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For many, Valentine’s Day is another time of candy, flowers, and drug-store cards. Valentine’s Day is also a time in which the effort of our partners and loved ones matters and is appreciate. Creating an incredible Valentine’s Day experience for those we love, husbands, wives, partners, children, and friends, is memorable and exciting. What better place to celebrate the holiday than in Charleston, an area that offers a bit of culinary excellence, history, coastal beauty, recreation and much more. Whether you seek a peaceful retreat, city fun, or something in between, we have recommendations for your Valentine’s Day 2024 here:

  1. Celebrate with an overnight stay on Seabrook Island. Enjoy a walk on the private beaches, a walk at the marina, pastries and dessert at Saveurs du Monde, candlemaking at Freshfield  Villages, or dinner at Hege’s. Sandpiper Management & Vacation Rentals is offering phenomenal deals on one night stays on the island (with early check-ins and late check-outs). These discounted rates are only available by calling or texting 843-733-3009. Visit their inventory of villas, condos, and homes at sandpipervaca.com.
  2. Attend a Galentine’s Cocktail Making Class. Reserve your spot at Firefly Distillery in North Charleston, SC. We will be greeted with a Firefly Valen-tini and learn how to make three new custom cocktails to recreate at home for everyone who (moon)shines up your life. Experience includes a welcome cocktail, all class materials at a fully stocked and equipped bar station. Learn, Make, and Sip three custom cocktails, enjoy light snacks, and get a souvenir Firefly glass.
  3. Take a Torch Lit Boat Ride Around Cypress Gardens. Many know the beauty of Cypress Gardens from its appearance in the feature films: Cold Mountain, The Patriot and in Noah Spark’s The Notebook. Be your own Noah and Allie and enjoy a romantic boat ride in a phenomenal scenic setting. Saturday, February 10th at 6pm.
  4. Grow in Love: Kid’s Terranium at PlantHouse in Mount Pleasant. Save the date for a fun filled morning in Charleston at Plant House, perfect for the entire family! With the guidance of our crew, kiddos will create a 6” terrarium featuring Valentine’s Day decor. $26 per person
  5. Embark on a Valentine’s Day Cruise. Love is in the air in Feb. Enjoy a romantic evening aboard the Spirit of Carolina with your Valentine. Offering a four-course dinner under the moonlit harbor. A limited number of private tables for two are available.
  6. Beauty and the Beast Pop-Up Brunch at New Realm Sunday, February 11, 12 noon
  7. Valentine’s Day Sip and Stroll at Magnolia Plantation. Saturday, February 10th at 10am.
  8. Princess Tea at Camellias at Hotel Bennett on Sunday February 11th at 11:30am. Experience Camellia’s renowned Afternoon Tea service with a touch of Mardi Gras flair and princess magic this February.
  9. Sweet on You Family Dinner at Dog & Duck in Mount Pleasant, SC on Wednesday, February 14th at 4:30pm. Celebrate love as a family.
  10. Galentine’s Day Cocktail Class at Frannie & the Fox on Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm. Spoil your loved one with a delicious meal at Frannie and The Fox this Valentine’s Day. In addition to our award winning menu, Chef Dan has prepared a 3-course Valentine’s Day menu for you to enjoy, that pairs perfectly with a nice bottle of vino.
  11. Galentine’s Girls Night at The Backyard at The Ryder Hotel, Charleston, SC on February 15th at 7pm
  12. Take in a Performance: My Fair Lady will be at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center with performances on February 9, 10 and 11th.
  13. Theatre: Fools Rush In at 34 West Theatre Company in Charleston, SC  on Tuesday February 15th at 8pm.
  14. History & Art: Gullah Doll Making at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Sunday, February 11th at 3pm. Create your own one-of-a-kind Gullah doll in a special class with Genya Watson, February 11 at 3pm. Her dolls can be found in our gift shop, and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Gullah Geechie culture and enjoy a crafty Sunday afternoon! Light refreshments provided. This event will take place in the Carriage House and is limited to the first 25 tickets sold per class.