If you would like to plan something extra special for Valentine’s Day this year, a trip to Destin, Florida is the perfect surprise for your sweetheart! Located on the Emerald Coast, this charming city is famous for its sugar white sand and beautiful green water. To help you plan an amazing romantic retreat, the Henderson Park Inn has put together five reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Destin FL.
1. Comfortable Weather
While the rest of the country shovels snow and huddles indoors, visitors to the Emerald Coast can take advantage of some excellent weather. With average highs of 63 °F and lows around 47 °F, the month of February is very comfortable in Destin. The winter climate in Destin is ideal for walks along the beach, playing golf, or cruising around Destin Harbor in a boat.
2. Beautiful Scenery
Destin provides the perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s Day vacation. Our idyllic city is located right on the Gulf of Mexico, and offers breathtaking views of the water. Couples who stay at the Henderson Park Inn will enjoy exclusive access to our private white sand beach, which is adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park. What could be more romantic than sipping complimentary cocktails as the two of you sit on the beach and watch the sunset over the water?
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3. Gumbo Festival Over President’s Day Weekend
If you will be spending Valentine’s Day in Destin FL, we recommend extending your trip to include President’s Day Weekend. Each year, The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts the popular Sandestin Gumbo Festival. The event kicks off on Friday with a Crawfish Boil and continues with the official Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday. Anyone who enjoys Creole and Cajun cooking will love the Gumbo Festival!
4. Superb Dining
In addition to the Gumbo Festival, the Emerald Coast offers many wonderful dining options. Known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, the city of Destin is famous for its seafood. Guests at the Henderson Park Inn can sample some of the area’s signature seafood at Beach Walk Cafe, the award winning onsite restaurant at our hotel. With popular dishes like Grouper Vince, Eggplant Medallions with Crab Meat, and Seafood Pasta “Rockefeller”, Beach Walk Cafe offers exquisite meals that are sure to enhance any Valentine’s Day getaway.
5. The Most Romantic Hotel in America
The Henderson Park Inn provides the perfect accommodations for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day in Destin FL. Our bed and breakfast has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. The Henderson Park Inn is an adults only hotel, so guests never have to worry about crying babies or rambunctious children spoiling the atmosphere. With a private beach, complimentary breakfast buffet, gourmet picnic lunches, free bicycle rentals, balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and even more great features, our inn has everything couples need for an incredible escape.
To start planning your Valentine’s Day on the Emerald Coast, browse the romantic suites at the Henderson Park Inn.