Romantic Date Ideas in Destin

5 Romantic Date Ideas in Destin

Wanting to plan the perfect romantic evening? Anyone who loves Destin thinks it’s the most beautiful place in the world. Its emerald waters and sunsets are filled with so many colors, it takes your breath away. Safe to say, it’s already the perfect backdrop. Looking to up your game? Let us help you with a few more ideas to make it a night you and your loved one will never forget.

A Private Chef

Summertime is crazy in Destin. Restaurants are overcrowded, busy, and noisy. Instead of going out for a fancy meal, why not have it come to you? All that you and your loved one have to do is relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Chef Jekyll

Chef Jekyll specializes in Southern Comfort, Italian, American, and of course, local seafood. After the consultation, he’ll shop, prep, cook, and even clean up before he leaves. What’s not to love about this service?

Jekyll’s Baked Oysters with Leeks and Pancetta – Baked Gulf Coast Oysters, served on the half-shell and topped with an exquisite Leek and Pancetta, a Cream Sauce that’s so good you almost want to eat the shell.
Chef Jekyll’s Shrimp and Grits — Rich Stone-Ground Grits topped with Sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Andouille, and Mousseline Sauce
Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms – The only thing that tops this stunning presentation is the incredible melt-in-your-mouth experience
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner – Double-Breaded, deep-fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with a hint of Garlic, Gravy, and Green Beans
Al Burro e Panna (Alfredo Italiana) – Traditional Italian sauce similar to, but much lighter than, “Americanized” Alfredo. Served with your choice of Penne, Fettuccine, or Spaghetti.

Need more convincing? You can download a complete menu here.
If you want to learn more about Chef Jekyll, a Private Chef, or make a reservation:
Phone: (850) 200-7766

A Romantic Dinner

Beach Walk Cafe

What about a romantic dinner for two gulf front, on the beach? Sounds perfect right?

The Beach Walk Cafe at the Henderson Park Inn is the perfect romantic sunset dinner location. Situated directly on the beach, the Beach Walk Cafe is adult-only dining, and diners must be 14 or older to dine here. Couples looking for a special night out, will not have to worry about a screaming baby sitting next to them. Diners may request inside dining or outdoor dining on the porch. Please be aware, that if you make a reservation for outside dining, your reservation can be canceled last minute in the event of inclement weather. They will not reseat you inside.

If you want to turn up the romance to high, request the VIP “Toes in the Sand” dining experience. Kick off your shoes and head on out to your special table in the sand. Here you will be served by your own dedicated server dinner, dessert, and drinks directly on the beach – “Toes in the Sand”.

Beach Walk Cafe is open 5 P.M. – 8 P.M. Monday thru Saturday. They are closed on Sundays.

For more information or to make reservations:


Phone: (850) 650-7100

Address: 2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Romantic Spa Trip

Maybe you are thinking of something a little more relaxing? A couples massage might help the two of you relax and reconnect. Below are 3 of Destin’s top-rated spas offering just what you and your partner are looking for.

Om Relaxation Spa

“Party for Two” massage is a Swedish massage with additional enhancements available.
Address: 151 Regions Way Suite 3A, Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 368-2875
Open: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday – Closed

Edge of Paradise Spa

“Honeymoon in Paradise” is a one-hour couples massage with a deep cleansing facial.

Address: 415 Mountain Drive #1B, Destin, Florida 32531
Phone: (850) 368-2875
Open: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday – 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Closed on Sundays.

Salamander Spa, Destin

“Couples Connect” massage includes massage, chocolate-covered strawberries, wine, extra time to shower, soak in the soaking tub, and enjoy the private balcony.
Address: Located in the Henderson Beach Resort and Spa – 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin 32541
Phone: (850) 424-4482

Couples Photo Shoot

Why not do something a little different? Surprise your loved one with a special romantic sunset photoshoot on the beach. What can be more Destin perfect? The beach, the gulf, and you.

Destin Photo

Destin Photo offers beach photo sessions for couples. Honeymoon, proposal, or any special photo session you need to call Destin Photo. Visit their Facebook page and check out all the recent dreamy sessions they have done. These are pictures that are sure to make you smile year after year every time you look at them.

Phone: (850) 755-2611
Also, ask about all of their other options to help capture any of life’s special moments.

Wanderlust Memories – Photographer/Videographer

No matter if you are dating, engaged, newly married, about to have a baby, or for your anniversary, Wanderlust Memories will capture any special couple’s moment. Even better, they offer Videographer services, as well. Make sure you check out their Portfolio on their main website. Capturing all of your perfect moments, perfectly!

Phone: (337) 308-9522

Madison Linnihan Photography

According to her Facebook page and Website, Madison loves love stories and photographing couples. She did commercial work until last year when she broke out on her own. You only have to look at her couples portfolio on her website to see she loves telling stories through her work.



Phone: (262) 825-7972

For more Destin photographers, visit our Destin Photographer’s page.

Romantic Getaway

And lastly, a romantic getaway….

Henderson Park Inn

Henderson Park Inn offers a decadent “Romance” package. Stay in one of Henderson Park Inn’s 37 suites. Upon entering your private suite, the staff will have prepared it with calming music, a beautiful floral arrangement, rose petals on the bed, and, of course, a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. Your all-inclusive stay includes beach service, breakfast in your room, and a picnic lunch. This will truly tick all of the boxes.

For more information:
Phone: (850) 269-8646

Any of these options will definitely sweep your loved one off of their feet. In the end, it’s all about being together and enjoying each other’s company. Live, Laugh, Love – Right?


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