels or pralines, the Island Fudge Shoppe in Coligny Plaza is sure to have something sugary to soften her heart. Boxes run from about $16 – $22. For more information about specials and prices, call 843-842-4280.
Dress up and dine out at Ela’s Blu Water Grille
If you want to dress up, then head over to Ela’s for a spectacular three-course meal with great views. With a Lobster Martini, Seared Foie Gras, Veal, Lobster Roulade and Soy Glazed Seabass on their menu, Ela’s won’t disappoint. They even have a special champagne pairing and indulgent seven-layer chocolate cake. All items are priced separately. For more information, or to make reservations, call 843-785-3030.
Don’t just dine out, go on a sunset dinner cruise
It’s not every night you’ll get to eat out while cruising the Calibogue Sound at sunset. If you haven’t been out on a dinner cruise, now is the best time to do it, when they’ll greet you at the dock with glasses of champagne. Vagabond Cruise, located in Harbour Town at Sea Pines, has a delightful meal. It features a slow smoked beef brisket and slow roasted chicken marinated with garlic and herbs as well as a vegetable medley, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, mashed Yukon potatoes and dinner rolls. The dinner definitely won’t disappoint, especially when it ends with decadent chocolate desserts with strawberries. Reservations are required. For more information or to book reservations, call 843-363-9026.
Ride away together
Whether you’re looking for a great way to start or end your day, Lawton Stables has the perfect solution – a romantic horseback ride through the forest. You can head out on a trail ride, which is available daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for $55, or get a little more personal with a private ride for $100. But be sure to bring something special, whether it’s a picnic or present, because Sea Pines’ 603-acre Nature Preserve is the perfect place to share something sweet with your darling. Pricing is per person and reservations are required. For more information, call 843-671-2586.